Parents' Guide to

Winnie the Pooh

By Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Adorable big-screen Pooh adaptation is short and sweet.

Movie G 2011 69 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 3+

Based on 51 parent reviews

age 2+

Family Friendly and Cute First Movie

If you're familiar with Winnie the Pooh and Friends, you'll know the characters and their personalities. My 2 year old LOVES "Puh!!!" And isn't frightened by the Backson scene.
age 4+

Good movie

5 + . Good movie. Cool

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (51 ):
Kids say (40 ):

With its old-fashioned animation and easy-to-follow story lines, WINNIE THE POOH is one of those rare children's movies that's both simple and sweet. Like the beloved books on which the animated characters are based, there's no artifice or trendy references, just funny jokes (behold the comeback of the "Who's on First" routine), cheery musical numbers, and the occasional wink-wink to parents in the audience (who will laugh more than they ever thought possible in a Pooh flick).

Although the movie is really two intertwined vignettes (the pals search for Eeyore's tail and then try to trap the enigmatic Backson), at barely over an hour, there's no time for the plot to lag or bore even kids who can't read. That said, literate children will get an extra bonus of seeing how the characters form objects and words with the letters on screen, and adults will enjoy John Cleese's narrator, who talks directly to the enchanted animals. The Pooh is back, and thanks to sticking closely to A. A. Milne's roots, Disney has a winning little film for kids who love the fluff-stuffed bear.

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