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First look at stills from Disney's big-screen return of Winnie the Pooh

11.11.2010

I didn't even know Disney was bringing everyone's favorite 'hunny'-lovin' bear WINNIE THE POOH back to theaters, but indeed they are... and it's looking nice and old school.

Admittedly, I'm a bit partial to Pooh since I grew up with the character's 70s iterations as well as "The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh" that aired on television in the late 80s. I think it remains one of Disney's sweetest franchises, so it's nice to see it not only returning but also retaining the look and feel of the classics (thanks in part to the return of original animator Burny Mattinson who's serving as senior story artist on this film).

WINNIE THE POOH - from co-directors Stephen J. Anderson (MEET THE ROBINSONS) and Don Hall (story credit on THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG) - opens in theaters July 15, 2011.

Synopsis: Walt Disney Animation Studios returns to the Hundred Acre Wood with “Winnie the Pooh,” the first big-screen Pooh adventure from Disney animation in more than 35 years. With the 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, Kanga, Roo—and last, but certainly not least, Eeyore, who has lost his tail. “Well a tail is either there or it isn’t there,” said Pooh. “And yours isn’t… there.” Owl sends the whole gang on a wild quest to save Christopher Robin from an imaginary culprit. It turns out to be a very busy day for a bear who simply set out to find some hunny.



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Extra Tidbit: Zooey Deschanel will be singing a new version of the Pooh theme song for the film.
Source: JoBlo.com

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7:24PM on 11/11/2010
i wonder why they havent done a straight up Mickey Mouse theatrical movie
i wonder why they havent done a straight up Mickey Mouse theatrical movie
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5:32PM on 11/11/2010
Okay, how do they figure this is the first big-screen Pooh movie in 35 years? The Tigger, Piglet, and Eeyore movies don't count for anything? Glad to see those familiar faces again, though.
Okay, how do they figure this is the first big-screen Pooh movie in 35 years? The Tigger, Piglet, and Eeyore movies don't count for anything? Glad to see those familiar faces again, though.
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5:07PM on 11/11/2010
You can see the trailer right here:
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You can see the trailer right here:
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4:05PM on 11/11/2010
Plus one for a Winnie The Pooh kid's movie instead of Beverley Hills Chihuahua 2
Plus one for a Winnie The Pooh kid's movie instead of Beverley Hills Chihuahua 2
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11:32AM on 11/11/2010
And I would much rather them use that exact same opening. Song, animation, everything . . .
And I would much rather them use that exact same opening. Song, animation, everything . . .
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11:22AM on 11/11/2010
Cool. The look is very consistent w/ the original. I hope it's also split up into different tales like the original. Before I check IMDB, which my work computer doesn't like, can anybody tell which of the original voice actors are still with us? Wasn't Owl Otis, the town drunk, from Andy Griffith?
Cool. The look is very consistent w/ the original. I hope it's also split up into different tales like the original. Before I check IMDB, which my work computer doesn't like, can anybody tell which of the original voice actors are still with us? Wasn't Owl Otis, the town drunk, from Andy Griffith?
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2:01PM on 11/11/2010
I checked WAY back to 1968's "Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day," and sadly, the only surviving voice artists from that particular movie are Jon Walmsley (Christopher Robin), and Clint Howard (Roo). And you are right about Owl (Hal Smith) too.
I checked WAY back to 1968's "Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day," and sadly, the only surviving voice artists from that particular movie are Jon Walmsley (Christopher Robin), and Clint Howard (Roo). And you are right about Owl (Hal Smith) too.
9:49AM on 11/11/2010

Confusion!

On one end you have Winnie the Pooh making me feel like a kid and on the other you have Zooey Deschannel fueling my fantasies and reminding me why I'm an adult...talk about sweet honey!
On one end you have Winnie the Pooh making me feel like a kid and on the other you have Zooey Deschannel fueling my fantasies and reminding me why I'm an adult...talk about sweet honey!
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9:20AM on 11/11/2010
Glad they kept the original look and not go cgi with it. Would have killed the entire movie.

"Bitch better have my honey."
Glad they kept the original look and not go cgi with it. Would have killed the entire movie.

"Bitch better have my honey."
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9:00AM on 11/11/2010
HELL yeah fuck the CG
HELL yeah fuck the CG
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5:24AM on 11/11/2010
Good for Disney not CGIing this, it looks great.
Good for Disney not CGIing this, it looks great.
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5:20AM on 11/11/2010

Word

Mad props for not going using CGI to make 'em 3D and keeping the original look. That's really cool of them...
Mad props for not going using CGI to make 'em 3D and keeping the original look. That's really cool of them...
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2:44AM on 11/11/2010

Fantastic!

I love the fact that they're keeping the original look. It wouldn't be Pooh otherwise.

Also, really cool that I can finally watch a film with my Niece that not only won't put me to sleep or make me want to stab my eyes, but that will actually interest & excite me.
I love the fact that they're keeping the original look. It wouldn't be Pooh otherwise.

Also, really cool that I can finally watch a film with my Niece that not only won't put me to sleep or make me want to stab my eyes, but that will actually interest & excite me.
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2:16AM on 11/11/2010
Looks great!
Looks great!
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