That’s what Tigger sets out to find in The Tigger Movie, Disney's charming 2000 film, now available on Blu-ray.
Up to his usual antics, bouncing around trying to find someone to play with him, Tigger decides to go on a bouncy, flouncy journey to find his family tree--the tallest, stripy-est tree in the whole Hundred Acre Wood--or so he thinks. Even with the help of his friends, things don’t turn out quite as expected, resulting in Tigger venturing out on his own into a dangerous snowstorm.
But, in the end, with the help of Pooh, Piglet, and especially little Roo, Tigger learns that family is not necessarily just aunts and uncles and granny and pappy, but the people who care about you and love you the most.
Saturday mornings are made for this. I curled up with my toddler Nicholas in my lap, popped on The Tigger Movie and reveled in the snuggles and cuddles while we giggled along with Tigger, Pooh, Piglet, Roo, Kanga and the whole gang.
We sang and danced along as Tigger sang his theme song:
The wonderful thing about Tiggers
Is Tiggers are wonderful things!
Their tops are made out of rubber
Their bottoms are made out of springs!
They're bouncy, trouncy, flouncy, pouncy
Fun, fun, fun, fun, fun!
But the most wonderful thing about Tiggers is
I'm the only one.
We laughed as Tigger bounced Pooh for the 1,000th time. We snuggled close as Tigger and his friends faced uncertainty. And I got a great big hug as the credits rolled and Nicholas asked to watch it again. “Pweeze, Mommy?”
The Tigger Movie is sweet, charming and wholesome fun to curl up with your kids and enjoy.
The Blu-ray disc has fun special features. You'll find some Tiggerific short clips from several Winnie the Pooh movies, plus A Tigger Tale, which includes interviews with director Jun Falkenstein, producer Cheryl Abood, animator Jeff Johnson, composer Richard Sherman, and art director Toby Bluth as they discuss Tigger's film and literary history and how it influenced The Tigger Movie.
There is also a fantastic pause feature (which, if you're watching with small children, you know you're going to use it) called Disney Intermission. Upon pressing pause, interactive games and activities pop up:
Nicholas and I ended up watching and playing along with the intermission way more than we expected. This mommy wishes Disney would put the interactive intermission on more movies.