A beautifully crafted animated film, Winnie The Pooh
may lack the digital polish of computer generated movies, but there’s a labour of love here that’s hard to resist. It’s a hand-drawn movie, that brings to the screen a fresh adventure from the Hundred Acre Wood. Present and correct are the characters that have made the stories of Winnie The Pooh
so beloved over the years. And there’s a wonderful, nostalgic feel to the film.
But that’s not to say it doesn’t have some modern tricks up its sleeve, too. As well as the addition of a contemporary voice cast, this Winnie The Pooh feature is willing to have the characters interact with the very words and letters of the story it’s telling. Furthermore, there’s one sequence which feels really quite removed from what you’d expect of a Pooh movie.
Yet that’s not a bad thing, and it’s hard to shake the feeling that Disney is justifiably proud of this one. Winnie The Pooh has been far from the firm’s most popular films of recent times, but it’s genuinely lovely. It’s inevitably going to find most appeal amongst very young viewers, but even the older members of the audience can enjoy what’s been put together. And they might just end up feeling that they really do still make them like they used to. A real treat. --Jon Foster
Walt Disney Animation Studios proudly presents the wonderful new adventure, Winnie the Pooh. Return to the Hundred Acre Wood for a heartwarming original movie, and reunite with the beloved bear and his silly but steadfast friends for a magical family experience. When sad old Eeyore loses his tail, Owl sends the whole gang – Pooh, Tigger, Rabbit, Piglet, Kanga and Roo – on a wild journey to help Eeyore and save Christopher Robin from the mysterious Backson. In the end, it turns out to be a very busy day for a bear who simply set out to find some hunny. Inspired by five stories from A.A. Milne’s books and created in Disney’s legendary, hand-drawn style, this all-new classic introduces one of the world’s most cherished characters to a whole new generation. Narrated by John Cleese and bursting with brand-new songs performed by Zooey Deschanel, this wonderfully whimsical film is a must-own for every family’s film collection.Special Features
Over 20 mins of bonus material
- Deleted Scenes Introduced by the Director, including:
- "The Tummy Song"
- Rabbit’s Friends and Relations
- Original Intros by Eeyore and Tigger
- Pooh Searches for a Tail
- Bonus Short: "The Ballard of Nessie"