After decades of dormancy — and wanting very much to reunite with his childhood pal — Winnie the Pooh finally figures out behind which tree door stands his all-grown-up childhood pal, Christopher Robin (Ewan McGregor, proving that he has what it takes to be live-action Disney’s newest alternative to Dean Jones). Poo is too kind a word to describe the flat, gray nature of Disney’s reenvisioned Hundred Acre Wood and the trademarked bland anonymity director Marc Forster brings to the party. This world never should have left the animation stand. A cartoon bear sticking his paw in the hunny pot is adorable. But one look at a soiled stuffed animal licking glutinous fluid off computer-generated fabric and every mother in America will want to pluck the FAO Schwartz replica from off the screen and chuck it in the rinse cycle. The vocal work ranges from Jim Cummings’ solid soundalike impersonation of Sterling Holloway’s Pooh to Brad Garrett’s lazy ass Eeyore. (2018) — Scott Marks
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