Winnie the Pooh

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"An all-new story brought to life on the big screen"
  • G
  • 2011
  • 1 hr 9 min
  • 7.1  (28,344)
  • 74

In 2011, Winnie the Pooh made his grand return to the big screen in an all-new animated adventure. Featuring the timeless characters created by A.A. Milne and first brought to life by Disney in the 1960s, this film brought Pooh and the gang back to their roots in the Hundred Acre Wood. The film begins with a classic storybook opening, as the audience is introduced to the familiar setting of the wood and the cuddly inhabitants who call it home. Christopher Robin is missing, and the animals are worried. Pooh decides to take matters into his own paws and sets off to find him.

As Pooh searches for his friend, he meets up with his usual companions: Piglet, Tigger, Rabbit, Eeyore, Owl, and Kanga and Roo. Along the way, they encounter a new character - a mysterious creature known as the Backson. Convinced that the Backson is responsible for Christopher Robin's disappearance, the animals band together to capture him and rescue their friend.

The voice cast for this film is a veritable who's who of British comedy legends. Jim Cummings reprises his role as Pooh and Tigger, while Craig Ferguson plays a delightfully bumbling Owl. John Cleese lends his characteristic dry wit to the role of the Narrator, while other familiar voices include Tom Kenny as Rabbit and Travis Oates as Piglet.

In addition to the classic characters and voice cast, the film also features new songs by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, the husband-and-wife team who would later go on to create the music for Frozen. The songs are catchy and upbeat, perfectly capturing the whimsy and charm of the original Pooh stories.

One of the most delightful aspects of Winnie the Pooh is its animation style. The film uses a technique called "traditional animation" that has largely fallen out of use in Hollywood. Rather than using computer-generated graphics or motion-capture technology, each frame of the film was hand-drawn by a team of animators. This lends the movie a timeless quality, making it feel like a true successor to the original Pooh shorts.

Another highlight of the film is its sense of humor. The classic Pooh stories have always had a gentle, whimsical humor that appeals to both children and adults. This movie is no exception, with clever wordplay and sight gags that will entertain all ages. Whether it's Tigger bouncing off the walls or Eeyore's deadpan pessimism, there's something here for everyone to enjoy.

Overall, Winnie the Pooh is a charming and delightful movie that will appeal to anyone who loves the classic stories and characters. With its beautiful animation, catchy songs, and warm sense of humor, it's a worthy tribute to the legacy of A.A. Milne and the many talented artists who have brought Pooh and his friends to life over the years.

Winnie the Pooh is a 2011 animated movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 9 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.1 and a MetaScore of 74.

Winnie the Pooh
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    1 hr 9 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    7.1  (28,344)
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