Winnie the Pooh – ToonBarn http://www.toonbarn.com Cartoon news from Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, The Hub, Disney, Pixar, DreamWorks, CG animation, anime, movies, or any kind of cartoons! Mon, 11 Dec 2017 08:29:13 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.8 4530339 Winnie the Pooh Guests in Doc McStuffins http://www.toonbarn.com/winnie-the-pooh/winnie-pooh-guests-doc-mcstuffins/ http://www.toonbarn.com/winnie-the-pooh/winnie-pooh-guests-doc-mcstuffins/#respond Mon, 09 Jan 2017 10:00:17 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=78365 Disney’s Doc McStuffins essentially revolves around toys that come to life through the eyes of a young girl, so when it comes time to do an intra-franchise crossover, what better property to bring in than the one about toys that come to life through the eyes of a young boy? We’re talking about Winnie the […]

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Disney’s Doc McStuffins essentially revolves around toys that come to life through the eyes of a young girl, so when it comes time to do an intra-franchise crossover, what better property to bring in than the one about toys that come to life through the eyes of a young boy? We’re talking about Winnie the Pooh, of course.

According to a recent announcement, a very special episode of Disney Junior’s Doc McStuffins titled “Into the Hundred Acre Wood!” will debut on National Winnie the Pooh Day, Wednesday, January 18 at 7:30 – 8:00 PM EST. As the title implies, the episode will feature Winnie the Pooh. What sets it apart from other Doc McStuffins episode is that instead of Winnie the Pooh making an appearance as one of Doc Mcstuffin’s patients, it is Doc and her toys who are magically transported to the Hundred Acre Wood where they meet the rest of Pooh’s friends and aid in the search of Pooh, who has mysteriously gone missing a few days before his favorite event of the year – The Honey Festival. The episode will also see Christopher Robin meeting and bonding with Doc over their shared ability to talk to toys.

“Winnie the Pooh books and animation have always been hugely important to me, so it’s a personal dream come true to be able to bring together the worlds of the Hundred Acre Wood and McStuffinsville, especially since Christopher Robin is the original human famous for talking to his stuffed animals and toys,” creator and executive producer Chris Nee says. “This episode is an homage to the original Disney animation and storytelling styles, from the original songs, including a hat tip to the Sherman Brothers, to the visuals which evoke old school Winnie the Pooh.”

“Into the Hundred Acre Wood!” features two original songs, “Follow That Bear!” and “Think Heavy Thoughts,” both written and produced by Michelle Lewis, Kay Hanley and Dan Petty. Winnie the Pooh also sings the series’ iconic song “I Feel Better.”

Guest starring are Jim Cummings as Winnie the Pooh and Tigger, Travis Oates as Piglet, Peter Cullen as Eeyore and Oliver Bell as Christopher Robin. Doc McStuffins stars Laya DeLeon Hayes as Doc, Loretta Devine as Hallie, Lara Jill Miller as Lambie, Robbie Rist as Stuffy, Jess Harnell as Chilly, Andre Robinson as Donny McStuffins, Kimberly Brooks as Mom McStuffins, and Gary Anthony Williams as Dad McStuffins. “Into the Hundred Acre Wood!” was written by Chris Nee and directed by Brónagh O’Hanlon.

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Its Saturday Morning – And The Room Is Empty. http://www.toonbarn.com/nickelodeon/saturday-morning-room-empty/ http://www.toonbarn.com/nickelodeon/saturday-morning-room-empty/#respond Sun, 20 Dec 2015 12:47:43 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=57589 Or: How Thundercats (2011) was the end of the North American animation/Kids Business (in a way) Note: The Opinions shown on this essay does not reflect the views of Toon Barn and its affiliates. Its Saturday – winter is only a few days away and after that – Christmas on Friday and then – Saturday […]

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Or: How Thundercats (2011) was the end of the North American animation/Kids Business (in a way)

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Its Saturday – winter is only a few days away and after that – Christmas on Friday and then – Saturday rolls around again, the next Friday is 2016 and then the first day of the new year – Saturday rolls around again.

But the room is empty.

Children are sleep – or trying to go into lessons of music, art or sport in a what has become a rarity in this late 2015 – frost. Not much snow, not much of a winter. And some on twitter worry that its a bad omen…even those that dont believe in a creator.

Its strange to hear that – those who are my friends on twitter usually are headstrong, racing against those with differing opinions – sometimes in a passive aggressive way, other times for legit reasons, still others to talk in jest, tact etc.

