Winnie the Pooh: A Valentine for You



Cuddly Pooh Valentine stories for preschoolers.
  • Review Date: February 13, 2007
  • Rated: NR
  • Genre: Family and Kids
  • Release Year: 1995
  • Running Time: 60 minutes

What parents need to know

Educational value
Not applicable
Positive messages

Not letting jealousy get the best of you. Accepting that a good friend will still be in your life even if they make new friends. Reciprocating when a friend does something nice for you. While the characters are good-hearted, Rabbit is a little bossy.

Positive role models

All the characters are kind to one another, though Rabbit is bossy. Sometimes Piglet is too nice -- he'd rather run away than confront Tigger and tell him that all his "help" is making his life miserable.

Violence & scariness

Tigger explodes some barrels of gunpowder for special effects in a play. In the short "My Hero," Tigger is saved from drowning in a puddle, characters fall from great heights, a tree large tree falls on Rabbit, and angry bees chase Piglet and Tigger.

Sexy stuff
Not applicable
Not applicable

Like all Disney DVDs, this one is full of ads for other Disney releases at the beginning.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this DVD includes two stories about Valentine's Day -- A Valentine for You and Un-Valentine's Day -- and the Special Edition out in January 2010 includes the short "My Hero" from the New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh TV show. Although the two main stories are about Valentine's Day, the second contains a few very mild scares in an eerie forest, where Pooh and the gang are briefly separated and lost. "My Hero" includes many scenes where characters are falling from great heights, Tigger is rescued from drowning in a large puddle, and angry bees chase Tigger and Piglet.

What's the story?

Starring Winnie the Pooh and friends, this double feature of Valentine's Day stories includes A Valentine for You, in which Christopher Robin writes a Valentine to a girl named Winifred, causing the residents of the Hundred Acre Wood to fear that their human friend is planning to abandon them for a girl. The animals embark on a quest for a "smitten" (a member of the "love bug" family), which they believe can re-bite Christopher and thus release him from his lovesick condition. In the second tale, Un-Valentine's Day, Rabbit decides to cancel Valentine's Day because there were simply too many cards last year. Pooh and friends gamely try to abide by his rule, but when Pooh finds a Valentine's Day honey jar on his doorstep, he assumes it's from Piglet and decides that he must reciprocate. This sets off a Valentine-giving frenzy that sends Rabbit into a tizzy. Also included on the Special Edition, the short "My Hero" where Tigger is saved from drowning in a large puddle by Piglet and decides to be his servant to thank him. But Tigger's version of helping out is quite the opposite and Piglet decides he must find a way for Tigger to save him so Tigger can stop being his servant.

Is it any good?


This sweet double feature is perfect for little ones. By far, the more touching cartoon is A Valentine for You. For example, when Pooh finally captures a smitten in a jar, the animals must decide whether to let Christopher enjoy his newfound happiness or try to turn him into the boy he "once was." And another touching moment occurs when Christopher explains to Pooh that he'll always love him.

In contrast to its more sentimental companion, Un-Valentine's Day is full of slapstick fun, with Rabbit in fine flustered form and everyone trying to figure out who started the Valentine frenzy in the first place.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about why Pooh makes his decision at the end of A Valentine for You. Is it hard to share your friends sometimes? Why is it important to give friends their space to make new friends? Can it be a way for you to make new friends too?

  • Is it scary to get lost? What did Pooh and friends do when they got lost? What should you do if you get lost?

  • In "My Hero" Piglet would rather hide at Pooh's house than tell Tigger his "help" is just too much. Would you do that too, or confront your friend?

Movie details

Theatrical release date:January 6, 1995
DVD release date:January 5, 2010
Cast:Jim Cummings, Ken Sansom, Michael Gough
Director:Keith Ingham
Studio:Walt Disney Pictures
Genre:Family and Kids
Run time:60 minutes
MPAA rating:NR

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Parent of a 8, 11, 14, and 16 year old Written by_Heidi_ October 16, 2010

On for any age!

Who couldn't like winnie the pooh? There is no nudity! I don't know why such immature people would be rating winnie the pooh, it is a great pre school show. Absolutely nothing inappropriate!
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It's Winnie The pooh

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