CONFIRMED: ‘Ballad of Nessie’ Attached to ‘Winnie the Pooh’

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Book adaptation of 'The Ballad of Nessie'Walt Disney Studios has confirmed what we first speculated back in October 2010, that the Walt Disney Animation Studios short, The Ballad of Nessie will be the lead-in to Winnie the Pooh when it opens in theaters on July 15, 2011.

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‘Winnie the Pooh’ Domestic Teaser Poster (Hi-Res)

'Winnie the Pooh' domestic teaser posterYesterday, Yahoo! Movies debuted the domestic teaser poster for Winnie the Pooh which opens in theaters nationwide on July 15, 2011. Today, we are fortunate to have received a hi-res version of the poster provided to us by Walt Disney Animation Studios.

Based on original tales by creator A.A. Milne (‘In Which Eeyore Loses His Tale, ‘In Which Rabbit Has a Busy Day’ and ‘In Which Christopher Robin Leads an Expotition to the North Pole’), Winnie the Pooh stars the voice talents of Jim Cummings (Pooh/Tigger), Craig Ferguson (Owl), Tom Kenny, Travis Oates, 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.

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‘Winnie the Pooh’ Fun Facts, Character Model Sheets, Concept Art and More!

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Walt Disney Studios and Walt Disney Animation Studios have provided us with an extraordinary number of character model sheets, concept art and even new stills in honor of its return to the Hundred Acre Wood in Winnie the Pooh which will be in theaters nationwide on July 15, 2011.

They’ve also provided us with some ‘fun facts’ regarding the movie and some of the magic that went into producing it, beginning with some of the original Pooh stories by A.A. Milne that inspired the new film.

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First Look: ‘Winnie the Pooh’ International Teaser Poster

Teaser poster for 'Winnie the Pooh'From movieposters.com via IMPAwards comes this first look at an international teaser poster for Winnie the Pooh from Walt Disney Animation Studios.

Marking the studio’s first return to the Hundred Acre Wood in nearly four decades, Winnie the Pooh finds its inspiration in five of the original tales by creator A.A. Milne woven together into one new classic.

Winnie the Pooh stars the voice talents of Jim Cummings (Pooh/Tigger), Craig Ferguson (Owl), Tom Kenny, Travis Oates, 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. It will be released in theaters nationwide on July 15, 2011.

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Disney Consumer Products Lauds Licensee’s Dumping of Pooh Waste

Clean Agency's new, environment-friendlier Pooh packagingClean Agency has been recognized by Disney Consumer Products by being bestowed with the 2010 Quality Product Award for Sustainability award. As demonstrated in the image to the left, Clean Agency reduced the packaging materials required for the Pooh plush by a whopping 80%.

The plush, manufactured by licensee Dream, continues to have the ability to be precisely positioned on store shelves (sitting on what ironically resembles a toilet in this blog’s opinion) as well as offer the same amount of information, while using far less materials.

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Disney’s ‘Winnie the Pooh’ – Seven New Stills

(L-R) Tigger, Kanga, Roo, Owl, Rabbit, Winnie the Pooh, Eeyore © Disney Enterprises, Inc. All rights reserved.

In honor of today’s release of the trailer for Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Winnie the Pooh, we have received seven new stills from the film which we have added to our gallery for the film below. Set to be released in theaters nationwide on July 15, 2011. The film represents the first time Walt Disney Animation Studios has returned to the Hundred Acre Wood in almost four decades. The film stars the voice talents of Jim Cummings, Craig Ferguson, Tom Kenny, Travis Oates and Bud Luckey.

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First Look: First Trailer for ‘Winnie the Pooh’

Walt Disney Animation Studios has debuted the first official trailer for its 2011 release, Winnie the Pooh.  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.

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Disney and Beech-Nut Announce New Food Line that Allows Toddlers to Eat with Pooh

Disney Consumer Products and Beech-Nut are proud to introduce a new line of great-tasting and nutritious toddler foods featuring the Disney Winnie the Pooh characters. The new line is made from all natural ingredients and has a great taste that even picky toddlers will love.

Highlighting Disney’s long-term commitment to providing more nutritious food options for kids, the Beech-Nut toddler food line for kids age 12 months and older have no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. The products adhere to Beech-Nut’s strict ingredient standards in order to maintain an authentic taste and provide nutritious and delicious food for this active age group. The packaging features favorite Disney characters including Winnie the Pooh, Tigger and Piglet.

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Winnie the Pooh Receives His Own Storybook and Activity iPhone/iPad App from Disney Publishing Worldwide

Winnie-the-Pooh Puzzle Book from Disney Digital BooksWinnie the Pooh, the beloved Disney character, will star in his first ever book-based app with the release of the “Winnie the Pooh: What’s a Bear to Do?” Puzzle Book App on the App Store. The universal app, Disney Publishing’s first, delivers an immersive and interactive reading experience for preschoolers on iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.

On the heels of launching four critically acclaimed apps for iPad — “Toy Story,” “Toy Story 2,” “Toy Story 3” and “The Princess and the Frog,” — Disney Publishing has added new layers of interactivity to “Winnie the Pooh: What’s a Bear to Do?” and has optimized the app’s content to run on iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.

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Speculation: Disney’s ‘The Ballad of Nessie’ May Be In Theaters Alongside ‘Winnie the Pooh,’ Summer 2011

'Ballad of Nessie' from Walt Disney Animation StudiosIn 2008, Walt Disney Animation Studios announced an initiative to re-introduce the practice of animated shorts, particularly leading into full-length theatrical features due, in part, to the success of Disney/Pixar’s famed shorts lead-ins.

One of the announced projects was one that immediately caught the attention and affections of many a Disney fan, that being of The Ballad of Nessie. Directed by Stevie Wermers and Kevin Deters, the 2D short is described by the studio as having  ‘art direction evocative of the Disney shorts from the 1940s and 50s’ and being ‘the honest to goodness true tale of Loch Ness and its most famous resident.’

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