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Eeyore has lost his tail, and Winnie the Pooh and his friends hold a contest to get him a new one. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

John Cleese ... Narrator (voice)

Jim Cummings ... Winnie the Pooh / Tigger (voice)

Bud Luckey ... Eeyore (voice)

Craig Ferguson ... Owl (voice)
Jack Boulter ... Christopher Robin (voice)

Travis Oates ... Piglet (voice)

Kristen Anderson-Lopez ... Kanga (voice)
Wyatt Dean Hall ... Roo (voice)

Tom Kenny ... Rabbit (voice)

Huell Howser ... Backson (voice)
Linda Linder Silver ... Additional Voices (voice)
Lisa Linder Silver ... Additional Voices (voice)

Robert Lopez ... Additional Voices (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Donald Andersen ... Peter Plys (voice) (uncredited)
Laurids Skovgaard Andersen ... Jakob (voice) (uncredited)
Nis Bank-Mikkelsen ... Æsel (voice) (uncredited)
Jens Zacho Böye ... Ninka Ninus (voice) (uncredited)
Sebastian Klein ... Hr. Straks (voice) (uncredited)
Jørgen Teytaud ... Fortæller (voice) (uncredited)
Lars Thiesgaard ... Grisling (voice) (uncredited)

Niels Weyde ... Ugle (voice) (uncredited)
Torben Zeller ... Tigerdyret (voice) (uncredited)

Tammi Øst ... Kængu (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Stephen J. Anderson 
Don Hall 
Writing credits
Stephen J. Anderson (story) (as Stephen Anderson) &
Clio Chiang (story) &
Don Dougherty (story) &
Don Hall (story) &
Kendelle Hoyer (story) &
Brian Kesinger (story) &
Nicole Mitchell (story) &
Jeremy Spears (story)

A.A. Milne ("Winnie the Pooh" works) and
Ernest Shepard ("Winnie the Pooh" works) (as E.H. Shepard)

Paul Briggs (additional story material) &
Chris Ure (additional story material)

