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Disney developing live-action Winnie the Pooh movie

Disney has has announced that Winnie the Pooh is set to become its latest animated property to get the live-action treatment, with Alex Ross Perry (Listen Up Philip) signing on to write the adaptation. According to Deadline, the movie will see a now-adult Christopher Robin revisiting Pooh’s hangout in the Hundred Arce Wood.

Disney’s assocatiation with A.A. Milne’s classic character dates back to 1966 and the theatrical short Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree, which was followed by five more shorts and numerous TV series and direct-to-video features, as well as four theatrical movies, the last of which came in 2011.

Winnie the Pooh becomes the latest live-action adaptation from Disney, following in the footsteps of Alice in Wonderland, Maleficent and Cinderella, and joining an upcoming slate that includes The Jungle Book, Beauty and the Beast, Dumbo, Mulan and Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass.
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Disney 53 Double Feature Part II: The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

As we march bravely on through 2013, Thn will take a nostalgic yet critical look at the 53 Walt Disney Animated Classics, from Snow White to Wreck-it Ralph, through the obscurity of Fun And Fancy Free to the second Golden Age of Beauty And The Beast. These are the films the Walt Disney company are most proud of, the ones that hold a special place in our hearts, the ones that still cost a fortune to buy on DVD. This time, we’re off to the Hundred Acre Wood with The Many Adventures Of Winnie The Pooh.

1977/ 74 minutes

Directed by Wolfgang Reitherman, John Lounsbery

When Walt Disney first had the idea of adapting A.A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh stories in 1961, he came to realise audiences in the United States weren’t as familiar with the stories as those in the UK and Europe. So, instead of making one feature length film, Disney made
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The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

In this compendium of adventures featuring AA Milne's loveable bear, material from three previous outings - Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree (Pooh's efforts to pinch a stash of honey from a buzzing beehive), the Oscar-winning Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day (a dangerous storm and a subsequent flood threaten the chums' home) and Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too (Tigger gets to be too much for the other residents of the Hundred Acre Wood). is spliced together with additional content. Charming and sweet, it only goes to show that no-one can say "Oh bother" quite like the veteran Sterling Holloway's Pooh.
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Disney's 50 Finest: In Order of Awesome

Just days before the release of "Tangled," Disney shocked the world by announcing the film would be their last fairy tale princess story. But while there was much wailing, another, more positive milestone has been somewhat overlooked: "Tangled" marked the studio's 50th animated feature.

We know what you're thinking: Surely Disney has made more than 50 movies, right? And it's true, they have. But if there's one thing Disney knows even more than animation, it's how to protect their brand, which is why they've designated some of their features to be official classics and others -- like "The Jungle Book 2" or "Pete's Dragon" -- to be, you know, just something they do on the side for giggles and grins.

To celebrate the release of "Beauty and the Beast 3D," we review and rank all 50 official Disney animated features. Let the subjectivity begin.

50. 'Brother Bear' (2003)

Hey guys, remember "Brother Bear,
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As Winnie the Pooh (and Tigger too), Jim Cummings Regularly Holds Conversations With Himself

As Winnie the Pooh (and Tigger too), Jim Cummings Regularly Holds Conversations With Himself
Everett / Disney A scene from “Winne the Pooh”

Even on the phone, Jim Cummings’s voice has a distinctive, rumbling familiarity. As he talks about his family, his film work and the development of the latest feature film version of “Winnie the Pooh,” out today, it’s hard to not imagine a stuffy old bear on the other end of the line.

Cummings, 58, has voiced A.A. Milne’s beloved bear in films, TV and video games since 1983, when he took
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Disney's unappreciated animated classics

Mark uncovers the too-often-overlooked gems in the Disney animated movies catalogue...

Not all Disney feature movies get the same level of appreciation, as they're overshadowed by the better known or more rambunctious siblings.

Here are five that, in my view, deserve better...

Alice In Wonderland (1951)

Part of the impressive fifties animated feature line-up, Alice never quite got the love that was reserved for Sleeping Beauty or The Lady And The Tramp. Yet, it's as technically competent, and uniquely styled.

Disney must bear some of the responsibility, however, as, after a somewhat poor box office (by their standards) outing, they demoted Alice to being the launch vehicle for their TV ambitions in a cut-down form. This choice meant that it didn't get recycled at the cinema and moved it down a notch from its 'cinema only' screened peers.

As they've all now been on TV, I think it's about time Alice In Wonderland
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Disney's "Winnie the Pooh" Moves Forward, Gets Release Date

Disney has announced that "Winnie the Pooh" will be released on July 15, 2011. Another one from Disney, "Reboot Ralph" (formerly known as "Joe Jump") will be seen on March 22, 2013.

As we told you last September, John Lasseter, Academy Award-winning animator, director, and the chief creative officer at Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios, is exec producing the project based on A.A. Milne's children classic. The film will feature five of the author's original stories.

Steve Anderson and Don Hall ("Meet the Robinsons") are directing the film. Jim Cummings will voice Pooh/Tigger, and Craig Ferguson (I love him!) will voice the Owl. The best part? Burny Mattinson, the animator of the original "Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree" featurette in 1964, will serve as lead story artist on the new project.

Meanwhile, "Reboot Ralph," according to Moviefone, "is rumored to be about an '80s-era video game character who makes
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Brand New "Winnie the Pooh" Movie Announced!

John Lasseter, Academy Award-winning animator, director, and the chief creative officer at Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios, has announced a fresh, new take on A.A. Milne's children's classic "Winnie the Pooh." The film will be based on five of the author's original stories.

It has been 35 years since Disney produced a feature film starring "Winnie the Pooh" characters, so this is a welcomed treat!

Lasseter, presenting at London's Leicester Square about the future of Disney/Pixar animation, showed some old clips of "Winnie the Pooh" and revealed that the new film will stick to the classic look with a contemporary feel.

Steve Anderson and Don Hall are going to direct and all the filmmakers involved with the film vowed to honor Milne's vision about the world of the Hundred Acre Wood. This new film, Lasseter said, will not be just for kids but for the entire family.

The best part?
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