Disney animation was in a sad state in 2000, and the biggest sign of all was the predominance of the Winnie the Pooh franchise. Now, for the record, I’m not some sourpuss who hates Winnie the Pooh: I love the books, and I love the original shorts that began the Disney franchise. But at this point in history, the franchise was deep in its soulless cash-cow phase, and most of the Pooh-related films at the time were just about unwatchable for anyone over four years old. This movie is actually a cut above most of the Winnie-the-Pooh films of the era, and accomplishes its modest goals rather well, but it falls vastly short of the quality if the original shorts. It’s certainly a good idea for a film…Tigger looking for his family, only to realize he has all the family he needs in his friends. The execution is rather lacking in originality or wit, and there are times when the action gets rather tedious, but it has quite a few sweet moments, and it never approaches the unwatchable boredom of the other Pooh films of this era. The animation is significantly above average by the standards of the lower-budget Disney television studios who generally produced this kind of fare, and the voice acting is frankly superb: Jim Cummings does both Tigger and Pooh, and sounds literally indistinguishable from the original actors in both roles. The score was apparently a late-career effort by longtime Disney songwriters the Sherman Brothers, and while it’s not their best work, there is one memorable number in “My Family Tree”. This is a modest, unambitious, acceptably watchable film that doesn’t exactly scream “Disney masterpiece”, but by the standards of the lower-budget Disney cash-cow efforts of the time (and there were a lot of them), it’s above average, and I’ve seen plenty of worse ones.