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Pooh's Heffalump Movie is a 2005 American animated film produced by the Disneytoon Studios, and released by Walt Disney Pictures and Buena Vista Pictures Distribution on February 11, 2005 and for theaters exactly five years after The Tigger Movie, and for VHS and DVD was released on May 24, 2005.

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 family portrait 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; a disappointed Roo is told to stay behind, as everyone believes the expedition is too dangerous for one as young as he.

Roo could not resist to find a Heffalump himself, so he sets out. Pooh, Piglet, Rabbit and Tigger were heading to Heffalump Hallow, and they discovered that it looked different as well. They crossed the fence into the hallow without hesitation, but end up breaking up and getting lost in the woods, leaving Eeyore to catch up with the giant bag of all of their stuff. Roo was alone in the woods as well. The others get suspicious when his food got eaten. He finds a large dark cottage, and literally meets a Heffalump named Lumpy. After being convinced that Lumpy was a heffalump, Roo attempts to capture Lumpy with his rope, but he is too strong for him; Lumpy thinks everything he does is a game. After an awkward ride, Roo discovers that Lumpy is young as him, convinced that growing up takes a very long time. Suddenly, Lumpy hears his mother calling for him to come home. Roo decides to let Lumpy to come with him to meet all of his friends first; they head towards the Hundred Acre Wood by bouncing, and Lumpy had a great idea for a song called "The Name Game", which Roo doesn't understand. Despite Roo hanging around with a heffalump, Rabbit and Tigger plan an ambush to catch a heffalump, but they become the intended targets themselves when Pooh and Piglet accidentally snatch Rabbit and Tigger out of hiding.

Meanwhile, Roo and Lumpy tried to get out to the Hundred Acre Wood, but Roo realizes that the heffalumps are scared of him and what is out there at his home. Roo promises Lumpy that there will be nothing to be afraid of. The only problem was Lumpy trying to get his big body through the fence, but he made it through with Roo's help. Pooh, Piglet, Tigger and Rabbit still didn't catch a heffalump yet, but they end up lacking courage after a heffalump calls out, and failed. Roo and Lumpy go inside Pooh's house, and the latter gets hungry. He consumes a pot of Pooh's honey, but ends up destroying his house. Roo and Lumpy flee to Rabbit's house, but after a bite a watermelon, they wind up playing reckless around the crops, and end up in a terrible mess. Roo talks Lumpy into a fun time swimming in the water and cloud-chasing. Roo and Lumpy soon become great friends after the former finds out that heffalumps are not mean after all. Meanwhile, Pooh, Piglet, Rabbit, and Tigger flee out of Heffalump Hallow, and even though they made it home, they discover that Pooh's house and Rabbit's garden have been wrecked, making them fed up with all the trouble. As they take severe measures in their own ideas, they had set up a bunch of booby traps around their borders. Meanwhile, Roo and Lumpy were having fun until Lumpy's mother started calling him to come home again, they went back to Heffalump Hallow to search for his mother, but it proves difficult. Lumpy uses his trunk to call to her, but it's still not loud enough. After a day of searching, Roo cheers up Lumpy with a song. Afterwards, Roo realized that his mother Kanga will know what to do to help Lumpy gets back to his mother.

Unfortunately, Kanga went to look for Roo, and ends running in to the rest of the gang. Roo and Lumpy find Kanga, but things went wrong when Roo was found with Lumpy. Rabbit and Tigger think that Roo was in danger, and the chaos starts by them chasing Lumpy around the woods through the traps that were set up earlier, but they end up scaring Lumpy away out of their borders. Roo ends up breaking his promise to Lumpy, and his heart was broken. Roo talks his sense into Lumpy and gets him out the cage.

