The limited edition 6-piece replica set of the Winnie the Pooh plush used for the live-action opening sequence of Winnie the Pooh is now available for purchase on DisneyStore.com. The plush represents the real-life set of toys owned by Christopher Robin Milne which inspired the stories loved by generations (Rabbit and Owl were of A.A. Milne’s own creation and did not have respective plush).
Each plush is made of a special fabric that gives it a unique, worn-out feel and has articulated joints. The set comes in a canvas bag which features the Winnie the Pooh logo, along with a certificate of authenticity. It’s limited to a production size of just 300 pieces and retails for $299.95
For more information and to order, visit DisneyStore.com. There is an enforced limit of 2 per order.
For his first birthday, Christopher Robin Milne received a stuffed teddy bear from Harrods of London named Edward. The bear, later rechristened Winnie the Pooh — in honor of a real bear at the London Zoo and a real swan named Pooh — was a gift from his father, author A.A. Milne, and was soon joined by a stuffed tiger, donkey, pig and a kangaroo and her joey. With the help of Christopher Robin’s imagination, they inspired a series of stories and were joined by Owl and Rabbit, both entirely A.A. Milne’s creations. Today the stuffed versions of Pooh, Tigger, Eeyore, Piglet and Kanga reside in the care of the New York Public Library where they are on permanent display to the public.
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.
Walt Disney Studios and Walt Disney Animation Studios have provided us with a new still and a few concept art images for The Ballad of Nessie, the short that will be attached to Winnie the Pooh when it opens on July 15, 2011. We’ve added them to the beginning of our existing gallery of stills from the short, shown below.
This is your first opportunity to hear the new take on the classic opening theme by Zooey Deschanel, which — as we mentioned yesterday — includes an awkward introduction of Tigger, albeit not nearly as awkward as omitting him completely as the original 1977 film, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh had done. Yesterday we brought you the film’s opening animated sequence courtesy of Walt Disney Studios Germany.
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.
He’s a bear of very little brain. She’s half of the acclaimed band She & Him. This year, they come together on the big screen in Winnie the Pooh, which hits theaters in select international markets in Spring 2011, and in the U.S. on July 15, 2011. Actress/Musician/Singer/Songwriter Zooey Deschanel (Almost Famous, (500) Days of Summer) joins Winnie the Pooh and all of his friends in the Hundred Acre Wood, performing three songs for the film, including her own take on the classic Winnie the Pooh theme song, ‘A Very Important Thing to Do’ and the original end-credit song ‘So Long,’ which was written by Deschanel and performed with She & Him bandmate M. Ward.
Deep in the Hundred Acre Wood, deep inside a hole, the entire gang is hopelessly stuck inside a hole and it’s up to poor innoventive Piglet to find a means to rescue his friends. So goes ‘Get Us Out of Here!,’ a new clip from the upcoming Walt Disney Animation Studios’ film, Winnie the Pooh, marching into theaters on July 15, 2011.
Located at Disney’s Hollywood Studios at the Walt Disney World Resort, the Animation building traditionally plays host to an exhibit featuring the latest in Disney animation. Until recently, this honor was held by Disney’s Tangled, but with the threat of spring and summer looming and two animated features soon to be released, the installation was very recently switched over to promote both films: Winnie the Pooh from Walt Disney Animation Studios (July 15) and Cars 2 from Pixar Animation Studios (June 24).