Winnie the Pooh

Learn to Draw: Winnie The Pooh

Winnie the Pooh is the original stuffed with fluff, honey loving bear and a favorite of many no matter if you discovered him from A.A. Milne’s books or Disney’s animated features. 2011’s “Winnie the Pooh” animated feature was the last hand-drawn animated feature from Walt… Read More »Learn to Draw: Winnie The Pooh

Pooh for President in 2016?

2016 is the United States of America’s next opportunity to elect a new President. But if a candidate is serious about running, they’re already laying the ground work now. Did you know that Winnie The Pooh entered the presidential race four different times. First in… Read More »Pooh for President in 2016?

Winnie The Pooh as Darth Vader, It Happened

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Back in July Connecticon had a special panel featuring the talents of voice actor Jim Cummings. Among his many voice roles include firefly Ray from The Princess and the Frog, Darkwing Duck, and Winnie The Pooh. During the panel he gave his impression of the Sith Lord Darth Vader boarding Princess Leia’s ship at the beginning of Star Wars: Episode IV, but in the the voice of our favorite stuffed with fluff bear.

What followed was hilarious:

I think Disney might have a cross-over hit on their hands here – Winnie-The-Sith-Pooh in the 100 Acre Death Star. Yes, Cummings even snuck in a little Dark Wing Duck. Too funny.

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Vault by Vans Unveils Disney OG Classics for 2013

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If you’re into that retro look and a Disney fan, then you’re sure to fall in love with this retro-line of Vans tennis shoes that feature classic original artwork from the early 1980s. Part of the Vault by Vans line, a timeless collection of Vans styles inspired by modern street fashion, art, music and our 40+ years of heritage in skateboarding and surfing, these shoes are expected to be available starting July 2013 at select Vans Vault distributors. The Vault by Vans line started in 2003 and this new line of Vans x Disney OG Classics completes the first decade of Vault.

Vault by Vans kicks off the ten-year celebration by reissuing these character prints that were originally designed in partnership with Disney in the early 1980s. Not available for decades, these prints will re-emerge for Vault’s fourth installment of OG Classics. The OG Classics assortment will pay tribute to the first vulcanized, waffled-soled styles from Vans by presenting them in their purest form: their original form.Read More »Vault by Vans Unveils Disney OG Classics for 2013

Winnie The Pooh DVD a Short, but Excellent, Visit With Childhood Friends

I was pleasantly surprised at how good a job Disney did bringing back the classic Winnie the Pooh characters in the 2011 Summer theatrical release of “Winnie The Pooh.” If their goal was to closely duplicate the animated films Walt Disney was making in the late ’50s and early ’60s, they met their mark. At the same time, the story and characters received slight tweaks making it more accessible for today’s audiences. Now you can add “Winnie the Pooh” on DVD, Blu-Ray, and/or Digital Download to your collection.

The story featured rich characterizations (both in writing and animation), tremendous voice work and tunes you could hum. During my viewing in the theater, I felt let down by the songs, but upon subsequent viewings, I’ve found the music to be something of a strength.

Another strength was the voice work. Narrated by John Cleese and featuring the vocal talents of legendary voice actor Jim Cummings (over 350 voices) and a host of other distinctive actors including Craig Ferguson (TV’s ‘The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson’), Tom Kenny (TV’s ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’), Bud Luckey (Toy Story 3) and musical performances by Zooey Deschanel. Ferguson’s take on Owl was particularly appreciated as he helped the bird grow into a part that was larger than his previous incarnations.

The DVD/Blu-Ray combo is nice, but I did feel a bit let down by the lack of extras. Disney is hit and miss in this area, mostly miss. Sadly, you’ll have to wait for future editions to get things like a commentary, behind the scenes footage, and other standard extras.

Instead of padding the feature to make it longer, Disney added The Ballad of Nessie which I felt was artistically wonderful, but lacking storywise. However my friends and family tell me I’m daft and Nessie was wonderful. So your mileage will vary.

More details on extras below the jump:

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Winnie The Pooh on DVD 10/25

If you say Winnie The Pooh in theaters then you’ll know how well this film captured the spirit of the original Winnie The Pooh movies, while still providing the pace and characters that entertain today’s savvier youth. Families and audiences of all ages can soon return to the Hundred Acre Wood with the world’s most beloved characters, as “Winnie the Pooh,” comes home to Blu-ray Combo Pack for the very first time, as well as DVD and Movie Download on October 25, 2011.

Reuniting audiences with Pooh, Tigger, Rabbit, Piglet, Owl, Kanga, Roo and last, but certainly not least, Eeyore (who has lost his tail), “Winnie the Pooh” is a honey of an in-home release containing hours of immersive bonus features, including exclusive animated shorts

“The Ballad of Nessie” and “Mini-Adventures of Winnie the Pooh: The Balloon;” a sing-along viewing option; an informative behind-the-scenes featurette for the whole family and deleted scenes with director commentary – all available on Blu-ray Combo Pack.

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Winnie the Pooh Perfect for Audiences Young and Old

Winnie the Pooh, Disney’s latest excursion in the Hundred Acre Wood opens in North American theatres tomorrow, after a modest run overseas earlier this year. Based on the characters created by A. A. Milne and E. H. Shepard, Pooh is a straight up animated film… Read More »Winnie the Pooh Perfect for Audiences Young and Old