Parents need to know that this big-screen take on Winnie the Pooh is as sweet and gentle as the original Disney cartoons, making it accessible for even the youngest movie-goers (and a fine pick for little ones' first movie). Preschoolers and early elementary-aged children may not understand the way the narrator speaks to the characters (who also interact with the letters and words on the screen), but it won't get in the way of their enjoyment. The sequence in which the mysterious "Backson" monster is described could mildly frighten some tots, but otherwise this is a faithful adaptation of A.A. Milne's classic tales.
- Families can talk about the way the characters interact with the narrator and the words on the screen. How is this similar to the way the original books worked? Is it ever confusing?
- Talk about personalities. All the animals have different personalities -- can you describe them? Do you know any people with similar characteristics?
- Kids: Which character do you identify with the most? When you feel sad like Eeyore, what do you do?
- How does this movie compare to other Pooh films and TV shows? Which do you like best, and why?