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Winnie the Pooh (2011)



Average Rating: 7.2/10
Reviews Counted: 126
Fresh: 114 | Rotten: 12

Short, nostalgic, and gently whimsical, Winnie the Pooh offers young audiences -- and their parents -- a sweetly traditional family treat.


Average Rating: 7.6/10
Critic Reviews: 33
Fresh: 32 | Rotten: 1

Short, nostalgic, and gently whimsical, Winnie the Pooh offers young audiences -- and their parents -- a sweetly traditional family treat.



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Walt Disney Animation Studios returns to the Hundred Acre Wood with Winnie the Pooh. Featuring the timeless 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, Owl, Kanga, Roo-and last, but certainly not least, Eeyore, who has lost his tail. "Ever have one of those days where you just can't win, Eeyore?" asks Pooh. Owl sends the whole gang on a wild quest to save

Oct 25, 2011


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It's a pleasure to sink into an animated family movie from Disney that radiates charm with a gentleness that seems damn near revolutionary.

July 17, 2011 Full Review Source: Rolling Stone | Comment (1)
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Disney doesn't offer much here that it hasn't done as well before.

July 15, 2011 Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Comments (20)
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"Winnie the Pooh" is a very full jar of honey indeed.

July 15, 2011 Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Comments (3)
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This is indeed good old Pooh, nothing to fear. No space robots or serial killers have been added to the cast.

July 15, 2011 Full Review Source: Detroit News
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One would have to have a heart of cold temperament to find much -- if anything -- wrong with the animated adventure Winnie the Pooh.

July 15, 2011 Full Review Source: Denver Post | Comment (1)
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Winnie the Pooh will make big people remember their childhoods. And small people will have fun getting to know all of us in the Hundred Acre Wood.

July 15, 2011 Full Review Source: Toronto Star
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The charm from the original short films of the 60s, 70s and 80s are back

August 24, 2013 Full Review Source: 7M Pictures
7M Pictures

A charming and delightful film that the whole family can enjoy.

June 30, 2013 Full Review Source: Big Hollywood
Big Hollywood

It will entrance your kids and make them giggle and laugh and use their imaginations and want to create whole adventures.

June 23, 2013 Full Review Source: Deadspin

Winnie the Pooh is a charming addition to the Pooh collection of animated family films.

March 2, 2013 Full Review Source: We Got This Covered
We Got This Covered

It's nice to see that Disney wants to introduce tykes to the magic of going to the movies with family fare this gentle and warm.

January 15, 2013 Full Review Source: McClatchy-Tribune News Service
McClatchy-Tribune News Service

The writers and directors make it work by never losing sight of the spirit of the characters, world, and Milne: imagination, innocence, and heaps of heart.

February 1, 2012 Full Review Source:

It's refreshing and invigorating to watch a new animated picture where we can still see the penciled-in sketches of the characters' eyebrows and wind-ruffled clothing.

January 3, 2012 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
TV Guide's Movie Guide

A back-to-basics charmer evoking the Pooh short films from the '60s and '70s. [Blu-ray]

November 14, 2011 Full Review Source: Groucho Reviews
Groucho Reviews

At 63 minutes, the film is not too long, not too short, but just right.

October 26, 2011 Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews
Reeling Reviews

As props and as emblems, as metaphors and things, the words are the basis of friendship, the means to understanding and communication and sharing.

September 8, 2011 Full Review Source: PopMatters

One of the film's new songs really sums it up: "Everything is honey and life is sweet."

September 2, 2011 Full Review Source: Christianity Today
Christianity Today

As childlike and as innocent as the audience it hopes to attract

September 1, 2011 Full Review Source: The National
The National

These fourth wall breaking techniques never feel like meta intrusions on the material but like a child's interaction with a parent reading the tales.

August 9, 2011 Full Review Source: Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema

This is a fantastic family movie-going experience.

August 5, 2011 Full Review Source:

Perfect for kids ten and under - the rest of us will just have to grin and bear it!

