Disneytoons Review: The Tigger Movie

Disneytoons 12th film.
Disneytoons 12th film.

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My opinion right after watching movie

My opinion right after watching the film is that they actually put effort for once in a Winnie the Pooh film. I like how they changed the focus to another character, and actually made it dramatic for once. It is nice to see some conflict in the film.

Production

This film was made in Japan, which was pretty rare with the canon. Apparently the original voice actor Paul Winchell (who was in The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh)  was supposed to be in the film, but his voice was too old, so he was replaced by Jim Cummings.

Story

The film starts with the narrator explaining about Christopher Robin (Tom Attenborough) and his best friend Winnie the Pooh (Jim Cummings), only for Tigger (Jim Cummings) to cut him off, sick of every story being about Pooh, and not himself.

So entering the story, Tigger is hopping around the Hundred Acre Woods, going through all of their houses, only to wreck some of their stuff. He somehow eventually accidentally causes a huge rock to fall on Eeyore (Peter Cullen) ‘s house, and he continues to ruin things all around the town. Rabbit (Ken Sansom) snaps on him, and they all are sadly tired of Tingger’s tigger antics, and he realizes that he is different from them.

Tigger wanders off from everyone, and sings about how lonely and sad he is, which is weird to see him like this. Roo (Nikita Hopkins) cheers him up, and tells him that there has to be another Tigger, since he has his mother Kanga (Kath Soucie), causing Tigger to wonder about his family. I like the twist they are going with this film.
Tigger wanders off from everyone, and sings about how lonely and sad he is, which is weird to see him like this. Roo (Nikita Hopkins) cheers him up, and tells him that there has to be another Tigger, since he has his mother Kanga (Kath Soucie), causing Tigger to wonder about his family. I like the twist they are going with this film.

The two of them decide to pay a visit to Owl (Andre Stojka) to ask about family trees, and after knocking some pictures, he puts them back as Owl rants about his own family tree. Tigger decides to look profusely for his family of Tiggers (with Roo)’s help, but to no avail.

Tigger continues to sing, and we soon learn that he is…. actually…. building….. a….. tree; a….. literal…. family… tree. They find a heart shaped locket, expecting it for it to be a family heirloom, but when they eventually open it up, there is no picture, which saddens Tigger. Roo suggests that Tigger writes a letter to contact them. The others are looking for Tigger and his family, but confuses a bunch of animals with stripes for him, like bees and frogs.

It soon becomes winter, and Roo returns home, trying to hop, so he can be like Tigger. His mother shows up and tucks him into bed, saying that Tigger is already their family, and he always will be, since Roo is confusing family with only being biological.
It soon becomes winter, and Roo returns home, trying to hop, so he can be like Tigger. His mother shows up and tucks him into bed, saying that Tigger is already their family, and he always will be, since Roo is confusing family with only being biological.

The next morning, Tigger gets a letter (which Owl, Kanga and Roo forged) from his family, saying that they are coming to visit tomorrow (which he read between the lines), causing him to sing a musical number about all of his Tigger family in the world. Now they all have to plan a party, and Roo wants to tell Tigger the truth about the letter, as he is planning a place for his family to stay, and is doing the most for preparations for their visit. The entire crew decides to dress up like Tiggers, so he will believe in the schtick.

This is........ pretty damn sad..........
This is…….. pretty damn sad………. Tigger hugs Piglet so hard, until he falls out of his costume. It falls perfectly onto him anyways.  After Roo tries to jump, Tigger finds out that it is him, and that everyone is impersonating a Tigger, which  causes him to grow sad, and leaves to find his family.

Everyone of course goes out to look for him, while Tigger goes after his locket through the snow, and accidentally finds his “family tree”, which he of course soon realizes is false, and starts to cry. The others find him sitting sadly on the tree, and Rabbit tells him to forget about finding his family, which annoys Tigger. An avalanche soon appears, an he saves them all, only to be caught in it himself.

Roo somehow ends up saving Tigger, and Christopher Robin conveniently shows up, and they all recite the letter that Tigger lost, causing the latter to find out that they are his family and everything was false. They go to Tigger’s home (I believe), and he gives his BFF Roo the locket, and they all take a family picture.

I have to say that I am imressed with this film. Though Tigger does learn something that he was pretty muchsure of, as to who his family was, it was good to see a different side of him, and to have mroe focus on Roo and even Kangas. It was a different and fresh dynamic that pulled off. Still utterly predictable and kind of pointless though.
I have to say that I am imressed with this film. Though Tigger does learn something that he was pretty much sure of, as to who his family was, it was good to see a different side of him, and to have more focus on Roo and even Kangas It was a different and fresh dynamic that pulled off. Still utterly predictable and kind of pointless though.

Characters

I have not put any pictures for the Winnie the Pooh franchise in this section of any review, and I am not going to do it now. Kanga and Roo are given more focus, and keep on re-establishing what family is to the audience, and Tigger is given a lot more dimension, and we saw some insecurity of him in this film. All of the others are the exact same, but that is not a bad thing.

Animation

The animation in the film is a lot better than it was in the other films, partially because it was because this film is a theatrical release. Everything is very clear, and the color is bold without being over the top. It looks like Winnie the Pooh animation, but better.

Music

When it comes to the music, it is the exact same music as all of the other films. I know I am repeating what I have been saying between all of these Winnie the Pooh films, but do you blame me? You can only say so much about a franchise where little to no change in any aspect takes place.

Reception at Release

When the film was released on February 11th, 2000,  it made $45,554,533 domestically, and $50,605,267 overseas, making a total amount of  $96,159,800 .

With the awards, it was nominated for a bunch of awards, but it did not win any. The film did get mixed reviews though.

Reception Today

From what I have been noticing, people see this film as one of the better films in the canon, but it is not one of the best. It is one of the more memorable films in the franchise.

Final Score

Story: 7/10

Characters: 7.5/10

Animation: 8/10

Music: 7/10

29.5/40 = 74%

Next time…

Review: Review: March 30th, 2015
Review: Review: March 30th, 2015

 

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5 thoughts on “Disneytoons Review: The Tigger Movie

  1. I saw it years ago with my younger siblings and remember thinking it wasn’t half bad. Glad you got a break from the super bad one’s.

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