Every child loves Winnie the Pooh and my two are no exception. This may or may not be because we have read them some of the stories since they were tiny. When the chance came along to review a copy of the latest film in DVD I was quite interested to see how it compared to the original stories. Very favourably is the answer! If you like Winnie the Pooh’s adventures then you will love this one, it’s full of drama, wit and a tale of friendship which is simply a joy to watch.
I find it quite hard to find nice, non violent films which capture both children’s interest and keep them engaged but this was actually (surprisingly for me) one of them. They have asked to watch it a couple of times since the first screening and now sing along to the songs. It’s also watch-able for adults and some of the phrases that characters in the film really strike a chord. We loved it, its a brilliant film for toddlers and I can whole-heartedly recommend it to you
This is actually the first big-screen Pooh adventure from Disney animation in more than 35 years. Narrated by John Cleese, featuring all-star voices including Jim Cummings and Craig Ferguson and music from US superstar Zooey Deschamel, Winnie the Pooh is inspired by five stories from AA Milne’s books in Disney’s classic hand-drawn art style.
You can buy the DVD at all the usual outlets and if you are on the lookout for some fab kids activities then make sure you check these out on the Disney website
© Disney. Based on the “Winnie the Pooh” works, by A.A. Milne and E. H. Shepard.
RELEASE DATE: 22 AUGUST . CERTIFICATE: U
· Three Deleted scenes
o The Tummy Song
o Rabbit’s Friends and Relations
o Pooh searches for a Tail
· Two bonus short films
o The Ballad of Nessie
o Mini-adventures of Winnie the Pooh: “Pooh’s balloon”