Spring time is in the air, and the beloved characters from the Hundred Acre Wood are gathering together to enjoy a new season. But something is rotten in the state of Pooh Corner. Rabbit, who always takes the role of the Easter Bunny, has decided that there shall be no Easter this year. Disheartened, the creatures all return to their homes after escaping Rabbit's commands to clean his house instead. Roo, however, is quite upset, and Tigger decides to approach Rabbit about the matter. By looking back in the book, Tigger learns that Rabbit grew bitter towards Easter because the previous Easter, everyone managed to ditch him and his ever-finicky plans to have everything in order, and have fun on their own.
Tigger learns the reason, but he can't remedy the situation. No one can. No one, that is, until the ever-present Narrator steps in, this time taking Rabbit to the Pages That Haven't Been Written Yet. In Dickens style, he shows Rabbit that if he had his way (no Easter, everything his way), then the other friends in the Wood would leave. Will Rabbit repent? Is it too late for him to change?
It's true, the plot might be a bit above and beyond the average toddler's capacity to comprehend. In the effort to mimic the allegory by Dickens, they stand a chance of losing their younger viewers. But it's not exactly a high crime, in my opinion.
This film also fails to capture the true essence of Easter. Not that I expected it to, you understand! But it might be a good idea to remind your young viewers that Easter is about more than eggs and bunnies, ribbons and flowers. It's a time to celebrate new life yes. But to celebrate the new life that is given us by God, through his Son Jesus!
The film is still cute - although certainly not among the best stock that Disney has produced. I think kids will enjoy this, but I also think it would be important to find something that reminds them of the true reason to celebrate Easter. I would suggest "An Easter Carol", from Veggie Tales.