Monday April 11th 2011
You might remember three or four months ago when I got very excited about the prospect of a new traditionally animated Winnie the Pooh film, aptly titled Winnie the Pooh. Well, last weekend me and about a thousand 4-year-olds rocked up to the Odeon West End at 10am to enjoy that very movie.
With its comfortingly familiar voice work and brilliantly understated sensibility, Winnie the Pooh is every bit as charming, funny and adorable as the classic Pooh shorts of the 60s and 70s. I had somebody take a picture of my face while I watched the movie and I think the result speaks for itself:
Of course, whether or not this movie needs a theatrical release is questionable – especially given its tiny 60-minute runtime – but if you want to spend an hour reliving your Tumble Tots days you could certainly do worse.
[Be warned though: Zooey Deschanel’s version of the theme song is an absolute disgrace.]