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%
13 thoughts on “DisneyToons review: Piglet’s Big Movie”
Yeah, I grew up on the Winnie the Pooh movies, I remember they got duller and lazier each year. Springtime Wth Roo was the worst one, simply because I never liked Roo. I suppose if there was one good thing about your four month hiatus, it was taking a break from the Disneytoons canon, since the mediocrity seems to be wearing you down more and more with each review. The best of the bunch is Bambi II, and that’s still a long ways’ off.
To add onto my previous comment, it’s a shame the Disneytoon Pooh movies were so forgettable, because I really liked The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh series from the 80s. Twas good stuff.
I heard some good things about Bambi 2, but like you said, it is one of the later ones. It is shocking how much I grew up with these, and forgot everything about them. I seriously barely remember much about these films, even after I reviewed them. Mediocrity is a nice way of putting it. At least you all got break from my ranting about DisneyToons.
I think this is the most forgotten Winnie the Pooh movie. I’ve never heard even one other person to this day who owns this movie or has seen it. It’s like it just came and went!
The only good thing I could say about this movie was that I liked how the different shorts came from the original Pooh stories.
Honestly, that can be said for almost every single Winnie the Pooh film that is DisneyToons. But this one especially, which is weird, since it was released in theaters.
Yeah, that’s why I think it’s the most forgotten since it was theatrically released.
Raises hand…. I actually owned this movie on VHS…
Ah, nice, thanks for proving me wrong! Do you still own it?
I know I’m a bit late to the party, but welcome back! I would have commented on the Inside Out review, but I decided not to because I still haven’t seen the movie yet. I can watch it at any time and will watch it once I get around to it. I look forward to it!
ANOTHER Pooh movie. I personally have nothing against the world of Pooh or anything, and I get they’re for kids, but throw something in for older people who grew up with Pooh as well. Give something for old and new audiences.
Hoo boy, next week is the Atlantis sequel (are these reviews going to be released on Wednesdays, or is it more random given your busy life?). Given how much you dislike the first movie, I think it’s safe to assume you’ll tear into this one as well. Maybe even more so than your review of the first movie? We’ll see.
You can do this! You can do this! Just keep telling yourself “There’s worse than this. There’s worse than this (coughcoughFoodfightcoughcough)”.
Again, great to see you back and look forward to the next review!
Lol it has come to a point when you are infuriated with it. I remembered how soany people were warning you about this development lol. But welcome back and I thoroughly enjoy reading your opinions about animated films.
Yeah…. I never thought it was going to be so serious with how draining it is, but it is no joke. It will most likely take me an extra year to finish Disneytoons.