Disney (Wednes)Day: The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

I’m excited about this movie because I love Winnie the Pooh and Tigger along with Eeyore, they are all adorable little creatures I want to hang out with in the enchanted forest. The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh was released in 1977 so on with the movie.

The movie opens with a shot of a typical childhood bedroom while the narrator explains us a little bit about Christopher Robin and Pooh. Winnie Pooh lives in the enchanted forest and apparently he isn’t the smarts bear in the whole world but he loves honey and by that I mean he LOVES-loves honey. In order to keep his body mass index in check, he does some gymnastics in front of the mirror because then he is less alone. ADORBS.

Unfortunately, he doesn’t have any honey left in his house so he sets out to get some. He climbs a tree but can’t get to the honey so he has to come up with another way to get it. Btw, Pooh refers to being hungry as having a rumbly in his tumbly and I can’t even with him. Anyway. Since he can’t think of anything to do, he thinks of Christopher Robin and goes to meet him.

Christopher Robin is currently with Eeyore, Kanga, Roo and Owl. He’s pinning Eeyore’s tail back to his behind. When Pooh gets there, he sees a balloon and asks if he can have it. Then he rolls around in a mud pit until he is completely dark. Apparently he wants to pretend to be a rain cloud so the bees won’t notice he is just there to steal their honey. I’m sure this is not a good idea but okay. Moving on.

So Christopher Robin let’s Pooh fly with his balloon only the bees see right through this and attack Pooh. Poor Pooh.

His next idea is to visit Rabbit only he pretends to not be home when he hears Pooh coming. But Pooh isn’t shy or anything so he busts right into the rabbit hole and basically demands to be given all the honey. I feel for you Rabbit. When all is eaten, Pooh wants to leave only he has gotten so fat that he can’t get out of the hole anymore. LOLOLOL. So now Pooh is stuck in the hole and all attempts to get him out have failed.

 

 

 

 

 

The only thing they can do is wait until he has gotten thinner again. Days go by and finally his size decreases. Christopher Robin and all the others pull and push to get him out of the hole just to have him flying through the sky right into a beehive in a tree. Obviously Pooh couldn’t be more thrilled about this.

I haven’t mentioned this so far because it hadn’t fitted in anywhere but the story is still narrated and we get shots of the actual book with text and pictures where the characters move through the pictures and it is really great. Sometimes the narrator even talks directly with the characters. Fantastic!

In the next story, it’s a windy day on which Pooh decides to leave his house. He passes Gopher who wishes him a happy Windsdays. Pooh has decided to go visit Piglet but the poor little sucker gets taken by the wind and flies away. Pooh only manages to get a hold of his scarf where the thread gets pulled so Piglet is floating like a kite over the area. The winds are really strong and in the end they land pressed against the windows of Owl’s tree house. Owl, kind soul that he is, lets them in and they are relieved.

Owl just talks about his ancestry and how this storm isn’t the worst he has ever witnessed. Just then the tree falls over and they all crash to the ground. Eeyore and Christopher Robin come by and assess the damage. Eeyore offers to look for a new house for Owl.

That night, the storm is still howling, Pooh gets rattled in his sleep by some very strange noises. Since he is not that smart, he goes to investigate only to find a tiger burst into his house all bouncy. And this is Tigger, y’all. I love Tigger, hi Tigger, welcome Tigger! (Sorry for that, I sometimes really can’t help myself.)

He sings a lovely song about how he is the only one of his kind and then gets spooked by his reflection in the mirror. I swear, he is the cutest cutie-pie that ever cutied.

Tigger tries some honey but it isn’t for him and he suggest it’s only for elephants and weasels so now Pooh is afraid those might steal his honey. Tigger leaves Pooh.

Pooh sets out to protect his honey but he soon falls asleep and starts dreaming weird stuff that reminds me of the pink elephants from Dumbo. When he wakes up, he finds himself surrounded by water so he goes out to find the others.

We see that it’ raining everywhere and even poor Piglet is drawing in his home. Only Christopher Robin lives high enough to not drown, it’s where Eeyore, Kanga, Roo, Rabbit and Owl gather. Roo pulls a bottle with a message inside from the floods. The message turns out to be a cry for help from Piglet so Owl is sent out to find him.

Pooh and Piglet are being carried downstream and Owl isn’t very helpful, instead he starts to talk about his family again. Can’t you see your friends need help?? Damn you, owl! Piglet and Pooh get carried over the abyss only to land close to Christopher Robin and the others. Eeyore suggests, he found a new home for Owl. As it turns out, this is Piglet’s home but be gives it up for Owl. Then Piglet asks if he can move in with Pooh, who agrees and all are happy and celebrate.

The next chapter is mostly about Tigger as the narrator tells us, so yay!! Pooh is sitting in his thinking spot when Tigger bounces in to reintroduce himself. That guy has a LOT of energy…#justsaying

Tigger bounces from one animal to the next. They’re all either scared or annoyed with him so Rabbit, Piglet and Pooh have a meeting to decide what to do with Tigger and his bounciness. Rabbit suggests losing him in the woods for a while so he can out bounce him like a champ. Pooh is sleeping and Piglet kinda agrees so off to the woods they go.

Soon a moment arrives where they lose Tigger. While they try to get out of the forest themselves, they actually get lost in it. After wandering around for a while Rabbit and the other split up. Somehow Pooh and Piglet mange to escape while Rabbit is still stuck in the fog. He starts getting kind of crazy.

Suddenly it’s snowing and I feel like I missed something. Oh well, Rabbit manages to escape the forest with Tiggers help.

Tigger and Roo discover they both love bouncing and so they bounce around some more. They manage to bounce up a tree only once Tigger looks down, he gets frightened.

Cut to Pooh tracking something. I’m not sure he knows what he is tracking. Piglet thinks the same thing. They hear Tigger howling from the tree top, only at first Pooh doesn’t recognise him and gets scared. Once again Christopher Robin is called to help them get down. But even he can’t convince Tigger to let go, so the narrator needs to help.

 

Tigger promised to never bounce again once he gets off that tree but when he understands the scope of his words and sadz.

The others realise that Tigger isn’t Tigger without his bouncing and they allow him to bounce again. Crisis averted! Actually, they all bounce together because bouncing is fun. I may be bouncing in my chair right now. Don’t judge.

Sadly, we are now coming to the end of this adorable story because Christopher Robin needs to leave the enchanted forest to go to school. Stupid real life always interfering with good fantasy times.

The end.

THIS WAS SO ADORABLE!!! I think, this will be one of my sick days-feel good movies. They are all so cute and amazing I want to hang out with them and squish then real tight.

I loved how we got to see this as a real story in a book since that’s where Winnie the Pooh actually comes from, a set of stories by A. A. Milne. It’s a nice way of telling a story and one we haven’t seen so far. All in all, this was a great movie even though it seems pretty complicated to recap at first.

 

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  • EmilyHornburg

    OMG I love this one! A few months ago I was at a friend’s house and this was playing on their Netflix so I sat down with the 2 year old and watched and sang all of the songs. It was perfect and adorable.

    • Wilhelmina Upton

      Perfect amd adorable is what this is. I always liked the cartoons with Pooh they showed on TV when I was a kid but I had never seen this movie. I just love how naive Pooh is and all the other adorbale animals.

  • Jackie Marie

    Ha ha! Happy Windsdays…I love it!

    • Wilhelmina Upton

      Glad you liked it :)