Posted on 7/19/11 08:49 PM
Welcome back to the 100 Acre Woods.
Pooh and his friends are back on another adventure. Here they have to find Eeyore a new tail and try to catch a monster called a Backson, but meanwhile all Pooh wants is some hungry while his tummy is rumbling away.
Disney has decided to bring their loveable bear back to the big screen but not like with Pooh's Heffalump Movie, no this is the more traditional Winnie the Pooh. Told through the storybook and with some great moments using the book like Pooh not paying attention and accidentally walking onto the next paragraph.
Is the plot big and full of twists and turns? No. It dosent need to be. With the main target audience being little kids it dosent need to have a big plot. Does the little plot stop the movie from being good...NO! For me the small plot made the movie seem even more enjoyable because there wasnt a lot of things to be worrying about and have to think about.
Since it is Winnie The Pooh it has to have some songs and they are very enjoyable songs. When the songs are not sung by the characters they are done by the amazing Zooey Deschanel. When I hear that she was doing the music for this movie I got very excited because not only is she beautiful she is a very talented singer. And she does the songs perfectly. For me they had the style of the classic songs that they had in the Winnie the Pooh movies.
The traditional 2D animation here is truly great. With a world filled CGI animated films and about all of them in 3D its a nice breath of fresh air to see someone out there wants to say, 'You know what I fell like drawing with a pencil".
The film is also very funny. The comedy is done well because of the great gags and lines. A great example of the funny dialogue is when they think they caught a monster in a pit and they want someone to go in with a great blank face Roo says, "Send the pig". A great gag is when the gang get stuck in the pit and Piglet isnt and he has a rope by him and he needs to get them out he decides to cut the rope into 6 pieces.
Overall Winnie the Pooh is a great comeback of the classic stories and 2D animation. In my opinion the best animated film of the year.
P.S. Stay after the credits.