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  • I am a big fan of Winnie the Pooh, love most of the movies, the specials and the TV series and of course the whimsical stories of AA Milne. Seasons of Giving is cute with strong messaging, but my feelings were mixed. The characters are still likable, who doesn't love Tigger, the writing is droll with many touches of charm and poignancy and the storytelling is simple, beautifully paced and still has the childhood innocence I associate Winnie the Pooh with. The highlight is the use of the episode "Find Her Keep Her", which was both heart-warming and touching. Conversely there were some things I didn't like. The animation had a scratchy look to it, with many backgrounds lacking finesse and the colouring very flat. I didn't think much of the songs either, the incidental music was decent but by the end my teeth were starting to hurt from the sugar and schmaltz that the songs exuded. Nor did I like Piglet's voice, too high in pitch and it wasn't sweet or timid enough. Thank goodness Jim Cummings and Paul Winchell fared much better, as well as Peter Cullen. In conclusion, I wasn't crazy about it but it wasn't terrible. 6/10 Bethany Cox
  • zsofikam23 December 2016
    Warning: Spoilers
    I think that by this point in my IMDb career everyone knows about my love of Winnie the Pooh and The New Adventures Of Winnie The Pooh. Plus, one of the episodes on Seasons Of Giving also just happens to be my personal favourite episode. A Winnie The Pooh Thanksgiving: The gang is preparing for Thanksgiving and everyone brings their own kind of food. Pooh brings honey, Piglet brings acorns, Eeyore brings thistles, you name it. But Rabbit insists that they bring turkey and berries, make a pie, and wash the dishes. So he makes Owl wash the dishes, Gopher make the pie, Pooh and Piglet capture the turkey, and Tigger and Eeyore gather the berries. Find Her, Keep Her: This next story is my favourite for two reasons: Cassie and getting to see a different side of Rabbit. Told in flashback, Pooh, Piglet, and Rabbit find a lost baby bird in the snow that they name Cassie. Cassie lives with and becomes attached to Rabbit, bringing out Rabbit's soft side. But Rabbit becomes overprotective and refuses to ever allow her to eventually fly. Eventually, Rabbit allows Cassie to fly off on her own and, in the present day, she returns with a star for the Christmas tree. Overall: I really enjoy it, especially for the second story because of Cassie and Rabbit's softer side. There are also some funny moments as well such as Tigger and Eeyore being paired together to pick berries, Pooh and Piglet thinking turkeys are monsters, and Owl obsessing over the dishes. Plus, the ending to Find Her, Keep Her is super sweet.
  • Amy_C24 November 2004
    Mixed review for this one - three holiday-theme stories (possibly from the TV show *The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh*) patched together. The stories are well-written and performed, but the animation isn't very good. What I really object to is the fluffy stuff that ties the three stories together. The music in these segments is awful--super-corny & schmaltzy (even for me!)--hard to sit through! There is also a different voice for Piglet in some segments that's a poor match for Piglet's usual voice. My 2-year old loves this video as much as his other Pooh videos, however--he calls this "the Kessie video," for Kessie, the little blue bird.