“Winnie The Pooh” A Review And Contest, Too!!!

“Winnie the Pooh”, available on Disney Blu-Ray and DVD October 25th,  is a whimsical return to the Hundred Acre Wood with all of the characters that we have all grown up knowing and loving with an amazing cast and musical score that revived my  love of the “Winnie the Pooh” stories!!!

“Winnie the Pooh”, directed by Stephen Anderson (Meet The Robinsons) and Don Hall (The Princess and The Frog) and Executive Produced by John Lasseter, is inspired by three stories from A.A. Milne and sends you back to Disney’s classic, hand drawn art that is so comforting to watch. Our only complaint was that the movie is only an hour long! We wanted more!!!!

The cast of voice talent is absolutely amazing! While a lot of the voices are recognizable from other things, the actors have taken care to be respectful of the voices of the original cartoon.

John Cleese serves as our narrator and the story itself features the talents of Jim Cummings as Winnie the Pooh and Tigger, Craig Ferguson as Owl, Tom Kenny as Rabbit, Travis Oates as Piglet, Bud Luckey as Eeyore, Kristen Anderson-Lopez as Kanga, Wyatt Hall as Roo and Huell Howser as Backson and Jack Boulter. I have to say that my favorite was Craig Ferguson as Owl and that I had to get used to Bud Luckey as Eeyore.

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The amazing musical scores featured throughout the film were created by Tony® Award-winning songwriter Bobby Lopez, and his wife Kristen, who wrote all of the six spirited new songs for Pooh and his pals, including “The Tummy Song,” “A Very Important Thing To Do,” “Everything Is Honey,” “The Winner Song,” “The Backson Song,” and “It’s Gonna Be Great.” Lopez is behind the Broadway hits “Book of Mormon” and  “Avenue Q” and together they’ve written for Nickelodeon and Disney, including the stage version of “Finding Nemo” and composed songs for several episodes of “The Wonder of Pets,” which earned him two Daytime Emmy® Awards in 2006 for Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction and Composition.

The original score, a special rendition of the beloved “Winnie the Pooh” theme song for the film was composed by Henry Jackman (“The Da Vinci Code,” “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest,” “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End,” “Monsters vs. Aliens”) and sung by actress, musician, singer and songwriter, Zooey Deschanel (Indie folk band, “She & Him”). Deschanel also provided vocals for
“A Very Important Thing To Do” and “So Long.”

The Blu-Ray is also filled to the brim with TONS of bonus features!!!!

·       Exclusive bonus short “Mini-Adventures of Winnie the Pooh: The Balloon” – In this charming short, Pooh comes up with a daring plan to get a hold of some honey by fooling a group of bees.

·       “The Ballad of Nessie” – The animated short film included in the theatrical release is the heartwarming tale of how Nessie found her new home in the Loch Ness.

·       “Winnie the Pooh and His Story Too” – A fun and informative behind-the-scenes look at the film, designed for the whole family. Hosted by John Cleese (narrator of the film), and with occasional help fromPooh himself, this featurette explores Winnie the Pooh’s history from his beginnings as a character in a book, to his continued life in the movies. The filmmakers reveal how they worked to keep the look of the characters and settings in this movie consistent with their first appearances on-screen in1966. Pooh, being a bear of very little mind, finds much of this confusing, but the Narrator and the filmmakers make it all clear to Pooh – and you!

·       Deleted Scenes introduced by directors, Stephen Anderson and Don Hall – 5 deleted scenes including “The Tummy Song,” “”Rabbit’s Friends and Relations,” “Original Eeyore Intro,” “Original Tigger Intro” and “Pooh Searches for a Tail”

·       Sing-Along with the Movie – Follow the red balloon and changing word colors to seven song lyrics featured in the film.

·       Disney Song Selection – “Winnie the Pooh Theme Song,” “The Tummy Song, “A Very Important Thing To Do,” “The Backson Song,” “It’s Gonna Be Great,” “Everything is Honey” and “The Winner Song Finale”

DVD Bonus Features:

·       “Mini-Adventures of Winnie the Pooh: The Balloon”

·       “The Ballad of Nessie”

·       Deleted scenes introduced by directors, Stephen Anderson and Don Hall – 3 deleted scenes including “The Tummy Song,” “”Rabbit’s Friends and Relations” and “Pooh Searches for a Tail”

Movie Download Bonus Features:

·       “Mini-Adventures of Winnie the Pooh: The Balloon”

·       “The Ballad of Nessie”

·       Deleted Scenes introduced directors. Stephen Anderson and Don Hall – 3 deleted scenes including “The Tummy Song,” “Rabbit’s Friends and Relations” and “Pooh Searches for a Tail”

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CONGRATULATIONS Steve Burns!!! You won Winnie the Pooh on Blu-Ray!!!!!!

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You can enter to win a copy of Winnie the Pooh on Blu-Ray until MIDNIGHT on WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2011.

The winner will be chosen by using the number of comments on www.random.org, and I will be announcing and contacting the winner on THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2011. So please make sure to enter your email address on your entries!!!

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