The Tigger Movie: Bounce-A-Rrrific Special Edition Blu-ray Review
- Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
- Video Codec: AVC/MPEG-4
- Resolution: 1080p/24 (23.976Hz)
- Audio Codec: English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 (48kHz/24-bit), French & Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1
- Subtitles: English SDH, French, Spanish
- Subtitles Color: White
- Region: ABC (Region-Free)
- Rating: G
- Run Time: 77 Mins.
- Discs: 2 (1 x Blu-ray + 1 x DVD)
- Studio: Walt Disney Video
- Blu-ray Release Date: August 21, 2012
- List Price: $39.99
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2000′s The Tigger Movie, directed by Jun Falkenstein, is a completely family friendly adventure based on the lovable characters of A.A. Milne. This particular tale features Tigger (voiced by the inimitable Jim Cummings) who along with the rest of his friends in the hundred-acre-wood, including Winnie the Pooh (also voiced by Cummings), Roo (Nikita Hopkins), Rabbit (Ken Sansom), Piglet (John Fiedler), Eeyore (Peter Cullen), Owl (Andre Stojka) and Kanga (Kath Soucie), goes searching for his family members in hopes that he will find that he is not the only Tigger in the world. Narrated warmly by John Hurt (The Immortals; Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), The Tigger Movie may be terribly predictable from the perspective of an adult, but its childlike wonder and magical animation make it a true joy.The film is thoroughly infused with the Disney magic, from the beautiful backgrounds that marvelously mimic the Milne storybooks, to the musical numbers from veteran Disney songwriters Robert and Richard Sherman this is one animated journey you won’t mind taking a few times, regardless of what age you are.
The Tigger Movie on Blu-ray comes with an AVC/MPEG-4 1080p encodement that looks as beautiful as we have come to expect from the majority of Disney’s animated releases on Blu-ray. The image is clean with just the slightest hint of grain, colors are exceptionally vibrant and the line art is crisp. Apart from a few spots in the opening live action sequence where the white areas look a little rough, blown out and heavily grained, this one is just about flawless. This one is sure to please.
While the DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 (48kHz/24-bit) soundtrack isn’t as aggressive as we’ve come to expect from most animated releases, the mix is still thoroughly enjoyable. It has wide imaging with strong dynamic range, a weighty amount of lows to anchor its musical numbers and sound effects and clean, clear dialogue. Ambience and atmospheric effects in the surrounds are lush and evenly balanced with the front channels.
More fun for the whole family continues with a collection of Winnie the Pooh shorts and a Family Tree activity poster with stickers included in the set. For the more grownup viewers, a roundtable and Kenny Loggins video are also included on the disc.
- A Tigger Tale (1.78:1; 1080p/24; 00:06:22) – A quick making-of featurette with a roundtable discussion with the crew of The Tigger Movie.
- Mini Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1.78:1; 1080p/24):
- Pooh and Tigger
- The Most Wonderful Thing About Tiggers
- Eeyore’s House
- Someone Like Tigger
- What Tiggers Do Best
- The Super Bounce
- Tigger Goes Ice Skating
- The Jagular
- Unbouncing Tigger
- “Round My Family Tree” Sing-Along Song
- Kenny Loggins Music Video “Your Heart Will Lead You Home” (1.33:1; SD)
- Family Tree Family Activity with Stickers included inside
- DVD – Standard DVD of release also included.
The Definitive Word
Perhaps this Tigger Movie doesn’t have quite the emotional depth of some of the true Disney classics, but being completely devoid of double entendres, irony, and any questionable jokes, this is just pure, wholesome family entertainment that is, in the end, a every pleasurable watch.
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