I was very surprised by how old it was and how relevant and recent it still seems when you watch it. Netflix informed me that I was way off base and that it was actually released in 1977. How crazy that it can still be so timeless and wonderful. Having loved this for as long as I can remember I always love Tigger, but it was Eeyore that really stole my heart and in high school and right after I started collecting Eeyore's each time I went to a Disney Store. Unfortunately I have lost some of the most awesome special edition ones in moves :( But I still love Eeyore all the same and will buy one if I find any different than I already own. Liam has also taken to loving the many wonderful characters of the movie.
Liam especially loves the songs, most notably "I'm Just a Little Black Raincloud." I catch him around the house and in the car saying "Tutt Tutt Looks Like Rain." This movie is great for little attention spans because it is really just a compilation of shorts linked together to create the movie. The topic changes help keep smaller people more interested throughout the entirety of the film. I love the way that the story is a part of a book at times :)
The characters are wonderful and loveable-even if they have been linked to the faults of man in each character, which only a negative person would look for in the film. Although the timeless question of whether Eeyore is a boy or a girl with the pink bow on his tail, is definitively answered, at least in this movie with a deep many voice for him, leaving no other option. I love that Pooh sings a song about being "short fat, and proud of that."
The songs are catchy, there are Heffalumps & Woozles, many lessons about friendship and sharing. Overall I definitely recommend this movie with 5 stars. Don't miss this, due to it's age especially if you have children of your own now. They are sure to love it, just as much if not more than you did as a child. If you ever missed out on this 1970's classic, be sure to add it to your repertoire. It is definitely worth the time to sit down and watch it!
Here is a link to the official site: Winnie The Pooh: Disney