Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Winnie the Pooh - Seasons of Giving|
Actors: Gregg Berger, Brady Bluhm, Peter Cullen, Jim Cummings, Scott Dreier
Directors: Ed Wexler, Gary Katona, Harry Arends, Jun Falkenstein, Karl Geurs
Genres: Kids & Family, Television, Animation
With charm and joy, and in the spirit of the holiday season, Disney presents WINNIE THE POOH: SEASONS OF GIVING -- a full-length adventure that celebrates family and friends and the true meaning of the holidays. The advent... more »
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I was disappointed with this video - not a classic.
(2 out of 5 stars)
"My son absolutely loves Winnie The Pooh and has the original "The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh". I was excited to see that a new full length video had been released, but I was very disappointed in what I saw. The animation is not done very well and it seems like it was just slapped together to make sure it was released before the Christmas season. Annoying things to me include the fact that Rabbit is green, and I remember him being yellow in the original and the fact that it looks like the characters don't blend in with their backgrounds - in other words it wasn't done very well. The original is far superior to this one. My son still looks at it as he is only 2 years old, but as an adult it is a disappointment."
A very disappointing rerun of Disney's daily t.v. cartoon
Monty Moonlight | 11/10/1999
(1 out of 5 stars)
"This video has some new animation introducing reruns of two of their morning cartoon shows. My Children were very disappointed that they had seen most of it before. Disappointing for us as well, the package states it is a "new full length adventure". Not worth spending money on. Just turn on your television."
Once again, with direct to video movies, Get the Facts first
Monty Moonlight | TX | 06/13/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you are looking for big budget Winnie the Pooh entertainment, you have two choices. First there are the original classics, available seperately on VHS, or together in both VHS and DVD under the title: The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh. Second choice is their more recent theatrical feature, The Tigger Movie. Both are WONDERFUL films! Anything else you get however, at the time of this review that is, is going to be much lower quality, made for TV stuff.
What we have here is not truthfully a NEW feature. There's been a lot of false advertising by the direct to video market about NEW Disney features. This, as was the case with Hercules:Zero to Hero, and some others, is really just a compilation of TV series episodes, linked together with some badly done new footage.
So how can I give this video 5 stars you ask? Well, the second story is reason enough! But I'm getting ahead of myself. This video links 3 stories. The first is an average episode of The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh TV series, originally entitled "Groundpiglet's Day," in which the Hundred Acre Wood family gets rather confused, thinking that Winter is over when in fact, it's just about to start. This, like most episodes of the TV series, is a charming little story, though nothing spectacular. The second story is what makes this film so wonderful. This is not actually an episode of the TV series, but a Holiday Special originally called, A Winnie the Pooh Thanksgiving. It's a wonderful story with great songs and higher quality animation than you'll see in the rest of the video. As I said before, this story is enough to earn the video 5 stars. After that one, we see the Pooh characters preparing for Christmas. This part is a little hard to watch, because the voices sound nothing like those in the other segments, but there is little continuity throughout this video anyway, considering it has so many different sources. Here we find Rabbit telling the story of how he came to raise a baby bird named Kessie. The original name for the episode this leads into is "Find Her, Keep Her," a very popular and touching episode of The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh. So popular in fact, that Kessie had a sequel episode, and ended up a regular character in the more recent series, The Book of Pooh.
The final comment: If you like the TV show, or if you liked the Thanksgiving special, get this video, it's great if you know what to expect!"
Definitely not a Classic!
Monty Moonlight | 08/22/2002
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I usually love Winnie the Pooh. This video is not like the originals that my family and I enjoy to watch. It is long and it is good in the beginning, but then at the end, it gets boring and the characters are more flat and boring. When I watch this, I never am able to finish the same day. I always get bored, and then I turn it off, and I have not had a good time watching Pooh. The animation is not as good as it can be, and the movie is not as fun. If you want to watch enjoyable Pooh stories, you may want to search for the videos labled "Storybook Classics", Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree, the Blustery Day, Tigger too, and a Day for Eeyore(Pooh is voiced by Hal Smith here in this story). The Blustery Day is the best one, then the Honey Tree, and the Day for Eeyore is not full of action, but is better than Tigger too, because Tigger too is a little scary and mean. Those are based on stories by A.A Milne. If you are a self respecting parent, you should buy that magical collection of stories, and avoid the New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh. This story is not as fun as the originals, and it is a little disappointing. You are in the story also accompanied by a bluebird named Kessie. Just to mention, the voices are different in this movie, and if you watch the Storybook Classics, you will see the difference. The synthesis is, that if you are a pooh lover, you should not waste time with this, you should get something you will enjoy. Stick to the originals!(Blustery Day, Honey Tree, Tigger too, Day for Eeyore)."