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Fun film. Very gentle, and a good choice for sensitive kids
February 16, 2014
For starters, both my daughter (who is four and who usually does not watch entire movies) and my son (who is six and who has trouble with movies that have a lot of tension) both sat through this film and enjoyed it. That- in and of itself- makes this movie a winner in my book. In terms of tone, I'd place it right at around the level of the original Mary Poppins movie.
Briefly, The Tigger Movie is a short and sweet film about the trials of Tigger (the very famous friend of Winnie the Pooh) trying to discover whether or not he has a real family. It is a set in the established world of Winnie he Pooh and stays relatively true to the tone of style of the Disney original which makes it feel a bit like those old Disney films from the 50's or 60's.
As a dad, I spend a lot of time trying to screen movies for my kids, both for the obvious reasons but also because my six year old son really gets into movies and TV shows and therefore, movies really effect him in a big way. In other words, scary scenes are extra scary for him. Fighting and violence seems extra violent to him and so on. Fir example, we had to leave the movie theater 10 minutes into Madagascar 3 (a movie most of his friends saw with no problem) because it was too intense for him. To make a long story short: The Tigger Movie worked for him. He got into to the movie and there was enough plot, action and comedy to keep him watching, but not enough to trip his emotional triggers.
As for myself, I was also pleased to note a lack of "potty humor" which has become so prevalent in kids movies. No fart jokes. Nobody wagging their behind. No "bleeped" curse words. No sly, subversive adult humor hidden in the background. Not even a burp joke or "gross-out" humor. This movie really is truly at the young set. I realize that all of the above are embedded in cartoon culture in the post Spongebob/ South Park/ Cartoon Network age, but I feel like my kids will have most of their lives to see that stuff. The don't need that right now.
Anyway, I do recommend it, especially for family viewing with kids age 4-7.