Lessons are duly learnt about fear of the unknown, and it's a sweet enough tale, if lacking in tension.
Amy Simmons, Time Out, 2006-02-09
During a time in which wall-to-wall pop culture references have become the standard in animated family fare, it's refreshing to find not a single drop of irony here.
Christy Lemire, Deseret News, Salt Lake City, 2006-01-07
It's as notable for what it isn't as for what it is, but in a field full of loud, obnoxious fare, its easygoing affability qualifies as a welcome change of pace.
Nathan Rabin, AV Club, 2005-09-26
While kids older than 8 may be too jaded to sit through this cute flick, at just over an hour, it may be the perfect fit for first-time filmgoers.
Billy Heller, New York Post, 2005-02-19
A kind of family fare that is rare on the big screen these days.
Jennie Punter, Globe and Mail, 2005-02-12
Makes a fine first moviegoing experience for tots.
Jen Chaney, Washington Post, 2005-02-11
Pooh's Heffalump Movie is a charmingly sweet experience for very young moviegoers that also may make their parents smile.
Claudia Puig, USA Today, 2005-02-11
Heffalump certainly seemed to satisfy a rapt audience of young children at a Saturday morning screening and who can argue with that?
Susan Walker, Toronto Star, 2005-02-11
The perfect way to spend a pleasant hour or so introducing a child to the experience of going out to the movies.
Ted Fry, Seattle Times, 2005-02-11
Sticking closely to formula, Disney delivers a sweet script and charming storybook backgrounds, with serviceable, if sappy, songs from Carly Simon.
Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News, 2005-02-11
Sure, this should be straight-to-video Disney, but it's still charming, harmless fun.
John Monaghan, Detroit Free Press, 2005-02-11
Pooh's Heffalump Movie, with its message of tolerance and open-mindedness, is a fine afternoon at the megaplex. And it will make a welcome addition your home library when it's released on video.
Wesley Morris, Boston Globe, 2005-02-11
An innocuous introduction to diversity for the preschool set, Pooh's Heffalump Movie features some charming songs by Carly Simon and is warmly animated so as to evoke nostalgia in parents.
Kevin Crust, Los Angeles Times, 2005-02-10
Pooh's Heffalump Movie is much like a children's cardboard storybook and is set to the cozy soundtrack of Carly Simon. It's as sweet as hunny and breezy to follow, and before you know it, it's over and everyone is smiling.
Kathy Cano Murillo, Arizona Republic, 2005-02-10
So insubstantial that it practically evaporates on screen, Pooh's Heffalump Movie likely will play best with toddlers and pre-schoolers easily amused by bright colors, merry songs and lovable, huggable toontoon animals.
Joe Leydon, Variety, 2005-02-11
Adults will become fidgety in the first 15 minutes, nervously checking their watches to see when the next Pixar movie is coming out.
Peter Hartlaub, San Francisco Chronicle, 2005-02-11
Heffalump may have hummable songs by Carly Simon. But it's about two and a half lumps shy of being any good.
Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel, 2005-02-11