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Release Date: March 21, 2003

Starring: John Fiedler, Jim Cummings, Andre Stojka, KATH Soucie, Nikita Hopkins, Peter Cullen, Ken Sansom, and Tom Wheatley

Genre: Animated/Comedy

Audience: ChildrenREVIEWER: Dr. Ted
BaehrPIGLET'S BIG MOVIE is
absolutely adorable. If you've
become slightly cynical about
animation, especially
children's cartoons from
well-known sources, PIGLET'S
BIG MOVIE is the cure. Not
only was it well crafted, but
they tested it before the
right audience - the
filmmaker's child's first
grade class. Based on this
discerning group, they cured
the movie of any and all
problems.The movie starts out
with Pooh, Tigger, Eeyore, and
Rabbit trying to trick a bunch
of bees into leaving their
hive so that they can get
Pooh's favorite food, honey.
When Piglet comes along, they
tell him he's too small to
help. However, when the bees
get angry, unbeknownst to his
friends, Piglet is the one who
saves the day. Needless to
say, they don't notice, and
Piglet goes off into the
100-acre wood feeling rejected
- too little to help anyone.In
the woods, Piglet helps a
little bird find its nest and
helps several other animals as
well, failing to realize that
he actually is a constant help
to everyone around him. Soon
Pooh and others realize that
Piglet is gone. They go to his
house and find his "Book of
Remembrances," a book with
drawings of some of their most
famous adventures. They decide
to find Piglet by following
the book to each of the
adventurous spots in the
hundred acres wood. As they
recall each adventure, they
realize it was really Piglet's
adventure; such as, getting to
know Kanga and her little son,
Roo, finding the North Pole in
the hundred acre wood, and
building a house at Pooh
Corner for Eeyore. When they
lose the book in a stream,
they go back to Piglet's and
create drawings of all the
wonderful things Piglet has
done, even portraying this
compassionate, loving Piglet
in full armor - suggesting the
armor of God.Piglet, as a
matter of fact, seems to
reflect the great definition
of love in 1 Corinthians
13:3-13, since he never thinks
of himself, he's always
humble, always caring for
others, and always patient.
Eventually, of course, good
triumphs, and the ending is
enough to make even the most
hardhearted reviewer cry.This
wonderful animated movie is
deeply enhanced by Carly
Simon's songs. The animation
is traditional and winsome, a
delight to all the children at
the 10:00 Saturday morning
screening. The voices are well
conceived. Tagged by Walt
Disney himself to play Piglet,
legendary character actor John
Fiedler still makes a
fantastic Piglet. Each
character has tremendous
personality, and each
character reflects the foibles
of real human beings. Owl
pontificates, Rabbit starts
out being negative but always
comes around, and Pooh is pure
love with a hungry stomach.
Each one has distinct
personalities, yet the
distinctions are positive and
not demeaning. The whole
creative team behind PIGLET'S
BIG MOVIE needs to be
congratulated.Please address
your comments to:Michael
Eisner, Chairman/CEOBuena
Vista Distribution Co.(Walt
Disney Pictures, Caravan,
Hollywood, Miramax, &
Touchstone Pictures)Dick Cook,
ChairmanWalt Disney
Pictures500 South Buena Vista
StreetBurbank, CA 91521Phone:
(818) 560-1000Website:
www.disney.com

Rating: G

Runtime: 75 minutes

Distributor: Walt Disney Pictures/Buena Vista

Director: Francis Glebas

Executive Producer:

Producer: Michelle Pappalardo-Robinson

Writer: Brian Hohlfeld

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Content:

(BBB, CCC, V) Moral Christian worldview featuring self sacrifice, love, compassion, and all the cardinal virtues; no foul language; some action moments such as Piglet and Pooh caught on the end of a log, hanging over a waterfall, bees chase Pooh and his friends, but nothing terribly frightening; no sex; no human nudity; and, nothing else objectionable.
GENRE: Animated/Comedy
BBB
CCC
V


Summary:

PIGLET'S BIG MOVIE is an absolutely adorable, highly moral and redemptive animated movie about Winnie the Pooh and his friends, who find out how important a role small little Piglet plays in their lives.


Review:

PIGLET'S BIG MOVIE is absolutely adorable. If you've become slightly cynical about animation, especially children's cartoons from well-known sources, PIGLET'S BIG MOVIE is the cure. Not only was it well crafted, but they tested it before the right audience - the filmmaker's child's first grade class. Based on this discerning group, they cured the movie of any and all problems.
The movie starts out with Pooh, Tigger, Eeyore, and Rabbit trying to trick a bunch of bees into leaving their hive so that they can get Pooh's favorite food, honey. When Piglet comes along, they tell him he's too small to help. However, when the bees get angry, unbeknownst to his friends, Piglet is the one who saves the day. Needless to say, they don't notice, and Piglet goes off into the 100-acre wood feeling rejected - too little to help anyone.
In the woods, Piglet helps a little bird find its nest and helps several other animals as well, failing to realize that he actually is a constant help to everyone around him. Soon Pooh and others realize that Piglet is gone. They go to his house and find his "Book of Remembrances," a book with drawings of some of their most famous adventures. They decide to find Piglet by following the book to each of the adventurous spots in the hundred acres wood. As they recall each adventure, they realize it was really Piglet's adventure; such as, getting to know Kanga and her little son, Roo, finding the North Pole in the hundred acre wood, and building a house at Pooh Corner for Eeyore. When they lose the book in a stream, they go back to Piglet's and create drawings of all the wonderful things Piglet has done, even portraying this compassionate, loving Piglet in full armor - suggesting the armor of God.
Piglet, as a matter of fact, seems to reflect the great definition of love in 1 Corinthians 13:3-13, since he never thinks of himself, he's always humble, always caring for others, and always patient. Eventually, of course, good triumphs, and the ending is enough to make even the most hardhearted reviewer cry.
This wonderful animated movie is deeply enhanced by Carly Simon's songs. The animation is traditional and winsome, a delight to all the children at the 10:00 Saturday morning screening. The voices are well conceived. Tagged by Walt Disney himself to play Piglet, legendary character actor John Fiedler still makes a fantastic Piglet. Each character has tremendous personality, and each character reflects the foibles of real human beings. Owl pontificates, Rabbit starts out being negative but always comes around, and Pooh is pure love with a hungry stomach. Each one has distinct personalities, yet the distinctions are positive and not demeaning. The whole creative team behind PIGLET'S BIG MOVIE needs to be congratulated.
Please address your comments to:
Michael Eisner, Chairman/CEO
Buena Vista Distribution Co.
(Walt Disney Pictures, Caravan, Hollywood, Miramax, & Touchstone Pictures)
Dick Cook, Chairman
Walt Disney Pictures
500 South Buena Vista Street
Burbank, CA 91521
Phone: (818) 560-1000
Website: www.disney.com


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