Might as well post the two remaining reviews that I had done months ago, but left it behind.
My opinion right after watching the film
I am so fucking sick of these shitty Winnie the Pooh sequels. They all amount to nothing, the characters are still flat as hell, and there is still no effort being put into any of these films. It is just filler for the company to make millions of dollars, and it is frustrating for me to watch a bunch of cheap crap to review for the entire year. I hate this movie, like I hate all of the other ones.
There is no information on the production of this film.
The film starts with Pooh (Jim Cummings), Tigger (Jim Cummings), Eeyore (Peter Cullen), and Rabbit (Ken Sansom) coming up with many ways to get some bees out of the beehive. When Piglet tries to help out, he is told that he is too small to help out with their various plans. So the plan fails, and Piglet ends up directing the bees to the new hive using a funnel, and traps them. I know exactly where this is going, and I am sure you all do too. They are going with the under-appreciated protagonist`s plot, with a bunch of selfish and inconsiderate characters, only for them to be wrong in the end. Of course they give Piglet no credit (which he rightfully deserves), and Piglet walks off, singing about how he is too small to be of use.
They go to Owl (Andre Stojka)`s house to look for Piglet, only for them to be directed to Kanga (Kath Soucie)`s home. Apparently this film wants to be a package film 16 minutes in, so we are being taken to the story of Kanga and Roo (Nikita Hopkins) first moving into the neighborhood. Rabbit dislikes them instantly, and sees them as monsters who need to be driven away. They greet Piglet, and invites him (and the others hiding in the tree) in their house for breakfast, which they all reject.
So they carry on with their plan, and Kanga catches on, as she sees Roo with a reluctant Rabbit, so she pretends that Piglet is Roo (while intentionally insulting Piglet in the process). Instead of cooking him (like he expects), she bathes and nurtures him. So they realize that Kanga and Roo are really nice, and then they decide to let them stay, also befriending them.
There is apparently another story where the entire crew decide to go to the North Pole. Roo ended up falling in a river, and everyone tells Piglet to step back, since they do not want to have to save two people. Piglet decides to save him by using a stick, which is successful, but of course no one gives Piglet credit, but gives it all to Pooh.
So that story is over, and they continue to look for Piglet, but they lose a lot of hope when they find his scarf, and it starts to heavily rain. They tell the story of him building a house.
Piglet`s memory book ends up in the river, which saddens all of them. They decide to go back to Piglet`s house, and redraws a bunch of their own memories with him into another book. After going back to the river side, they find a bunch of wet pages from his old, washed up memory book, which they all use to create an all new memory book. The memory book ends up falling again, as well as Pooh, so they all attempt to save them, but Piglet returns and saves Pooh, but the scrapbook is gone. They all show him their drawings, their appreciation for him, etc, etc.
Since they are treating this like a package film, I will review the characters like a package film. Piglet has gotten a lot of focus, and appreciation, which he did not get beforehand, because he was smaller than a lot of them, and seen as more fragile. All of the others are pretty much the same, other than showing more appreciation for Piglet.
The animation is the exact same as it is in all of the other films. It is fine enough.
The music is the exact same as it is in the other ones, so it is pretty decent, but not that memorable.
Reception at Release
When the film was released on March 21st, 2003, it opened at number 7, and ended up making $23 million, and made $40 million, with a total of $63 million. It actually got some positive reviews, despite many claiming that Disney is milking from its classics.
There is not much reception that this film has that I know of today.
27/40 = 68%