(*homocinematically inclined)

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Toon Talk: Silly Ol’ Bear

It has been 34 years since Disney’s first feature length visit to the world of A.A. Milne’s “bear of very little brain”, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh. During that time the character, along with his fellow inhabitants of the Hundred Acre Wood, have become beloved pop culture icons, spawning everything from television series and DVDs to theme park attractions, not to mention a seemingly never-ending line of merchandise, from stuffed animals and toys to books and video games.

Additionally, three more feature films — The Tigger Movie, Piglet’s Big Movie and Pooh’s Heffalump Movie — have been released theatrically, with (as the titles suggest) our Pooh in supporting roles. But he returns to center stage in his unexpected yet delightful latest big screen adventure, simply titled Winnie the Pooh (in theaters now). And, as this title suggests, it’s back to basics for the lovable Pooh crew...

Click here to continue reading my Toon Talk review of Winnie the Pooh at

UPDATE: Winnie the Pooh is now available on DVD and Blu-rayfrom

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