MouseCorp's latest excursion onto the A.A. Milne estate, to once more milk that silly old bear who's actually a cash cow, is the gentlest of animated adventures. There's no villain, very little conflict, and practically no plot; it's appropriate for sensitive preschoolers and almost nobody else (except, perhaps, insomniacs). When Winnie the Pooh, Eeyore, and Rabbit start taking their little pal Piglet for granted, the tiny swine sets off solo to prove his mettle. But his fluffy friends soon miss him and begin a roundabout trek to bring him back, reminiscing about a trio of earlier adventures with the petite pink pig while they search. The three flashbacks are all adapted from Milne's source material, and thus better than the overarching story, which is more sentimental and action-oriented. The animation, mostly knocked out by the Disney C-team in Asia, is depressingly flat and cheap; not a single background moves, and the characters look slapped on top (which they are). I chuckled about a dozen times, mostly to reaffirm the taste of my 3-year-old, who was captivated throughout.
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