Walt Disney Animation Studios returns to the Hundred Acre Wood with “Winnie the Pooh,” the first big-screen Pooh adventure from Disney’s feature animation studios in more than 35 years. With the timeless charm, wit and whimsy of the original featurettes, this all-new movie reunites audiences with the philosophical “bear of very little brain” and friends Tigger, Rabbit, Piglet, Owl, Kanga, Roo-and last, but certainly not least, Eeyore, who has lost his tail.
“The entire story takes place in the course of a day,” says director Don Hall. “It’s business as usual in the Hundred Acre Wood. Pooh wakes up absolutely famished and he happens to have no honey. So that sets him out on his journey, which is ultimately derailed-first by a contest to find Eeyore a new tail.”
Pooh later finds a note from Christopher Robin that reads: “Gone out. Busy. Back soon.” But then Owl misinterprets the note, proclaiming that the boy has been captured by a creature called a “Backson.” Soon, the whole gang is on a wild quest to save Christopher Robin from the imaginary culprit. It turns out to be a very busy day for a bear who simply hoped to find some honey.
The film is traditionally animated by Walt Disney Animation Studios. It is considered to be a reboot of the franchise and goes back to the originally published stories as its source. The film intertwines two stories that have never been translated to film or video.
From the Wikipedia Entry:
“The film is the second Winnie-the-Pooh feature made by Walt Disney Animation Studios to be based directly on the stories of Milne, following the 1977 film The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh. Unlike this film which used live-action for its book sequences with the characters limited to the pictures, the book sequences in Winnie the Pooh use CGI animation and the characters are shown to interact with the text. It is also the first Winnie the Pooh film by Walt Disney Animation Studios that does not consist of a collection of animated shorts like its predecessor, as many earlier Pooh films were released under DisneyToon Studios, like The Tigger Movie (2000),Piglet’s Big Movie (2003), and Pooh’s Heffalump Movie (2005).”
- Jim Cummings as Winnie the Pooh/Tigger
- Tom Kenny as Rabbit
- Craig Ferguson as Owl
- Travis Oates as Piglet
- Bud Luckey as Eeyore
- Jack Boulter as Christopher Robin
- Kristen Anderson-Lopez as Kanga
- Wyatt Hall as Roo
- John Cleese as the Narrator
- Huell Howser
- Official website
- Winnie the Pooh at Allmovie
- Winnie the Pooh at the Big Cartoon DataBase
- Winnie the Pooh at Box Office Mojo
- Winnie the Pooh at the Internet Movie Database
- Winnie the Pooh at Rotten Tomatoes
- Winnie the Pooh at Walt Disney Animation Studios