Opening delayed to August.
Winnie the Pooh
Charm, thy name is Winnie the Pooh. And if you say that has been true since A.A. Milne concocted the Pooh tales over 80 years ago, let us add that the Disney team has stayed true to their Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree of 1966. They have kept the old-line spirit of E.H. Shepard’s delightful illustrations, with just an extra dash of digital zip, and have pulled off the expected whimsies with seamless verve.
It’s still a yummy good time in the Hundred Acre Wood, Eeyore is still the most delightful of depressives, and kids packed into a local preview laughed along happily. John Cleese provides narration like a dear uncle. Jim Cummings voices Pooh with fond, rusty traces of Disney’s late vocal stalwart Sterling Holloway.
Preceeding the film is a new (also 2-D) short from Disney, The Ballad of Nessie, which may be the most anti-golf cartoon ever made.
Reviewed in the listings: Vincent Wants to Sea.