Winnie the Pooh, Still Delightful Many Years Later

From time to time I have the opportunity to review products, but this is the first time my younger children have gotten to help me out. They were quite excited when I told them that they were going to get to review a movie.  Disney is preparing for the release of The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, and the kids got to have a sneak peek.

 

I grew up loving Winnie the Pooh; my sister and I listened to our album (yes, vinyl and on a turntable) over and over. We knew the stories and all of the songs by heart. Eventually we outgrew our Winnie the Pooh album, until I was 10 and our baby sister was born. Then we got to listen to it all over again.

Yesterday, I got to share this sweet movie with my youngest three. We snuggled up on the sofa to watch Winnie the Pooh and his friends face challenges together and overcome them by helping one another. We all laughed when Christopher Robin rescued Winnie the Pooh from the honey bees by jumping into a mud puddle and putting his umbrella over them. The little boys also noticed that Christopher Robin didn’t leave his friend behind; when Pooh couldn’t make it over a log, Christopher Robin ran back to get him. When I asked them about their favorite scenes, Sunshine commented about some of the clever lines, like Winnie the Pooh declaring he was “seasick” from “seeing too much.” Eby and Little Man agreed that they liked The Blustery Day story best of all.  They laughed throughout it and Little Man commented that Winnie the Pooh helped Piglet when he was about to fly away. The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh will be available for the first time on Blu-ray Combo Pack and HD Digital on August 27th.  Even our littlest children can experience the sweet friendships of Winnie the Pooh and his friends in the Hundred Acre Woods. I’m pretty sure I need to own this one. For more information on this timeless film, you can visit their website or Facebook page.

 

Now, to enter for a chance to win a $50 Visa Gift Card and a Winnie The Pooh Blu-ray Combo Pack, share with us the importance of friendship, imagination and adventure in your child’s life…

 

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Lisa

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Let me introduce myself. Russ and I are the parents of twelve children by birth and adoption, and sometimes more through foster care. I'm the creator of One Thankful Mom which has been as much of a gift to me as to my readers. In 2011 I became a TBRI® Pracitioner* and have lived and breathed connected parenting ever since. I'm deeply honored to be the co-author, together with the late Dr. Karyn Purvis, of The Connected Parent; it is her final written work. I love speaking at events for adoptive and foster parents. I'm also the co-founder of The Adoption Connection, a podcast and resource site for adoptive moms. I mentor and encourage adoptive moms so you can find courage and hope in your journeys of loving your children well.

53 Comments

  1. Emily
    August 4, 2013

    We love Winnie the Pooh, too. So much timeless wisdom there!

    We've learned the importance of friendships most when moving to a new city. Making new friends (the kind you feel comfortable sharing life with) are hard to find. Maybe impossible- to FIND-friendship has to develop over time. It's hard to just jump in and work on that just at the time you need a good friend to talk it over with! My kids have felt that stretch, too.

    Thanks for reviewing the movie and offering the giveaway!

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  2. Mami2jcn
    August 4, 2013

    Friendship, imagination and adventure are important for my children because they get to develop social skills and enjoy the fun of being a kid.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  3. Elena
    August 4, 2013

    It's important for kids to have friends and have fun to be happy and sociable

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  4. Corina
    August 4, 2013

    Everyone loves Winnie the Pooh!! I think friendship is so important in my boys' lives. New friends have helped them make our new town home. They pretty quickly made friends at church and now those friends are proving to be great gifts from God as they grow together!

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  5. Betsy
    August 4, 2013

    How sweet! It sounds like a gem of a movie. My kids would love to watch it…maybe I'll win. Otherwise I think I'll purchase it 🙂

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  6. Lisa Brown
    August 5, 2013

    It is important to learn necessary skills for a happy and rewarding life.
    jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

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  7. Lisa Brown
    August 5, 2013

    tweet – https://twitter.com/LuLu_Brown24/status/364362013
    jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

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  8. Holley
    August 5, 2013

    My kids love the story of Winnie the Pooh. This is a great giveaway, and I look forward to watching the movie with my kids.

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  9. Lindy Gregg
    August 5, 2013

    Lisa! I have that very same record in my basement, tucked away, along with many other Disney stories! Part of my childhood, and now part of my kids' childhoods as well. So fun to see that picture on your post!

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  10. sandra
    August 6, 2013

    Friendship, imagination and adventure help develop social and skills and self-confidence

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  11. tina m
    August 6, 2013

    these things are important,help them to learn about themselves and what them want in their life

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  12. Rachel Anderson
    August 6, 2013

    We love Winnie the Pooh! And I love it when my kids use their imaginations and make their own adventures together. It's always interesting to see how creative they are.

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  13. qhue
    August 6, 2013

    We love Winnie the Pooh too!

