Stars: 4 / 5
Happy Easter everyone! Yes, I am way behind in posting my reviews, but this day all over the world folks celebrated Easter - springtime festival. For this day, I chose this movie featuring characters from Disney's classic Winnie the Pooh cartoons. This was my choice not just because I love Winnie the Pooh but also because my nephews love him too. This post is dedicated to my three nutty naughty nephews.
Winnie the Pooh: Springtime with Roo is an American direct-to-video animated film released in 2004. The story mainly revolves around Easter and how they wish to celebrate in the Hundred Acre Wood. As always, Tigger heads out to Rabbit's place along with Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore and Roo for an Easter Egg hunt.
However, once they reach Rabbit's house they see that instead of Easter, Rabbit is doing a "Spring Cleaning Day" and assigns tasks to everyone to do the spring cleaning. No matter what everyone says or try to explain he refuses to acknowledge Easter and insists on making it a "Spring Cleaning Day". Everyone is surprised and shocked as to why Rabbit was so bitter about Easter.
The rest of the story follows how everyone try to find the reason behind Rabbit's reluctance, what happened in the past, what changed now and how it affected Rabbit. Will everyone understand the cause? Will Rabbit get over his bitterness and finally concede in celebrating Easter? Will the Hundred Acre Wood have an Easter this year? Its always fun to watch Winnie the Pooh and his friends. They literally come to life in front of my eyes.
I also can empathize with Rabbit knowing how my nature is but at the same time understand others standing too. So it was with mixed feelings that I enjoyed it at times and was questioning the author at times. Nonetheless a thoroughly enjoyable adventure with Winnie the Pooh and his friends.