Winnie the Pooh: Springtime with Roo

Movie review by
Sarah Wenk, Common Sense Media
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Little kids will enjoy this Easter tale.
  • G
  • 2005
  • 65 minutes

Parents say

age 3+
Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 5+
Based on 3 reviews

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What 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.

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User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written bySadow675 A. July 3, 2017

Okay, but will scare some kids.

This movie is a cute Easter celebration movie. The only problem is that the animation is rushed and bad, and Rabbit may scare some kids because he is EXTREMELY... Continue reading
Parent Written byCarol V. June 15, 2017

Made my daughter cry

Rabbit is not just "grouchy." Toward the end he gets positively scary. This movie is a parody of Dickens' A Christmas Carol. You know, with the g... Continue reading
Kid, 11 years old March 10, 2018

Good but Rabit is meanicing to Roo

When i saw this movie it was not dark but very sad. for example (spoiler alert) instead winnie the pooh and roo having easter time Rabbit turns it into chores... Continue reading
Kid, 10 years old August 5, 2017

It was super sad to me when i was little.

I cried when i was 4 after i saw this. what happened to cuddly friendly Roo? not a scary movie at all, but makes toddlers nervous and disturbed. i was not a ver... Continue reading

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.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about why they like stories about Winnie the Pooh and his friends.

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