First Winnie the Pooh Trailer Debuts
Posted 11.13.10 by Ryan
When the second part of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows opens next year on July 15, is there any other movie that dares to compete against it? Disney thinks Winnie the Pooh is up for the challenge, despite the poor box office for 2005's Pooh's Heffalump Movie (only $18 million domestically). Disney has embarked on a brave new strategy: adapting five previously unadapted stories from the original A.A. Milne books that ultimately revolves around the Hundred Acre Wood gang trying to save Christopher Robin; returning to the classic, hand-drawn animation-style of the early Pooh movies, and releasing the movie in (the now-retro) 2-D. Disney has premiered their crazy strategy in the first trailer for the movie, and the results show that Disney's strategy might be crazy enough to work.
Jim Cummings continues to pulls double-duty as the voice of Pooh and Tigger, with Peter Cullen (known as the voice of Optimus Prime in the Transformers movies) as Eeyore, and newcomer Craig Ferguson as Owl. Winnie the Pooh was directed by Stephen J. Anderson and Don Hall (director and writer of 2007's Meet the Robinsons).