Following a moderately successful theatrical run, DisneyToon Studios’ latest trip to the Hundred Acre Woods is making its way to home video on May 24. The new adventure starring A.A. Milne’s classic characters will be accompanied by a number of special features, including interactive games and activities.
Directed by Frank Nissen (Man the Polluter), Pooh’s Heffalump Movie has young marsupial Roo strike up a friendship with Lumpy, an imaginary creature known as a Heffalump. The friendship is tested when Pooh, Tigger and the rest of the gang venture into Heffalump territory hoping to capture what they think is a fearsome nuisance. The entertaining film also aims to teach a lesson about accepting differences.
The film was written by Brian Hohlfed (Piglet’s Big Movie, A Very Merry Pooh Year) and Evan Spiliotopoulos (Mickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three Musketeers). Hohlfed is developing a Winnie the Pooh series for the Disney Channel.
Bonus materials featured on the DVD will include a Roo and Lumpy set-top hide ‘n’ seek game, a featurette titled Welcome to the Family, Lumpy, a Disney song selection and DVD-ROM printable coloring pages and Rubledoodles recipe. The Buena Vista Home Entertainment release will list for $29.99.