But Pooh, Piglet, Tigger, and Rabbit were still not convinced, Roo reveals that Lumpy is Roo's best friend, and sets Lumpy free once and for all. Unfortunately, because of Pooh, Piglet, Tigger and Rabbit, Roo gets into more danger alone, as Lumpy starts to fall off the ditch; Roo tries to grab him, but loses his grip and gets stuck into a pile of logs. Lumpy tries to call his mother to save Roo; he may still be young, but regardless, his big heart does not preclude him to save his friend. Lumpy finally lets out a huge call with his trunk, and his mother finally found him. With Mama Heffalump's help, Roo gets saved and finally becomes friends with the Heffalumps. Once Pooh understands about everything that has happened, he and everyone else apologize to both Lumpy and Roo for their prejudices (they allowed their fear to make enemies out of themselves), who forgive them all. With that, the Heffalumps become part of the family. Eeyore finally comes back to his friends. A few days later, the Heffalumps learn about the main borders in the Hundred Acre Wood, and the existence of Christopher Robin, ending the film.

Cast

Trivia

  • The film completely ignores previous interactions with the Heffalumps in the TV series The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh. There it has already been shown that Heffalumps are real creatures and not all of them are so scary. Earlier Heffalumps are bipeds, they wear clothes, and are of a different color to the ones in the movie, which are purple and are quadrupeds.
  • There are many call-backs to previous Winnie-the-Pooh films:
    • One of the traits heffalumps were said to have is that they love to eat and steal honey. In the film, Lumpy is seen taking some of Pooh's honey.
    • Tigger has a family portrait consisting of him and his parents, despite it being confirmed he is the one and only tigger in the woods.
    • Roo calls catching a heffalump an "expedition", which is a word used in not just The Tigger Movie, but in the original stories by A.A. Milne (An Expedition to the North Pole).
  • During the end credits:
  • Owl and Gopher didn't appear in this movie nor did they get mentioned. This is the only theatrical Winnie The Pooh movie not to feature Owl.
  • It was the last traditionally animated film to be released in theaters worldwide until The Princess and the Frog. And it was the last Disneytoon Studios theatrical film worldwide until Planes.
  • Eeyore would never have been able to get the grandfather clock through the fence.
  • At first, Rabbit had the net, but after a while, Piglet somehow got the net.
  • This is the second Winnie the Pooh film not to feature a narrator. However, Pooh does fill in for the narrator at the beginning and end of the film.
  • The DVD came out on May 24, 2005. However, the DVD was discontinued.
  • The way Roo said "WOW!" at the end of the film was recycled from The Tigger Movie after Tigger demonstrated the Whoopty-Dooper-Loopty-Looper-Alley-Ooper bounce the second time in that film.
  • Despite the film's title, Roo is actually the main protagonist of the film, with Pooh reduced to the subtagonist in the film.
  • This is John Fiedler's final theatrical role of Piglet. While he returned to voice Piglet in Pooh's Heffalump Halloween Movie, he died before the film was released. The rest of his scenes, and the role of Piglet in general, would be voiced by Travis Oates.
  • This is the first DisneyToon Studios movie to feature the company's closing logo after the end credits, but just before the 1990 Walt Disney Pictures closing logo, which would continue to be seen for the rest of the studio's movies until its defunct in 2018. This logo contains a brief piece of animation of Mickey Mouse writing the company's logo with a paintbrush to form the company's logo.
  • The film runs at 68 minutes, which makes this the first and only shortest feature length Winnie the Pooh movie to be released theatrically until the 2011 Winnie the Pooh (film), which ran at 63 minutes.
  • First involvement of Usher, D12 and OutKast in a Disney soundtrack.

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, which is the worst for all the 4 Pooh movies that went to theaters, even adjusting for inflation. However, the film did 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 giant success, since the film took just $20 million to make. Despite the tepid box office numbers, reviews were generally positive, resulting in a "Certified Fresh" rating of 79% on Rotten Tomatoes, 68% by the audience, and a 6.4 (out of 10) on the Internet Movie Database.

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Media
Films: Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree (Video) • Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day (Video) • Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too (Video) • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (Video) • Winnie the Pooh and a Day for Eeyore (Video) • Pooh's Great School Bus AdventurePooh's Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin (Video) • Winnie the Pooh: Seasons of Giving (Video) • The Tigger Movie (Video) • The Book of Pooh: Stories from the HeartPiglet's Big Movie (Video) • Winnie the Pooh: Springtime with Roo (Video) • Pooh's Heffalump Movie (Video) • Pooh's Heffalump Halloween Movie (Video) • Super Sleuth Christmas MovieTigger & Pooh and a Musical TooSuper Duper Super SleuthsWinnie the Pooh (Video) • Christopher Robin (Video)

