Winnie the Pooh is back in all his 2D traditional animated glory! I can't tell you how happy I am that Disney didn't take this property and turn it into a CGI live-action hybrid film. I like the nice, old school animated look.
Yesterday we shared the first images released from the film, today from Disney we have a nice little trailer from the film to share with you, that brings back those Winnie the Pooh memories. This is a character I haven't seen in a long time, but I used to watch it all the time as a kid. Watching this trailer caused a lot of old memories to flood back in my head.
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
I hope you enjoy the trailer below!