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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Exposure to traditional Christmas and holiday rituals, such as gift-giving, decorating the tree, and making (and trying to keep) New Year's resolutions.
Winnie the Pooh: A Very Merry Pooh Year offers positive messages promoting friendship, patience, interpersonal dynamics, acceptance, problem-solving, and community.
Positive Role Models
Characters are simple but memorable and lovingly rendered with realistic strengths and weaknesses.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Winnie the Pooh: A Very Merry Pooh Year combines a TV show that originally ran in 1991, Winnie the Pooh and Christmas Too, with the 2002 film Happy Pooh Year. The result is a sweet, family-friendly holiday hybrid of Pooh that covers Christmas and the New Year together, with all the familiar comforts of the classic tale of friendship and sharing. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
Preschoolers will enjoy these sweet, holiday-themed tales, and parents will appreciate the gentle lessons. Winnie the Pooh stories, A Very Merry Pooh Year included, deliver on multiple fronts. They're sweet childhood tales about friendship, caring, loving others (quirks and all), and the importance of friendship over, well, just about anything else -- presents, winning an argument, honey. They also celebrate a respect for experience and wisdom and the importance of taking feelings and personalities into account.
Kids have a natural affection for these characters, whether it's Rabbit's worrying, the quiet, relatable concerns of Pooh, or the oversize personality of Tigger. And parents can (again) enjoy the understated, uplifting messages they offer about the quieter rewards of life, in a place where everything has a knack for turning out wonderfully.
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