A synopsis is beside the point here. The main feature is song clips from various Winnie ThePooh cartoons with animated captions encouraging the kids to sing along. I do wonder about theaudience for such bits as the Tigger song: this piece moves so fast that you need to be a speedreader to keep up, and so probably too old for the DVD.
No sound effects to speak of, naturally, since music is the whole point of the DVD. Themusic sounds fine. It is…nice and full without being too loud a mix.
The picture is very strong and sharp, with extremely vibrant colours. There is some variationof the colours depending on the vintage of the clip, and this becomes more noticeable when agiven song is has footage that is cobbled together from various sources.
Essentially, this disc is all special features. The menu itself is nicely conceived — veryanimated and full of comments from the characters. A voice-over tells viewers how to use thedisc. One complaint: Disney’s habit of having the trailers (in this case for The Lion King SpecialEdition, Rolie Polie Olie: The Baby Bot Chase and Stanley) come up automatically when the discloads, well before the menu for the kids. Anyway, the other activities beyond the songs involve avocabulary builder and a music game. The former is divided into “Beginner” and “Advanced”options, where you either correctly identify objects by their name (for viewers who don’t reallyread yet), or you spell the word properly. The music game requires you to play back a tune, and isdefinitely for the older viewers, as it could likely frustrate very young children.
The DVD isn’t exactly packed, and the stock footage approach to the main feature is a bitsneaky. However, kids who like sing-alongs should enjoy themselves.
Special Features List
- Word Time Vocabulary Activity
- Songs of Note Musical Game