Thursday, February 2, 2012

Winnie-the-Pooh - DVD Review


Starring the voices of Jim Cummings, John Cleese, Craig Ferguson, Bud Luckey, Tom Kenny, Jack Boulter, Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Travis Oates.
Directed by Stephen J. Anderson & Don Hall.

It has all the charm of all the other Winnie-the-Pooh movies and shorts. It's barely a movie itself; the closing credits started at the 54-minute mark. John Cleese is a fine substitute for Sebastian Cabot's gentle Narrator. Most of the voices sound the same, though I do like Craig Ferguson putting a little more mania in the pompous Owl. The plots involve finding a new tail for Eeyore and then the gang banding together when they think Christopher Robin has been kidnapped by a Backson. (They misread a note that says he'll be "back soon.")

It is what it is. Good for your 3-to-6-year-olds.  Worth a rental for them; glad I didn't pay theater prices to see it.

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