Parents' Choice Foundation: Reviewing Children's Media Since 1978

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The Tigger Movie

The Tigger Movie

Fall 2000 Home Video
Ages: 3 - 8 yrs.
VHS Price: $24.99
This delightful animated movie is based on the characters first brought to life in A.A. Milne's accounts of Winnie the Pooh and his friends. This time, the focus is on the usually irrepressible, and ever-bouncy Tigger. The writing is faithful to Milne's characters, and there are enough twists and subplots to keep the older viewers interested.

The action focuses around Tigger's attempts to find his family and the unforeseen consequences when the other creatures (Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore, Owl, Kanga, Roo and Rabbit) try to help. The plot covers issues related to loneliness, family and cooperation, in useful and realistic ways. There are several songs integrated into the movie, in a rather seamless fashion. The animation is high quality and the voices are both creative and humorous. (As an aside, I liked the occasional visual references to books, showing that the basis of the story is a book, not a video, and drawing young viewers into the excitement that books can offer.) This is a strong movie, illustrating the timeless value of attractive characters, strong writing; plot development and interesting animation which supports the script, instead of distracting from the plot. "The Tigger Movie" is generally suitable for young children, with only one sequence (of an avalanche), which might upset the youngest of viewers.

Ivan Emke   ©2000 Parents' Choice

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