Courtesy of Walt Disney Studios UK, we have two new clips and a new featurette for Winnie the Pooh (July 15, 2011).
In the first clip, titled ‘Eeyore’s New Tael,’ Narrator John Cleese introduces us to just some of the many items the gang employs to help replace Eeyore’s (Bud Luckey) missing tail. In the end (horrible pun admittedly intended), Kanga (Kristen Anderson-Lopez) approaches the daunting task as only a mother could.
In the next clip, titled ‘Pooh Wanders to the Next Paragraph,’ we get a taste of the characters’ interactions with the written ‘text’ of the film while subconsciously being taught there is no such thing as free will. Of course, we also learn a much more valuable lesson: If it doesn’t have hunny, it has no use. This tearing-down-the-fourth-wall was a trait of the first film, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, and was one of the elements that John Lasseter was determined to include in this film, as he first revealed during his 2009 D23 Expo presentation.
Finally, we have this episode of Disney Movies Preview, hosted by Emma Lee, which takes a closer look at the film through interviews with co-directors Stephen J. Anderson and Don Hall, and animators Andreas Deja and Mark Henn. There’s also quite a bit of new animation to be spotted along the way.
Don’t forget! There’s just a few more days to listen to the entire Winnie the Pooh soundtrack online for free. You’ll find the full details in our live bookmark for the film.