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Winnie the Pooh – The Perfect Easter Treat

The perfect treat for your children this Easter holidays is a trip to see “Winnie the Pooh” the brand new full length feature film from Walt Disney Animation Studios. Watch as Winnie the Pooh and all his friends Tigger, Eeyore, Piglet, Rabbit, Owl, Kanga, Roo and of course Christopher Robin go on a brand new adventure in 100 acre wood.

Based on three short Pooh stories "In Which Christopher Robin Leads an Expedition to the North Pole", "In Which Eeyore Loses a Tail" and "In Which Rabbit Has a Busy Day,", “Winnie the Pooh” is the first full length Pooh movie with one interwoven storyline. Throughout the movie Eeyore manages to lose his tail, again, and Christopher Robin sets up a contest to find him new tail! The suggestions from the animals are interesting to say the least, as Eeyore ends up being struck by lightning and blown away in the wind! Tigger is bouncing bouncing bouncing around 100 acre wood, Owl is still very busy and intellectual, and Piglet is still v-v-very n-n-nervous although he tries to be brave!

“Winnie the Pooh” has taken a drastic step away from modern film production techniques opting for hand-drawn 2D animation opposed to the 3D computer generated imagery we are all so used to today. This is especially interesting as the most recent Winnie the Pooh TV series from Disney, “My Friends Tigger and Pooh” had a computer generated quasi-3D look. The hand-drawn animation of the new movie however gives the movie a homely feel, and draws clear parallels with the original Winnie the Pooh movie “The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh” It is these parallels which give the movie the nostalgic feel which will appeal to the adult of the family, whether parents or grandparents!

Winnie the Pooh has always been a character close to people’s hearts. A bear cub, Winnie, who was bought for only $20 after the First World War by Canadian Lieutenant Harry Colebourn was given to London Zoo was visited by the young boy Christopher Robin Milne. Adoring the cute little bear Christopher Robin named his favourite teddy Winnie. His Father A A Milne told his son bedtime stories about the adventures of his teddy bear, Winnie the Pooh, and Pooh’s friends, the other soft toys owned by Christopher Robin. Milne’s stories were serialised in the London newspaper “The Evening News” and published in the USA. All who read about the adventure of Pooh Bear fell in love and Winnie the Pooh became an international sensation.

In the early 60’s The Walt Disney Company bought the rights to Winnie the Pooh and soon released the movie “The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh”. This film solidified Pooh as a firm family favourite and children have been watching Winnie the Pooh movies and cartoons ever since.

Whether young or old, “Winnie the Pooh” is a perfect day out for all. No-one will fail to be touched by this cute little bear, Pooh.

“Winnie the Pooh” is released in UK cinemas on 15th April 2011

 

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