But some say the spirit of Christmas overrides these worries.

They may have been right in a past time – before things changed – some for the better – and some for the worse.

But all changes effect us in many ways.

This year – the Christmas spirit seems to be tempered by the Star Wars machine. And as the new engine of the creation of a “Corporate Safe Space” start in earnest, three films before 2020, many TV series – other animated spots – video games, toys and other trinkets; its more of a cynical promotion of the greatest and most secretive fan fiction ever created.

In any other time – it would have been just one of the many major blockbusters – didn’t effect next weeks numbers or so on. We would have other things to pass the time. But the concept of the “Corporate Safe Space” is much more insidious – it promotes the other products from other companies it competes with as the literal manifestation of evil, and their own product – as the good work – the holy work – the one you turn to when all is lost.

Made simple and plain by this post on twitter:

to people who complain about some movies being too long: do you realize your own garbage life goes on like forever

make good movies last as long as possible. 3 hours, 100 years, forever. put us out of our misery

And Misery loves Company. Its the end as entertainment as a way to relax, and at times to wonder about our human condition, or even to have fun. It now has become a cradle to grave mantra of endless content creation for the content men who via their advertising agencies promote a existence that doesn’t exist in reality.

I could tell other stories. How, why and for what reason things arnt the way it seems anymore. But more often than not – its because people, companies, multi-nationals, educators and even those who were meant to represent us dont. They turn out to be more of a maguffin. A sad fate of madding ideals mixed with the most banal pragmatism.

I just want to focus on us. The fans of animation.

Its hard to deal with but – just because a show has some merit doesn’t mean its good.

We have seen with My Little Pony (and Equestria Girls), Steven Universe – and even the weaker shows such as Regular Show and Gumball – the sense is that they talking above the adults and the children are just asking questions about things that are in the show and they just become so lost. Their fanbases are taken over not just by adults who just love the show by its own merits, but by those who feel the show creates a space where everything else feels lost to them. They didnt develop strength and character even when the show was dark – now as the animated series promote a light hearted fare – it becomes a way to promote all sorts of dank memes and even more politically charged language, and using the concept of sexuality as a way to  ease a man or a womens shadow natures into quiet repose. In the west and most western animation Its a sad, banal attempt to extend ones love of a work of fiction or genre. The east handles this better – and sees it as it is – integration, fashion, technique and embracing the work as is and nothing more or less.

We talk about what happened to Zamii, and the media has done so in many ways. But what people dont realized is that when the creators backed down from comments made by those who wished Zamii dead, it proved to me that nobody knows when to stand their ground and say – enough. It started from the day the Thundercats got canned, to the day that they made the move for Korra, to the issues with Steven Universe and the issues with their fanbase. The Internet given voice, the voice given form and now it has power even over the creators of these shows.

Its because the executives and the fans are from the same economic structure. The creators not only have to cowtow to said executives when it comes to content – which always been a problem for years, now have to deal with the views that has the money. The advertising agencies may aim for most viewers, but we seen now, even despite advertising laws made in order to make sure that children dont become mindless consumers, it just made things worse for all involved.

It has been mentioned before about education and the E/I. I also mentioned about the scandal concerning the lowering of wages and collusion in the theatrical animation sector. Did you know that Ed Catmull  bought a 12 million dollar house? This is after the trial finds out that the Disney board knew about these issues.

Welcome to Poof Poof, Glitter Boots, the force is with us. Netflix is about to spend five Billion dollars on “content creation” while Netflix is overvalued in the stock market by a value of 400X its price. Its the time of complaints of how a animated character looks via the eyes of a fan. Its the time when ratings “dont matter”, its audience share, that # social network outreach, insta connections and all the rest. In a world when ignorance is awarded, all those who run entertainment – and in animation, “create”and manufacture the look and feeling of a inglorious look. Not for satire, not even to make fun of the world – but to create safe spaces that don’t challenge the characters, nor the setting – and most important the viewers.

Increasingly, the Holiday classics take more importance. Years ago, they were apart of a extended program of network kids shows and which many popular shows joined in specials during the weeks leading up to Christmas. Today these holiday specials stand as the guard of a time long  past. For the shows now air on Cartoon Network/ Nick and Disney XD  are now run by feckless creators, some who feel that kowtowing to powers and those that perceive they have power, only hurts the show in the end of the day. They are not creators, they are PR men, propaganda for either a education mandate that doesn’t work, a form of social uplifting of the misfits of the world that doesn’t uplift anything but Pateron accounts and Kickstarter Funds, and content that all dines in the mesh and morrass of pesudo-scarlet letter trigger warnings, slights of political gotcha checks, and all and all out purriance. Its the wonderful world of dung emoji and it been that way since that’s all what the “Corporate Safe Space” will give us.

