My opinion right after watching movie
My opinion right after watching the films is that…………… oh crap, I am SO SICK of watching these Winnie the Pooh films. Anyways, when it comes to this film, it was so hard to not do something else as this hour long film played on. I barely remember anything, but I will try to recap everything I can. Thank the lord they stopped making these films.
There is absolutely no info on the production of this film.
Winnie the Pooh and Christmas Too
It is Christmas Eve, and all of the Acre Woods members go to Pooh (Jim Cummings)’ house, and they are both worrying about how long it is taking for him to answer the door. They enter the house and they are all waiting for their gifts. This causes them to talk about a time where they did not get their gifts; ala the plot for this short.
Christopher Robin (Edan Gross) writing a Christmas Letter to Santa about all of the gifts they want for Christmas, and he lets it go for the wind to take it. The day after, Pooh realizes that he did not ask Robin to write anything for himself, so him and Piglet (John Fiedler) use a deflating balloon to find the letter, which they eventually find. After meeting up with Eeyore (Peter Cullen) and Tigger (Paul Winchel), they decide to go to Rabbitt (Ken Sansom)’s house for a pencil, and to re-write the list.
They become greedy with the list, and completely change what the initial list said. A lot of what they are requesting are pretty stupid, and they realized that they wasted a majority amount of Christmas Eve on writing this list. They chop down a huge tree, since they will need one for all of the stuff that they wrote on the list. So the letter is not delivered in the way it was supposed to, and it somehow causes Pooh to dress up as Santa and delivers a cheap version of what they want, which ends up breaking easily.
All of them end up confronting “Santa” and Piglet disguised as a reindeer, about him being a fraud and giving them bad gifts, but it is eventually revealed that it was Pooh the entire time. He explains to them what happened with the letter, and they all suddenly realize that Christmas is not all about the gifts. Christopher Robin shows up with all of their gifts, which makes them all happy. This short is not bad, but just a bit drained out.
Happy Pooh Year
The members of the Hundred Acre Woods are enjoying Christmas, and after Pooh asks Piglet about how his gift was, Piglet tells him that he never received a gift, which manics Pooh. He continues to look for Piglets present, to find nothing. Christopher Robin walks up to Pooh, and tells him that it is New Years Eve, where they will all meet up to make up New Years Resolutions (I personally do not believe in these, as most people forget about them within a week or two).
Rabbit’s special carrot that he was growing is missing, and after looking for it, he sees Piglet hiding under the bed with the carrot, claiming that he was scared of something…… I do not correlate the relationship. Rabbit loses his control after Tigger (Jim Cummings) bounces up and down, to the point where his house is ruined, and demanding all of them to leave, so he can go to paradise; insulting them all in the process.
They feel bad that they ruined things for Rabbit, so they decide that for their resolutions, they will make changes to themselves to make Rabbit happy. Since I am tired of watching this movie, I am going to wrap things up quickly. Rabbit is tired of all of their new shenanigans, calling them worse than before. Christopher Robin shows up, and ooh tells him that Rabbit is leaving after they tried to change for him, which of course makes Rabbit feel bad, and change his mind.
The characters are exactly the same, which is annoying, especially with the amount of feature films that they get.
The animation was pretty decent in this film to be honest. It is not the best out of the Winnie the Pooh films, but it is still tolerable to look at.
I do not remember the music in this film at all. It had decent background music, and there was barely any songs, but nothing was worth remembering, since you would not feel any sort of way from it.
Reception at Release
I have absolutely no idea about the critical reception, or the amount of money this film made when it was released on November 12, 2002.
It is another forgettable Winnie the Pooh film that people do not care about.
27.5/40 = 69%