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Pooh's Heffalump Movie

Promotional poster for Pooh's Heffalump Movie
Directed by Frank Nissen
Produced by Jessica Koplos-Miller
Written by Brian Hohlfeld
Evan Spiliotopoulos
Starring Jim Cummings
John Fiedler
Kath Soucie
Nikita Hopkins
Ken Sansom
Peter Cullen
Kyle Stanger
Brenda Blethyn
Music by Joel McNeely
Distributed by Walt Disney Pictures
Buena Vista Pictures
Release date(s) February 11, 2005 (2005-02-11)
Running time 68 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $20 million
Gross revenue $52,858,433
Preceded by Winnie the Pooh: Springtime with Roo
Followed by Pooh's Heffalump Halloween Movie

Pooh's Heffalump Movie is a (2005) animated Winnie the Pooh film, released by Walt Disney Pictures.

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Plot

Winnie the Pooh and his friends hear a strange noise and find a set of large, perfectly circular footprints in the Hundred Acre Wood (and, in Tigger's case, a major earthquake in the middle of the night, causing his house to be severely damaged). They jump to the conclusion that the noise and prints are from a heffalump, and Rabbit organizes an expedition to go try to catch it; but Roo is told to stay behind, as everyone believes the expedition is too dangerous for one as young as he.

Roo slips out on his own in search of the heffalump, and soon finds one, a playful young four-footed creature named Heffridge Trumpler Brompet Heffalump IV (nicknamed "Lumpy"), colored lavender and having a Southern English accent and a trunk like an elephant, but being not much larger than Roo. Roo is afraid at first but the two quickly make friends and play. Roo asks Lumpy to come home with him to meet all of Roo's friends; Lumpy is afraid because of what he thinks they might be like, but Roo reassures him and they return to the Hundred Acre Wood, which is deserted, as everyone else is still out searching for the heffalump. Roo and Lumpy become great friends and find that they're not so different.

The pair eventually meet up with the rest of Roo's friends, who are frightened and immediately try to "rescue" Roo and capture the Lumpy. Lumpy runs away; in running after him Roo ends up in a tight spot, and it's up to Lumpy's mother to save Roo and show everyone that heffalumps are nice and not to be feared.

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Reception

The film was not very successful at the American box office, making just $5,805,559 in its opening weekend for an average of only $2,296 from 2,529 theaters. The film ended up with a final gross of $18,098,433 in North America. However, the film did do much better in foreign markets, managing to make $34,760,000 internationally, bringing the total worldwide gross to $52,858,433, thereby making the film a moderate success. Despite the tepid box office numbers, reviews were generally positive, resulting in a "Certified Fresh" rating of 80% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Sequel

A sequel Pooh's Heffalump Halloween Movie was released September 13, 2005.

Trivia

  • This film was the last time Nikita Hopkins voiced the character of Roo.
  • Owl and Gopher are absent in the movie, but Christopher Robin appears during the end credits sung by Carly Simon, but does not speak for the first time.
  • This was the shortest Winnie the Pooh film to be released in theaters.

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