Disney / The Tigger Movie

The Tigger Movie is a 2000 Disney animated feature starring characters from the Winnie-the-Pooh franchise, mostly starring Tigger and Roo.

Here, Tigger feels lonely about being "the only one" and decides to search for a tigger "family" with Roo's help. But when things get out of hand, will the others be able to show Tigger who his real family is?

This film is notable for being Pooh's first theatrical endeavor since 1983's Winnie the Pooh and a Day For Eeyore, and the first Disney film to feature songs by The Sherman Brothers since Bedknobs and Broomsticks in 1971.

This film contains examples of:

  • An Aesop: Family isn't just about who you're related to; it's about who cares about you.
  • Aren't You Forgetting Someone?: Roo until the end.
  • Art Shift: The credits tell the film's story drawn in the style of E.H. Shepard's illustrations from the original Winnie the Pooh books.
  • Ascended Extra: Tigger has his own movie, and Roo starts to become a major character.
  • Ascended Fridge Horror: This film takes a darker look at the implications behind the "punchline" of the lighthearted song "The Wonderful Thing About Tiggers":
    Tigger: But the most wonderful thing about tiggers is I'm the only one!
  • Award-Bait Song: "Your Heart Will Lead You Home"
  • Adult Fear: When Roo attempts the Whoop-De-Dooper Loop-De-Looper Alley-Ooper Bounce at the 'Tigger Family Reunion', the rest of the crew generally looks concerned, but his mother Kanga is horrified.
  • Big Brother Worship: Roo's idolisation of Tigger is put into spotlight in the movie, and why he looks up to him so. He wants a big brother.
  • Big "NO!": Tigger shouts this when his friends try to get him to come home in the snow.
  • Butt-Monkey: Eeyore
  • Chekhov's Skill: The Whoop-De-Dooper Loop-De-Looper Alley-Ooper Bounce
  • Comically Missing the Point: When Tigger says that his "family" is coming to see him, everyone gets an Oh, Crap! expression except Pooh, who says he can't wait to meet them.
  • Crisis Makes Perfect: Tigger shows Roo the Whoop-De-Dooper Loop-De-Looper Alley-Ooper bounce. Roo can't do it at first, nor later when he's practicing before bedtime. At the end, he has to do it to save Tigger from an avalanche.
  • Death Seeker: Implied that Tigger plans this if his "family" is not coming.
    Rabbit: Are you crazy? It's not safe out here.
    Tigger: Exactakly! That's why you should all go home where it is safe. But I've got to wait here in my family tree for my real family!
  • Disney Acid Sequence: "Round My Family Tree"
  • Getting Crap Past the Radar: You will not believe some of the stuff that flies by during the "Round My Family Tree" montage! A Marilyn Monroe parody, anyone?
  • Hair-Trigger Avalanche: Tigger shouting at his friends to leave him to find his family causes the avalanche in which the climax takes place.
  • Heroic B.S.O.D.: Tigger has one whenever he can't find his family tree, but it hits particularly badly before the avalanche, to the point of tearfully screaming at his friends to leave him alone.
  • Insane Troll Logic: When Tigger tells his friends that the letter from his "family" says they're coming tomorrow, despite it not being written in the letter.
    Owl: Now where did it say that exactly?
    Tigger: Exackatackly nowhere per se, 'cause with us tiggers, you got to read be-twixt the lines.
  • Interactive Narrator: As is the standard for Winnie the Pooh stories, though due to the more sombre story, it's used more sparsely than normally.
  • Ironic Echo: Pooh's "Lullabee" song. It would also count as a mild shout out If you think about it, Winnie the Pooh is in a tree, singing the bees to sleep, while preparing to eat their honey...
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Rabbit can quickly lose his temper with the others and especially with Tigger, but he needs surprisingly little persuasion from the others to lead them in finding Tigger, in the middle of the winter blizzard he spent the film worrying about.
  • Last of His Kind: Tigger's "The wonderful thing about tiggers is that I'm the only one" quote actually turns out to be true in this movie.
  • Literal-Minded: Owl suggests to Tigger that he should 'look up his family tree' to find his family. Tigger goes looking for an actual tree full of Tiggers.
  • Marilyn Maneuver: Happens to a Tigger-esque Marilyn expy in the aforementioned Disney Acid Sequence.
  • Mythology Gag: Eeyore mentions Pooh has a habit of getting stuck in places.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: A minor example, but Piglet inadvertently makes the bees chase Pooh and his friends by tapping on the bear's rump and causing him to fall into the hive.
  • No Antagonist: The conflict of the movie comes from Tigger trying to find where his family is and the emotional struggle he and Roo face with that, rather than from a person.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: In this movie, Tigger is incredibly sad about not having a family. Even his uniqueness, one of the things he most proud of, makes him realize that he's the only tigger. Needless to say, Roo wants to make Tigger feel better as soon as possible.
  • Punctuated! For! Emphasis!: "For my! Real! Family!"
  • Please Don't Leave Me: Roo to Tigger after the avalanche, with Tigger still lamenting over seeking his family.
    Roo: Please don't go.
  • Shout-Out: Unusually for a Pooh film, the song "Round My Family Tree" contains many pop culture references, from The Brady Bunch to Jerry Springer to The Seven Year Itch.
    • Some scenes are reminiscent of the original Pooh featurettes of the 1960s and 1970s.
  • True Companions: The ultimate theme of the movie - Tigger's true family aren't the others of his kind (whether they exist or not), but the dear friends who stood by him no matter what and searched him out in a snowstorm out of concern for his safety. In the end, he realises that this is enough.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Tigger and Rabbit, as usual.
  • Wham Line:
    Tigger: I'll find them, and I have the letter here to prove it. So...TTFE. Ta-ta...forever.