Springtime with Roo

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Winnie the Pooh: Springtime with Roo is a 2004 American direct-to-video animated musical comedy film produced by Walt Disney Pictures and DisneyToon Studios, animated by Toon City Animation, Inc., featuring characters from Disney's Winnie the Pooh franchise. It is an adaptation of A Christmas Carol starring Rabbit and Roo.

Directed by Elliot M. Bour and Saul Andrew Blinkoff. Written by Tom Rogers.


[A live-action shot shows a boy's bedroom in a house]
Narrator: [first lines] This could be the room of any small boy. But it just happened to belong to a boy named Christopher Robin. Like any small child, Christopher Robin had toy animals to play with. And together they shared many exciting and unusual adventures. [just as he goes to open a book titled "Winnie the Pooh", it bounces] D'oh! Uh...Huh. Uh, where was I? Oh, yes. They shared many exciting and unusual... [the book bounces again] Huh. What's going on here? Hello? Is anyone there?
Roo: [flies out of the book, bursting it open] YAH-HOO!!! [lands in front of the camera, then waves] Hi, Mr. Narrator. [hops over to an illustrated drawing of Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore and Tigger]
Narrator: [chuckles] Hello, Roo.
Roo: Are you going to tell a story about Winnie the Pooh? And Piglet?
Narrator: Well, not exactly. Although I can assure you, they'll be joining us very soon.
Roo: Then it must be about my best bouncing buddy, Tigger, huh?
Narrator: Ah, Tigger is right in the thick of things, as always, but this story isn't really about them.
Roo: [while dangling on the top of the book by his tail] Oh, then what is it about?
Narrator: Actually, the story begins with you.
Roo: Me?! [falls off from the top of the book] No way!
Narrator: Yes way!
Kanga: [offscreen] Roo, dear, your breakfast is getting cold.
Roo: That's my mama. I got to go. [leaps into the book] Oh, see you later!
Narrator: [chuckles] See you in a few pages.

[Rabbit looks shocked at the Easter decorations]
Roo: Happy Easter, Rabbit! [gives Rabbit a purple Easter top hat]
[Rabbit whimpers. From his point of view, Tigger and Pooh wave at him. Piglet laughs as he rocks in his basket]
Rabbit: Easter? EASTER?!
Roo: Sure, you remember Easter, don't you? You know, with jellybeans, Easter baskets, and a great big Easter egg hunt.
Rabbit: Well, Roo. [gulps] I'm afraid you've been terribly misinformed. Why, this is...This is Spring Cleaning Day. [now angrily] AND YOU'VE ALL RUINED IT! I don't believe it! [angrily throws his hat on the floor] I told you exactly what to do, and you didn't do any of it! [violently stomps on the hat, crumbling it]
Roo: But, Rabbit...
Rabbit: Not another word! I want you all out of here at once! Out! Out!
Pooh: But...
Rabbit: [furiously shoving the others outside] All of you, out! [violently slams his door. Roo pulls out the Easter egg and cuddles with it, only for Rabbit to angrily snatch it away] I'll take that! [angrily slams his door again]
Tigger: Huh. Well, that went well. Maybe we should've sung it in a different key.
Piglet: I don't think so, Tigger. I don't think Rabbit wants us to sing anything.
Tigger: Now that you've mentioned it, I'm starting to get the feeling that Rabbit doesn't want to celebrate Easter... [gulps] ...at all.
Roo: Huh?
Tigger: Guess there's nothing left to do but go home then. [sighs sadly] Come on, Roo-boy. [finds Roo gone] Roo?
[Roo looks inside the window, and sees Rabbit puts away Easter decorations. Then Roo noticed the crumbled Easter top hat on the floor. He quietly opens the window, and takes it without being seen. Roo feels very sorry for Rabbit]

Rabbit: [as Tigger comes to have a talk with him] Tigger! What on Earth are you doing here?
Tigger: Eh...
Rabbit: Well?
Tigger: Rabbit, I...I mean, you...When...
Rabbit: What?
Tigger: Roo is really upset about what happened today!
Rabbit: Oh, I see. If Roo is upset, what about me? Look at all this mess you've caused on Spring Cleaning Day, no less.
Tigger: I'm not talking about Spring-ity Cleaning Day, I'm talking about....
Rabbit: [shoves a feathered duster on Tigger's mouth] Don't say it, Tigger, don't say it! Do not say that word in my house.
Tigger: [removes the feathered duster off of his mouth] What word?
Rabbit: I refuse to say it.
Tigger: If you won't tell me what word I'm not supposed to say, then how am I going to know not to say it? Let's see, is it...Carrots?
Rabbit: No!
Tigger: Rutabagas?
Rabbit: No!
Tigger: Thingama-whatchama-higgety-jigs?
Rabbit: That isn't even a word.
Tigger: Onomatopoeia? And that is a word.
Rabbit: Why would you even want to say that?
Tigger: Why wouldn't you say it? [sings] ♪ Onomatopoeia! Onomatopoeia! All I want to be is an Onomatopoeia! ♪
Rabbit: Easter! The word is Easter!
Tigger: That was going to be my next guess.
Rabbit: [sighs] Tigger, would you please just leave?
Tigger: Come on, Rabbit, aren't we never ever going to have another Easter-y egg hunt again?
Rabbit: No! Not never ever. Never again!
Tigger: [gasps] But you used to love Easter!
Rabbit: Says who?

Rabbit: I don't understand. Roo was so looking forward to...
Narrator: Spring Cleaning Day, was it?
Rabbit: No. Easter. [heartbroken and devastated] What have I done? Where are all my friends?
Narrator: Friends, you say? You certainly didn't treat them like friends. Don't you remember?
[Flashback clouds appear on top of Rabbit's head of what he said]
Flashback Rabbit: I'm sorry, but I'm the Easter Bunny, so I make the rules. It isn't fun, it's Easter. I told you exactly what to do, and you didn't do any of it!
Narrator: You see, Rabbit? You never thought about what your friends wanted. All you do was care for yourself.
Rabbit: No, I didn't! Did I?
Narrator: It looks as if you got what you wanted. Now you can always have things your way.
Rabbit: No! That's not what I want. [sobs] Narrator, you said that the pages of the future haven't been written yet. So, does that mean these words can be changed? Please! Tell me I still have time to change! [falls face first on one of the pages while sobbing, then composes himself] No! No, it's not too late. It can't be. [stands up] I'll be a good friend. Yes, that's it. [runs back to his house] I can change. [enters his house and runs towards the box] I'll get their special Easter things. I'll give them Easter. I will! [opens the box] It's not too late! [gasps in horror when he discovers that the box is empty] NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
[The screen quickly goes to black]

[Back in the present Rabbit opens his eyes and hears the bird chirping]
Rabbit: (gasps) Huh? What? It's morning. I don't understand. Was it all just a bad dream? (gasps) The box. Please. Let it be a dream. (he slowly opens the box, excitedly) They're here! They're still here!

[last lines]
Narrator: And so, they all hopped off together, on the grandest Easter ever, in the Hundred Acre Wood.
Roo: B.B.F.N.! Bye-bye for now!


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