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Winnie the Pooh
During an ordinary day in Hundred Acre Wood, Winnie the Pooh sets out to find some honey. Misinterpreting a note from Christopher Robin, Pooh convinces Tigger, Rabbit, Piglet, Owl, Kanga, Roo, and Eeyore that their young friend has been captured by a creature named "Backson" and they set out to save him.
Son: "I want to be like Pooh bear."
Me: "Why's that?"
Son: "He's never in a hurry like you and mommy."
Yeah. That completely and utterly shut me up.
The official big-screen return to the Hundred Acre Wood by Walt Disney Animation Studios is an uninspired exercise of nostalgia which shockingly short running length is a sign of the studio's potential decay and lack of creativity, if we also consider that it is the third feature ever to have a direct sequel after Fantasia (1940) and The Rescuers (1977) had their respective follow-ups. It has, nevertheless, some positive aspects worth a mention, such as the studio not giving up to the hope of traditional 2D animation, which surely looks great, the simplicity involved in the events and the comedy, and the verbal humor, a trick that I am particularly a fan of. The…
This new film of Winnie the Pooh was very charming, sweet, funny, heartwarming, and beautifully animated. I'm somewhat disappointed it bombed hard at the box office (I believe it was released at the same time as one of the Harry Potter films, so that could explain a lot) and that it is not more known around the world. It's perfect for children and adults alike and totally harmless classic entertainment. I enjoyed the voice cast, Zooey Deschanel's opening song and the other musical parts, and the whole family friendly atmosphere of the film. Overall, I wish it was a bit longer but I quite liked it and it was a fun nostalgic trip to the shelter of my childhood.
Criminally unseen at the time of its release, Winnie the Pooh is easily the best adaptation of the popular children's characters. One wonders if this were released now, with Lego Movie bringing out the kid in all of us, if it would do better business and attract more viewers. As it stands this is probably Disney's last foray into hand drawn animated features for the foreseeable future and if that's the case then this is a fine note to exit on.
A movie that understands the value of not wasting time or dragging its story out. 64 minutes long and not an ounce of fat.
So glad I watched the 1977 version before this one. In this one, the animation is nice and it might appeal to children. However, the story is dull and filled with unnecessary music, and the characters all sound depressed. Definitely go with the 1977 movie.
This 60 minute adventure is hilarious and adorable, just like the short shown before it (and included on the DVD release) "The Ballad of Nessie". There's nothing in this that would offend anyone, and that's exactly how Pooh bear should be. Do I wish it was a little longer? Sure, but the original film was 3 shorts in one. This is a "feature-length" adventure, although i'm using that loosely. Also, it's the last "hand-drawn" - animated using Toon Boom Harmony on PC - animated feature from Disney, at least for the moment - because it doesn't sell like it used to.
It took 8 people to write this story? Did they each write one sentence? This might appeal to someone of very little brain, hahaha. The main thing I can say is that I sure miss the Sherman brothers' songs because the ones here were dreadful.
I really admire the animators for returning to Hand-drawn animation one last time in 2011 for the Winnie the Pooh movie which looks like something came straight from the 1977 original thanks to the voice work and sketchy look. I love many little things in the movie such as the homage to Heffalumps and Woozles songs with "The Backson" song as well as continuing to use the concept of wordplay and predictable misunderstanding. It is a shame that it's only an hour long because a lot of potential is wasted there.
I was so terrified to watch this but it's probably the most harmless film of the century
The first thing I've watched with my daughter that isn't Pepper Pig. She seemed appreciative and made an approving noise when I reached 3, so 3 stars it is (it's also a decent hour of nicely animated family entertainment so the rating is about accurate- she's a genius, get her signed up to MENSA etc.).
I'm serious. This is so good. I feel good. Don't shame me. This is a good movie.
It was weird watching this movie and recognizing the voice actors. It was also weird to realize how bad these characters' problem solving skills were. My trip down Memory Lane turned into a trip of Realizing the Truth.
Either this provides nourishment to the last vestiges of innocence in your soul or it doesn't. 63 minutes with the end credits, 53 without them. Teensy niggle is that Christopher Robin sounds like a baby. Mostly an unstoppable force for good in this universe and the "HUNNY" sequence is a total showstopper. Ideal mixture of 2D and 3D animation. One of the decade's most underrated/underseen. Along with Lucy, skipping this in theaters is one of my moviegoing regrets of the last few years.
Una bonita animación, una banda sonora linda y un guión sencillo aunque no sea la gran cosa esta bien para el estilo del personaje.
Que deja con un buen sabor de boca tantos a los niños como adultos.
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