|The Book of Pooh:|
The Stories from the Heart
|Directed by||Mitchell Kriegman|
Additional material : Mitchell Kriegman
|Based on||The Book of Pooh|
by A. A. Milne
|Produced by||Robin Seidon|
|Narrated by||Roger L. Jackson|
|Distributed by||Buena Vista Home Entertainment[a]|
The Book of Pooh: The Stories from the Heart is a 2001 American direct-to-video compilation film based on the Playhouse Disney television series The Book of Pooh.
It contains 6 episodes, each of which focuses on one character. It is wrapped together by a loose plot in which the characters wait in Christopher Robin's room for his arrival. As is typical with the series, each episode features an original musical number. It is a compilation film composed of footage from the TV series.
This film was produced by Shadow Projects and released on both VHS and DVD on July 17, 2001, by Walt Disney Home Entertainment.
Pooh, Piglet and Tigger literally pop out of the Book of Pooh into Christopher Robin's room, but can't find Christopher there. Tigger decides to search for Christopher's journal, in hopes of finding out where he's gone, but ends up making a real mess. While they're trying to clean up the room, Piglet notices that Christopher Robin had marked some chapters of the Book of Pooh with special bookmarks featuring each of his friends. As the story continues, Rabbit, Kessie and Eeyore each show up too and at one point, they're forced to hide when Christopher Robin's mother comes upstairs after hearing their voices and mistakes them for her son. One by one, the characters ask Mr. Narrator to read the book's stories for them, leading to the following episodes:
At the end, Pooh and his friends clean up the mess they've made and go into hiding when Christopher Robin returns with his mother and after she leaves, they come out of hiding and Christopher Robin reveals that he had his journal with him all along. He proceeds to read them the stories he marked, but finds out that they had already read them. Tigger suggests that Christopher Robin should read his journal to them instead, in which he agrees.
Toys were released based on the film available such as Happy Meal Promotion and Stuffed Toys as a McDonald's Happy Meal series from July 11 to August 9, 2001.