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|Disney's Sing Along Songs - Sing a Song With Pooh Bear and Piglet Too|
Genres: Kids & Family, Television, Animation
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George Buttner | Dayton, Ohio United States | 01/22/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
""Sing a Song With Pooh Bear and Piglet Too" is a wonderful DVD featuring Pooh songs from all the back towards the beginning up to the still somewhat recent "Piglet's Big Movie." You get classic songs such as "Harvest What You Grow" and "Heffalumps and Woozles" as well as newer songs like "Sing Ho For the Life of A Bear (Expotition March)" and "With a Few Good Friends." These later songs, as well as some others are performed in part or whole by Carly Simon.
This isn't just some cobbled together sing-along thing. They actually went to the trouble of putting together a real story. Pooh is on a search for his song --- a special song to call his own. He searches all over the Hundred Acre Wood and discovers some of his friends' own special songs. Eventually, he ends up finding "My Song" --- a wonderful number and a great new song.
One odd thing about this here is that repeated lyrics don't show up on-screen, at least not in the normal sing-along font. Fortunatley, close-captioning and/or subtitles are available to fill in.
Overall, I think this is really great. Not only did they manage to pull up some really classic stuff that I'd never heard before, the more recent songs are great as well. A wonderful compilation of classic and new animation and voice talent. Piglet is featured here --- John Fiedler --- may he rest in peace.
This DVD also has some neat special features. The most interesting one is sing-along versions of all the songs except the Carly Simon ones in Spanish and, oddly enough, Italian. I say oddly because Italian isn't an option you would normally see. But it's quite nice to hear. The "Winnie the Pooh" theme song is also included with these, even though the English version on this DVD is a Carly Simon version. The Spanish and Italian version is in the classic style.
The "Word Time" vocabulary activity is so clever! The idea of it is that the viewer is given a word by the narrator and then they select the object on screen that matches it. But the real fun is in selecting items that don't match --- there's some extremely witty and fun commentary from the characters if you do this.
There's also a musical note activity in which short tunes are played on a xylophone and then the player tries to play it back. I don't think this one is too good --- it plays too quickly and you only get two chances --- worse, it's confusing because you end up forgetting where it was you messed up.
As for the quality --- I don't see any decline here. The quality is the same as ever, it's just different. Things change, things grow and Pooh is certainly bigger than ever. Sing ho for this DVD!
Great for kids (though not those who are too young to really understand or follow it yet) or any Pooh fan."
I was really disappointed with Sing a Song with Pooh Bear.
George Buttner | 02/25/1999
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I would not recommend this video. Disney should be disappointed in itself for realeasing this substandard work. The animation was poor and did not seem to match in places--almost as if previous works were edited together with the new material surrounding the songs. The songs were not very cute and the characters appeared to have a hard time in singing and keeping in tune with the music. I have purchased other sing along videos from Disney and believe that these are put together much better than this Pooh video despite the fact that most of their material has been recycled from other movies and cartoons."
Mary Jane G. Ferriols | 10/16/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This Pooh Video Sing Along is perfect for entertaining kids. My 2 year old daughter loves this and never gets tired singing to "The Kangaroo Hop", "Winnie the Pooh", etc. The tunes are catchy and danceable. In fact, my daughter sings AND dances to the music!My personal favorite is "The Wonderful Thing About Tiggers", fast and lively! I've almost memorized this song.Recommended for kids 2 to 92!"
My daughter simply loves this video
WHardwicke@aol.com Stacy Hardwicke | 08/11/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I purchased both the Lion King Circle of Life and this Pooh Bear DVD together for my 16 month old daughter. Initially she watched the Lion King video only and I thought I made a mistake buying this video. It has been about 3 months and this video is now her favorite. I wish Disney would make more of these sing-along videos on DVD. They are worth every penny."