Movie Review: Winnie the Pooh: Seasons of Giving

Winnie the Pooh: Seasons of Giving Trailer

Winnie the Pooh: Seasons of Giving Summary

The movie is also known as Seasons of giving, is part of the Winnie the Pooh franchise when it was released direct to video on November 9, 1999. The film complies Winnie the Pooh Thanksgiving and two episode from the show The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, which were Groundpiglet and Find Her, Keep Her.

The movie opens up with Tigger (Jim Cummings/ Paul Winchell) asking Pooh (Jim Cummings) and Piglet (Steve Schatzberg) to go ski. Except there was no snow on the ground, which the friends pointed out, all together, the three went to find Rabbit (Ken Sansom) to ask him what day it is. However, when the three enters Rabbit’s home, the wind blew the calendar pages from November to February under his bed, but Rabbit hadn’t noticed. Thinking it was February 2nd, the friends go to ask Gopher (Michael Gough) if he saw his shadow to determine if there was more winter, but Gophers response was that he’s not a groundhog. So instead they use Piglet in replace of having a groundhog. When Piglet’s hat falls over his eyes, he thinks that spring is coming, so they all go home to prepare for spring. Later that day it snows so Rabbit thinks Piglet lied. After confronting Piglet, Rabbit sees his calendar pages flying around outside his home, he grabs them and puts them back on the wall, only to learn the day was really November 13th. 

Rabbit goes to Piglet’s house to apologize only to find a Niobe saying Piglet is off looking for a real groundhog. Rabbit goes in search of his little friend and tells the others that the day is really November 13th, and they should prepare for Thanksgiving.

Time passes and it is now Thanksgiving in the Hundred Acre Woods. The friends gather with food but Rabbit isn’t satisfied, He explains that Thanksgiving is special and that means they are missing special items. The friends take off in search of Rabbit’s list.

The movie jumps to Christmas Eve where the friends are gathered. Rabbit tells the story of how he met Kessle (Laura Mooney) the baby bluebird. Owl (Andre Stojka) helps Kessie learn to fly but Rabbit refuses to allow her to try. Time passes and Kessie now sees ducks flying south for the winter. She continues to try to fly but can’t. Winnie the Pooh, Piglet and Tigger come up with the idea to use a slingshot to get Kessie south for the winter. Before they can try to help her. Rabbit arrives and stops them. He goes off on Pooh and then Tigger, demanding Tigger release the slingshot. Rabbit gets knocked off the same cliff Kessie had prior but Kessie has saved Rabbit by carrying him back up. The following day, Kessie flies south after saying her good byes.

Back in present times, The story ends and the friends go outside to decorate a tree when Christopher Robin (Brady Bluhm) arrives to help them. When they are all done, Rabbit realizes that the tree is missing a star. The friends make a wish and see hat looks like a falling star but it is Kessie who has returned to place a star on the tree and  see her friend Rabbit for Christmas.

Winnie the Pooh: Seasons of Giving Review

Rating: 4 out of 5.

A great children’s film for the whole family. It is perfect for the holiday season but lots of great lessons to be learned all year round with Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Piglet, Rabbit and Christopher Robin. We have added it to our Disney holiday list.

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