July 26, 2011 Full Review Source:

A benign, tot-oriented fable sharing a heartwarming message about the true meaning of friendship.

July 25, 2011 Full Review Source: NewsBlaze

... sweet kiddie entertainment, with charming songs ...

July 23, 2011 Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review
Sacramento News & Review

Winnie the Pooh generates smiles and chuckles from start to finish with its good-natured, episodic story of Pooh and friends going on a wild-goose chase to find a supposedly missing Christopher Robin...

July 22, 2011 Full Review Source: indieWIRE

Winnie the Pooh doesn't reinvent the wheel, just gives it an affectionate spin, and that is no more and no less than what one would hope from a family reunion.

July 22, 2011 Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle
Austin Chronicle

Occasionally, some clever lines emerge, but the movie mostly fails to charm.

July 22, 2011 Full Review Source: Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA) | Comments (5)
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)

Audience Reviews for Winnie the Pooh

Eeyore has lost his tail. There's a competition to find him a new tail.
June 1, 2013
Candy Rose

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A strong revamp from Walt Disney, Winnie the Pooh is as sweet and nostalgic as the original was back in the seventies. Using newer voice actors, most of whom are spot on, this version has some of the same basic plot points as the original. Pooh is still as sumptuous and gluttonous as ever, masked by his neverending quest for some honey, to be with his good friend Christopher Robin, and spend his summers with his friends in the Hundred Acre Wood. The original looks more on the storytelling aspect of A.A. Milne's books, while this version is more intent on focusing on the characters and their eccentricities. While it loses some of its saccharine innocence by presuming the audience knows everything about the books, films, and television series, it still focuses on their blunders and misunderstandings, which is trivial yet enjoyable. The new songs are refreshing and catchy as ever. Tigger is still ignorant yet filled with boundless energy, Kanga and Roo still come off as a motherly presence and her son, and Piglet is still the unassuming little voice. It has been noted that these are the figments and pieces of Christopher Robin's psyche, which is evident, and makes their actions and inactions all the better. There are several shorts put together just like the original, and each is as childlike and true as the airy voice of Winnie the Pooh. A great way to delve back into my childhood and my love for Tigger, who shines yet again as the blustered misanthrope.
June 14, 2012

Super Reviewer

Directed by Stephen J. Anderson & Don Hall, Walt Disney Studios, 2011. Jim Cummings, Craig Ferguson and John Cleese.

Genre: Animation, Family

Question: Do you ever get those days, weeks maybe, when nothing seems to cheer you up much? Life as adult isn't easy sometimes with thoughts of responsibilities and more that can overwhelm you. Do you dream of a simpler time when such worries were like the following: hoping twilight would last longer so you can catch more fireflies; figuring out how to hide most of the lima beans in your napkin or under the mashed potatoes; or begging on bent knee to stay up to see Tatoo yell "Da plane! Da Plane!" Yep, me too.

Well, I am here to tell you I magically transported back to my youth today when I took my kids to see the latest Winnie the Pooh movie.... Okay, I admit I really wanted to see it and I dragged my kids so I didn't seem like a crazy middle-aged lady seeing a kid's movie by herself. I needed a movie like this. No superheros, no people falling in or out of love, and no mystery/thriller would have made me happy. (The fact that my son didn't beg me on bent knee to see Captain America still shocks me though.)

We walked into the theater and my kids were the oldest children, by far, and I may have even been the oldest Winnie the Pooh fan there but I didn't care. I was ready to forget about the outside world for the next hour or so.

Previews came and went and then in traditional Walt Disney fashion there was a short: The Ballad of Nessie. A sweet Scottish tale of how Nessie came to live in the Loch. Billy Connolly narrated the poem and the screen had tartan patterns popping up everywhere. A little cliche but I loved it. Its animation was just like the cartoons I grew up watching. I was content for the first time in weeks.