TV Shows: Welcome to Pooh CornerThe New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (Video) • The Book of PoohMy Friends Tigger & Pooh
Video Games: Winnie the Pooh in the Hundred Acre WoodTigger's Honey HuntPiglet's Big GameWinnie the Pooh's Rumbly Tumbly AdventurePooh's Party Game: In Search of the TreasureKinect: Disneyland AdventuresKingdom HeartsKingdom Hearts Birth by SleepKingdom Hearts: Chain of MemoriesKingdome Hearts IIWinnie the Pooh: Adventures of the Hundred Acre WoodAnimated Storybook: Winnie the Pooh and the Honey TreeAnimated Storybook: Winnie the Pooh and Tigger TooKingdom Hearts IIIDisney Emoji BlitzDisney Heroes: Battle ModeDisney POP TOWN

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Characters
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh: Winnie the PoohChristopher RobinPigletTiggerEeyoreRabbitKangaRooOwlGopherBeesHeffalumpsWoozlesMr. Narrator

Welcome to Pooh Corner: Robert Rabbit
The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh: Mrs. RobinBirdzillaMama HeffalumpJunior HeffalumpPapa HeffalumpCrowsKessiePygmy PigletsCrudSmudgeStan and HeffWoosterBrunoTed, Pinky & Vacuum HeadPack RatsNasty JackNasty Jack's GangBugsJagularRabbit's relativesLong John CottontailDexterSkippy
Pooh's Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin: SkullasaurusTyrannosaurus Rex
Winnie the Pooh: A Valentine for You: Winifred
Pooh's Heffalump Movie: LumpyMama Heffalump
My Friends Tigger & Pooh: DarbyBusterBeaverWoodpeckerOpossum Twins
Pooh's Super Sleuth Christmas Movie: Santa ClausHolly
Winnie the Pooh: BalloonThe BacksonRabbit's Friends and Relations
Christopher Robin: Evelyn RobinMadeline RobinGiles Winslow Jr.
Winnie the Pooh for President: Rodney the Rotten Wolf

Episodes
Welcome to Pooh CornerThe New Adventures of Winnie the PoohThe Book of PoohMy Friends Tigger & Pooh
Locations
Hundred Acre WoodPooh's HousePiglet's HouseTigger's HouseRabbit's HouseEeyore's HouseOwl's HouseRabbit's GardenChristopher Robin's RoomSkull CaveNorth PoleGopher's TunnelsHeffalump HollowThe Scary Woods
Objects
Winnie the Pooh dollWinnie the Pooh storybookRock Remover
Songs
Movie Songs

Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree: "Winnie the Pooh" • "Up, Down, Touch the Ground" • "Rumbly in My Tumbly" • "Little Black Rain Cloud" • "Mind Over Matter"
Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day: "A Rather Blustery Day" • "The Wonderful Thing About Tiggers" • "Heffalumps and Woozles" • "Rain, Rain, Rain Came Down, Down, Down" • "Hip-Hip-Hooray!"
Boo to You Too! Winnie the Pooh: "I Am Not Afraid" • "I Wanna Scare Myself"
Pooh's Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin: "Forever & Ever" • "Adventure is a Wonderful Thing" • "If It Says So" • "Wherever You Are" • "Everything is Right"
A Winnie the Pooh Thanksgiving: "Hooray, Hooray!" • "Berrily We Roll Along" • "Our Thanksgiving Day" •
Winnie the Pooh: Seasons of Giving: "Seasons of Giving"
The Many Songs of Winnie the Pooh: "It Really Was a Woozle, Yes it Was"
Sing a Song with Pooh Bear: "Kanga Roo Hop" • "Harvest What You Grow" • "My Song"
Winnie the Pooh: A Valentine for You: "Girls are Like Boys" • "When the Love Bug Bites" • "Places in the Heart"
Winnie the Pooh: A Very Merry Pooh Year: "Jingle Bells" • "Snow Snows" • "Happy Pooh Year" • "Hunny, No Not For Me" • "Auld Lang Syne"
The Tigger Movie: "Someone Like Me" • "Whoop-de-Dooper Bounce" • "Lull-a-Bee" • "Round My Family Tree" • "How to Be a Tigger" • "Your Heart Will Lead You Home"
Piglet's Big Movie: "If I Wasn't So Small" • "A Mother's Intuition" • "With a Few Good Friends" • "Sing-Ho (For the Life of a Bear)" • "The More It Snows (Tiddely-Pom)" • "The More I Look Inside" • "Comforting to Know"
Springtime With Roo: "We're Huntin' Eggs Today" • "Sniffley Sniff" • "Easter Day With You" • "The Way It Must Be Done"
Pooh's Heffalump Movie: "Little Mr. Roo" • "The Horribly Hazardous Heffalumps" • "The Name Game" • "Shoulder to Shoulder" • "In the Name of the Hundred Acre Wood/What Do You Do?"
Pooh's Heffalump Halloween Movie: "Trick 'R Treating With Our Friends" • "Brave Together"
Winnie the Pooh: "The Tummy Song" • "A Very Important Thing to Do" • "The Winner Song" • "The Backson Song" • "It's Gonna Be Great" • "Everything is Honey" • "Pooh's Finale"
Christopher Robin: "Goodbye, Farewell" • "Busy Doing Nothing" • "Christopher Robin"

