Piglet has finally moved from supporting cast of the Winnie the Pooh crew to lead in Piglet’s Big Movie. In the fashion that made the Winnie the Pooh stories so popular, Disney has created another Pooh adventure that is sure to entertain children all around the world. This film is not at the same level as Disney’s blockbuster animated features such as A Bug’s Life or Finding Nemo, but it will hold it’s own in the children’s DVD market.
”It’s Piglet’s first m…vie — and it’s a BIG one! You’ll delight in this wonderful story of friendship, fun and appreciation in which Pooh and all his pals learn it doesn’t take somebody big to do big things. Piglet disappears into the 100 Acre Wood after hearing he is ”just too small” to help with a hunny-gathering scheme. Pooh, Tigger, Eeyore and the others must then use Piglet’s scrapbook of memories to find him. Soon, they realize just how big a part Piglet plays in their many adventures together!” – Disney
As is the case with most animated Disney DVD’s, this disc looks very good. The 1.66:1 anamorphic widescreen transfer is very clean from defects. There was no trace of edge enhancements, dust, or print damage. The colors are at most times vibrant, while skin tones (if you can call them that) remained natural. Nice job Disney!
The Dolby Digital 5.1 audio track on this disc is not bad for a non-blockbuster animated feature. Left-right sound movement was lively, and the dialog was nicely positioned. The soundstage was filled occasionally with some mild surround activity, but the bass unfortunately a little thin. This discs audio was good… but it will not blow you away.
To cap this disc off, Disney has included a few supplements to enjoy. We get a game called “Piglet’s Book of Memories“, “The World According to Piglet” featurette (that explores piglet’s adventures and teaches a few children’s lessons), “Sing Along with the Movie” (provides subtitles to the songs as the film plays), and lastly a number of trailers found in the “Sneek Peeks” section.
Parents will not necessarily love this DVD, but kids probably will. The video and audio quality are both good, and although the features are a little thin, the film is still mildly entertaining.
Special Features List
- Piglet’s Big Book of Memories game
- The World According to Piglet
- Sing Along mode