Produced by
Peter Del Vecho .... producer
John Lasseter .... executive producer
Craig Sost .... associate producer
Clark Spencer .... producer
Original Music by
Henry Jackman 
Cinematography by
Julio Macat 
Film Editing by
Lisa Linder 
Casting by
Jamie Sparer Roberts 
Art Direction by
Paul A. Felix  (as Paul Felix)
Patrick M. Sullivan Jr. 
Production Management
Jeremy Costello .... production department manager
Angela Frances D'Anna .... production department manager
Brent W. Hall .... post-production supervisor
James E. Hasman .... production department manager: layout
James E. Hasman .... production department manager: scene planning
Jason Hintz-Llopis .... production resource manager
Kristen Kolada .... production department manager
Christopher Kracker .... production department manager
Nathan Massmann .... production department manager
Michele Mazzano .... production manager
Allison Norman .... production department manager: animation
Bardo S. Ramirez .... production supervisor
Amanda Scarano .... production supervisor: live action
Lorry Ann Shea .... production department manager
Art Department
Lorelay Bove .... visual development artist
Paul Briggs .... storyboard artist
Clio Chiang .... storyboard artist
Andreas Deja .... visual development artist
Don Dougherty .... storyboard artist
Mike Gabriel .... visual development artist
Brian Kesinger .... storyboard artist
Shiyoon Kim .... visual development artist
Melanie Mahoney .... paint supervisor
Nicole Mitchell .... storyboard artist
Charlie Montoya .... set dresser
Bill Perkins .... visual development artist
Joe Pitt .... visual development artist
Jeremy Spears .... storyboard artist
Matsune Suzuki .... visual development artist
Doug Walker .... visual development artist
Sound Department
Mark Appleby .... original dialogue mixer
Odin Benitez .... sound editor
G.W. Brown .... adr/dialogue supervisor
Vince Caro .... original dialogue mixer
David E. Fluhr .... sound re-recording mixer
Albert Gasser .... sound effects editor
Gabriel Guy .... original dialogue mixer
Bill Higley .... original dialogue mixer
Kaspar Hugentobler .... sound recordist
Doc Kane .... original dialogue mixer
Mary Jo Lang .... foley mixer
Donald J. Malouf .... sound editor (as Don Malouf)
Alyson Dee Moore .... foley artist
Mark Paterson .... original dialogue mixer
Charles W. Ritter .... sound editor
Kyle Rochlin .... foley mixer
John Roesch .... foley artist
Pernell L. Salinas .... first assistant sound editor
Tighe Sheldon .... sound recordist
Todd Toon .... sound designer
Todd Toon .... supervising sound editor
Dean A. Zupancic .... sound re-recording mixer (as Dean Zupancic)
Special Effects by
Tim Gospodnetich .... special effects: live action
George Stevens .... special effects: live action (as George C. Stevens)
Visual Effects by
Yogesh Badhe .... visual effects artist
Bob Bennett .... effects animator
Allen Blyth .... effects animator
Brett Boggs .... additional effects animation
David E. Bonnell .... scanner (as David Bonnell)
David Booth .... digital camera operator: Walt Disney Studios
Felipe Cerdán .... effects animating assistant
James DeValera Mansfield .... effects animator
Noe Garcia .... effects animating assistant
Sudheesh Kk .... roto artist
Dan Lund .... effects animator
David 'Joey' Mildenberger .... effects animator
Nirshid .... roto/prep-comp supervisor
Kyle Odermatt .... visual effects supervisor
Dhumal Sagar .... digital compositor
Vanessa Salas Castillo .... roto/paint artist
Van Shirvanian .... effects animating assistant
Edwin Shortess .... assistant technical director
Abhishek Singh .... roto artist
Tara Handy Turner .... production technology
Marlon West .... visual effects supervisor
Camera and Electrical Department
Julio Macat .... director of photography: live action
Melvina M. Rapoza .... first assistant camera
Lisa Wolfson .... second assistant camera
Animation Department
Sarah Airriess .... animator
James P. Alles .... layout artist
Ruben A. Aquino .... animator
Rasoul Azadani .... layout department supervisor
Dale Baer .... supervising animator: "Owl"
Kathleen M. Bailey .... clean up lead key: Tigger
Thomas Baker .... scene planner
Doug Ball .... background artist
Rachel R. Bibb .... lead key assistant animator: "Winnie the Pooh" and "Christopher Robin"
Ross Blocher .... technical director
Jill Breznican .... animation research library
Sonya Carey .... head of ink/paint and composite (as Sonya Hassan-Carey)
Fox Carney .... animation research library
Nam Suk Cho .... layout artist
Nicola Courtney .... key assistant animator
Anthony de Rosa .... animator
Andreas Deja .... supervising animator: "Tigger"
Peter J. DeLuca .... layout artist
Russ Edmonds .... animator
Doug Engalla .... animation research library
Bingo Ferguson .... scene planner
Brian Ferguson .... animator
Mario Furmanczyk .... animator
Tapan Gandhi .... rough inbetweener
Eric Goldberg .... supervising animator: "Rabbit"
Mael Gourmelen .... animator
Jason Hand .... layout artist
Randy Haycock .... supervising animator: "Eeyore"
Mark Henley .... scene planning supervisor
Mark Henn .... supervising animator: "Winnie the Pooh" and "Christopher Robin"
Lam Hoang .... layout artist
Daniel Hu .... layout artist
Brad Hughes .... key clean-up artist
Dennis M. Johnson .... assistant technical director
Lisa Keene .... background artist
Tamara Khalaf .... animation research library
Bert Klein .... animator
Dan Larsen .... scene planner
Benoît Le Pennec .... layout artist
Hyun Min Lee .... animator
Jang Chol Lee .... background artist
Minkyu Lee .... animation department
Teri McDonald .... final checker
Ken Ng .... ink and paint artist: Yowza Animation
Christine O'Connor .... ink and paint supervisor
Helen O'Flynn .... animation checker
Vera Pacheco .... clean-up animation supervisor
Ginny Parmele .... Lead Key Assistant Animator: Owl
Tom Pniewski .... animation research library
Jean-Christophe Poulain .... layout artist
Garrett Prince .... production assistant: animation
Nik Ranieri .... animator
Dan Read .... background artist
Royston Robinson .... animator
Leonard Robledo .... background artist
Cilbur Rocha .... assistant animator
Dave Scarpitti .... technical director
Bruce W. Smith .... supervising animator: "Kanga", "Roo" and "Piglet"
Robert St. Pierre .... layout artist
Allen Tam .... layout artist
Dan Tanaka .... supervising key assistant animator
Lucy Tanashian-Gentry .... background artist
Dan Turner .... cleanup artist
Dan Turner .... inbetween artist
Rich Turner .... scene planner
