Running Time: 74 mins
Directed By: Stephen J. Anderson, Don Hall
Starring: (voice) Jim Cumming, John Cleese, Bud Luckey, Craig Ferguson, Tom Kenny, Travis Oates
Screenplay: Based on the books by A.A. MilneUK Release Date: 15th April 2011
Quick Plot: Winnie The Pooh is back and brighter than ever. Christopher Robin has left a note which reveals that he has been taken by the dreaded 'Backson' so Pooh and the gang are on a special mission to capture the 'Backson' and save Christopher Robin.
Review: It's clear to see from my previous review of Tangled I am in love with everything Disney. So when I first heard there was to be a new Winnie The Pooh, I was ecstatic, much more so because I knew my younger cousins loved the old films, I knew I had to take them to see it. So today, I took my 4 year old cousins for their first ever trip to the cinema and I hope they had a good experience.
The characters are still as lovable as ever, even with new voices it was as if no time had passed in the Hundred Acre Wood. Delightfully the design of the film is changeless, Christopher Robin's bedroom, the story book, stuffed animals and the words on the screen as the film advances are still as enchanting.
Now I'm 16 (oh how sad of me to be reviewing Winnie The Pooh at this age) and watching this tale, I found even the littlest of details humorous. My younger cousins laughed lots at the characters, but I found the dialogue even funnier. For example, Eeyore is so depressing you don't realise it at a young age. When Pooh thinks Owl has a cold, Eeyore automatically thinks he'll catch it because everything bad happens to Eeyore. Or when Owl could fly out of the hole but stayed their because he wasn't smart enough to fly. (Maybe you'll have to see it to understand what I'm revealing) Just little things I found so much more amusing because I understood the dialogue and storyline.
Though, what I didn't enjoy as much was the Short Film at the beginning 'Nessie'. Usually I'm a fan of Disney Shorts, but this time around I didn't enjoy it. I thought it was slightly boring, probably because there was a stupid programme at the beginning of some rip off Peter Pan kids on Neverland who were battling against Captain Hook because he stole their goldfish.
I'm being fussy now.
Winnie The Pooh 2011 is a heartwarming, adorable, family film which has everything you expect from Pooh and the gang. If you're a fan of Pooh and other Disney films, this is a must see.
Winnie The Pooh trailer