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When the gang from the Hundred Acre Wood begin a honey harvest, young Piglet is excluded and told that he is too small to help. Feeling inferior, Piglet disappears and his pals Eeyore, Rabbit, Tigger, Roo, and Winnie the Pooh must use Piglet's scrapbook as a map to find him. In the process they discover that this very small animal has been a big hero in a lot of ways.Written by
Sujit R. Varma
Tired of always been overlooked and unappreciated by his friends due to his size and quiet manner, Piglet goes missing without letting anyone know. His friends set out to find him, using his scrapbook of memories as a clue as to where he might go. On the way they begin to realise that Piglet is much more important than they gave him credit for.
With so much of children's animated films being aimed at both children and adults these days, I didn't feel I was out of place sitting down to watch the Piglet movie - surely it will have something to offer me I reasoned. Sadly this is old school animation in so many ways and was a severe disappointment to me - even at less than 80 minutes I was struggling not to stop the video (and the toddlers who it had been rented for had long since given up on it).
I didn't expect it to be full of sharp wit aimed at adults but I was prepared for just how simplistic the whole affair would be. The basic plot is OK but is lacking any real zing to make it interesting. Instead we are given little snippets of stories which are wholesome and passable without ever doing anything special. The songs are all good example of how the film was - they are all bland and old fashioned. The animation is also quite flat and seems to have been put together without too much extra effort being put in. I didn't expect it to match up with CGI animation but I was surprised at just how ordinary it all appeared to be.
The voice work is average and none of the characters really stand out. What put me off even more was the fact that some characters were voiced by the same actor and I didn't hear a great deal of difference between them! The characters are all fairly true to the book but really they needed to be expanded rather than just carried over, I never felt like the characters had been given much depth. Piglet's internal hurt could have been explored better but in the end it is just resolved and accepted all too easily.
Overall I am struggling to find anything good to say about this film. For me it lacked effort in both plotting, delivery and animation and I was rapidly losing interest before the halfway point. Even the children watching had wandered off before the end, finding nothing of interest to hold their attention. I do like the Pooh characters and it is sad to see them being presented like this.
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