DisneyToons review: Pooh’s Heffalump Halloween Movie

DisneyToon's 32nd film.
DisneyToon’s 32nd film.

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My opinion right after watching the film

My opinion of the film right after watching it is that it is a bit more enjoyable than most of the others, but I found it to be a bit redundant, and I wished that the characters were not so separated to the point that the film became jaded.

Production

There is no information on the production of this film.

Story

The film starts out with everyone preparing for Halloween. Roo (Jimmy Bennett) and Lumpy (Kyle Stagner) meet up, and Roo ends up having to explain to him what Halloween is and what “trick or treating” is. They end up going to Rabbit (Ken Sansom)’s house, and all of them are singing about their plans of Halloween and the mythological scary aspects of it, which scares Lumpy. You would think they would learn that they have to be a bit more considerate of Heffalumps. While they all end up fighting over pulling Lumpy from under the table, Pooh (Jim Cummings) ends up eating all of the candy. Selfish jerk.

 

So the two children come up with an excuse to leave, claiming that they are getting costumes, but they are really gong after some Gobloon monster Tigger (Jim Cummings) told them to do. You know, a lot of this bullshit would have been nixed and cut immediately if Kanga (Kath Soucie) was around the crew more often. She is their age, but because she is a woman and a mother, she is tossed to the side. Kanga is literally the only non ignorant and clueless person in the Acre Woods.
So the two children come up with an excuse to leave, claiming that they are getting costumes, but they are really gong after some Gobloon monster Tigger (Jim Cummings) told them to do. You know, a lot of this bullshit would have been nixed and cut immediately if Kanga (Kath Soucie) was around the crew more often. She is their age, but because she is a woman and a mother, she is tossed to the side. Kanga is literally the only non ignorant and clueless person in the Acre Woods.

The two children go off in the middle of the woods, and the littlest things freak out Lumpy. He refuses to continue, even despite Roo’s pleads, but they end up falling into a river, which took them out of the cage. They see the scary tree, where the Cabloon lives.

While higing in a fallen tree trunk, Roo tells Lumpy of a story where Roo has to ebcome brave and something during a past Halloween. It would be one thing if this story was a few short minutes, but this story goes on for over 10 minutes, and went on for around 15-20 minutes. I was questioning whether it was a package film or not. This disjointing of the plot was very jarring to me.
While higing in a fallen tree trunk, Roo tells Lumpy of a story where Roo has to ebcome brave and something during a past Halloween. It would be one thing if this story was a few short minutes, but this story goes on for over 10 minutes, and went on for around 15-20 minutes. I was questioning whether it was a package film or not. This disjointing of the plot was very jarring to me.

Lumpy feels better, but he makes Roo promise to never leave him, which the latter agrees to, so they can be brave together. Both of them end up running off to the bridge in fear, and Roo ends up breaking his promise by running off to the Acre Woods while Lumpy was such on a wooden piece of a bridge. Roo ends up back at the tree, and is stuck on the tree by his backpack, but when Lumpy follows the voice, the only reminisce of Roo is his backpack.

Lumpy believes that Roo was eaten in the tree (which looks like a monster itself), so he enters it, and becomes trapped in it. Roo ends up going back to get all of the others to help find Lumpy, and when they are in the forest, they hear thumping in the tree, which they think a monster is in it. Lumpy hears a crying Roo, which causes him to break out of the tree, and everyone is happy.

As the last Winnie the Pooh addition in the DisneyToons canon, and the second last Winnie the Pooh film in general, I will say that it is the more than typical fare. There are some nice songs, the characters are the same, and you will get exactly what you expect from a Winnie the Ppooh film. I know I have ripped on this franchise for over a year now, but looking back, it is just not my style, but they are for a lot of people. There is something special about these characters, and the Acre Woods that will forever be a part of Disney, and in one way or another, our lives.
As the last Winnie the Pooh addition in the DisneyToons canon, and the second last Winnie the Pooh film in general, I will say that it is the more than typical fare. There are some nice songs, the characters are the same, and you will get exactly what you expect from a Winnie the Ppooh film. I know I have ripped on this franchise for over a year now, but looking back, it is just not my style, but they are for a lot of people. There is something special about these characters, and the Acre Woods that will forever be a part of Disney, and in one way or another, our lives.

Characters

The characters are the exact same. Literally nothing else to mention.

Animation

The animation is literally the same. Maybe the shading is a bit better in this film, since by this point, DisneyToons have a lot of money at this point, and with the 2D animation studio being cancelled for WDAS, that means more focus here.

Music

The music is the same. Silly, but catchy songs, though they are not necessarily the most memorable because of how foolish they are.

Reception at Release

There is no information revealed about the release and reception of the film other than the fact that it was released on September 13th, 2005.

Reception Today

Well, Winnie the Pooh took over the reception of it being the final installment in the franchise, so I guess this film is pretty forgotten.

Final Score

Story: 5.5/10

Characters: 7/10

Animation 8/10

Music: 7/10

27.5/40 = 69%

Next time

Review: March 6th, 2016.
Review: March 6th, 2016.
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6 thoughts on “DisneyToons review: Pooh’s Heffalump Halloween Movie

  1. Yeah, this film is pretty enjoyable. While it does get disjointed at times it does have a lot of heart and you can tell there was some effort put into it.

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