Tigger Movie, The
G
Entertainment: +3 1/2
Acceptability: +3 1/2

The beloved literary characters of A. A. Milne return in this original animated Pooh feature for the big screen. In this story though, Tigger, the bouncy tiger (voiced by Jim Cummings), is the dominant character. But hes ably assisted by the lovable little bear, Winnie the Pooh (also Cummings), along with his friends in the Hundred Acre Wood: the young kangaroo, Roo (Nikita Hopkins), Rabbit (Ken Sansom), Piglet (John Fielder), donkey Eeyore (Peter Cullen), Owl (Andre Stojka), and Roos mother, Kanga (Kath Soucie). Tom Attenborough voices the young boy, Christopher Robin. Bouncy, fun loving Tigger cant find anyone to bounce around with him. When someone mentions there must be others like him somewhere, Tigger sets out to find his family, hopefully out there somewhere. After a long, humorous, and adventuresome search, hes about to give up. But his loyal forest friends take pity on him and try to find a solution. This fast moving, colorful animated story will not only delight young children and parents, but tug at their heartstrings as well. A wonderful childrens film, THE TIGGER MOVIE will likely bounce to a big box office success.

Some of the action scenes in the story become moderately intense, although resolved comically. A large boulder thunders down a hill sending some of the animals into a muddy pond. In another intense incident, a giant avalanche almost engulfs the animals, and both Tigger and Roo fall off a high cliff into the snow. In other scenes, some of the animals are chased by frogs and a swarm of bees. In his efforts to bounce like Tigger, Roo smashes into a wall, and on occasion, Eeyore narrowly escapes injury. However, young children at the premiere did not appear disturbed by these incidents. During Tiggers frustrating search for his family, his friends remain concerned and loyal to him. Although they try to solve his problems, their scheme sends Tigger out looking again. But they risk their lives to find him during a big snowstorm. Children will learn the value of family and friends in this lively, heartwarming story. Produced and distributed by the Disney organization, its a shame that Disneys corporate polices and other less desirable Disney-owned films arent as commendable.

Preview Reviewer: John Evans
Distributor: Buena Vista Pictures Distribution (Disney), 350 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank, CA 91521

Summary
Crude Language: None
Obscene Language: None
Profanity: None
Violence: Many Times - Moderate and comical (Donkeys rudimentary house destroyed several times, boulder with animals on it rolls into pond, avalanche almost destroys animals, animals fall off cliff into snow, tiger falls on bear, frogs and swarm of bees chase animals, animal crashes into wall)
Sexual Intercourse: None
Nudity: None
Homosexual Conduct: None
Sexually Suggestive Action/Dialog: None
Drug Abuse: None
Other: Animals concerned about tiger friend and risk lives to rescue him, importance of friends and family portrayed, early ancestors of tiger briefly implied to be amoeba and dinosaurs
Running Time: 80 minutes
Intended Audience: All ages but primarily children ages 7 and under

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