The Tigger Movie Review

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Tiggers. Wonderful things maybe, but hardy enough to sustain a feature length running time? Well, the answer is actually a bit of yes and no. Each of the mainstay Winnie The Pooh characters (Rabbit, Eeyore, Piglet, Owl, Kanga, Roo and the "tubby little cubby all stuffed with fluff" himself) is fortunately present to lend enough of their individual quirks to the animated mayhem to smooth over any thin edges. At least, just about.

But - lest we forget - this is Tigger's movie and, in the main, he makes the most of his big break. Springing from pillar to post amid the flora and fauna of Hundred Acre Wood, he manages to frustrate his cuddly companions (who are all preparing for the impending winter) to such an extent that they are not far from telling him to go bounce himself. And so, at the suggestion of best pal Roo, our Tango'd hero decides it's about time to locate his erstwhile genetic counterparts.

Exploring many similar moral themes, therefore, to the recent Muppets From Space, the plot sees the one whose "bottom is made of rubber and tail is made out of string" initially fail in his quest, only to be quite unnecessarily reinvigorated when the others forge a letter from his "family" to cheer him up. Lies, you see, even little white ones, can cause all sorts of trouble.

But then, of course, it's crass (perhaps he won't find any other Tiggers, but at least he'll realise his friends are his real family), it's your usual morality play, thinly disguised under a veneer of "kiddie flick". And while the one-dimensional nature of the plot is unlikely to entertain anyone over the age of 11, the end result certainly includes enough pre-pubescent prerequisites to ensure that the furry fella will never bounce alone.