Winnie the Pooh


Action / Adventure / Animation / Comedy / Family / Musical

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 90%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 80%
IMDb Rating 7.2 10 17548


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October 19, 2011 at 04:46 AM



John Cleese as Narrator
Tom Kenny as Rabbit
Jim Cummings as Winnie the Pooh / Tigger
450.61 MB
23.976 fps
12hr 0 min
P/S 5 / 90

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Sherrill777 7 / 10

Good, but not great

Let me preface this by saying that I didn't grow up with Pooh and friends. Before I had kids, I had watched the original "The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh" perhaps twice. Then I had kids and wanted a 'gentle' movie for toddlers. Remembering the "Many Adventures" movie, I bought it and was fairly impressed. More importantly, my two year old LOVED it. So I looked and lo and behold, there are more Pooh movies! This was the highest rated of the bunch, so this is what I bought.

And it's not a bad sequel. Pooh (and friends) are generally light- hearted and likable. The conflicts are few and not terribly intense. The (toys? animals?) feel comfortably in-character and their reasoning seems hilariously realistic recreations of how a young child might think. The humor in this film is hit or miss for me as a parent, but there were several points where I genuinely did laugh aloud. The animation is clear and feels similar enough to the original to make it comfortable. Pretty much every familiar character gets some screen time, which is nice and made it feel balanced. Finally, Pooh Bear ends up making a heroic choice that actually feels like he made a sacrifice for a friend and that made for a very satisfactory ending.

If I hadn't been watching the original "Many Adventures" film (over and over and over), I might have rated this sequel higher, but comparatively, I think this one is weaker.

Except the re-done opening song ("Deep in the Hundred Acre wood..."), which is a fine rendition, the songs have a much more rapid beat - probably because they are from a more modern genre - and it doesn't lend itself well to the slower pace of the rest of the film (or at least, the slower pace I feel like it should have had). There is a song with Tigger and Eeyore that was honestly pretty bad (both the music and the concept didn't work for me, although the way Eeyore spoke to Tigger later was very sweet). Almost none of the characters sound like their original actors (Pooh himself is probably the best). Christopher Robin's character design is very different from the original and I didn't like it as much (although this may just be a case of 'different is different' rather than it being bad).

Sadly, even after seeing it several times over the past few weeks, my two-year old isn't as enamored with it as I'd hoped. Overall, I'd say it is a pretty decent movie in Disney's catalog. Better than many, but not top tier where the original rests.

Reviewed by studioAT 4 / 10

A rather short return to the world of Winnie the Pooh

It had been an awfully long time since Disney had done anything with the beloved 'Winnie the Pooh' characters originally written by A.A Milne on the big screen, so it was lovely to see them return for this film.

Using the style of story book tales coming alive this is a sweet natured film, with some lovely hand-drawn animation and some nice voice acting (though many of the voices are different to those who had appeared in other 'Pooh' films sadly), along with a few sprightly new songs.

It is however a rather short film at around 63 minutes, and while I appreciate that it was aimed at younger audiences, it is rather short.

A nice film though.

Reviewed by Dawalk-1 2 / 10

Not The Best Of The Franchise

Firstly, I'd like to begin by saying that like many others, I, too, grew up watching various, previous, other things related to Disney's Winnie The Pooh franchise. I had a VHS copy of Winnie The Pooh And The Honey Tree, still have The Many Adventures Of Winnie The Pooh VHS tape, collected some of the volumes of The New Adventures Of Winnie The Pooh VHS series, had the Disney Classics Series book based on the package movie, etc. So I was somewhat in that phase of that being among the fixations I grew up on having. I saw some of the other movies too, like The Huffalump Movie. Pooh bear and pals have got to be among the most, if not just the most, recurring Disney characters in the company/studio's history. When I first heard about and saw the preview commercials promoting this latest movie starring the stuffed animal characters, I found that to be a surprise. But I wasn't in a rush to see it right away. After it hit theaters, I would watch this on a movie-based video site some time later.

I was even more surprised at the simplistic title though. Whoever decided to go with that couldn't have called it Winnie The Pooh and The Backson instead? (Even though the viewers don't get to see the monster interacting with the other characters at all, but he still does make an appearance.) Why couldn't that had been done? It would've made it even more distinguished. Also, this just had to be included in the Disney animated features canon list. I don't think it should be, since The Many Adventures Of Winnie The Pooh is already a part of it. Most of the other movies in that list aren't paired with sequels or follow-ups (save from The Rescuers with The Rescuers Down Under and Fantasia with Fantasia 2000). Why someone felt the need to add this? Why make another movie featuring long-established characters and make it a part of it? Anyway, I wasn't feeling it. I didn't care for this one all that much. As a few of the other reviewers mentioned on here already, I, too, consider the animation to be one of the very few, bright spots in this. The writing isn't as well done. The characters were made even more simple than usual to the point that they're true simpletons. Like after everyone falls into the pit that they set up as a trap for the Backson, Piglet manages to escape, but (I forget how he got it exactly) he has a rope which he's supposed to extend down the hole for the others to grab onto, so they can be pulled out the hole and be free, as Rabbit repeatedly urges him to do. However, Piglet misinterprets this and he pulls the rope into five pieces instead. I don't know why this moment was incorporated into the story other than I guess somebody simply considered that to be funny, especially for the kids. As for the voice acting, the talent for most of the characters are replaced, which is another thing I found unexpected (save for the voice actors for Roo and Christopher Robin). Jim Cummings did fine as usual voicing Pooh and Tigger, successor voice actor of Piglet, Travis Oates, sounded like a fine imitation of the late original, John Fiedler, but some of the others I didn't care for as much. I have no idea why most who voiced the others couldn't have been used instead other than they might've had other commitments and were unavailable. I'm not really a big fan of Zooey Deschanel as a singer either, but concerning the music, I thought her performance of the theme song was decent enough. But with this being slightly over an hour, there are too many musical numbers that take up too much time and take away from the other parts of the movie. Overall, this doesn't feel quite the same as the past Pooh and friends movies. There a bits in this that are too much like what took place in the previous films. And the Backson doesn't make a physical appearance until after the end credits, but he isn't really all as fearsome as he seemed to be. With the way this was planned and executed, it would've been better off going straight to DVD/blu-ray.

As for whether I recommend this or not, I wouldn't recommend it to those beyond the kiddie demographic. Most kids would more likely appreciate it more than some teens and adults. I don't consider it having much re-watch value, as it's one of those things that's worth seeing at least once. I'm with all those who consider it to be the worst in the franchise. Over a decade ago, after Disney dropped making traditionally animated movies following the box office disappointment of Home On The Range, a few years later, they'd attempt a comeback at 2D animation with The Princess And The Frog, which is the last Disney 2D animated movie not featuring already established characters. While that did better, it still wasn't quite good enough, so it was a return to CGI animated movies once again. A couple years later, a comeback was attempted a second time with this. I'm just pointing out the history of the track record concerning the on again, off again forms of animation used and done. I still get sore over the direction change of that and other studios. If I were involved in the animation industry, I'd refuse to go into CGI, not unless I'm allowed to do both that and traditional animation. Forget the way this horse-feathers is going now. It makes me detest the over-saturation so much. In conclusion, I'd say to stick to most other Pooh-related media. This isn't worth getting and owning on home video, unless it's to be given to a son, daughter, nephew, niece, grandson or granddaughter.

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