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Winnie the Pooh (2011)

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While searching for honey, Pooh and his friends embark on an adventure to find Eeyore's missing tail and rescue Christopher Robin from an unknown monster called, The Backson.

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2 wins & 25 nominations. See more awards »

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Eeyore (voice)
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Owl (voice)
Jack Boulter ...
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Piglet (voice)
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Kanga (voice)
Wyatt Dean Hall ...
Roo (voice)
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Rabbit (voice)
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Backson (voice)
Lisa Linder ...
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During an ordinary day in Hundred Acre Wood, Winnie the Pooh sets out to find some honey. Misinterpreting a note from Christopher Robin, Owl convinces Tigger, Rabbit, Piglet, Pooh, Kanga, Roo, and Eeyore that their young friend has been captured by a creature named "Backsoon", and they set out to save him. Written by Anonymous

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15 July 2011 (USA)  »

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Untitled Disney Animation Project  »

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Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£159,369 (UK) (15 April 2011)

Gross:

$26,687,172 (USA) (16 September 2011)
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This along with Zootopia (2016) are the only Disney Animated Feature Films released during the 2010s to not be released in November. See more »

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Owl: [describing the Backson] It's a giant creature with a tail / Here, I'll draw Piglet in for scale / Its hide is like a shaggy rug / Its face a surly, ugly mug / With two sharp horns atop its head / Between, a mop of hair that's red! / And in its nose a ring of gold / It smells of monkey's feet and mold / Its toes are black, its fur is blue / I swear that all I tell you is not made up / The Backson!
All: The Backson!
Owl: The Backson!
All: The Backson? Oh, no!
Pooh: But Owl, what does a Backson do?
All: Yes, Owl, what does...
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At the end of the credits, we're treated to a short encounter with the Backson. See more »

Connections

Follows Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree (1966) See more »

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It's Gonna Be Great
Music and Lyrics by Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez
Performed by Jim Cummings and Bud Luckey
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Winnie the Pooh is great fun
25 June 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was able to see a special screening of this movie at the L.A. Film Festival and I was very excited for it. For starters, I'm a huge Winnie the Pooh fan and the 1977 animated movie is one of my favorites. However, even though I was very excited to see it I was a bit worried that this might be a disappointment because I heard the running time for the film was less than an hour. Well, while watching this movie my worries were pushed to the side. I loved everything about this movie and in the end I was quite pleased with the length of the film and when I thought about it I'm not sure why that was a worry for me. Winnie the Pooh isn't not something that can be stretched to 90 minutes without having some major filling and this movie had none.

There have also been some talks about the animation and how it's in 2d and that is one of the reasons I was excited. Winnie the Pooh wouldn't work in any other type of animation and so Disney made the right choice in returning to the 2d for this movie. The characters all look great, especially Eeyore and Christopher Robin. Another thing that surprised me about the movie was how every character was well represented. I was worried that the story might not focus on all the characters and that some would be left out. However, that was not the case. Every character has their fair of great moments, from Eeyore's tail contest to Rabbit's silly antics later in the movie.

I think another reason why this film succeeds is because of the story line. There is plenty of going on, but it doesn't get overstuffed and it doesn't drag. The movie starts off on the characters looking for a new tail for Eeyore and smoothly transitions into the characters trying to rescue Christopher Robin because they miss read the letter he left at his house. The voices for all the characters are great and it's another reason this film succeeds. Everyone involved adds something to each character and truly makes it their own, something a lot of other animated movies fail at.

Lastly, the score for the movie was great and really added something special to the scenes that carried the movie and hearing Zooey Deschanel sing the Winnie the Pooh theme song was terrific. When I think back on it there was nothing that disappointed me in this movie and it was everything I could ever want from a Disney movie


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