On Tuesday January 5th, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment will release WINNIE THE POOH: A VALENTINE FOR YOU Special Edition on DVD! This Valentine themed animated collection features three Winnie the Pooh stories including a new-to-DVD adventure (“My Hero) a fun bonus feature (“Catch the Love Bug” game), Pooh-themed Valentines cards inside each DVD plus all features from the original. As a bonus, each special edition DVD includes Pooh-themed Valentine’s Day Cards!
We received an advance copy of the DVD to review and as soon as it came in the door my daughter wanted to watch it. Let’s watch Winnie the Pooh. My daughter loves Pooh Bear. I was afraid though that she would be disappointed by this version. This is the classic Winnie the Pooh that I grew up with. I don’t remember any of the stories but they are older stories. They don’t have Darby, but the original Christopher Robin.
There was enough familiarity in it for her to still enjoy and love it and request to watch it over and over again. This DVD included three half-hour cartoons; one of them being, “A Valentine for you”. The story: Pooh, Piglet, Tigger, and Rabbit see Christopher Robin making a valentine for a girl and find he’s been bitten by a "Smitten" and is lovesick. Worried that he’ll no longer have time for them, and hoping a second bite from the love bug will cure him, they set out on a wild adventure to capture the Smitten. One of the other ones is from "Un-Valentine’s Day". It is simply the first Season 2 episode of "The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh", the Daytime Emmy-winning Saturday morning fixture in 1989. I was nine years old then. The story:it’s that warm and wonderful time when Pooh and his pals like to show how much they care. But Rabbit wants to cancel Valentine’s Day because last year, he was up to his ears in the flood of cards that littered the Hundred Acre Wood. Reluctantly, everyone agrees – until someone anonymously sends Pooh a pot of honey. Suddenly, the Valentine rush is again out of control, much to the delight of all — including Rabbit. The third one is “My Hero”. The story: this new-to-DVD adventure that shows the lesson of two friends truly helping each other. When Piglet saves Tigger’s life, Tigger decides to repay the favor by being Piglet’s servant. But Tigger’s new job causes Piglet more harm than good. When Tigger saves Piglet’s life, his obligation to be the servant is erased and all is back to normal.
I didn’t pay too much attention to it. I was just reminded of when I used to watch it because it started in the real life bedroom that is supposed to belong to Christopher Robin. From their the nostalgic music starts and I’m whisked away into my own imagination and my daughter is soaking it all up for the first time. I thought it was timeless and classic while my daughter found it new. We’re going to have lots of fun with the Valentine’s Day cards that came with the DVD.
Winnie the Pooh: A Valentine for You Special Editionbonus 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.