Now on Digital High Definition and Blu-ray™ for the first time, Springtime With Roo leaps out to enchant a whole new generation!
Each year, Rabbit plays Easter Bunny, but this year, he’s decided it’s “Spring Cleaning Day,” and he orders everyone to hop to it: scrubbing, dusting, and mopping. All his pals are disappointed – especially little Roo – until Rabbit learns that putting others first and showing friends how much you care turns every day into a precious gift. Sparkling with unforgettable songs and a never-before-seen bonus treat, this delightful “egg-stravaganza” shows why love, hope and friendship are always in full bloom in the Hundred Acre Wood!
In this movie Rabbit channels Scrooge in what is clearly an Easter themed take on Dickens. I think the allegory might be a little too high level for younger children and they may be confused by Rabbit’s behaviour. I do love that it teaches children about the importance of friendship and how to be a good friend. I think, though, that this is best suited to older childrens who will understand the message that is being put across and be able to follow the time-line changes.
Of course the true meaning of Easter is never revealed so it is appropriate regardless of religion.
Keira loved the movie although she is clearly too young to actually follow the story line. She loved it for Winnie the Pooh and Piglet, some of her favourite characters.
The songs included in the movie, are also definitely above the “straight to video” type of quality you may have come to expect. Keira was dancing and “singing” along as we watched.
It is a fun movie overall and I certainly enjoyed watching it with Keira. I will most likely be putting it away for a few years until I can be sure she will “get” the message and not just begin to mimic Rabbits awful behaviour.