Who doesn’t love Winnie the Pooh? The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh was first released in 1977 and would be accompanied by The Littlest Horse Thieves as a special double feature. One of the most interesting things about this movie is that it has had a ton of re-releases. I would wager that we would be close to 10 times this has been released on various formats up until the most recent Blu-Ray release in 2013!
How to Download The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
You can download or stream the film from a digital platform. Click on the Download button at the end of this review and make your choice. Check out also other films about Winnie the Pooh – The Tigger Movie (2000), Piglet’s Big Movie (2003), Pooh”s Heffalump Movie (2005), Winnie the Pooh (2011), and the live-action film – Christopher Robin (2018).
The Movie Review
Instead of being a full movie, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh is an anthology-type film. This features three classic Winnie the Pooh shorts, Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree, Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day, and Winnie the Pooh and Tigger too. All three of these are classics from the Disney vault.
While I like all three of these stories, the one that always springs to mind when I think of this is Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree as the visual of him up that tree dealing with the bees is just so iconic. To be fair, all three stories are good in their own way and they are just super cute.
Disney did not just splice the three of these together and call it a day. They made some extra little bits of story to somewhat link the tales together and they also added an ending sequence too. So, while all three stories are their own contained thing, this works as a nice set of classic Winnie the Pooh stories and none of them feel like they are out of place.
Now, I want to go back to when I was talking about this movie having a bunch of re-releases! You see a few years later, Disney would make another Winnie the Pooh short, Winnie the Pooh, and a Day for Eeyore. I have heard some stories that this was added to The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh and released in some theatres in the 80s, but I cannot confirm that. I can confirm that this fourth short has been added to some of the DVD releases though.
If you are looking to add The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh to your collection, I would 100 percent make sure that you are getting one of the releases that has that fourth story as it is a lot of fun. Fun is probably the best way to describe this movie, it is classic Disney at their best and this style of Winnie the Pooh would serve as the basis for pretty much everything that would follow, even what we have now!
The animation here is great, it has some lovely songs and I feel that it holds up very well to this day. Now, if I am being honest, I do prefer the trilogy of Winnie the Pooh movies that came out in the 00s starting with The Tigger Movie. However, these are still classic Winnie the Pooh stories and if you are a Disney fan, you 100 percent need a copy of this in your collection!
- This features three (well four) lovely Winnie the Pooh stories
- The animation holds up well and the Blu-Ray release looks great
- It features some adorable classic Disney songs
- Some of the home releases have some awesome extras on them
- With so many home releases (there are four alone on DVD!) it is confusing to know which one to buy
- Some may not like the way that there is not one main story