Now available for the first time on Disney Blu-ray Combo Pack is Disney’s The Tigger Movie (Bounce-A-Riffic Special Edition).
The Tigger Movie is the first of three animated features that released to theaters (Piglet’s Big Movie and Pooh’s Heffalump Movie being the other two) that features a character from the 100 Acre Wood in their own story.
There are two things that any Tigger fan can tell you about their favorite orange stripedey cat, Tiggers love to bounce and… “he’s the only one”. This movie was pretty much built out around those two facts.
Tigger wants to go bouncing but nobody wants to go with him. Either because they don’t have the time, or because they simply can’t bounce. Discouraged by this, Tigger has a revelation after a conversation with Owl about family trees. Tigger must set out to find his own family tree. Maybe he’s not the only one after all?
Filled with great music and amazing animation, I absolutely love how all the Pooh animated films have the same look and feel consistently throughout the years.
Bonus features include a nice little featurette “A Tigger Tale” discussing Walt’s desire to bring A. A. Milne’s characters to life. Richard Sherman reveals that there was more of the original Tigger song that he and his brother Robert wrote that finally got to be used in The Tigger Movie. And on a side-note, I own a copy of the Winnie The Pooh book that opens (with the exact same cover art) at the into of the featurette.
Also noteworthy among the bonus features is “The Mini Adventures of Winnie the Pooh”. This continues a bonus feature that was on last year’s release of “Winnie the Pooh”. In it, John Cleese narrates a series of clips. This time, featuring scenes from “The Tigger Movie” and “The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh”. These would be great for the kids when you don’t have enough time for a full movie but want to give them something short to watch before bedtime.
In this charming musical tale of friendship and adventure, “The Tigger Movie” Bounce-A-Riffic Special Edition follows Tigger as he sets off on an epic journey to find other Tiggers in his family tree. Through a series of exciting adventures he discovers that families come in all shapes and sizes. This fun and playful animated tale delights a whole new generation of fans with its timeless characters and storytelling, rich animation and delightful songs by legendary Disney songwriting team of brothers, Richard and Robert Sherman. The film features the Hundred Acre Wood’s most lovable characters, Pooh, Eeyore, Tigger, Piglet and the rest of the gang.
Jim Cummings – Tigger / Winnie the Pooh (voice)
Nikita Hopkins – Roo (voice)
Ken Sansom – Rabbit (voice)
John Fiedler – Piglet (voice)
Peter Cullen – Eeyore (voice)
Andre Stojka – Owl (voice)
Kath Soucie – Kanga (voice)
Tom Attenborough – Christopher Robin (voice)
John Hurt – Narrator (voice)
Frank Welker – Additional voices (voice)
Tun Time: 77 minutes
- Disney Intermission – While the film is paused, young viewers are entertained with fun and engaging Hundred Acre Wood themed games and activities.
- “A Tigger Tale” – This featurette includes interviews with director Jun Falkenstein, producer Cheryl Abood, art director Toby Bluth, animator Jeff Johnson and composer Richard Sherman who discuss how Tigger’s literary and film history influenced “The Tigger Movie.”
- 10 Mini Adventures of Winnie the Pooh shorts – The journey continues with these 10 animated shorts featuring all of the Hundred Acre Wood characters.
- “Round My Family Tree” Sing-Along Song – In this feature, fans can sing along with Tigger as the lyrics are highlighted on screen.
- Kenny Loggins Music Video “Your Heart Will Lead You Home” – Singer/songwriter Kenny Loggins reunites with the Hundred Acre Wood characters in this heartwarming music video.