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Winnie the Pooh Disney Movie Review

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PLAYFUL SIMPLICITY Winnie The Pooh and Rabbit together again in Winnie the Pooh
Disney

Winnie the Pooh

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
G
runtime:
68 minutes
Wide Release Date:
07/15/11
performer:
John Cleese, Jim Cummings, Craig Ferguson
director:
Stephen J. Anderson
author:
78361
genre:
Animation

We gave it a B-

It sounded like a charming idea: a return not merely to drawn animation but to the playful simplicity of Disney’s 1960s Winnie the Pooh cartoons. In execution, it is charming…and also a little monotonous. The animators tap our nostalgia for Pooh — the Charlie Brown of honey drippers — and for the gently homogenized whimsical flavor that was A.A. Milne gone Magic Kingdom. But these cutely interlocked daydream tales (of Eeyore losing his tail, of Pooh’s endless quest for that golden syrupy nectar) end up floating a bit too weightlessly through the air. B?

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