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Hollywood Spotlight - Reviews [Tigger Movie, The]
ORIGINAL CAPSULE FILM REVIEW
THE TIGGER MOVIE
Walt Disney Pictures
G (Explicit use of Mushy Family Stuff)
Jim Cummings , Nikita Hopkins , Ken Sansom , John Fiedler, Peter Cullen
· Synopsis: Winnie the Pooh, Piglet, Owl, Kanga, Roo, Rabbit and the ever-exuberent Tigger are busy preparing a suitable winter home for dismal donkey Eeyore. Everyone is into the effort except Tigger who is too playful to work. When Rabbit suggests Tigger go find some other "tiggers" to cavort with--at first, Tigger thinks the notion absurd since he believes he's the only "tigger." But an amazing journey through the undred-Acre Wood brings surprises.
I f the laws of aging by gradual wear applied to these toys, they would surely be landfill by now. Yet somehow Winnie the Pooh still eats his honey, Tigger bounces uncontrollably, and Eeyore still seems to be the most depressed donkey this side of reality. Shouldn't Christopher Robinson be looking into obtaining social security one of these days while he still can? Alas, put all that aside and you have a sidekick Disney viewed as being worth of his own animated film. The curiously odd feline, who most certainly might some day open his own grammar and spelling school (with the likes of other misunderstood creatures like Yoda) so that many of us might one day gain an understanding of what it is he is really saying, takes the forefront in his own film, The Tigger Movie.
Tigger, that's spelled, "T-I-Double-GUH-Rr," takes the reigns from Pooh and leads the audience on an adventure to help alleviate his sudden stroke of loneliness as a result of his tendency to bring about trouble and annoyance amidst his partners-in-solitude. The cat initially leads a happy existence proclaiming his content with being the only "Tigger". As Tigger causes disruption after disruption in the introduction segments of the film, his pals lead him to believe he's not as wanted as he would like to be. Tigger's own sympathy for his situation results in his forgetting about his individuality and instead he determines his pains can be appeased by locating others that are like him. Tigger, with the help of his little Kangaroo buddy, Roo, proceeds to set out on a journey to locate his family.
The film offers a number of charming scenes surely to woo the admiration of those fans who take a liking to this bunch. For example, at one point in the film, Pooh, intent on getting his paws in a pile of honey within a bee's nest, cleverly and quite calmy sings a swarm of bees to sleep .... using those logical creator-given talents that don't seem to work too well out here in the real world. Of course in their environment, these things work well on the screen and prove effective in front of the younger audience who was full of cheers from time to time.
Disney has systematically created another film for youngsters that, of course, contains a moral to the story. The Tigger Movie explains the importance of one's individuality, how it is also important to appreciate those around you and accept things for the way that they are. If your kids are in need of a healthy dose of subconscious lesson learning, Disney steps in to do their part once again in what will surely be an entertaining film for many of the younger members in our society.