This is part of my series “Thoughts on Disney movies,” where I’ve gone back to watch all of the animated Disney features, starting with Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs, and then share my thoughts on the blog.
Highlights: This is a classic. I was a huge Winnie-the-Pooh lover as a kid, so this really brings back the memories. I remember absolutely adoring this movie and all of the other movies, games, and whatever else existed in the franchise, so I might be a little biased about this movie. It’s so cute and such a feel good film. My favorite out of these mini stories is the one where Pooh eats too much honey and gets stuck in the door of Rabbit’s house. I remember loving the part where Rabbit decides to make Pooh’s butt part of the decor and starts painting it. When I was younger my favorite characters were Pooh and Piglet, but now that I’m older I can kind of sympathize with Rabbit somewhat. Of course, they’re all great characters – Tigger, Eeyore, Kanga, Roo, and Owl. Owl was much funnier now than when I watched him as a kid, because there were a lot of things I didn’t get then.
Low Points: While in some ways I do think that Winnie-the-Pooh is timeless and something that can be loved by everyone, I think it definitely has more of an appeal for kids. Unlike some of the other animated Disney movies, which might deal with serious topics and hardships, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh is just a rather go-lucky series of stories that has very little real strife.
Music: Lots of songs in this one, and they fit the style of the movie well. They aren’t show stopping numbers, but fun songs that really appeal to kids, such as “The Wonderful Thing about Tiggers,” “Winnie the Pooh” and “Heffalumps and Woozles.”
Villain: The characters are all so sweet and lovable in this one that there really isn’t a villain. Sometimes they get on each others’ nerves, but in the end they are all just friends. If anything the unknown Heffalumps and Woozles are the villains, but we don’t really see them in this film other than a dream. And they are hilarious!
Fun Fact: This movie was originally 3 different shorts that were then tied together to be a feature film. That means it is the last Disney film that Walt himself was involved with, since he had worked on one of the shorts previously.
Where in the World: Pooh and his friends are quite popular in Disney World. There is a ride in the Magic Kingdom named after this movie, called The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh. There is also a restaurant there called the Crystal Palace, which is a character meal. When you eat there you can meet Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore, and Tigger. The characters can also be found many places throughout the parks – I’ve run into Pooh in the UK pavilion in Epcot a few times.
My rating: 8.5 out of 10. I have such good memories associated with this one.
I adore Winnie the Pooh! My favorite was Eeyore though!
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I have a hard time picking a favorite! Eeyore does crack me up though.
Alicia Marlene says
This brought so many memories back to me. Winnie the Pooh was my favourite growing up! My day has officially been off to an amazing start thanks to your post!
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Me too! I got it so many times from the video store my mom asked them if we could just buy it because we were taking it out every week. It was so much fun to go back and watch it again!
Becki S says
I love anything Disney, and growing up in our house my Mom collected anything that was classic winne the pooh. I have seen this movie once or twice and it’s cute. The ride was fun the last time we were in the park and I’m sure it’s more fun once you have kiddos 😉
Mark Brown says
I love this movie and actually think this is the Winnie the Pooh movie that’s the most likely for families to enjoy and not just kids.
Cynthia @craftoflaughter says
I am the worlds biggest Pooh fan!
Shann Eva says
Awe. I love this movie. I’ve been trying to get my kids to embrace Pooh, but no such luck yet. I’ll keep working on them. Great review!
Lisa Sharp says
I’m a huge Winnie the Pooh fan. The chair I’m sitting in has a Winnie the Pooh blanket and pillow and I’m drinking tea from a Winnie the Pooh mug! It’s one of my favorite movies.