Pooh's Heffalump Movie

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64

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7.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 21 Ratings

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  • Summary: The Hundred Acre Wood crew is together again in Pooh's Heffalump Movie, this time learning the life lesson of being accepting of others' differences and the value of true friendship. (Disney)

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. 80
    Amusing, beautifully drawn one-hour film.
  2. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    75
    A charmingly sweet experience.
  3. The gentle story, told via old-fashioned "flat" animation, is perfect for the very youngest viewers.
  4. 70
    Director Frank Nissen strikes a nice balance between slapstick and sentiment, and I'll admit to getting a bit choked up at the appropriate moments.
  5. A perfectly marvelous matinee option for young children.
  6. Delivered without irony or subtext but lots of gentle humour, a kind of family fare that is rare on the big screen these days.
  7. Will have anyone over the age of eight squirming in their seats.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 13
  2. Negative: 2 out of 13
  1. BexS
    Nov 5, 2005
    10
    I thought it was hilarious. Although, the heffalump's voice was a bit annoying, Eeyore's ramblings were as funny as ever.
  2. Jan 2, 2012
    7
    Funny, charming, and heartwarming. Pooh's Heffalump Movie is short and sweet and lovely. I give this nice and very lovely film a good 70%. IFunny, charming, and heartwarming. Pooh's Heffalump Movie is short and sweet and lovely. I give this nice and very lovely film a good 70%. I recommend this film to all. Expand
  3. Apr 6, 2016
    7
    Pooh's Heffalump Movie isn't heffalumping enough, but as a standard Winnie the Pooh movie installment, you could say it works just like TiggerPooh's Heffalump Movie isn't heffalumping enough, but as a standard Winnie the Pooh movie installment, you could say it works just like Tigger bouncing all over the place with his tail. Expand
  4. Jun 4, 2012
    5
    Pooh has proved itself to be as dependable as Pixar. I've never been disappointed thus far with a Winnie the Pooh film, and they've allPooh has proved itself to be as dependable as Pixar. I've never been disappointed thus far with a Winnie the Pooh film, and they've all provided strong, whimsical, and entertaining adventures. And then came Pooh's Heffalump Movie. Pooh's Heffalump Movie stars Roo, who decides to hunt and capture a heffalump that's on the loose. Roo does find and capture the heffalump (named Lumpy), but it's not as scary as Pooh and friends think, and Roo becomes fast friends with the creature. Pooh's Heffalump Movie has unfortunately decided to pander more to younger kids this time around. Most of the gags will only appeal to toddlers, and the whimsy that has surrounded previous Pooh films is almost completely gone. Pooh and the gang is back, more or less as you remember them, though with a few exceptions. Owl is completely omitted, and while we see Christopher Robin briefly in the credits, we never hear him speak. I was originally skeptical about the newest addition to the cast, the heffalump named Lumpy. But I didn't mind him. I don't think he brings anything new to the cast, and I'm certainly not sad that he hasn't returned to most of the future outings, but he wasn't annoying (mostly), and he was a little cute. There are a couple songs, which are dull and instantly forgettable. In addition, there are occasionally songs playing in the background, which didn't hurt the film at all, but it did little to improve it. There's not much to say about the score; it's mostly mediocre. The animation is certainly a cut above that of Pooh's Grand Adventure, but there's nothing jaw-dropping to see. I scarcely remember laughing at all during the movie. I'm sure this is superb for younger children, but I was usually bored. If you have kids, they'll probably love this. But if you came expecting the heart, fun, and whimsy of previous Pooh films, you'll be sorely disappointed as I was. Expand
  5. Nov 22, 2011
    5
    Every Pooh movie is just the same thing; the same morale is thrown in, but always with different characters. I'm startin to get boring here....

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