Movie Review by Debbie Winkler
Starring: John Fiedler, Jim Cummings, Andre Stojka, Ken Sansom, Peter Cullen
Director: Francis Glebas
Series: a Winnie the Pooh Movie
Release Date: 21 March 2003
Length: 75 minutes
Movie Rating: G
View Format: DVD
My Rating: 3.5/5 stars
“Piglet, the tiniest, most timid (and cutest) member of Winnie the Pooh’s extended family, must overcome his perennial lack of confidence and save his endangered friends of the Hundred Acre Wood by using his “Book of Memories.” The animated movie, based on the writings of A. A. Milne, , features the voice of John Fiedler (Mr. Peterson from TV’s “Bob Newhart Show“) as Piglet and the music of Carly Simon.” — Netflix.com
This is a cute animated movie in the Winnie the Pooh series. Piglet (John Fiedler) is Winnie the Pooh’s (Jim Cummings) best friend, but often has the least screen time. As a rather small, fairly timid animal, he is not typically the center of attention – unless he is being rescued by someone or is scared of something. So this was a nice movie to feature Piglet as it shows him as the hero for once. Piglet finds that he is very rarely given credit for helping out with things, even though he does save the day for his friends and helps keep them out of trouble. Piglet goes off to think about things and his friends assume that he is missing so they start looking for him. They use Piglet’s Book of Memories to revisit memorable and favorite sites to try and find their friend. Along the way, they realize how much Piglet helps out and what a hero he truly is. This movie contains a wonderful message for children as it is not always the biggest person who saves the day and that, even though you are little, you can help out in many ways and be a great friend and support.
This movie is good and fun, but is not particularly memorable. The music was just alright for me as I am not a huge Carly Simon fan. She did just fine on the music, but I did not feel that it added a huge deal to the movie. The animation is well done and there are lots of fun stories included as there are so many memories that the group remembers together. If you are a fan of Winnie the Pooh movies, then I am sure that you will enjoy this movie. This is definitely worth a rental and is a fun way to pass the time with your child so give it a try if you have not seen it yet.
This movie is appropriate for viewers of all ages.