Pooh's Heffalump Movie Reviews

Amy Simmons
Time Out
Top Critic
February 9, 2006

Lessons are duly learnt about fear of the unknown, and it's a sweet enough tale, if lacking in tension.

Christy Lemire
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
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January 7, 2006

During a time in which wall-to-wall pop culture references have become the standard in animated family fare, it's refreshing to find not a single drop of irony here.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
Houston Chronicle
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January 7, 2006

As comforting and warm as a tummy-full of oatmeal.

Nathan Rabin
AV Club
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September 26, 2005

It's as notable for what it isn't as for what it is, but in a field full of loud, obnoxious fare, its easygoing affability qualifies as a welcome change of pace.

Billy Heller
New York Post
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February 19, 2005

While kids older than 8 may be too jaded to sit through this cute flick, at just over an hour, it may be the perfect fit for first-time filmgoers.

| Original Score: 2.5/4
Jennie Punter
Globe and Mail
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February 12, 2005

A kind of family fare that is rare on the big screen these days.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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February 11, 2005

Jen Chaney
Washington Post
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February 11, 2005

Makes a fine first moviegoing experience for tots.

Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
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February 11, 2005

It's not half bad.

Joe Leydon
Variety
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February 11, 2005

So insubstantial that it practically evaporates on screen, Pooh's Heffalump Movie likely will play best with toddlers and pre-schoolers easily amused by bright colors, merry songs and lovable, huggable toontoon animals.

Claudia Puig
USA Today
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February 11, 2005

Pooh's Heffalump Movie is a charmingly sweet experience for very young moviegoers that also may make their parents smile.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Susan Walker
Toronto Star
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February 11, 2005

Heffalump certainly seemed to satisfy a rapt audience of young children at a Saturday morning screening and who can argue with that?

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Ted Fry
Seattle Times
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February 11, 2005

The perfect way to spend a pleasant hour or so introducing a child to the experience of going out to the movies.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle
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February 11, 2005

Adults will become fidgety in the first 15 minutes, nervously checking their watches to see when the next Pixar movie is coming out.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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February 11, 2005

Heffalump may have hummable songs by Carly Simon. But it's about two and a half lumps shy of being any good.

Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
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February 11, 2005

Sticking closely to formula, Disney delivers a sweet script and charming storybook backgrounds, with serviceable, if sappy, songs from Carly Simon.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press
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February 11, 2005

Sure, this should be straight-to-video Disney, but it's still charming, harmless fun.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
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February 11, 2005

Pooh's Heffalump Movie, with its message of tolerance and open-mindedness, is a fine afternoon at the megaplex. And it will make a welcome addition your home library when it's released on video.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Kevin Crust
Los Angeles Times
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February 10, 2005

An innocuous introduction to diversity for the preschool set, Pooh's Heffalump Movie features some charming songs by Carly Simon and is warmly animated so as to evoke nostalgia in parents.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kathy Cano Murillo
Arizona Republic
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February 10, 2005

Pooh's Heffalump Movie is much like a children's cardboard storybook and is set to the cozy soundtrack of Carly Simon. It's as sweet as hunny and breezy to follow, and before you know it, it's over and everyone is smiling.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Anita Gates
New York Times
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February 10, 2005

In Pooh's Heffalump Movie, which is adorable, he finally encounters the real thing. And it (the heffalump) is too cute for words.

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Chuck Wilson
L.A. Weekly
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February 10, 2005

Amusing, beautifully drawn one-hour film.

Nancy Churnin
Dallas Morning News
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February 10, 2005

Nothing more than a less charming rehash of the original Tigger tale.

Full Review | Original Score: C-
Jan Stuart
Newsday
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February 10, 2005

Pooh's Heffalump Movie is the cinematic equivalent of being tucked into bed with a fable and a glass of water.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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February 10, 2005

It's as gooey as a jar of honey, and just as sweet.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
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February 10, 2005

On the heels of 1999's The Tigger Movie and 2003's Piglet's Big Movie, Pooh's Heffalump Movie is by far the best of the DisneyToon Studios bunch.

Monica Eng
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic
February 10, 2005

A beautifully animated romp through the world of Pooh as created by A.A. Milne.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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February 10, 2005

Apparently the Disney folks don't even bother with A.A. Milne anymore. They just borrow his characters and do with them what they will -- which mostly means cramming toy stores with plush Poohs, Piglets and Eeyores.

Full Review | Original Score: C+
Scott Brown
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic
February 9, 2005

Making this your kids' first Pooh experience would be like weaning them on New Coke.

Full Review | Original Score: C+