Meghan Veltri .... animation research library
George Villaflor .... layout artist
Frans Vischer .... animator
Doug Walker .... layout artist
Mike Westman .... ink and paint: Yowza Animation
Mary Ann Williams .... animation research library
Jennifer Yuan .... layout artist
Casting Department
Cymbre Walk .... casting assistant
Editorial Department
Robert Bagley .... digital imaging specialist (as Robert H. Bagley)
Paul Bronkar .... digital intermediate colorist (as Paul R. Bronkar)
Paul Carrera .... first assistant editor
Terry Claborn .... color timer: international
Brian Millman .... post-production coordinator
Jim Passon .... color timer: US
William M. Steinberg .... assistant editor
Music Department
Kristen Anderson-Lopez .... music producer: songs
Kristen Anderson-Lopez .... songs: lyrics
Edward Bainton .... score technical assistant
Alex Belcher .... technical score assistant
Doug Besterman .... conductor: songs
Doug Besterman .... music arranger: songs
Doug Besterman .... music producer: songs
Doug Besterman .... orchestrator: songs
Eric Bradley .... musician: singer
Ashley Chafin .... music production coordinator
Donna Cole-Brule .... music business affairs
Sandy DeCrescent .... music contractor
George Doering .... musician
Jack Dolman .... score technical engineer
Matt Franko .... music preparation
Earl Ghaffari .... music editor
Nick Glennie-Smith .... conductor: score
Kevin Globerman .... digital score recordist
Mark Graham .... head of music preparation
Gabriel Guy .... music recordist: songs
Katie Hampton .... score vocalist
Jill Heffley .... executive music assistant
Tommy Holmes .... music editor: temp score
Henry Jackman .... score producer
Doc Kane .... music recordist: songs
Steven Kofsky .... music production services
Robert Lopez .... music producer: songs
Robert Lopez .... songs
Norman Ludwin .... musician (bass)
Tom MacDougall .... music supervisor
Dave Metzger .... orchestrator
Alan Meyerson .... music mixer: songs
Alan Meyerson .... music scoring mixer
Alan Meyerson .... score recordist
Chris Montan .... executive music producer
Satoshi Mark Noguchi .... assistant music mixer
Andrew Page .... music production director
Victor Pesavento .... music preparation
Jason Poss .... music transcription
Jasper Randall .... additional music contractor
Jasper Randall .... choir conductor
Jasper Randall .... choir contractor
Peter Rotter .... orchestra contractor
Marni Sanders .... copyist
Steven L. Smith .... music preparation
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn
John Ashton Thomas .... orchestrator: score (as John Thomas)
Booker White .... music preparation
Christopher Willis .... composer: additional music (as Chris Willis)
Reggie Wilson .... additional music contractor
Frank Wolf .... music recordist: songs
Joe Zimmerman .... music librarian
Czarina Russell .... studio manager: Remote Control Productions (uncredited)
Other crew
David A. Aguilar .... senior software engineer
Julie Baner .... production assistant: layout, scene planning
Neil Barber .... senior software engineer
Carlos Benavides .... caffeination
Jenny Bettis .... production department manager
Paul Briggs .... additional story material
Scott L. Burris .... systems engineer
Dan Candela .... director of technology
Chris Chavez .... talent training
Kevin C. Constantine .... systems engineer
Tom Corrigan .... senior systems administrator
Nathan Curtis .... production finance
Peter Denomme .... Head of Production Yowza Digital
Peter Denomme .... executive producer yowza animation
Michael J. Dobson .... technical support engineer
Brendan Duncan .... senior software engineer
Kelly Eisert .... production assistant: effects animation, color styling & compositing
Yun-Po Paul Fan .... senior software engineer: Pipeline
Daniel Feiner .... production finance lead
Michael M. Fukumoto .... technical support
Kyle Gabriel .... production assistant: story, clean-up animation
Jonathan E. Geibel .... technology director
Melissa Genoshe .... production assistant: technical & artistic support, braintrust, sweatbox
Evan Goldberg .... technology manager: animation
Thomas Greer .... systems engineer
Dawn Halloran .... executive assistant: Charouhas, Dawn Halloran
Paul Hildebrandt .... senior software engineer
James P. Hurrell .... senior software developer
Joe Jiuliano .... film and digital services director
Ronald L. Johnson .... technology manager: systems
Marc Jordan .... systems engineer
Richard N. Kanno .... senior software engineer
Kimberly W. Keech .... technical supervisor
Thomas G. Kessler .... senior software engineer
Michael D. Kliewer .... technology crew
Frank William Knittel .... finance
Dave Kohut .... production assistant: visual development, backgrounds
James Lavrakas .... graphic designer
Lauren Leffingwell .... production assistant: editorial, effects animation
Krispin Leydon .... interaction designer
Joseph W. Longson .... technology supporter: rendering/lighting tools
Cher Lytle .... production assistant (as Cherylin Lytle)
Cher Lytle .... production assistant
James MacBurney .... network engineer
Burny Mattinson .... story supervisor
Mary Meacham .... title designer (as Mary Hogg)
Dayna B. Meltzer .... assistant manager: technology
Andy Milne .... senior software engineer: Look/EFX/Dynamics
Alicia Lee Muller .... production assistant: clean-up animation
Wanjiru M. Njendu .... key production assistant: live action
Uri Okrent .... senior software engineer
Barbra Pushies .... production assistant: clean-up animation
Brooke Randolph .... production assistant: layout, scene planning
Kimberly M. Rios .... systems administrator
Matthew F. Schnittker .... senior software engineer
Steven Seed .... senior systems engineer
Erin Senge .... assistant to producer
Dustin Sterling .... assistant to director
Gabriel Stewart .... digital transfers
Justin Stirling .... production accountant
Karen Tenkhoff .... studio executive
Chris Ure .... additional story material
Kevin Waldvogel .... manager: environment & events
Justin Walker .... senior software engineer
Michael Weissman .... technical support engineer
Brian Wherry .... senior software engineer
Doug White .... network engineer
Howard Wilczynski .... pipeline developer
Ryan Donald Willis .... production assistant: live action (as Ryan Willis)
Ryan Donald Willis .... production office assistant: live action (as Ryan Willis)
Lisa S. Young .... pipeline engineer
Lisa S. Young .... senior software engineer
Lisa S. Young .... software test engineer
Leon Ingram .... special thanks