And in one of the sad ironies of the time, Toys has lost wonder – even Lego uses Japanese culture tropes to sell product. You usually have team ups with diffrent shows in many of a Japanese product – but it doesnt happen in the states…unless you Lego and have more clout than most other franchiser in the kids business.

It even reaches Toonami in a sense. After the announcement that they were bringing back Samurai Jack, Mr Demarco stated he wanted one of the newer Lupin series, Yukyo Mine. Not the best of the Lupin works. But even he was told by the censors he couldn’t. Its strange. Lupin hasnt been apart of American culture – so it becomes to most hardest of sells to even put it on Toonami. Of course he would get Wakfu, but then they are on Netflix.

The fact that a dude who makes Adult Swim money over fist – gets denied a show – while the Creators of the Steven Universe are allowed to get away with everything – and the creators bows down to pressure from people who wish other fans of their show dead, is sad to me. Mine(And Lupin for that matter) isn’t going to cause your network problems, the show you promote next  to the 5th iteration of legendary Looney Toons characters has become more problematic and the fact they don’t see this tells me all i need to know.

They have given up on us. The American people – the American audience. who they feel are too lost in their “common sense” to talk to. We got so many was to view the content – they think its OK to delay shows for months on end. They will watch it again and again, old episodes – six, seven times a week. It will be greater than everything we have done before.

Then the holiday classics come on. The humanity. Coming from puppets, from animation, from the voice overs, the backgrounds. They stood, even when things were being built for children around, and torn down by government edict. Yes, animation is for all.

But at times, the little ones are to be reminded there are things beyond numbers, letters, and such things we as people need to be in the world. They need the journey of the heroes, the power of belief and the joy of overcoming life’s grand trials. And these folks who would easily falter to the hands of those willing to kill don’t understand and never did truly loved the work. They loved the fame, and sold their souls to the oligarchic power structures they trying to fight against and say they are against, but in reality work for them and are in tandem with them.

They are nothing more than the Grinch.

He could be redeemed, but I doubt they can.

Can anybody be redeemed?

Not so.

Thats why these specials, are truly are. They show us were we have fallen – the simple reasons why – and putting complications on it – and excusing it only causes us to lose the plot.

“Baby stuff”, Charlotte said to Virgina there is no Santa.

“Baby stuff”, when those demons said to Zamii when they said to her kill herself – “You know how she looks LIKE!”

But its that spirit of Christmas, that these specials represent show the best of ourselves, the hope in a manger. The hope in a child born in poverty gets the only thing that can get him out of it, a football. The hope in a woman who is homeless – to get 100 bucks from a man, not for favor, but out of his heart and his own reasons. The hope of a man, who after being told after he comes back from war, that the people he fought for calls him names, cishet, warmongerer, etc. That he – suffering from a lost hand, and lost heart and mind, can find a home, an honest job, and finally a smile from a grateful nation.

But for 345 days of the year, America is “We The Spiteful”. It feels more like pity.

We don’t know what we had until its gone.

And these holiday specials remind us every year of what we truly lost, the sense that good will truly win, and hope never truly dies.

They used to be apart of a place children could go.

Now these shows, these specials that only come one time a year, are now the gold standard of the industry.

Its not a popular opinion.

But in the end, the facts remain.

Maybe we adults can never be redeemed.

But Tomorrow isnt not the far away…

And the young must find that tomorrow.

Even if time runs short.

This Saturday and for the foreseeable future of every Saturday, the rooms of the American living room is quiet like the grave…

But its never silent.

Yes, Virgina there is a Santa Claus…

If only they just believe…

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

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The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh Makes its Way to Blu-Ray http://www.toonbarn.com/winnie-the-pooh/adventures-winnie-pooh-blu-ray/ http://www.toonbarn.com/winnie-the-pooh/adventures-winnie-pooh-blu-ray/#respond Thu, 15 Aug 2013 19:00:12 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=41767 This coming August 27, The Walt Disney Studios will be honoring one of the classic children’s properties that continue to inspire and entertain these days, via the Blu-Ray and HD Digital release of The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh. The releases will come with a wide variety of bonus features and enhanced quality that […]

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This coming August 27, The Walt Disney Studios will be honoring one of the classic children’s properties that continue to inspire and entertain these days, via the Blu-Ray and HD Digital release of The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh. The releases will come with a wide variety of bonus features and enhanced quality that will allow a whole new generation of fans to fall in love with Pooh and his friends from the Hundred Acre Wood.

