On CLIPS In August, 2011
WINNIE THE POOH
Pooh bear and his friends have tasks that include finding Eeyore's missing tail in this all-new animated tale.
TRIVIA: What is the title of Walt Disney's first Winnie The Pooh theatrical featurette?
(4 CAMS) RATED G
Along with his friends, Winnie the Pooh bear sets out to find some honey and get a new tail for donkey Eeyore. Another problem: Christopher Robin needs to be rescued from a creature named "Backson". Just an ordinary day in the Hundred Acre Wood. "Winnie The Pooh" is simply delightful. Drawn in the classic 2D animation style and aimed at young children, this enchanting film will charm fans of Walt Disney's original Pooh featurettes. Directors Stephen J. Anderson and Don Hall have lovingly crafted this fanciful new visit with A.A. Milne's characters, filling the screen with page-turning events and plenty of songs. Zooey Deschanel sings her own composition "So Long" and a fabulous rendition of the Sherman Brothers' "Winnie The Pooh". The characters' voices sound close to the originals, with Jim Cummings admirably replacing Sterling Holloway and Paul Winchell as both Pooh and Tigger. John Cleese makes a perfect narrator and Craig Ferguson is in fine voice as Owl. Only 63 min. long, there's no time to get bored. A lyrical, captivating, Seuss-like cartoon short "The Ballad Of Nessie" accompanies the feature. Billy Connolly tells the story of the Loch Ness monster. This is a fantastic family movie-going experience. "Winnie The Pooh" is a honey of a treat.