Piglets Big Movie
G
Entertainment: +3
Acceptability: +4

In this Winnie the Pooh animation, the story focuses on Piglet (voice of John Fiedler) and his friends Winnie (James Cummings), Tigger the tiger (also James Cummings), Rabbit (Ken Sansom) and Eeyore the donkey (Peter Cullen). Piglet is feeling lonely at Hundred Acre Wood because the others consider him too small to participate in their honey harvest. They ignore Piglet when he diverts a swarm of angry honey bees away from the old hive and seals them into the new hive so Winnie and his pals can feast on the honey the bees left behind. With hurt feelings, Piglet wanders away from his friends and no one notices. Tigger, Winnie, Rabbit and Eeyore find Piglets scrapbook, a collection of drawings of the groups past adventures. Realizing how brave, selfless and heroic Piglet has been, the penitent group uses the drawings for clues in their search for their missing friend. The films musical numbers were written and sung by Carly Simon.

When Piglet laments even my shadow is small, many children will identify with his feelings. But they will soon see that Piglets small stature becomes insignificant because he is braver, smarter and more caring than his big friends. In a flashback, we learn that the motley group led by Rabbit decides that two new residents, kangaroos Kanga and Roo, dont belong because they are different. It takes Piglets visit with Kanga to make them realize being different isnt bad. The importance of friendship, acceptance and sharing permeates Piglets Big Movie. Themes of the movie include even a small person can make a big difference and memories can move us to improve our ways. With its G rating, parents need not be concerned about offensive material. Even the action is nonviolent, a refreshing change from the slapstick in many animated films. This wholesome family entertainment will be a keeper for your video library once it runs its course in theaters.

Preview Reviewer: Mary Draughon
Distributor: Walt Disney

Summary
Crude Language: none.
Obscene Language: none.
Profanity: none.
Violence: few times mild (swarming bees, near drowning).
Sexual Intercourse: none.
Nudity: none.
Homosexual Conduct: none.
Sexually Suggestive Action/Dialog: none.
Drug Abuse: none.
Other: meaning of friendship; acceptance of our differences, both physical and abilities.
Running Time: 75 minutes
Intended Audience: ages 3 to 8

Copyright Preview Family Movie Review (www.previeoOnline.org)