I’ve gone on record to state my dislike of sequels. Direct-to-video being the worst offenders. And even though Walt Disney himself didn’t like them, or repeating himself (“You can’t top pigs with pigs.”), I have come to realize that a business like Disney (the company) must do what it has to in order to remain in the black. And so we have ended up with a series of lackluster outings into The Hundred Acre Wood. The one featured here is known as Winnie the Pooh’s Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin (released August 5th, 1997).
Front of Folder
The Disney Store released a nice set of four lithographs to coincide with the video release. Each is on archival stock paper and presented inside an amazing folder.
Back of Folder
Sometimes, The Disney Store provides a fun package for the prints, and this release is certainly a good example. Let’s begin to open the folder:
Top Flap Opened Upwards
Close-up of Map
Folder Opened Completely
I haven’t seen this movie in years and so don’t remember if it managed to capture the magic of the first series of Shorts. But here is a brief synopsis of the storyline: The story begins on the last day of summer. Christopher Robin is unable to tell his friend Winnie-the-Pooh some sad news, that he is going off to school and won’t be around as much. Pooh doesn’t understand the absence of his friend and goes to Owl to get a note, left by Christopher Robin to explain, interpreted. Owl deduces that Christopher Robin has been taken to a distant, mysterious and dangerous place called “Skull” against his will, to a cave where the monstrous “Skullasaurus” resides. Owl equips the group with a map and sends them into the “Great Unknown” of the Hundred Acre Wood. There are mishaps aplenty until Christopher Robin returns from school and finds them. They return home, and that evening, Christopher Robin says he will return to school the next day. Pooh declares that he will always be waiting for him.
Whether the movie was good or not, the prints in this set are excellent! Let’s have a look:
All’s Well That End’s Well!
This adventure of Winnie the Pooh and his friends would definitely appeal to the younger Disney fan!
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