Winnie the Pooh - Movie Review


Disney brings us back to the Hundred Acre Wood by expertly weaving together three stories inspired by A. A. Milne to produce a wonderfully delightful movie that brought me back to my own childhood days. Winnie the Pooh (voiced by Jim Cummings) is still on his never ending quest of searching for hunny to sedate his rumbly tumbly. It brings him to Eeyore (Bud Luckey) house where he discovers that his friend has lost his tail! The search is on to help Eeyore find a new tail. Later on, after Owl (Craig Ferguson) misinterprets a note from Christopher Robin (Jack Boulter), the gang try to capture the elusive beast called the "Backson" that they thought have kidnapped their friend. Hilarity ensues as Pooh's hungry tummy distracts him from the task at hand and gets everyone else in a pinch. But the stuffed bear will pull through in the end and demonstrates that friendship is always more important than hunny...even though hunny is pretty important.

It was great to see the familiar faces of Pooh and the gang animate the screen again. I mean, who can resist Pooh Bear's charm and innocence?! Every Winnie the Pooh fan - young and old - will enjoy this movie though it is probably more suited to the younger audience. I loved how the movie plays out in a similar manner as the first movie; the characters interact with the narrator (John Cleese) and the words on the page.The movie soundtrack was great. Zooey Deschanel lent her voice for the soundtrack and it was very pleasant to hear her rendition of the familiar 'Winnie the Pooh' song in the beginning. There were many other songs just like in the first movie.

The only complaint I have is that the movie was so short, it is hard to justify seeing it in theatre; however, Winnie the Pooh is a delightful addition to the first movie and a welcoming one for those who grew up with Pooh Bear and his friends.

Winnie the Pooh comes out in theatres this Friday, July 15th.

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