A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
The friends must resolve typical kid issues like dealing with someone who's being bossy, having confidence in expressing your feelings, and being the peacemaker between friends who are at odds. Positive messages about accepting others' individuality and being a good friend are emphasized.
Products & Purchases
No outright marketing, but if your kids aren't already familiar with the series My Friends Tigger & Pooh, they may want to tune in after watching this movie.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this full-length movie features the cast of Disney's TV series My Friends Tigger & Pooh, so your preschoolers may take an interest in the show (if they're not already fans) after enjoying this fun-filled tale. Kids will relate to the characters' troubles with friends, and the movie's positive messages about communication, compassion, and acceptance of others are so entwined in the plot that it's impossible even for youngsters to miss them. Mildly bad behavior (Rabbit is very bossy to his friends, for example) is resolved in a friendly manner, giving kids good examples of handling a variety of interpersonal conflicts. And if that's not enough reason to tune in, the seven catchy songs that underscore these messages should do the trick. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
Catchy music, great morals, and endearing characters parents and kids can relate to make this movie one for the masses. A.A. Milne's timeless characters (as well as more recent additions like Darby and Lumpy) receive yet another makeover in this CG-enhanced movie that celebrates the enduring bonds of friendship and reminds viewers that just as any of us can cause strife within relationships, we're all capable of playing peacemaker as well. The story's emphasis on communication and respect for others is unmistakable, and these and other strong messages are further emphasized in delightful original songs like "One Big Happy Family" and "Underneath the Same Sky."
Because this movie is closely tied to its parent series My Friends Tigger & Pooh, kids getting their first exposure to the energetic cast with this story may express a new interest in seeing the show. For those who are already fans, this movie offers the characters – including Pooh, Tigger, and Darby, also known as the Super Sleuths – a fresh opportunity to use their skills of observation and critical thinking to solve what many kids will see as familiar problems between friends. Curl up with your youngsters and enjoy the show.
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