The Winnie the Pooh franchise is still alive today, via a globally-popular line of merchandise, as well as the recent CG animated series (not to mention being part of the famous Disney-Square Enix produced videogame series Kingdom Hearts) , but children will now be able to see the original 2D animated series, which has been digitally restored and remastered in high definition in order to provide clarity and fidelity that modern viewers expect.

The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh includes landmark moments in the series, including the first time Tigger “pounces” the honey-loving bear, and the first few times Pooh gets stuck in places due to his shape. The collection also includes several special bonus features such as the theatrical short film A Day For Eeyore, five Mini Adventures Of Winnie The Pooh shorts, Disney’s groundbreaking “Intermission” activity and much more.

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Via: Walt Disney Studios

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TOONBARN CONTEST: WIN A FREE BOUNCE BOUNCE TIGGER PLUSHIE http://www.toonbarn.com/winnie-the-pooh/toonbarn-contest-win-free-bounce-bounce-tigger-plushie/ http://www.toonbarn.com/winnie-the-pooh/toonbarn-contest-win-free-bounce-bounce-tigger-plushie/#comments Wed, 22 Aug 2012 12:00:12 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=33483 In support of the Tigger Movie Blu Ray and DVD Release, a special Bounce Bounce Tigger plush toy has been released under the Just Play toy line. The Bounce Bounce Tigger is more than just a simple plushie, as it plays his signature theme song to the tune of a classic hip hop song while […]

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TOONBARN CONTEST: WIN A FREE BOUNCE BOUNCE TIGGER PLUSHIE

In support of the Tigger Movie Blu Ray and DVD Release, a special Bounce Bounce Tigger plush toy has been released under the Just Play toy line. The Bounce Bounce Tigger is more than just a simple plushie, as it plays his signature theme song to the tune of a classic hip hop song while showing off his best dance moves in sync with the music (the plush toy requires 4 AA batteries to function).

TOONBARN CONTEST: WIN A FREE BOUNCE BOUNCE TIGGER PLUSHIE

The Bounce Bounce Tigger plush toy is already available (as of August 2012) via retailers that carry the Just Play toy line, but you can win a free Bounce Bounce Tigger via Toonbarn’s Tigger Plushie Giveaway! Joining is easy:


1) Leave a comment below (Tell us how much you love Tigger!)
2) “Like” our ToonBarn Facebook page
3) Hit the following “Like” button
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If you’ve already liked our Facebook page, there’s no need to do it again. We will contact the winner via e-mail so make sure you use a real, working e-mail address (using a fake email address means we can’t contact you, so I’ll have the free plushie toy to myself. I will hug and play with that bouncing tigger so much!)

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Walt Disney’s The Tigger Movie Available Now on Blu Ray and DVD http://www.toonbarn.com/winnie-the-pooh/walt-disneys-tigger-movie-blu-ray-dvd/ http://www.toonbarn.com/winnie-the-pooh/walt-disneys-tigger-movie-blu-ray-dvd/#respond Wed, 22 Aug 2012 09:00:22 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=33479 Walt Disney Studios has recently brought the magic of the Hundred Acre Wood to life with the Blu Ray and Digital release of The Tigger Movie last Monday, August 21, 2012. The Tigger Movie is a special milestone in A.A. Milne’s Winnie the Pooh franchise as it marks the first Winnie the Pooh movie released […]

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Walt Disney's The Tigger Movie Available Now on Blu Ray and DVD

Walt Disney Studios has recently brought the magic of the Hundred Acre Wood to life with the Blu Ray and Digital release of The Tigger Movie last Monday, August 21, 2012. The Tigger Movie is a special milestone in A.A. Milne’s Winnie the Pooh franchise as it marks the first Winnie the Pooh movie released through Walt Disney Studios that isn’t just a collection of previously released short. It was The Tigger Movie’s success back in 2000 that led to more feature-length Pooh movies such as Piglet’s Big Movie in 2003 and Pooh’s Heffalump Movie in 2005.