Television Songs
Welcome to Pooh Corner: "Welcome to Pooh Corner Theme Song" • "Try a Little Something New" • "The Right Side" • "Yes, I Can" • "You're the Only You" • "I Hum to Myself" • "Please and Thank You" • "Responsible Persons" • "You're the One and Only One" • "Welcome to Pooh Corner Ending Theme"
The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh: "Pooh Bear" • "'Cause It's Make Believe" • "The Floating Song" • "Nothing's Too Good for a Friend" • "Under the Bed" • "I Don't Have A Name" • "King of the Beasties" • "The End" • "Pirates is What We'll Be" • "Tigger the Private Ear is Here"
The Book of Pooh: "Everyone Knows He's Winnie the Pooh" • "Goodbye for Now" • "Your Best Wishes" • "On the Double" • "Who is Me" • "Think, Think, Think" • "What Piglets Are" • "I Watch for Signs" • "We're Making a Cake" • "If I Could Be Big" • "Isn't That Funny?" • "Everyone Wants a Valentine" • "That's What We Do" • "Keep it Simple" • "Have You Got a Book For Me?" • "Give It a Try" • "On Your Way Back Home" • "The Birdbird Song" • "Nightmare Wranglers" • "Carry On" • "What's Your Name, River" • "Where Do Words Go?" • "Under a Spelling Bee's Spell" • "Adventure" • "Mental Altitude" • "I Want to Know Everything Now" • "Happy Tailiversary" • "Get Growin'" • "Tigger's Lullaby" • "Perfect Party" • "If We Were Talkin'" • "Someone New to Meet" • "My Hero" • "Broken Friendships" • "Do the Roo" • "Call Me Buck-a-Roo" • "At Chez Piglet" • "Nothing Ever Happens" • "Too Much Honey" • "Lost in a Book"
My Friends Tigger and Pooh: "A Few Simple Rules" • "Bouncin'" • "The Grass is Greenier" • "The Password Song" • "Underneath the Same Sky" • "One Big Happy Family" • "Think, Think, Think" • "The Question Song" • "Floating in a Cloud" • "Different Can Be Good" • "The Little Things You Do" • "There's a Party" • "No More Fun In the Snow" • "Butterflies" • "What Makes a Pony a Pony" • "When We Work Together" • "Christmas Comes Tomorrow" • "Time to Go (On a Trek Through the Snow)" • "Snowman Song"
Miscellaneous: "Luv-a-bye" • "Playtime Song" • "Learning Song" • "Friendship Song" • "Snug as a Bear Can Be" • "The Scrapbook Song"

See Also
Winnie-the-Pooh and His FriendsWinnie the Pooh Discovers the SeasonsToo Smart for StrangersThe Disney AfternoonThe Many Songs of Winnie the PoohSing a Song with Pooh BearSing a Song with TiggerWhoopty-Dooper-Loopty-Looper-Alley-Ooper bounce • "Into the Hundred Acre Wood!" • Broadway musicalTales of Friendship with Winnie the Pooh


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