Disney has released a new poster for their upcoming Winnie the Pooh film, which I'm surprisingly looking forward to taking my kids to see. I watched Winnie the Pooh when I was a kid, so I have that nostalgic connection to the franchise. The movie looks like it could be pretty good, and I really like that Disney stuck with the 2D traditional animation for this one, and didn't decide to do a live-action CGI hybrid film like Yogi Bear and Smurfs. If you havent seen the trailer for the film yet, check it out here.
The film was co-directed by Stephen J. Anderson (Meet the Robinsons, Journey Beneath the Sea), Don Hall, and Disney veteran Burny Mattinson (Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too). It stars the voices of Jim Cummings (Pooh and Tigger), Craig Ferguson (Owl), Tom Kenny (Rabbit), Travis Oates, and Bud Luckey. Zooey Deschanel even sings a nice new version of the Pooh theme song.
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 moviereunites 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. Inspired by five stories from A.A. Milne’s books in Disney’s classic, hand-drawn art style, “Winnie the Pooh” hits theaters July 15, 2011