Piglet's Big Movie

Release Date: March 21, 2003

Piglet begins life as a felon by stealing sticks from Eeyore's home.

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In the proud tradition of The Tigger Movie and Return to Neverland, Disney is once again releasing an inexpensive sequel to a beloved classic with Piglet's Big Movie. These films are becoming the true bread and butter of the animation department, particularly in light of the fact that big budget productions such as Treasure Planet have fallen flat at the box office. Like The Tigger Movie before it, Piglet's Big Movie is destined to be profitable even if it only manages middling numbers during its theatrical release.

This particular film is obviously the story of the tiniest member of Winnie the Pooh's Hundred Acre Wood circle of friends. In this case, the timid Piglet finds himself lost in the woods, and while his loyal pals rally together to save him, he also finds some self-confidence of his own.

Original music for the film will be performed by singer/songwriter Carly Simon, who provides seven original songs in addition to singing the classic Winnie the Pooh theme. Her name lends additional marketing power to the film, which has already had a trailer released on last year's DVD for The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh.

There's not much reason to expect huge or impacting box office from Piglet's Big Movie, but it will be a profitable venture for Disney that will ensure the continued release of sequel-type films for the big screen rather than going the direct-to-video route. Look for The Heffalump Movie to be the next project in this particular series, in fact. (Kim Hollis/BOP)

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Main Cast John Fiedler, Jim Cummings, Ken Sansom, Peter Cullen
Director Francis Glebas
Screenwriter Brian Hohlfeld
Distributor Walt Disney Pictures
Trailer Click Here for Trailer
Official Site http://www.disney.com/piglet
Rating G
Running Time 75 minutes
Screen Count 2,084
Talent in red has entry in The Big Picture

Comparison films for Piglet's Big Movie
Adjusted Opening
Total BO
Adjusted Total
Return To Neverland 2/15/0215.62 16.24 2605 5997.00 5997.0 48.41 50.33 3.10
Jungle Book 2, The 2/14/0314.11 14.11 2808 4993.00 4993.0 47.88 47.88 3.39
Tigger Movie, The 2/11/009.43 10.54 2723 3463.00 3726.4 45.54 50.94 4.83
Fantasia 2000 6/16/002.91 3.25 1313 2216.00 2384.6 58.33 65.25 3.02



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