Winnie the Pooh: Springtime with Roo
What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that there's nothing offensive about this film, though it is essentially one long celebration of secular Easter. If your family doesn't celebrate Easter (or doesn't celebrate it with an egg hunt and bunny ears), this may not be the movie for you.
What's the story?
Most people probably feel that there have been enough reinterpretations of Dickens' A Christmas Carol to last all of us many, many lifetimes. But the good folks at Disney must disagree because they've made this Easter story into yet another tale of past, present, and future, complete with redemptive ending. Standing in for Scrooge this time is Rabbit, who has decided that Easter will be replaced with Spring Cleaning Day. His pals from the Hundred Acre Wood are heartbroken, and led by little Roo, they go about helping Rabbit to see the error of his ways.
Is it any good?
WINNIE THE POOH: SPRINGTIME WITH ROO is harmless, colorful, and cute, with some songs and some silliness and some moments designed to tug your heartstrings. Ultimately how much you enjoy this story will depend on how you feel about Easter and how you feel about the Disney version of Pooh. If you love them both, this is a winner. If you're an A.A. Milne fan, you might be happier re-reading one of the books.
Families can talk about...
Families can talk about why they like stories about Winnie the Pooh and his friends.
|Theatrical release date:||January 4, 2005|
|DVD release date:||January 4, 2005|
|Cast:||Jim Cummings, Jimmy Bennett, Ken Sansom|
|Director:||Saul Andrew Blinkoff|
|Studio:||Walt Disney Pictures|
|Genre:||Family and Kids|
|Topics:||Book characters, Friendship, Holidays, Wild animals|
|Run time:||65 minutes|
|MPAA explanation:||all audiences|