The short ended and the main attraction started. Again, the animation was a throw back to my youth and I couldn't have been happier. John Cleese started the film with his narration with waking or trying to wake up Pooh and soon the adventure started. All the cast of characters were there: Pooh, Tigger, Roo, Kanga, Owl, Christopher Robin, Rabbit and my favorite, Piglet. Oh, and Eeyore, how can I forget him? Sorry, Eeyore.

Now there was nothing spectacular with the story or the art but it was a pure Winnie the Pooh tale. It was perfect. The lovable bear just wanted to find some honey while he and his friends got into some misunderstanding/adventure in the 100 acre wood. I was grinning ear-to-ear from beginning to end.

The band of friends showed that no one had to do something wrong to another to tell an interesting story. They worked together to help a friend and in the most sincere way. All anyone wanted to do was be a friend. So simple but so powerful. This is a tale I want my children to witness time and time again.

This was a musical - of sorts with some quirky but toe-tapping tunes only Disney can compose. But what got me grinning was that I felt like a kid again. You could see the hand-drawn animation with no one trying to convince me to wear 3D glasses or sit in the larger IMAX screen just so the studios could make a few extra.

To me, this may have been someone's idea that simple is good and nostalgia is what sells because nothing beats harking back to the days when you skinned your knee and a mother's kiss fixes it all. There is nothing wrong with that. Not one thing.

Grab your kids, grand-kids or even a date. This is a sweet movie that delivers and will shake those blues that hover over you.

My favorite thing: Piglet. Oh, and Tigger, too.

My least favorite thing: That is wasn't longer but I am not sure my cheeks could have handled smiling for more.

Rating: G
Length: 69 minutes

Review: 9 out of 10
June 7, 2012
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Good movie! Overall, delightful, charming and a lovely nostalgic trip down memory lane, if only it wasn't so short. Recommended for all kids!

During an ordinary day in Hundred Acre Wood, Winnie the Pooh sets out to find some honey. Misinterpreting a note from Christopher Robin, Owl convinces Tigger, Rabbit, Piglet,Pooh, Kanga, Roo, and Eeyore that their young friend has been captured by a creature named "Backsoon" and they set out to save him.
April 29, 2012
Manu Gino

Super Reviewer

    1. Backson: [spots the items] Wow! It's amazing what you can find in the woods! [picks up a marble] A marble! [picks up a boot] And a boot! [picks up a picture of himself roaring] And oh my! [Points at the picture] That's a scary-lookin' fella! Gosh! Maybe these are his things! You know, I better pick them up so they won't get broken. That's the last thing I would want. [Falls into the pit] WHOA! Oh, my gosh! Is this a pit?! I think I'm in a pit! Hello! Anybody up there? Oh, well. I sure hope that fellow will be back soon.
    – Submitted by Anthony A (20 months ago)
    1. Rabbit: Good grief! Tie them together, Piglet! Can you tie a knot?
    2. Piglet: I cannot.
    3. Rabbit: Ah, so you CAN knot.
    4. Piglet: No. I cannot knot.
    5. Rabbit: Not knot?
    6. Winnie the Pooh: Who's there?
    7. Rabbit: Pooh!
    8. Winnie the Pooh: Pooh who?
    – Submitted by Jillian L (23 months ago)
    1. Rabbit: That's not a knot! Not, not!
    2. Winnie the Pooh: Who's there?
    3. Rabbit: Pooh!
    4. Winnie the Pooh: Pooh who?
    – Submitted by Jed G (2 years ago)
    1. Winnie the Pooh: Just a I suspected. Owl,we need more honey!
    – Submitted by Christina B (2 years ago)
    1. Winnie the Pooh: Owl, we need more honey.
    – Submitted by scott b (2 years ago)
    1. Owl: We need to issue an-
    2. Winnie the Pooh: Gesundheit.
    3. Owl: What?
    4. Winnie the Pooh: You sneezed.
    5. Owl: No, the word is 'issue' not 'achoo'!
    6. Winnie the Pooh: You must be catching a cold.
    7. Eeyore: I'll probably catch it too.
    – Submitted by Bryce O (2 years ago)
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