Christmas DVD Review – ‘The Many Adventures of Winnie The Pooh’

Hello everyone! 🙂

Welcome to ‘Bradley’s Basement’ blog and I’m Tim Bradley!

I had quite a nostalgic Christmas present from my parents this year. I enjoyed revisiting and re-watching ‘The Many Adventures of Winnie The Pooh’. This was a Disney animated film released in 1977, featuring three memorable stories that were originally in 1966, 1968 and 1974. I remember watching these three stories when I was little.

Winnie The Pooh was a little bear created by English author A.A. Milne for his son Christopher Robin. This Disney animated film is based on the books by A.A Milne. The three stories include ‘Winnie The Pooh and the Honey Tree’; ‘Winnie The Pooh and the Blustery Day’ and ‘Winnie The Pooh and Tigger Too’. I remember watching these three stories individually on VHS before watching them in one film.

Watching ‘The Many Adventures of Winnie The Pooh’ on DVD has brought back many nostalgic memories for me as a kid. As I gathered, my late sister Bethan also enjoyed these when she was a kid. It was fun to see these stories, full of laughs and lovely songs and seeing Pooh Bear and friends.

I remember the characters in Pooh’s world of the Hundred Acre Wood, including Piglet, Tigger, Owl, Eeyore, Rabbit, Gopher, Kanga and Roo. It was also fun to see Pooh in his ‘thotful’ spots thinking away as well as enjoying his ‘hunny’ from his ‘hunny’ pots. Goodness, it brings back fond memories.

My favourite story from the three in the film has to be ‘Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too’. I especially like Tigger’s story and how he never seems to stop bouncing. I also liked the songs featured in this like the ‘Winnie the Pooh’ song; ‘The Wonderful Thing About Tiggers’ and ‘Heffalumps and Woozles’.

Another fun aspect to the film is how it’s all told in a storybook and that you turn the page over with the narrator telling the story. I laughed at moments when Pooh and other characters interacted with the narrator and when Pooh and other characters jumped from one page to the next in the stories.

On the DVD, there’s a bonus animated short called ‘A Day For Eeyore’. This wasn’t included in ‘The Many Adventures of Winnie The Pooh’ film, but I do recall seeing it on VHS individually as with the other three Pooh stories. I was so glad to re-watch it again on DVD with the other three Pooh stories.

‘The Many Adventures of Winnie The Pooh’ has been a joyous and happy viewing experience for me, as it brought back nostalgic memories when I watched Pooh and his friends as a kid. I recall watching the ‘The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh’ cartoon TV series when it was on TV and also on VHS.

Watching this again has made me think of asking questions to Sarah Sutton (Nyssa in ‘Doctor Who’) at a convention, since she played Baby Roo in a production of ‘Winnie The Pooh’ when she was little.

Thanks for reading!

Bye for now!

Tim. 🙂

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