Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Pooh and Prejudice

A very kind neighbor was cleaning out their child’s DVD collection.  Our son, Nate, was to be the beneficiary of this cleaning.  One of the titles, Pooh’s Heffalump Movie, fast became one of Nate’s favorite movies.  The plot of the film is simple.  The inhabitants of the Hundred Acre Wood wake up one fine morning to the earth shaking and loud elephant like trumpet blasts.  Pooh, Tigger, Rabbit, and the rest gather to see just what transpired in the night.  They soon come across large round footprints. The conclusion is reached that a large Heffalump has invaded the Hundred Acre Wood.  No one, however, has ever seen a Heffalump.  In true Disney fashion, the cast of characters soon erupt into song about the various nefarious traits of this mysterious animal.  The Heffalump is an evil creature to be sure.  It is soon determined that an expedition must be made to find and capture this threat to the peace and tranquility of the Hundred Acre Wood.