The Magical World of Winnie the Pooh-All for One, One for All! (1988)
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|Year Of Production||1988|
|RSDL / Flipper||No/No||Cast & Crew|
|Start Up||Language Select Then Menu|
|Region Coding||2,4||Directed By||
Walt Disney Studios Home Ent.
|Pan & Scan/Full Frame||Full Frame||
English Dolby Digital 2.0 (192Kb/s)
French Dolby Digital 2.0 (192Kb/s)
Dutch Dolby Digital 2.0 (192Kb/s)
|Widescreen Aspect Ratio||None|
|Video Format||576i (PAL)|
|Original Aspect Ratio||1.33:1||Miscellaneous|
English for the Hearing Impaired
|Annoying Product Placement||No|
|Action In or After Credits||No|
There are four stories on this disc, with the first two running for roughly eleven minutes each and the second two for about eighteen minutes each. After every second episode is a brand new CG animated segment explaining the morals of the previous stories. At the end of the feature, three separate sets of virtually identical credits are shown one after the other - for a second I thought my player had spat the dummy.
Rabbit Marks The Spot
Rabbit tries to teach Pooh, Piglet and Tigger a lesson for ruining his garden by planting a fake buried treasure. The pretend pirates are totally fooled, even when the ghost of Rabbit's ancestor comes looking for his treasure.
Friend, In Deed
Rabbit becomes upset because he has been "eaten out of house and honey" by Pooh. Pooh sets off on a mission to gather more honey for his friend, to stop him leaving the Wood.
The Piglet Who Would Be King
Piglet goes searching for 'The Land of Milk and Honey', to try and find the mother lode for his friend Pooh. We discover that the land is populated by pigmy piglets, who soon adopt Piglet as their sacred one.
Donkey For A Day
Piglet is concerned that Eeyore is depressed, so a day is spent trying to cheer him up in various ways, much to Eeyore's disdain.
The feature is presented in an aspect ratio of 1.33:1, full frame. This is contrary to the packaging, which lists it as a 16x9 transfer.
The picture is adequately sharp, with a moderate amount of detail evident in the animation. No low level noise was apparent.
Colours were rather inconsistent, appearing vibrant almost to the point of oversaturation at times, and dull and washed out at others. Some colour bleeding could be seen intermittently (11:58) and gave the video transfer a very untidy look.
No MPEG artefacts were present, though that is not to say the feature was without grain. Film artefacts appear throughout in the form of small black and white specs, but do not overly distract from the feature.
English subtitles and English hard of hearing subtitles are optional, and seem to be true to the spoken word. French and Dutch subtitles are also available.
Contrary to the sleeve, this disc is single layered.
There are three audio options available, French, Dutch and the default, English Dolby Digital 2.0 (192Kb/s).
Dialogue was clear and easy to understand, even Tigger's lisping! Audio sync appeared to be spot on at all times.
The music was credited to Steve Nelson and Thom Sharp and is one of the highlights of the DVD. The scores range from joyous and playful to dark and suspenseful. Imaginative stuff.
There was absolutely no subwoofer response during the feature.
|Surround Channel Use|
NOTE: To view non-R4 releases, your equipment needs to be multi-zone compatible and usually also NTSC compatible.
The video quality could be described as adequate.
The audio is an ordinary stereo mix.
The extras consist of a very basic game.
|DVD||Pioneer DV-525, using Component output|
|Display||Panasonic TX76PW10A 76cm Widescreen 100Hz. Calibrated with Video Essentials. This display device is 16x9 capable.|
|Audio Decoder||Built in to amplifier/receiver. Calibrated with Video Essentials.|
|Amplification||Denon AVR-2802 Dolby EX/DTS ES Discrete|
|Speakers||Orpheus Aurora lll Mains (bi-wired), Rears, Centre Rear. Orpheus Centaurus .5 Front Centre. Mirage 10 inch sub.|