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"PIGLET'S BIG MOVIE"
(2003) (voices of John Fiedler and Jim Cummings) (G)

Alcohol/
Drugs
Blood/Gore Disrespectful/
Bad Attitude
Frightening/
Tense Scenes
Guns/
Weapons
None None Mild *Moderate None
Imitative
Behavior
Jump
Scenes
Music
(Scary/Tense)
Music
(Inappropriate)
Profanity
Minor None Moderate None None
Sex/
Nudity
Smoking Tense Family
Scenes
Topics To
Talk About
Violence
None None None Mild Minor


QUICK TAKE:
Children's Animated: Winnie the Pooh and his friends set out to find their missing small friend when they realize just how big he really is their lives.
PLOT:
Winnie the Pooh (voice of JIM CUMMINGS) and his friends Tigger (voice JIM CUMMINGS), Rabbit (voice of KEN SANSOM) and Eeyore (voice of PETER CULLEN) are trying to pull off an elaborate plan to extract honey from a beehive. Their other friend, the diminutive Piglet (voice of JOHN FIEDLER), wants to help, but the others see him as too little for their big task.

Despite him saving the day and helping them succeed, they don't recognize his contributions. Accordingly, he wanders off, wishing they'd need his help someday. They then suddenly realize he's gone and thus set off to find him. To do so, they use his scrapbook of memories as something of a road map that they hope will lead them to him.

Along the way, they remember their various escapades and encounters with the like of Christopher Robin (voice of TOM WHEATLEY), Kanga (voice of KATH SOUCIE) the kangaroo and her little one, Roo (voice of NIKITA HOPKINS), and come to realize that Piglet has been a big part of their lives.

WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
Those who are fans of animated films or the Winnie the Pooh characters probably will.
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: G
For not containing material that would warrant a higher rating.
CAST AS ROLE MODELS:
While it's debatable whether kids look up to animated toys as role models, here's a quick look at their major characteristics.
  • PIGLET is the young pig who wishes that his friends accepted him and/or needed his help at some point.
  • WINNIE THE POOH is the soft-spoken bear who usually just wants honey, but is now actively searching for his little friend.
  • TIGGER is the energetic and bouncy tiger who also searches for Piglet after overlooking him and his contributions. In the past, we see that he doesn't welcome Kanga and Roo with open arms.
  • KANGA is the gentle, caring and wise kangaroo mother.
  • ROO is her bouncy child who wants to help find Piglet.
  • EEYORE is the slow-talking donkey who similarly wants to help find Piglet.
  • RABBIT is the edgy bunny who similarly wants to find Piglet after overlooking him. In the past, we see that he doesn't welcome Kanga and Roo with open arms and plots to kidnap Roo to make Kanga want to leave.
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    HOW OTHERS RATED THIS MOVIE


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    OUR WORD TO PARENTS:
    The following is a brief summary of the content found in this G-rated animated film. A few scenes might be unsettling, suspenseful and maybe even scary to very young viewers, but older kids probably won't have much of a problem with any of the material. A few bad attitudes are also present, as is some occasional slapstick style material.

    The rest of the film's categories, however, have nothing in the way of major objectionable content. That said, should you still be concerned about the film's appropriateness for yourself or anyone else in your home, you may want to look more closely at our detailed listings for more specific information regarding the film's content.


    ALCOHOL OR DRUG USE
  • None.
  • BLOOD/GORE
  • None.
  • DISRESPECTFUL/BAD ATTITUDE
  • Although they don't purposefully intend to be mean to Piglet, his friends say he's too small to participate in their plan to get honey. They also don't include him in their round of congratulations in getting the job done, despite him saving the day.
  • Rabbit and his friends aren't open-minded toward Kanga when she and Roo first move into the neighborhood (seen in flashback) and come up with a plan (that involves kidnapping Roo and substituting Piglet for him) that will make them want to leave.
  • FRIGHTENING SCENES
  • Although it's mostly played for laughs and a little bit of adventure, very young kids and/or those afraid of bees might find two related sequence -- where a swarm of bees chases after Winnie the Pooh and his friends (for irritating them and trying to take their honey - as a bit tense or suspenseful.
  • Very young viewers might be affected by moments where Winnie and his friends worry about Piglet and vice-versa, despite us previously seeing that both parties are just fine (they just don't know where the others are).
  • Although Roo doesn't appear worried about floating down a small river, the others panic at the sight and try to rescue him (and that might upset some kids).
  • An approaching thunderstorm might be unsettling for kids sensitive to that sort of material (and some of the characters look a bit scared/nervous about Piglet).
  • Younger kids might worry about Piglet's scrapbook of memories as it floats down a stream away from everyone and/or when it's out on the branch of a fallen tree overtop a large waterfall. Pooh then goes out to try to retrieve it, but ends up falling through a hole in the log and is then suspended by his shirt high above the raging waterfall. The rest of the friends then make a chain with their bodies to rescue him, but initially come up short. After they manage to grab him, the log starts to crack apart and everyone scrambles to get off it. For a short while, it appears that Pooh and Piglet went down with half of the log into the waterfall (and the other characters appear sad because of that), but we then see that everyone is okay.
  • GUNS/WEAPONS
  • None.
  • IMITATIVE BEHAVIOR
  • Phrases: "A-ha!" (what the characters practice saying), "Eureka!" and "You are a nut."
  • JUMP SCENES
  • None.
  • MUSIC (SCARY/TENSE)
  • A moderate amount of suspenseful music plays in the film.
  • MUSIC (INAPPROPRIATE)
  • None.
  • PROFANITY
  • None.
  • SEX/NUDITY
  • None.
  • SMOKING
  • None.
  • TENSE FAMILY SCENES
  • None.
  • TOPICS TO TALK ABOUT
  • Being overlooked by others due to one's size, etc.
  • Rabbit and his friends open-minded toward Kanga when she and Roo first move into the neighborhood (seen in flashback) and come up with a plan (that involves kidnapping Roo and substituting Piglet for him) that will make them want to leave.
  • VIOLENCE
  • Some slapstick style material includes a swarm of bees destroying Rabbit's violin (which was irritating them); Rabbit bouncing out of control down a log and into a pond and Kanga giving Piglet some sort of tonic that makes him bounce and ricochet off the walls (despite hitting them, he seems unhurt by that). Roo accidentally slips on a banana peel and falls into a stream (but he's okay); a large metal tub falls on Rabbit in a stream and a large snowball runs over Tigger, Pooh and Piglet (they're okay). In an animated drawing by one of the characters, Piglet uses a lance to hit a dinosaur type creature that then disappears and a game of pin the tail on the donkey results in a pin accidentally going into Tigger's rear (just brief pain).



  • Reviewed March 15, 2003 / Posted March 21, 2003

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