Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day (1968)

Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day ReviewWinnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day Review

Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day is a 1968 Oscar-winning Disney animated short film directed by Wolfgang Reitherman.

So this short is the part of a 1977 Disney feature ‘The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh’ and it is one of its four segments tied together. As I have already reviewed the feature, I will talk about this segment less. So the plot is excellent here and most of the characters get their proper due here. Owl is boring and I wanted more Rabbit and Christopher Robin, but Pooh is as memorable as usual and of course Tigger steals the show with his signature song and humor.

I loved Heffalumps and Woozles which is such a terrific, psychedelic Disney song, but the rest of the songs were forgettable, though they did progress the plot nicely. I loved Piglet and his self-sacrifice, but Pooh did not deserve a hero party and he annoyed me near the end for taking credit. What also annoyed me is how Eeyore did not receive credit at all for proposing the idea of Owl moving into Piglet’s house in the first place. It has those weird decisions in storytelling, but it is still a very strong plot with good atmosphere, animation and excellent character moments.

Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day thoroughly deserved its Oscar thanks to such strong characterization, fine songs and a heartwarming plot.

My Rating – 4.5

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