Howdy folks, today we are taking a look at the 2003 movie, Piglet’s Big Movie. Piglet’s Big Movie was released in the middle of The Tigger Movie and Pooh’s Heffalump Movie and all three movies are cute and a lot of fun. I think it was neat how Disney gave Piglet his moment to shine here and some folks may be surprised to know that this was not a straight-to-DVD movie, it actually got a theatrical release!
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The Movie Review
One thing that I like about Piglet’s Big Movie is that it takes the little timid and often afraid Piglet and makes him the hero of the movie. The movie is presented in a pretty interesting way. It starts with a misunderstanding where Piglet helps out, but he is pretty much brushed aside and people ignore what he did which leaves Piglet to go and take a stroll.
His friends go round to Piglet’s house and find that he is “missing.” They find a scarp book filled with adventures Piglet has gone on and they use it to try and find him. Now, the story changes here as we get five smaller stories that are told by the characters in flashback form as they come to realize just how brave and strong their little friend Piglet is.
In between the backstory shorts that the movie has. We have the 100 Acre Wood friends trying to come up with the best way to try and find Piglet. It goes about as smoothly as you would expect and before long, Pooh, Tigger, Eeyore, and Rabbit end up in trouble! Piglet is the one who comes to the rescue and once again the friends all realize just how brave he is.
At its core, I feel that Piglet’s Big Movie is a movie that is here to teach children to appreciate people and not just look at people on the surface. It is about helping kids realize that it is inside us which makes us strong and in my humble opinion that is a great message for kids to experience in a movie.
This run of three Winnie the Pooh movies that Disney did in the early 00s all look great. They all have a similar style with nice bright colors and some fantastic animation that brings it all to life. We have the regular voice actors here doing their usual wonderful job bringing the 100 Acre Wood gang to life.
Before I bring this thing to a close, I want to touch on one more thing. To go along with Piglet’s Big Movie, Piglet’s Big Game was released for the PlayStation 2 and Nintendo GameCube. This is a wonderful kid’s adventure game that captures the spirit of the movie very well and is a lot of fun to play. It is one of the better and more charming Disney games released during this era, if you like the movie, check out the game.
Anyway, Piglet’s Big Movie is a lovely movie. I think if I were ranking these three Disney movies, I would put this one second, just behind Pooh’s Heffalump Movie. It has a ton of heart and I think that it has a bit more action and danger than you would expect from a Winnie the Pooh movie as well.
- A movie based around Piglet is awesome
- I liked the message of friendship and appreciating your friends the movie had
- It looks and sounds fantastic
- The video game they released alongside this is pretty good too!
- In typical Disney fashion, there is no 4K home release for this movie
- Some may not like the way Piglet is treated at the start of the movie