It’s time to go back and find your inner-child. Disney’s Winnie The Pooh will be hitting theaters next summer and it has been quite a while since we saw the lovely Pooh Bear on the big screen. It is not too often that we get hand drawn animated features these days, but when we do, I feel that we get something more out of the film. Winnie The Pooh looks excellent. The colors, drawings, and animation all work beautifully in this trailer, but I am on the fence about the incorporation of CGI use. Boy these characters bring me back, which hopefully will have the same affect on a lot of people to make it to the theater to see these classic characters.
Voice actors include Jim Cummings (Pooh and Tigger), Craig Ferguson (Owl), Peter Cullen (Eeyore), Tom Kenny (Rabbit), Travis Oates, and Bud Luckey along with Zooey Deschanel who sings a new version of the Pooh theme. Stephen J. Anderson (Meet the Robinsons, Journey Beneath the Sea) and Don Hall are the co-directors with Burny Mattinson, who was an animator on 1974’s Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too!
“Walt Disney Animation Studios returns to the Hundred Acre Wood with Winnie the Pooh, the first big-screen Pooh adventure from Disney animation in more than 35 years. With the charm, wit and whimsy of the original featurettes, this all-new movie reunites audiences with the philosophical “bear of very little brain” and friends Tigger, Rabbit, Piglet, Kanga, Roo—and last, but certainly not least, Eeyore, who has lost his tail. “Well a tail is either there or it isn’t there,” said Pooh. “And yours isn’t… there.” Owl sends the whole gang on a wild quest to save Christopher Robin from an imaginary culprit. It turns out to be a very busy day for a bear who simply set out to find some hunny. Inspired by five stories from A.A. Milne’s books in Disney’s classic, hand-drawn art style, “Winnie the Pooh” hits theaters July 15, 2011.” [via /Film]