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  14. tcarolinep
    August 6, 2013

    Friendship, imagination and adventure are impoart for my kids because they make life richer and happier.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

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  15. Barbara D. Johnson
    August 7, 2013

    I, too, love Winnie the Pooh. Such quiet and calm wisdom!!
    When I was expecting our first child, 37 years ago, I decorated his nursery ( well, bedroom) in ALL Winnie the Pooh……rugs,musical lamp with Winnie the Pooh holding balloons (the lights), curtains, comforter, sheets, garbage can, and wall hangings. It was a very happy room and I still smile as I think of it's sunny mood!!!

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  16. Michele
    August 7, 2013

    Winnie-the-Pooh never gets old. Such wisdom in those stories.

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  17. Julie B.
    August 7, 2013

    Stories probably teach us all (young and old) more than we know! I continue to appreciate your blog. Blessings.

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  18. charity
    August 8, 2013

    our favorite is the song…I'm just a little black rain cloud, hovering under a honey tree….pay no attention to me" even my big kids still sing it in the car….

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  19. Bernie
    August 9, 2013

    A great character with many lessons to share.

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  20. amy
    August 9, 2013

    I loved the "new" Winnie the Pooh and have discovered that I love even more the A.A. Milne Winnie the Pooh that I've gotten to enjoy with my kids. Thanks for posting this, I think your life must be crazy busy and you take time to do stuff like this – awesome.

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  21. grtlyblesd
    August 11, 2013

    I had a Pooh record when I was a kid, too. 🙂 We have a bunch of Pooh movies on VHS from when my big kids were little, and they attract a wide audience around here.

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  22. steffs
    August 11, 2013

    he is only 8 months; so far friendship means someone new to chew on! scg00387 at yahoo dot com

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  23. nannypanpan
    August 13, 2013

    because the combination of the 3 of them help to form his personality. He is drawn to kids who play and imagine like himself which helps him develop strong relationships
    nannypanpan@gmail.com

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  24. Debbie B
    August 16, 2013

    Imagination helps children become creative thinkers; friendship and adventure is an essential part of life

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  25. Rebecca Graham
    August 18, 2013

    All 3 skills are needed for a happy childhood.

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  26. d schmidt
    August 20, 2013

    My four year is recently learning the value of friendship and its wonderful to see his development, he has a huge imagination and we try to enhance it at every opportunity. My two year old is the one with all the sense of adventure!

    mummytotwoboys@yahoo.com

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  27. d schmidt
    August 20, 2013
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  28. Kerry
    August 20, 2013

    Friendship, imagination and adventure are so important in a child's life because they will use all of these things throughout their entire life!

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  29. Wanda McHenry
    August 20, 2013

    The ability to use imagination to create an adventure with their friends molds a child into a confident and well social balanced individual.

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  30. Anna Pry
    August 21, 2013

    my kids use their imaginations to come up with adventures to enjoy with their friends

    pryfamily5@gmail.com

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  31. Debbie B
    August 30, 2013
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  32. Erica Best
    August 31, 2013

    I love when kids have adventures is takes them to places they may never see with out a imagination

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  33. HappyGramma
    September 1, 2013

    My grandbabies LOVE Winnie the Pooh. We have quite a few Pooh videos (yes, VHS) which they watch over and over. Neither they nor I ever get tired of them! I'd love to surprise them with this new movie 🙂

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  34. maria cantu
    September 2, 2013

    It helps them be good people as they mature.

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  35. Angie Lilly
    September 3, 2013

    LOVED Pooh as a kid and still love him and all the other characters. That said, I feel that all three of those attributes are very important for children AND adults. Without a social network, creativity, and life experiences, what sort of life would anyone have really?

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  36. Amanda Sakovitz
    September 3, 2013

    Friendship, imagination and adventure are important for my children to be well rounded.

    pokergrl8 at gmail.com

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  37. Amanda Sakovitz
    September 3, 2013
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  38. Thomas Murphy
    September 3, 2013

    Its very important that my kids have fun with there imagination and go on fun adventures with there good friends.

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  39. Thomas Murphy
    September 3, 2013
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  40. Betty
    September 3, 2013

    courtesy of the military, our kids switched schools more often than most. Military kids do know that it isn't just them, that there are other kids out there who also have moved. It warms your heart to see how adaptable kids can be, asking what country or state the other kids have lived in. Winnie the Pooh was all about friendship and one of our all time fave stories to read

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  41. Betty
    September 3, 2013
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  42. vanessa
    September 3, 2013

    It helps them become creative and kind adults.
    momlovesdeals at gmail dot com

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  43. @misaacmom
    September 3, 2013

    We have always tried to encourage creativity in our kids. It will help them in many ways when they grow up

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  44. I'm late anyway
    September 8, 2013

    Oh, Winnie the Pooh is gorgeous! Nowadays, I miss such masters of life in the recent cartoons. My generation had so many beautiful and approachable examples to learn from!

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