Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe To Empire!
Save up to 70%
Empire
Film Studies 101
Reviews
STAR RATINGS EXPLAINED
Unmissable 5 Stars
Excellent 4 Stars
Good 3 Stars
Poor 2 Stars
Tragic 1 Star

FILM DETAILS
Certificate
U
Cast
Jim Cummings
Brenda Blethyn
Ken Sansom
David Ogden Stiers
John Fiedler
Nikita Hopkins.
Directors
Frank Nissen.
Screenwriters
Brian Hohlfeld
Evan Spiliotopoulos
Brian Hohlfeld
Evan Spiliotopoulos.
Running Time
68 minutes

LATEST FILM REVIEWS
Last Knights
2 Star Empire Rating
Child 44
2 Star Empire Rating
Sixteen
3 Star Empire Rating
Dark Horse: The Incredible True Story Of Dream Alliance
3 Star Empire Rating
Last Five Years, The
3 Star Empire Rating



5 STAR REVIEWS
Still Alice
5 Star Empire Rating
Les Miserables
5 Star Empire Rating
Duke Of Burgundy, The
5 Star Empire Rating
Whiplash
5 Star Empire Rating
Sweet Smell of Success
5 Star Empire Rating

Pooh's Heffalump Movie
Likeable Disney spin-off of the A. A. Milne tales.


submit to reddit


Plot
The continuing adventures of Pooh and the gang, with the new character of Mama Heffalump.


Review
A glance at school holiday box office figures is enough to show that child-friendly fare is in much demand at certain times of the year. Parents desperate for anything to keep their little angels quiet are the reason this Disney film, originally destined to go straight to DVD, earned cinema status upon its release. As such, its pale-washed, 2-D animation betrays its heritage, but it still boasts impressive voice talent and original songs to liven proceedings.

"The Hundred Acre Wood crew" - as the hip Disney press notes very uncharacteristically describe A. A. Milne's characters - go in search of the mysterious Heffalump and learn some lessons about prejudice and friendship. It's a slight affair, but the cute Heffalump and some cartoon slapstick are endearing enough to its target audience.


Verdict
Insubstantial 'Pooh Story' that will none the less appeal to its target audience.


Reviewed by Emma Cochrane

Write Your Review
To write your review please login or register.


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
The 15 Most Controversial Alternate Endings
How some of your favourite films could have finished...

80 Of The Best Movie Star Adverts
From Sly Stallone selling bread to Hugh Jackman dancing for Ice Tea

Showrunner Matthew Weiner Reveals 7 Mad Men Secrets
The truth about The Beatles and that lawnmower

New Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer Breakdown
Everything you need to know about the second teaser

Podcast #157: Alan Rickman
From A Little Chaos to Die Hard and back again

From Hell! 22 Stalker Psychodramas
From fatal attractions to single white females

Alfonso Gomez-Rejon On The Town That Dreaded Sundown
The American Horror Story director on his cult slasher remake

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Subscribe now and save up to 70%

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save money on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Subscribe now and save up to 70%
Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)