By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: January 13, 2010
Winnie the Pooh: A Valentine For You: Special Edition
Studio: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
Source: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
What to expect: Friendship, Adventure
This is a review for all of you “Pooh” fans. In the event you and your sidekick can’t get enough of this lovable bear in the books that you read—or perhaps you’re looking for a way to connect your child with a book character, to encourage reading—Winnie the Pooh: A Valentine For You makes a fine choice for the holiday of love, Valentine’s Day.
The movie begins with Pooh feeling a little put-out by the fact that Christopher Robin may have a new friend. The characters all hold their usual charm and charisma as they set out to catch the love bug that has supposedly bitten Christopher Robin—he has been “bitten by a Smitten.” The hunt for the Smitten is cute and, perhaps for some, a little spooky; but in true Hundred Acre Wood fashion, this adventure teaches viewers that hearts are large enough to cherish all friends. Good friends are kept in the heart, always.
One of my favorite moments is when Owl explains the difference between boys and girls: Boys like what they see. Girls see what they like. I’d have to say that I also get a real kick out of the whistle in Beaver’s voice.
With the addition of two older “Pooh” stories and a couple of bonus features, I’d say this makes a sweet alternative to the traditional Valentine candy.
Synopsis: Get ready to fall in love with this timeless Special Edition of Winnie The Pooh’s beloved Valentine’s Day classic! Join Pooh and his pals as they set off on an exciting adventure to find the Smitten (love bug) they think has bitten Christopher Robin. Brimming with magic and
delightful songs, A VALENTINE FOR YOU reminds us that there’s room in our hearts for both old and new friends! Then, enjoy extra fun and laughter with two more charming tales: Un-Valentine’s Day and My Hero. It’s a sweet treat for the entire family!
Bonus Features include: My Hero New To DVD! From THE NEW ADVENTURES OF WINNIE THE POOH, Catch The Love Bug Game Flying Love Bugs are On The Loose In The Hundred Acre Wood, And It’s Up To You To Catch As Many As You Can.
Add this DVD to your collection: Winnie the Pooh: A Valentine For You: Special Edition