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Springtime with Roo

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Narrated by  David Ogden Stiers
Language  English
6.4/10 IMDb

Genre  Animation, Comedy, Family
Initial DVD release  March 9, 2004
Country  United States
Springtime with Roo movie poster

Director  Elliot M. BourSaul Andrew Blinkoff
Release date  March 9, 2004 (2004-03-09)
Based on  Characters created by A. A. Milne
Writer  A.A. Milne (characters), Tom Rogers
Directors  Saul Andrew Blinkoff, Elliot M. Bour
Cast  Jim Cummings (Winnie The Pooh / Tigger (voice)), Ken Sansom (Rabbit (voice)), Jimmy Bennett (Roo (voice)), David Ogden Stiers (Narrator (voice)), John Fiedler (Piglet (voice)), Peter Cullen (Eeyore (voice))
Similar movies  Winnie the Pooh - direct to video films movies

Winnie the pooh springtime with roo trailer

Springtime with Roo is a 2004 American direct-to-video animated musical comedy adventure film produced by Walt Disney Pictures and DisneyToon Studios, animated by Toon City Animation, Inc., the film are featuring characters from Disney's Winnie-the-Pooh franchise. Unlike A Very Merry Pooh Year and Seasons of Giving, Springtime with Roo does not reuse episodes from The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh.


Springtime with Roo movie scenes


Springtime with Roo movie scenes

It is Easter, and Roo, Tigger, Pooh, Piglet and Eeyore head to Rabbit's house for an Easter egg hunt. However, much to their surprise, Rabbit has organized a "Spring cleaning day" instead. He orders the gang to clean his house while he tidies up in his garden. Initially dejected, the gang, not wanting to let Rabbit down, proceed to carry out Rabbit's orders. While dusting, Pooh sneezes violently, cluttering the house. A large trunk falls out of Rabbit's closet, revealing Easter eggs and decorations. Assuming Rabbit had forgotten about Easter, the gang decide to surprise Rabbit by decorating the house. Furious at his friends for disobeying him, Rabbit throws them out.

Springtime with Roo movie scenes

Tigger returns to Rabbit's house and tries to persuade him, but Rabbit refuses and declares that the Hundred Acre Wood will never celebrate Easter again. Tigger and the narrator tell Rabbit that he used to love Easter, but Rabbit does not believe them, so Tigger takes him back through the book to last year's Easter celebration.

Springtime with Roo movie scenes

The gang prepare for Easter, painting Easter eggs and making decorations. Rabbit wants everything to be as organized and orderly as possible, treating Easter as a professional occasion rather than a fun holiday. The others grow tired of Rabbit's bossiness and, under Tigger's suggestion, sneak off with the Easter eggs. Rabbit goes after them and finds them having the Easter egg hunt without him, with the gang agreeing that Tigger is "the best Easter Bunny ever". Overhearing this, Rabbit sadly leaves.

Springtime with Roo movie scenes

Outside the book, Rabbit admits to Tigger that he did once look forward to being the Easter Bunny, but his exclusion the previous year made him feel unwanted. Tigger says that it was not his intention to leave him out, but Rabbit, still bitter, continues to refuse the Hundred Acre Wood Easter. Tigger returns to the present and delivers the bad news, while Rabbit makes his way back home. The narrator purposely stops on the wrong page, at Roo's house, where Roo says he wishes he could make things up to Rabbit. Rabbit remains unswayed and returns home. He puts away Piglet's pink Easter basket, Pooh's honey pot, Eeyore's bunny ears and Tigger's striped Easter egg in the trunk before going to sleep.

Springtime with Roo movie scenes

The narrator wakes Rabbit up, startling him by speaking in a ghost-like voice, before transporting him forward in time to unwritten pages of the book. On one page it is Spring Cleaning Day and everything is organized exactly as Rabbit wants. Initially delighted, he asks where everyone is, thinking that they're late, but the narrator says they all moved away due to his selfishness. He runs back to his house intent on having Easter, but finds their things gone with them.

Rabbit then wakes up on Easter morning and finds himself back in the present and that he still has a chance to change the future when he sees the Easter supplies are back in the box. Overjoyed, he immediately begins to plan the grandest Easter the Hundred Acre Wood has ever had.

At the same time, Roo and the others (unaware that Rabbit has changed) come up with another idea in hopes of cheering Rabbit up and, while they are busy working, Rabbit, feeling as "giddy as a jackrabbit" (also pretending to be his mean usual self at first), brings out all of the Easter decorations (along with a bunny tail for Eeyore) and starts happily preparing a big surprise for his friends, which everyone is very happy to see. Roo gives Rabbit a surprise as well: his Easter Bunny hat, now fixed up (after being crushed by Rabbit earlier in the story).

The story ends with the annual Easter celebration proceeding as planned, and Roo popping out of the book for a bit saying, "BBFN, Bye-Bye For Now!"


  • Jimmy Bennett as Roo
  • Ken Sansom as Rabbit
  • Jim Cummings as Winnie-the-Pooh and Tigger
  • John Fiedler as Piglet
  • Peter Cullen as Eeyore
  • Kath Soucie as Kanga
  • David Ogden Stiers as The Narrator
  • Home media

    The film was released direct-to-DVD on March 9, 2004. It included the theatrical trailer for Pooh's Heffalump Movie and the two episodes from The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (Honey for a Bunny and Trap as Trap Can). It was later re-released on Blu-ray on March 11, 2014 as a Hippity-Hoppity Roo edition.


  • "We're Huntin' Eggs Today" - Tigger, Roo, Piglet, Pooh, Eeyore
  • "Sniffly Sniff" - Pooh
  • "Easter Day with You" - Tigger, Roo, Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore
  • "The Way It Must Be Done" - Rabbit, Tigger, Roo, Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore
  • "Easter Day with You (reprise)" - Roo
  • "The Grandest Easter of Them All" - Rabbit
  • "Easter Day with You (finale)" - Rabbit, Roo, Tigger, Piglet, Pooh, Eeyore
  • Trivia

  • The story's climax resolves in a direct homage to A Christmas Carol, with the Narrator speaking to Rabbit about his poor behavior and showing him a dark future in which Rabbit lives alone in the Hundred Acre Wood. The similarity is noted by Tigger in when he asks Rabbit, "What the Dickens-and I do mean 'Dickens'-is going on here?", during which he turns and winks at the audience (and breaks the fourth wall).
  • Like A Christmas Carol, Rabbit takes on the role of Scrooge, Roo is Tiny Tim, Tigger is Jacob Marley and the Ghost of Christmas Past and the Narrator as the Ghosts of Christmas Present and Yet to Come.
  • This is the second time an A Christmas Carol adaption is about Easter and not Christmas. The first adaptation was Veggietales's episode An Easter Carol where Ebenezer Nezzar believes from his dead grandma's final words that as long as he makes Easter eggs every day she'll live forever even in the dead.
  • Owl, Christopher Robin and Gopher never appear at all.
  • References

    Springtime with Roo Wikipedia
    Springtime with Roo IMDb Springtime with Roo