Walt Disney Studios Germany has released two new videos in support of Winnie the Pooh, Walt Disney Animation Studio’s return to the Hundred Acre Wood in more than three decades.
The first clip is a re-do of the original opening sequence from the film from The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh. Following a live-action sequence taking place in the bedroom of Christoper Robin, this is the animated segment that introduces us to all of the characters, except it turns out that Tigger was missing from the original 1977 film, so the animators made sure to include him in the revised version. Another major difference between the new and the original segments is that now Christopher Robin is touring the map of the Hundred Acre Wood as the characters are introduced.
NOTE: The clips presented here are dubbed in German and are being presented primarily for the animation itself. We will replace with English versions as they become available, so do not watch if you do not want to see them presented in a foreign language.
If you wish to compare, you can find the first film’s opening on YouTube here. The counterpart to the new intro begins at about the 2:20 mark.
Also released is this extended clip from the new film in which Christopher Robin has gathered the gang together to present a contest in order to find a new tail for Eeyore.
In the film, the first big-screen Pooh adventure in more than 35 years from Walt Disney Animation Studios who at last returns to the Hundred Acre Wood. With the charm, wit and whimsy of the original featurettes, this all-new movie reunites audiences with the philosophical “bear of very little brain” and friends Tigger, Rabbit, Piglet, Kanga, Roo—and last, but certainly not least, Eeyore, who has lost his tail. “Well a tail is either there or it isn’t there,” said Pooh. “And yours isn’t… there.” Owl sends the whole gang on a wild quest to save Christopher Robin from an imaginary culprit. It turns out to be a very busy day for a bear who simply set out to find some hunny. Inspired by five stories from A.A. Milne’s books in Disney’s classic, hand-drawn art style.
Winnie the Pooh stars the voice talents of Jim Cummings (Pooh/Tigger), Craig Ferguson (Owl), Tom Kenny (Rabbit), Travis Oates (Piglet), Bud Luckey (Eeyore), is directed by Stephen J. Anderson and Don Hall and features all new music composed by Henry Jackman with lyrics by Robert and Kristen Lopez along with a whole new take on the classic theme by Zooey Deschanel.
Winnie the Pooh bounces into theaters on July 15, 2011.