Fall in love all over again with Winnie the Pooh and his pals Tigger, Piglet, Rabbit, Eeyore, Owl, Christopher Robin, Kanga and Roo when Walt Disney Pictures releases Winnie the Pooh on DVD and Blu-Ray October 25, 2011.
The newest adventure from the Hundred Acre Wood stays true to the classic Pooh story line, and maintains the movie’s innocence better then some of the newer “kid” movies. With a running time of about an hour, it is also a great length for little ones with a short attention span. Oh, and don’t worry mom — it is just as enjoyable for parents as it is for the kiddos.
About the movie:
Disney 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. Disney’s all-new “Winnie the Pooh” movie is inspired by three stories from A.A. Milne’s books in Disney’s classic, hand-drawn art.
My thoughts – read my full Winnie the Pooh review.
Blu-Ray Bonus Features:
- Extended Winnie The Pooh And His Story Too – A fun and informative behind-the-scenes look at the film, designed for the whole family. Hosted by John Cleese (narrator of the film), and with occasional help fromPooh himself, this featurette explores Winnie the Pooh’s history from his beginnings as a character in a book, to his continued life in the movies. The filmmakers reveal how they worked to keep the look of the characters and settings in this movie consistent with their first appearances on-screen in1966. Pooh, being a bear of very little mind, finds much of this confusing, but the Narrator and the filmmakers make it all clear to Pooh – and you!
- Exclusive Sing Along With The Movie – Follow the red balloon and changing word colors to seven song lyrics featured in the film. (Our favorite feature, since my daughter LOVES to sing and dance to the adorable songs from the movie, especially “The Backson Song.”)
- 5 Deleted Scenes With Directors Intro – “The Tummy Song,” “”Rabbit’s Friends and Relations,” “Original Eeyore Intro,” “Original Tigger Intro” and “Pooh Searches for a Tail”
- “The Ballad Of Nessie” Theatrical Short – The animated short film included in the theatrical release is the heartwarming tale of how Nessie found her new home in the Loch Ness
- Mini Adventures Of Winnie The Pooh: “Pooh’s Balloon” Short – In this charming short, Pooh comes up with a daring plan to get a hold of some honey by fooling a group of bees.
DVD Bonus Features:
- 3 Deleted Scenes With Directors Intro – “The Tummy Song,” “”Rabbit’s Friends and Relations” and “Pooh Searches for a Tail”
- “The Ballad Of Nessie” Theatrical Short
- Mini Adventures Of Winnie The Pooh: “Pooh’s Balloon” Short
To celebrate the movie’s release, enjoy the personality quiz and activities in honor of that beloved bear who is always in search of honey by clicking on the image below.
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Disclosure – I was provided a copy of the movie to facilitate this review, however, all thoughts and opinions are my own.