When sad old Eeyore loses his tail, Owl sends the whole gang - Pooh, Tigger, Rabbit, Piglet, Kanga and Roo - on a wild journey to help Eeyore and save Christopher Robin from the mysterious Backson. In the end, it turns out to be a very busy day for a bear who simply set out to find some "hunny."
The return to Hundred Acre Wood is made possible in Disney’s new animated feature ‘Winnie the Pooh’ where the lovable Pooh Bear and the rest of the gang: Tigger, Piglet, Eeyore, Owl, Rabbit, Kanga, Roo, and Christopher Robin are back with new adventures that are surely to delight young viewers and once-young people who have loved Winnie the Pooh since its inception.
Based on A.A. Milne’s classic stories and E.H. Shepard’s illustrations, Disney does not veer away from its original films produced since 1966. ‘Winnie the Pooh’ has a fun and endearing way of telling its story, with Pooh and other characters jumping off a book’s pages and even getting a little physical with the narrated words. It’s a truly distinct style that has been embedded in the memories of its fans, which is now being discovered by a younger generation.
In ‘Winnie the Pooh’, Eeyore loses his tail and Pooh and the gang are in search of a replacement. By the looks of it, whatever item they attach to him doesn’t seem to impress Eeyore but that doesn’t mean they’ll give up. Christopher Robin is also feared to be in danger. When Christopher leaves a note for the Hundred Acre Wood residents that says ‘Gon Out Bizzy Back Soon’, Pooh alleges that he has been kidnapped by an evil entity called ‘Backson’.
With the wonderful voice acting from narrator John Cleese, Jim Cummings , ‘Winnie the Pooh’ comes to life in a myriad of sentimental and colorful ways. Music from Zooey Deschanel also accompanies the charming feel of the film.
With the onslaught of 3-D animation via Pixar and Dreamworks, ‘Winnie the Pooh’ as a 2-D feature still works because it maintains its focus on Pooh, friendship, a sense of adventure, and loyalty. The beauty lies in its classic quality; as it is, 3-D is overrated and the magic of ‘Winnie the Pooh’ would have been lost if it is rendered in 3-D.