What a lovely movie 2011’s Winnie the Pooh was. Actually, the 2000s brought Pooh and his friends to the big screen four times in animated form and each one was a lot of fun. The 2005’s Pooh’s Heffalump Movie was one that my wife loved, it introduced a new character in Lumpy and it seemed like this would be the way the series would be going forward.
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The Movie Review
However, Disney decided to change things up with the next movie and Winnie the Pooh’s return to theatres in 2011 was more of a throwback than a continuation of The Tigger Movie, Piglet’s Big Movie, and Pooh’s Heffalump Movie. This was a very clever idea and what Disney managed to do was make a movie that appealed to kids and adults alike.
The plot of the movie certainly tugs at those old nostalgia strings all the while being its own take on classic Pooh stories. There are a few different plots going on throughout the movie. Eeyore loses his tail and everyone is trying to find it and also Pooh of course has a hankering for some honey as he always does.
There is one more main plot to the movie though! The plot that I got the biggest kick out of was the one dealing with the Backson that had taken Christopher Robin! I always love it when Owl tries to act super smart, but his lack of understanding ends up with things getting out of hand! The gang thinks Christopher Robin has been taken by a creature called the Backson and they are trying to hatch a plan to save him, it is cute and fun!
I have already mentioned The Tigger Movie, Piglet’s Big Movie, and Pooh’s Heffalump movie before and I feel that all three of these have a similar art style, especially Piglet and the Heffalump movie. However, Winnie the Pooh 2011 changes the art style a bit and I feel that it changes it for the better.
We have a movie that looks gorgeous and very much like a classic Winnie the Pooh storybook that has come to life. Actually, that is a great way to look at this movie as it does play on this quite well with bits of story text appearing in the film. It is a clever touch and it works wonders to let people know that this is something new and not a continuation of the three movies that came before it.
As well as being a movie that looks great, this movie sounds awesome too. They managed to get the classic voice actors back for the roles of Pooh, Tigger, and Piglet which is awesome. However, the whole cast is great and there are some fantastic songs here, especially The Backson Song which I had stuck in my head for days after seeing this.
My wife still loves this movie and when my son was younger it was a firm favorite of his too. I would probably say that this is my favorite of all the Winnie the Pooh movies. This has a ton of heart and I like how the story flows through different plots that are all connected in some way. This truly is a movie that is fun for the whole family.
- It tells multiple stories which are all fun
- I love the way that it looks like a storybook
- The music in the movie is lovely
- I would say it is the best Winnie the Pooh movie!
- It looks amazing, but there is no 4K release of this which is a real shame
- Lumpy was awesome and it is a shame that Disney decided to cut him from the Winnie the Pooh gang!