Thursday, November 18, 2010

Disney’s Winnie the Pooh returns to the big screen in a new animated adventure

The world’s most beloved storybook bear since 1926, and one of Walt Disney Pictures most successful franchises, WINNIE THE POOH, returns to the Hundred Acre Wood in an all new animated feature set for release in theaters nationwide, July 15, 2011.

Billed by the studio as, “the first big-screen Pooh adventure from Disney animation in more than 35 years,” WINNIE THE POOH reunites (in classic hand-drawn animation) all of your favorite A.A. Milne characters: Pooh; Piglet; Kanga; Roo; Tigger; Rabbit; Eeyore and Christopher Robin.

The film’s, co-directers by Stephen A. Anderson (“Meet the Robinsons” and “Journey Beneath the Sea”) and Don Hall (story artist for “The Princess and the Frog” and “Meet the Robinsons”) are joined by Disney veteran animator/storyman/director Burny Mattinson who served as key animator for the 1974 featurette “Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too!”

The voice cast includes the talents of: Jim Cummings as Pooh and Tigger; Craig Ferguson (“The Late Show with Craig Ferguson”) as Owl; Tom Kenny (“SpongeBob SquarePants”) as Rabbit; Bud Luckey (director of the Pixar short “Boundin’”) as Eeyore, and Travis Oates as Piglet.

Produced by Peter Del Vecho (“The Princess and the Frog”) WINNIE THE POOH also features the creative talents of Tony® Award-winning songwriter Bobby Lopez and his wife Kristen who have written new songs for the “hunny” loving bear and his friends, with score composition by Henry Jackman, and vocals (for a special rendition of the WINNE THE POOH theme) provided by Zooey Deschanel (Indie folk band, “She & Him.”)

Below for your viewing pleasure is a newly released trailer.

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