Pooh's Heffalump Movie

Pooh's Heffalump Movie

Frank Nissen (2005)

65min
U Certificate
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Our Score
Winnie the Pooh and his pals learn valuable lessons about friendship and diversity in Disney's slight and sugary tale for young children. Believing that a mysterious rumbling noise in the Hundred Acre Wood is the sound of a much-feared Heffalump monster, the grown-up animals set out to catch the creature, leaving a disappointed young Roo behind. The playful if moralistic romp that follows (as little Roo undertakes his own successful expedition) will delight the under-fives, although adults are very unlikely to share their enthusiasm. Roo's "captive", giggly baby Heffalump Lumpy, is suitably cute, while the catchy songs and gentle games that result as the two bond are simplistically endearing. Compared to the new wave of computer-generated fare, this 2-D animation is a bit flat and quaint, but the appealing candy colours and overall sweetness of the story help to disguise its shortcomings.

Summary

Winnie the Pooh and his pals hear rumbling noises in the distance, and bravely set out to trap the feared and monstrous heffalump. Meanwhile, Roo stays at home and makes friends with a young and amiable heffalump named Lumpy, proving once and for all that the creatures are nothing to be afraid of. Animated adventure, with the voices of Jim Cummings and Brenda Blethyn.

Cast & Crew

Tigger/Winnie the Pooh Jim Cummings
Mama Heffalump Brenda Blethyn
Piglet John Fiedler
Roo Nikita Hopkins
Kanga Kath Soucie
Rabbit Ken Sansom
Eeyore Peter Cullen
Lumpy Kyle Stanger
Director Frank Nissen
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Buena VistaAvailable on: video and DVD
Drama Children's