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Release Date: February 11, 2005

Starring: The voices of Jim Cummings, John Fiedler, Nikita Hopkins, Brenda Blethyn, and David Ogden Stiers

Genre: Comedy

Audience: Children

Rating: G

Runtime: 65 minutes

Address Comments To:

Michael Eisner, Chairman/CEO
Buena Vista Distribution Co.
(Walt Disney Pictures, Caravan, Hollywood, Miramax, and Touchstone Pictures)
Dick Cook, Chairman
The Walt Disney Company
500 South Buena Vista Street
Burbank, CA 91521
Phone: (818) 560-1000
Website: www.disney.com

Content:

(BBB, C, V) Very strong moral worldview with redemptive elements emphasizing love, loyalty, forgiveness, and kindness, and perhaps an overemphasis on tolerance; no foul language; several characters get caught in traps, but not hurt, and they fall down cliffs, fall into a tangle of woods, but no frightening violence; no sex; no nudity; no smoking; no drinking; and, a great appreciation of mothers.

Summary:

Disney’s Pooh movies are a delight. POOH’S HEFFALUMP MOVIE is no exception. The pacing is good, the animation is winsome, the characters are adorable, and the story celebrates many positive virtues.

Review:

The Walt Disney Company’s Pooh movies are a delight. POOH’S HEFFALUMP MOVIE is no exception. The pacing is good, the animation is winsome, and the characters are adorable.

In this Pooh movie, Pooh, Piglet, Tigger, and Rabbit are frightened by the appearance of Heffalump tracks. Heffalumps are fearsome creatures, according to Hundred Acre Woods folklore. Little Roo, on the other hand, wants to go find the Heffalump, but he is told that he is too young, and so the others set out to capture a Heffalump without Roo.

Roo decides to go on his own, and what he finds is a baby Heffalump with the nickname of Lumpy. They become the best of friends and get into trouble that only mothers can solve.

Carly Simon again does the music for Pooh, and it is perfect. If this movie doesn’t make you laugh and cry, then maybe you’ve been too desensitized.

The message of the movie is tolerance, which is a great message when applied to things that must be tolerated according to God’s Word, including people who belong to different ethnic groups. However, there are things that should not be tolerated, such as murder, rape and pedophilia, and of course God’s Word requires justice to people who exhibit such immoral, antisocial behavior. As the late, great Steve Allen once said, if God spoke to you from a burning bush and told you not to tolerate murderers and adulterers, you wouldn’t do it because you had come face-to-face with the living God. Please note that the things that we’re called upon not to tolerate are for the benefit of protecting people, especially the weak and the vulnerable. Therefore, parents may want to talk to their children about the boundaries of tolerance, and it should be noted that this movie is in no way endorsing homosexual behavior, which is the sticking point that many people are concerned about in contemporary entertainment.

This is about children overcoming their fears, learning that they shouldn’t try to grow up too fast, taking care of their friends, loving their neighbors, and a host of other positive virtues. It is an adorable movie that MOVIEGUIDE® wholeheartedly commends.

In Brief:

Disney’s Pooh movies are a delight. POOH’S HEFFALUMP MOVIE is no exception. The pacing is good, the animation is winsome, and the characters are adorable. In this one, Pooh, Piglet, Tigger, and Rabbit are frightened by the appearance of tracks from a fearsome Heffalump creature. Little Roo wants to go find the Heffalump, but he is told that he is too young, and so the others set out to capture it. Roo goes on his own, and what he finds is a baby Heffalump. They become the best of friends and get into trouble that only mothers can solve.

The message of the movie is tolerance, which is a great message when applied to things that must be tolerated according to God’s Word, including people who belong to different ethnic groups. However, there are things we should not tolerate, such as murder. God’s Word requires justice to people who exhibit such immoral, antisocial behavior. This movie, however, is about children overcoming their fears, learning that they shouldn’t try to grow up too fast, taking care of their friends, loving their neighbors, and a host of other positive virtues. It is an adorable movie.