Blu-ray: The Tigger Movie: Bounce-a-Rrrific Special Edition – A Successful Allegory on Family Values

The Tigger Movie may not have the riche cache of songs you would expect from a Disney movie, but it more than makes up for its lackluster music roster with a heartfelt allegory on the modern family. Now on Blu-ray, The Tigger Movie comes home with some additional “bounce.”

Labeled the “Bounce-a-RRRific” Special Edition, the new Blu-ray contains ten animated shorts, a “Tigger Tale” featurette with the production team and a few family tree stickers for offline family fun.

The Tigger Movie begins with a familiar opening. Tigger (voiced by Jim Cummings) bounces in on his friend Winnie The Pooh and lands squarely on Pooh’s stomach, much to the bear’s chagrin. Tigger is in the mood for some bouncing, but unfortunately none of his friends in the 100-Acre Mile have the time or interest in joining him. Well, nobody except for Roo (voiced by Nikita Hopkins), who looks
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Winnie The Pooh – The Review

Hand-drawn animation, lovable characters, and a timeless story all make Winnie The Pooh a must see in the theaters!

All is well in the Hundred Acre Wood. Winnie the Pooh is in search of honey. There is no honey left in his house and his tummy will not stop grumbling at him until Pooh finds some. While on his quest he finds Eeyore, who seems more down than normal. Turns out that his tail has gone missing. They gather up the gang and hold a contest to see who can find Eeyore a new tail. While out and about, searching for tails and such, Pooh finds a note from Christopher Robin that says “Gone out. Busy. Back soon.” and brings it to Owl to read. See, there isn’t a lot of reading going on in the Hundred Acre Wood, and Owl is the smartest of them all. Of course,
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[TV] Transformers: Season Two, Volume One

Like it or not, the Transformers motto “more than meets the eye” becomes a tad ironic when used in the theme song for the cartoon. The motto alludes to robots from another planet which take the form of familiar earthbound crafts like cars, jets, etc. but outside the show’s premise, the idea is just misleading. The series as a whole is incredibly simplistic in every way. The writing, the animation and the voice acting are incredibly formulaic and simple with little else to offer in terms of depth or beauty. Now, if you trust age old idioms about appearances, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. For Transformers: Season Two, Volume One there can be only one interpretation of the intended beholden: a shelf prize for diehard fans. For anyone else this set is just an example of outdated cartoons offered for kitschy nostalgic purposes.

Have you missed the cackle of Megatron?
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[DVD Review] Pooh's Heffalump Halloween Movie

It was true of The Tigger Movie and it seems to be equally true of Pooh’s Heffalump Halloween Movie: the new Pooh adventures are just rehashes of classic Hundred Acre Wood stories. The Tigger Movie imitated Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too while the Heffalump story is easily likened to Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day, the 1968 short that shared the themes of courage and facing your fears. What Blustery Day got right is that it reined in its runtime to a mere 25 minutes whereas Pooh’s Heffalump Halloween Movie stretches itself thin over 66 minutes – and man is it a stretch.

Everything is all set and it seems like this just might be the best Halloween ever for the inhabitants of the Hundred Acre Wood. All the costumes are ready (except for Gopher who’s oddly indecisive in this film – but he still whistles when he talks, so
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The Tigger Movie: Two-disc 10th Anniversary Edition - DVD Review

The wonderful thing about Tiggers is that Tiggers are wonderful things. It.s been ten years since this movie ran through theaters and marked the return to the Disney fold of songsmiths the Sherman Brothers. Tigger (Jim Cummings) is having a bad day. He accidentally destroys Eeyore.s (Peter Cullen) house while Rabbit (Ken Sansom), Piglet (John Fielder), Winnie the Pooh (Jim Cummings), and all his friends are trying to get ready for winter. Tigger is sulking around when Roo (Nikita Hopkins) in trying to cheer him up asks if there are other Tiggers. Tigger is curious as to why he.s never seen any more of him. He talks to Owl (Andre Stojka) and finds out about family trees, which
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New On DVD This Week

Here’s a list of some of the new DVD and Blu-ray releases this week we’re particularly interested in. Plus, some old favorites (and not so favorites) coming out this week for the first time on Blu-ray.


Race to Witch Mountain ~ Dwayne Johnson, Carla Gugino, AnnaSophia Robb, and Alexander Ludwig (DVD and Blu-ray)

The Soloist ~ Robert Downey, Jr., Jamie Foxx, Catherine Keener, and Stephen Root (DVD and Blu-ray)

Obsessed ~ Beyoncé Knowles, Idris Elba, Ali Larter, and Jerry O’Connell (DVD and Blu-ray)

Harvard Beats Yale 29-29 ~ Tommy Lee Jones, Brian Dowling, Vic Gatto, and Frank Champi (DVD and Blu-ray)

My Cousin Vinny ~ Joe Pesci, Ralph Macchio and Marisa Tomei (Blu-ray)

Mutant Chronicles ~ Thomas Jane, Ron Perlman, and John Malkovich (DVD and Blu-ray)

The Tigger Movie ~ John Hurt, Ken Sansom, Kath Soucie, and John Fiedler (DVD and Blu-ray)

Ulysses ~ Kirk Douglas, Anthony Quinn, Franco Interlenghi, and Daniel Ivernel (DVD)

Fragments ~ Marshall Allman,
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[DVD Review] The Tigger Movie: 10th Anniversary Edition

When Disney announced The Tigger Movie was in the works over a decade ago, my immediate question was “Didn’t they already make a Tigger movie?” Back in 1974, Disney created Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too, which I maintain is the best animated rendition of A.A. Milne’s characters to this day. Along with being made first, it had a storyline that actually made sense and which is used to some extent in the 1999 The Tigger Movie: the denizens of the 100 Acre Wood are tired of Tigger’s bounciness. That film had Tigger giving up his bouncy ways only to have his friends decide they prefer Tigger when he’s springing to and fro.

So what did Disney create The Tigger Movie around to entertain children for 77 minutes while cashing in on the most bankable character of Milne’s lot? Identity issues. If it’s accepted that tiggers must bounce,
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