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USA:63 min
Aspect Ratio:
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For the Backson song, the animators' drawings were inked with wide-tipped felt markers and given a rough texture in post production to make them look like chalkboard drawings.See more »
Tigger:Tigger Two? I thought the Backson got you. As soon as we get out of here, we're gonna show that Backson what Tiggers are made of, aren't we?
Eeyore:Thanks, but I'd rather stay an Eeyore.
Tigger:What? But what about all the bouncing, and - and the trouncing, and the mixing it up? I thought you liked being a Tigger.
Eeyore:The most wonderful thing about Tiggers is you're the only one.
Tigger:Aw, shucks. I'm speechless.
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17 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
The side of Disney not seen in years, 16 July 2011
Author: Steve Pulaski from United States

Winnie the Pooh is a marvelous and innocent adventure that has been anticipated by me since its trailer debut. Every time I see the trailer, equipped with the wonderful song "Somewhere Only We Know," I break down. There is not a thing sad in the trailer, but just the soft melody of the song, combined with warm and vibrant characters from my younger years just puts me in tears. It's cute, innocent, and just the way I wanted it.

I am beyond grateful that this didn't support the 3D epidemic sweeping our nation these past years. Winnie the Pooh is made up of hand-drawn animation that gives itself a water-color sort of look. It's truly a throwback, and is a nice break from all the CGI animation that, while nice to look at, can't match the feel of classic animation. I couldn't imagine Winnie the Pooh in CGI anyway.

Before the movie, we get a short called The Ballad of Nessie, a kind and gentle Loch Ness Monster who lives with her rubber-ducky. Her pond gets taken over by a golf company and she is forced to move out and find a way home. The short is sad, and well crafted simultaneously. Combined with gentle narration.

On with the film, the story starts out as Pooh (Cummings) trying to find some "hunny." Then, much to the surprise of everyone, Eeyore's (Luckey) tale has gone missing. Christopher Robin (Boulter) holds a contest with all his friends to find a new tale for Eeyore. Whoever finds a good enough tale will win a jar of honey.

The next day, the gang still tries to find the tale when they find a note from Christopher Robin saying "Gon out back soon C.R." Owl (Ferguson) convinces the gang that the "back soon" means "The Backson," a vicious monster who does so many unexplainable things which they make up on their own. So now it's up to everyone to go into the woods and find The Backson and get their friend back.

There is a lot of singing in the film. Lots of well composed songs are in here, my favorite being "The Backson Song." I wasn't under the impression this was a musical, but the more I thought about it the more it made sense. The target audience for this is most likely between 4-8. So to put in a lot of soft and melodic songs in it was a good idea.

Winnie the Pooh is perhaps the most gentle film I can remember. Even the "scariest" scenes won't freak out the little ones, and everything is so calm, so tender, and so unobtrusive it's wonderful. Growing up with Winnie the Pooh, this film was everything I wanted it to be. I wanted it to be nostalgic, warm, and inspiring.

During moments of this film, my eyes watered. I can't answer if someone asked me "Why?" I think it was because the film was so joyful and very sweet. Plus, these are characters that I've known since my childhood. I was grateful they didn't play the song "Somewhere Only We Know" from the trailer. I would've broke down in front of everyone.

The voice acting is beautiful. The film doesn't market its actors either. There is no grade-A "Brad Pitt," "Ellen DeGeneres," "Johnny Depp" marketing scheme here. The actors who voice the characters were chosen because they were fit to voice whoever they were able to. They weren't picked because their names look good on a poster.

This is probably the best Disney film in years. It goes back to everything that made Disney so great when they started off. Hand-drawn animation, a lovely story line, and a positive feel. Even at an incredibly short sixty-nine minutes, (minus, maybe, five from the beginning short) Winnie the Pooh is lovely, crafty, and limitless.

Voiced by: Jim Cummings, Tom Kenny, Craig Ferguson, Travis Oates, Bud Luckey, and Jack Boulter. Narrated by: John Cleese. Directed by: Stephen Anderson and Don Hall.

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