Winnie the Pooh is a brand new hand drawn film about everyone’s favorite fictional bear.
Apparently, God has heard my prayers. Winnie the Pooh will not follow the example of Marmaduke, Alvin and the Chipmunks, and Yogi Bear. No half live action crap here. Just straight up Pooh. No word yet on the story, but no doubt that adorable bear will learn a lesson about friendship or intercourse while playing in the woods, sans pants, with Tigger.
Pooh sans pants.
The film is being directed by Don Hall and Stephen J. Anderson, who worked together on a handful of projects before, including Bolt and Tarzan. This is the biggest film that they will be in charge of as of yet, but they have enough history as artists/writers/directors to be able to make a quality film out of ol’ Winnie.
Who’s It For?
Surprisingly, Hard R.
But a Hard G.
Movie Release Date
July 15, 2011.
Who’s In It?
Craig Ferguson … Owl (voice)
Tom Kenny … Rabbit (voice)
Jim Cummings … Pooh/Tigger (voice)
Gilbert Gottfried … Marley (voice)
Winnie is, in fact, not a Pooh. He’s a bear.
Winnie’s Heffalump Adventure, Bolt, Tarzan, other Winnie the Pooh films and TV shows.
What’s Good About It?
I like Winnie the Pooh. He’s adorable. Like me. Only I’m no Pooh. I’m definitely happy that the film is just animated, and hand drawn at that. I don’t like the half live action crap (obviously) and it’s nice to see them make a film that’s just a kid’s animated film. No trying to bring in a more adult audience or any of that.
What’s Bad About It?
The last Winnie the Pooh film only made $18 million. Not a great box office for such a legendary character. It could be that kid’s don’t care about Winnie anymore. (sniff, bastards)
Our Clever Prediction
I’m unsure about this one. Sure, Winnie rocks, and he has the type of safe stories that parents can take their kids and know they’ll enjoy it, but it’s like the plot of Toy Story: Old favorite (Woody) is discarded in favor of newer, more violent toy (Buzz).
Whoa. That was like, deep.