The Tigger Movie

Jun Falkenstein is quite the animation director! On May 7, she turns another year older. In 2000, she directed The Tigger Movie. This movie is based on the lovable Winnie the Pooh character who is looking for his family.

Tigger is a tiger who is full of bounce surrounded by his friends at the 100 Acre Wood. Little Roo looks up to Tigger on a daily basis and he does what he can to make sure that he can be just like Tigger one day. When Roo hears about Tigger longing to meet his family, Roo tells his friends about it. Tigger write to his family and plans a family reunion with them when they reply. However, the Tigger relatives who have replied are: Owl, Eeyore, Winnie the Pooh, Piglet, Kanga, Rabbit, and Roo. At the family reunion that has been planned by Tigger he is delighted to meet all of his “relatives.” The jig is up when Roo tries to pull of Tigger’s epic bounce that he showed Roo earlier. When Roo attempts this he fails, this leads to the exposure of everyone in the party being a “Tigger impersonator.”This upsets Tigger with the rest of them leaving the party all together. Tigger packs up and leaves because he believes that they are mocking him. In a dangerous snow storm, Tigger heads off leaving behind his family and friends. However, the residents of 100 Acre Wood set off after him. Eventually, they convince him to come home. However, Tigger inadvertently sets off an avalanche creating more danger for those who came after him. Roo manages to rescue Tigger and the rest of them bringing Tigger back home. Once back home, Tigger throws a family reunion party with his family, this time the residents of 100 Acre Wood come. Christopher Robin shows up at the end giving Roo and Tigger a locket with their pictures inside. Tigger has finally found the family he has always wanted.

Jun Falkenstein directed this 2000 Disney classic. Following the beloved bouncing tiger Tigger, we are taught a few lessons through the characters. On May 7, 1969, Jun Falkenstein was born, only to become a well known animation director.

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