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Winnie the Pooh (2011)

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Critic Consensus: Short, nostalgic, and gently whimsical, Winnie the Pooh offers young audiences -- and their parents -- a sweetly traditional family treat.

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Walt Disney Animation Studios returns to the Hundred Acre Wood with Winnie the Pooh. Featuring the timeless charm, wit and whimsy of the original featurettes, this all-new movie reunites audiences with the philosophical "bear of very little brain" and friends Tigger, Rabbit, Piglet, Owl, Kanga, Roo-and last, but certainly not least, Eeyore, who has lost his tail. "Ever have one of those days where you just can't win, Eeyore?" asks Pooh. 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 honey. Inspired by three stories from A.A. Milne's books in Disney's classic, hand-drawn art style. -- (C) Walt Disney

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Cast

Jack Boulter
as Christopher Robin
Bud Luckey
as Eeyore
Huell Howser
as The Backson
John Cleese
as Narrator
Lisa Linder Silver
as Additional Voices
Robert Lopez
as Additional Voices
Tom Kenny
as Rabbit
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Critic Reviews for Winnie the Pooh

All Critics (131) | Top Critics (48)

It's beautifully handled by directors Stephen J. Anderson and Don Hall, everything working on the perfect childlike level that speaks directly to the youngest of children without ever once talking down to them.

July 23, 2011 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Winnie the Pooh generates smiles and chuckles from start to finish with its good-natured, episodic story of Pooh and friends going on a wild-goose chase to find a supposedly missing Christopher Robin...

July 22, 2011

Winnie the Pooh doesn't reinvent the wheel, just gives it an affectionate spin, and that is no more and no less than what one would hope from a family reunion.

July 22, 2011 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

It's a pleasure to sink into an animated family movie from Disney that radiates charm with a gentleness that seems damn near revolutionary.

July 17, 2011 | Rating: 3/4

In an era of hyperactive, overly verbal 3-D animated entertainment, I hope there is still room for a film as sweet and gentle as Winnie the Pooh. At the screening I attended it seemed like the young adults in the audience were enjoying it even...

July 15, 2011

Disney doesn't offer much here that it hasn't done as well before.

July 15, 2011 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Winnie the Pooh

½

Everything that made the first Winnie the Pooh animated feature so adorable (the official one, also by Walt Disney Animation Studios) is found here too, from great songs to adorable stories, and it is a delightful return to the traditional hand-drawn animation of the old days.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

Eeyore has lost his tail. There's a competition to find him a new tail.

Candy Rose
Candy Rose

Super Reviewer

½

A strong revamp from Walt Disney, Winnie the Pooh is as sweet and nostalgic as the original was back in the seventies. Using newer voice actors, most of whom are spot on, this version has some of the same basic plot points as the original. Pooh is still as sumptuous and gluttonous as ever, masked by his neverending quest for some honey, to be with his good friend Christopher Robin, and spend his summers with his friends in the Hundred Acre Wood. The original looks more on the storytelling aspect of A.A. Milne's books, while this version is more intent on focusing on the characters and their eccentricities. While it loses some of its saccharine innocence by presuming the audience knows everything about the books, films, and television series, it still focuses on their blunders and misunderstandings, which is trivial yet enjoyable. The new songs are refreshing and catchy as ever. Tigger is still ignorant yet filled with boundless energy, Kanga and Roo still come off as a motherly presence and her son, and Piglet is still the unassuming little voice. It has been noted that these are the figments and pieces of Christopher Robin's psyche, which is evident, and makes their actions and inactions all the better. There are several shorts put together just like the original, and each is as childlike and true as the airy voice of Winnie the Pooh. A great way to delve back into my childhood and my love for Tigger, who shines yet again as the blustered misanthrope.

Spencer S.
Spencer S.

Super Reviewer

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