The Tigger Movie (2000)

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7.0 Overall Score
Story: 7/10
Acting: 7/10
Visuals: 7/10

Solid story for fans of Pooh and the gang

Generic Winnie-the-Pooh story, Tigger is better in small doses

 
Movie Info

Movie Name:  The Tigger Movie

Studio:  DisneyToon Studios

Genre(s):  Animated/Musical/Family

Release Date(s):  February 11, 2000

MPAA Rating:  G

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Tigger and his bestie

Tigger finds that no one wants to bounce with him…and realizes he is the only Tigger that he knows. Tigger sets out to find his family, and when Pooh and his friends decide to try to help him by impersonating Tiggers, their plan backfires. Now Tigger has struck out in a blizzard to find his real family, and it is up to Winnie-the-Pooh, Rabbit, Owl, Eeyore, Piglet, Kanga, and Roo to bring him home.

Directed by Jun Falkenstein, The Tigger Movie continues Disney’s take on the A.A. Milne characters.  The movie was originally meant to be released directly to video, but Disney decided to give it a theatrical release. The movie received average reviews but fared well in the theaters.

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Tigger’s family line has a long history

The Tigger Movie presents another story in Disney’s Winnie-the-Pooh series. It follows other Disney Pooh films and carries over themes and performances. The movie is the first of the feature films not to have Tigger’s original voice Paul Winchell but Jim Cummings who provided the voice previously worked as Tigger on some of the cartoons (and is a flawless substitute who also voice Winnie-the-Pooh).

Tigger’s quest to find his roots and literally his family tree are very tied in to classic Winnie-the-Pooh themes. It is interesting to see Tigger spotlighted, and it would be fun to see some other stand alone movies for some of the famous Pooh characters.  I did enjoy the Family Tree portion of the film and liked that it had some different styles of art.  I always preferred Milne’s original Pooh art, but it is good to see some different versions.

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Tigger’s family is a little dumpy…

I have always felt that Roo (and Kanga) were possibly the weakest of the Pooh characters, but I do think Roo was utilized well here. Roo’s only saving grace is that he’s always been Tigger’s “little buddy”…aka his Gilligan. In the story, Roo’s obviously Tigger’s family, and it leads to some kind of nice moments between the two as Tigger can’t see this.

I think a little Tigger often goes a long way, but this is a nice story. The art is in line with other Winnie-the-Pooh adventures and Disney doesn’t really try anything new in that aspect. I was a watcher of the Winnie-the-Pooh cartoon which ran from 1988 to 1991 and this in many ways just felt like more of the same. If you are a fan of Pooh (and definitely Tigger), you will enjoy it.

Related Links:

The Many Adventures of Winnie-the-Pooh (1977)

Winnie the Pooh (2011)

Winnie the Pooh and Christmas Too (1991)

A Winnie the Pooh Thanksgiving (1998)

Author: JPRoscoe View all posts by
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