Movie Review: The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977)

Based on A.A. Milne’s Winnie the Pooh series, and three shorts; Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree (1966), Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day (1968), and Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too (1974), which were previously animated. To make sense of the shorts and link it into this feature, Disney animators merged the stories. Released on March 11th, 1977, the movie begins with a narrator (Sebastian Cabot)  opening a book and introducing the characters. The three short films that were included were Winnie the Pooh (Sterling Holloway)  and the Honey Tree, Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day, and Winnie the Pooh and Tigger (Paul Winchell)  too.

The plot of the first short was, as usual, Pooh was hungry for Hunny. He does everything he can think of, no matter how dangerous, to achieve his goals. The second short was about a very windy day in the Hundred Acre Woods. Together, the animals had to save their homes. The final short story involves an extremely bouncy Tigger, overly excited, he bounces into Rabbit’s (Junius Matthews) garden to get him in the spirit. Rabbit is annoyed by Tigger’s bouncing and tries different ways to discourage him from being himself.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

This is when we all fell in love with Winnie the Pooh, Rabbit, Tigger, Kanga, Roo, and Eeyore. Its a hoot movie in comparison to later movies but with the stories working and flowing into each other, it doesn’t feel too slow. Plus we can always have a laugh at how much Rabbit is bother by Tigger being true to himself.

Comment down who your favorite character is. Here is mine.

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