Tigger & Pooh and a Musical Too

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Tigger & Pooh and a Musical Too
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Directed by
Produced byDorothy McKim
Written by
Starring
Music by Andy Sturmer
CinematographyTim Jones
Edited byJhoanne Reyes
Production
company
Distributed by Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
Release date
  • April 11, 2009 (2009-04-11)
Running time
60 minutes [1]
CountryUnited States [1]
LanguageEnglish

Tigger & Pooh and a Musical Too is a 2009 American direct-to-video animated film produced by Walt Disney Television Animation based on the hit Playhouse Disney series My Friends Tigger & Pooh . It is the second film of the series. It was released on DVD on April 7, 2009. It premiered on Playhouse Disney less than a week later on April 11. Unlike the Super Sleuth Christmas Movie , it is treated more like a regular film than as part of the series.

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Plot

In a plot similar to Singin' in the Rain , Rabbit is named the first mayor of the Hundred Acre Wood for his great effort on planning their best friends picnic. Unfortunately, when Darby says that a mayor is in charge of everything, this goes to his head and he makes up a lot of rules, like "No Bouncing", "No Honey" and everything is by a schedule. By and by everyone gets annoyed by the new rules and finally when everyone (especially Tigger) can't follow the rules Rabbit and Beaver, who becomes the vice-mayor, decide to divide the wood so that Rabbit could be mayor on one side, and Tigger can be mayor on the other and they have Beaver draw a white line through the Hundred Acre Wood. The problem is that the White Line separates the people on each side from their friends. Everyone, except Darby and Buster, is to stay on their side which results to problems and chaos. Tigger and Pooh can no longer sleuth, Roo and Lumpy can't visit each other, Tigger and Rabbit no longer be friends, and goods, supplies and materials can't be traded (which means no thistles for Eeyore and no cookies made by Kanga). Rabbit sees the sadness and decides to cheer everyone up by having a picnic on his side and Tigger does the same. But the picnics are no fun due to everyone being separated until Darby hatches a plan to reunite the Hundred Acre Wood and have the white line removed and have everything go back to normal, and it worked.

Cast

Major cast

Recurring cast

Minor cast

Songs

  1. "One Big Happy Family"
  2. "Just A Few Simple Rules"
  3. "Super Sleuths Theme"
  4. "Bouncin"
  5. "The Grass Is Greener"
  6. "Password Song"
  7. "Underneath the Same Sky"
  8. "Think, Think, Think"
  9. "The Question Song"
  10. "One Big Happy Family" (reprise)
  11. "Together Again" (end credits)

Reception

Emily Ashby of Common Sense Media gave the film four out of five stars, saying: "Catchy music, great morals, and endearing characters parents and kids can relate to make this movie one for the masses." [2] Kelvin Cedeno of DVDizzy gave the film a more mixed review, saying: "diehard fans may want to pick it up, but everyone else interested can simply catch an airing of it on Playhouse Disney when it inevitably goes there." [3]

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