The Tigger Movie



Tigger's bouncy quest will appeal to younger viewers.
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  • Review Date: July 23, 2009
  • Rated: G
  • Genre: Family and Kids
  • Release Year: 2000
  • Running Time: 77 minutes

What parents need to know

Positive messages

In the end, Tigger finds that his friends love him enough to become family.

Positive role models

Tigger can be stubborn and sometimes self-centered, putting his friends in peril while he searches high and low for his family tree. But his friends care so much for him that they will do anything for him. When they write a letter to him, masquerading as his real family, his friends say very caring things like, "Be sure to dress warmly."

Violence & scariness

Tigger 's carelessness knocks a huge boulder off of a cliff, which crushes Eeyore's house. Tigger is lost in the woods by himself, and friends search for him into a big snowstorm.

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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that because this movie deals with Tigger's search for his "real" family, it may not be a good fit for the youngest adopted children. Expect some mild peril as Tigger searches high and low for his family; at one point he is lost in the woods and his buddies search for him in a snowstorm.

What's the story?

When the rambuctious Tigger destroys Eeyore's home, everyone in the Hundred Acre Wood gets so upset that they ask him to leave them alone. Tigger feels so dejected that he wonders why no one appreciates his Tigger-ness. In fact, he wonders, why aren't there more Tiggers around like him? So begins a determined search for his family tree. Can Pooh and pals convince him that no matter what he finds on his quest, they will always be there for him?

Is it any good?


Though the first 20 minutes of this addition to the Pooh series provide lots of giggly Tigger moments, our feline friend's quest to find his own family feels a little over-extended as the movie wears on. It's not a new theme, and Tigger's search might feel somewhat predictable to adults. Plus, Tigger's decision to find his own family that "looks like him" has him ignoring his friends, which causes hurt feelings all around.

Despite its shortcomings, this playful, musical peek into Pooh's Corner does illustrate why it's such a special place. And viewers learn that true family might not look exactly the way one expects. Sometimes what we're looking for is bouncing along next to us the whole time.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about how everyone is preparing for winter in this movie. Why must they prepare for winter? Why doesn't Tigger prepare? Who is best prepared for the storms? How do you get ready for winter?

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  • Why is it important for Tigger to find someone who looks like him? Does looking like someone make that person feel more like family? What is your definition of family?

Movie details

Theatrical release date:February 12, 2000
DVD release date:August 4, 2009
Cast:John Hurt, Kath Soucie, Ken Sansom
Director:Jun Falkenstein
Studio:Walt Disney Pictures
Genre:Family and Kids
Topics:Adventures, Book characters, Friendship, Wild animals
Run time:77 minutes
MPAA rating:G

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Adult Written bynduns January 25, 2011

Better than I remember it being

It's odd how much I like this one. I mean, it suffers from the problem commonly associated with Pooh movies in that it barely has any story and does everything in its power to draw it out for as long as it can, but there's just something lovable about this movie. Yeah, Tigger does come across as childish, but that's part of his character. He's not trying to be mean. He's just a child inside and doesn't know better. I love how they brought in the Sherman Brothers to write the songs. They still do an excellent job.
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Teen, 14 years old Written byScoobydoo2251 December 7, 2014

My childhood favorite, and still love it today!

I think this movie is awesome, it has a great story about family, friendship and loyalty, and I think it's going to appeal to the young and the young-at-heart a bouncey good time.
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Teen, 13 years old Written byDinosaurhunter1 March 9, 2015


This is a fun movie that teaches the meaning of true family, it may seem pretty harmless, but it can get a little intense. One scene is where Tigger where saves everone from a avalanche, but he gets caught in it. But brave little Roo lumps in and saves him. Otherwise it's okay. However there is one scene where Tigger runs away to find his real family, this may make some little kids think it will be funny to do that
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