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:: Pooh's Heffalump Movie

As a welcome dose of old-fashioned animation for parents and a delightful, easy-to-follow experience for kids, this is a nostalgic cartoon feature for fans of the Pooh series. Rabbit, Piglet, Tigger, Eyore, Winnie the Pooh, Kanga, and Roo, are all on hand for a lesson in how to fearlessly face new and possibly strange experiences. The plot concerns the hysterical panic that arises when the gang learns of a nearby family of dreaded heffalumps. Their subsequent excursion into Heffalump Hollow to capture the beasts is not a great success, but the smallest member of each side - Lumpy (Kyle Stanger) and Roo (Nikita Hopkins) - end up meeting and becoming friends. Mutual distrust lingers amongst the other animals however, and when Pooh and company try to capture Lumpy, his well-meaning but overprotective mom (Brenda Blethyn) charges to the rescue.

The always relevant “don‘t judge a book by its cover” moral is conveyed with subtlety and wit, the animation style is clean and calming, and the scenery is rendered with an easy-on-the-eye pastel palette. There's an assortment of fun and lovely songs as well, including: “The Horrible, Hazardous Heffalumps,” “Shoulder to Shoulder,” and “Little Mister Roo” by Carly Simon. Parents may heave a nice sigh of relief to see that an animated film doesn't have to be rife with over-the-top clowning to excite their kids’ imagination.

“Pooh’s Heffalump Movie” is wholesome fun for the whole family. Lumpy makes a great new addition to the Hundred Acre Wood family. He doesn’t have the dysfunctional nature that surrounds the other characters. He’s just plain charming.

DVD Extras

Welcome to the Family, Lumpy
Hide 'n Seek with Roo and Lumpy - Set-Top Game
Disney's Song Selection