Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Disn-A-Thon: Winnie The Pooh (2011)

During an ordinary day in Hundred Acre Wood, Winnie the Pooh sets out to find some honey. Misinterpreting a note from Christopher Robin, Owl convinces Tigger, Rabbit, Piglet,Pooh, Kanga, Roo, and Eeyore that their young friend has been captured by a creature named "Backsoon" and they set out to save him. [imdb]
Alright, here's the last post of my Disn-A-Thon 2011, and I am going to make it a short and simple one.

Despite Disney being well known for their direct-to-video sequels, along with a few theatrical sequels, not many Disney Animated Classics get a sequel that also falls into the classics canon.  In fact, up until this year, there was only one: The Rescuers... and then there came Winnie The Pooh.

1977 saw the release of The Many Adventures of Winnie The Pooh (which I posted on here), and it was followed by one or two theatrical sequels and a whole slew of video sequels.  Most, if not all of these were close to the standard set by the original, but I have to say that this year's sequel is right up to par.

I think one of the most amazing parts of this new movie is how close most of the voices sound to the originals... Pooh's voice especially.  You would never know that Sterling Holloway wasn't providing the voice.  Even the inflections were perfect.

The whole movie made me happy, but I can't say the same for the blu-ray set.  There were some nice deleted scenes, a short little segment about the history of Pooh, a couple shorts, and that's about it.  I would have liked a commentary or at least something a bit more in depth on what they went through making a sequel like this 35 years after the original.

But oh well, the movie was great and very heartwarming.

And this ends my Disn-A-Thon 2011.  I'll probably be posting something in a week or so about next year's project.  It's a good one, and I can hardly wait for it!