The Tigger Movie follows our favorite bouncing tiger as he goes on a quest to find other tiggers in his family tree. Through a series of exciting adventures, Tigger comes across the realization that a family can come in all shapes and sizes.



The Tigger Movie Blu-Ray Combo Pack not only provides hours of fun via Tigger’s adventures, it also contains a buncha bonus materials that is sure to be a hit with kids: pausing the film allows viewers to participate in a variety of Hundred Acre Wood themed games such as guess the character and spot the differences. The pack also contains “A Tigger Tale” featurette, wherein the filmmakers discuss how Tigger’s literary and film history affected The Tigger Movie.

Walt Disney's The Tigger Movie Available Now on Blu Ray and DVD

The Tigger Movie 2 Disc Blu-Ray Combo Pack and the single disc DVD is Available Now under the MSRP of $39.99 for the Blu Ray pack and $29.99 for the DVD. The movie is also available via Digital Download through various digital retailers (prices for the digital copy will vary depending on your choice of retailer)

For more details, you can visit the following social media channels:

www.Facebook.com/Winniethepoohtigger
www.twitter.com/disneypictures
www.disney.com/winniethepooh

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New Winnie The Pooh Series Scheduled for January 2012 http://www.toonbarn.com/winnie-the-pooh/winnie-pooh-series-scheduled-january-2012/ http://www.toonbarn.com/winnie-the-pooh/winnie-pooh-series-scheduled-january-2012/#comments Thu, 29 Dec 2011 08:00:34 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=26328 The Disney Channel has recently approved a new series featuring A.A. Milne’s famous creation, the cute stuffed bear, Winnie the Pooh. Commissioned by Disney’s EMA division and produced by Welsh indie Boomerang and Italian shop Maga, the new series will be entitled Tales of Friendship with Winnie the Pooh. The series will feature live action […]

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New Winnie The Pooh Series Scheduled for January 2012

The Disney Channel has recently approved a new series featuring A.A. Milne’s famous creation, the cute stuffed bear, Winnie the Pooh. Commissioned by Disney’s EMA division and produced by Welsh indie Boomerang and Italian shop Maga, the new series will be entitled Tales of Friendship with Winnie the Pooh.

The series will feature live action interspersed with book-style motion animation, and is scheduled to premiere on Disney Junior channels on January 2012 in 21 countries. A series of Winnie the Pooh books will also be released in support of the new project. VP of Disney Junior EMEA and original programming and development, Beth Gardiner, will spearhead the series’ production process while Tracy Bowerman has been appointed as series producer. The series director will be Dirk Campbell.

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Winnie the Pooh brings honey to Disney Blu-ray and DVD on October 25th http://www.toonbarn.com/disney/winnie-pooh-brings-honey-disney-blu-ray-dvd-october-25th/ http://www.toonbarn.com/disney/winnie-pooh-brings-honey-disney-blu-ray-dvd-october-25th/#respond Sun, 11 Sep 2011 11:18:17 +0000 http://toonbarn.com/?p=19855 Several months ago, when the summer was still new, Disney brought an old favorite back to theaters, with a new Winnie the Pooh adventure. In the past decade, computer animated projects have completely reinvented, and dominated, the field of animation – but Disney bucked that trend with 2011’s Winnie the Pooh, letting the iconic presentation […]

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Winnie the Pooh brings honey to Disney Blu-ray and DVD on October 25th

Several months ago, when the summer was still new, Disney brought an old favorite back to theaters, with a new Winnie the Pooh adventure. In the past decade, computer animated projects have completely reinvented, and dominated, the field of animation – but Disney bucked that trend with 2011’s Winnie the Pooh, letting the iconic presentation speak for itself and pay tribute to its past. As hope, A.A. Milne’s characters never looked better, from Tigger, to Rabbit, to Piglet, Owl, Kanga, Roo, Christopher Robin, and most of all, Winnie the Pooh. On October 25th, Disney hopes to duplicate that nostalgic boon, bringing the film home to Blu-ray and DVD Combo Packs. Check out some of the details right here, including the press release and box art

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ALL THE BELOVED CHARACTERS FROM THE HUNDRED ACRE WOOD ARE BACK!
DELIGHTFUL ALL-NEW MOVIE COMES HOME TO BLU-RAY™, DVD AND MOVIE DOWNLOAD OCTOBER 25th

Includes an Exclusive Short, Sing-Along Option and Hours More of Exciting Bonus Features!

Inspired by the beloved stories from A.A. Milne’s books and crafted in Disney’s classic style, “Winnie the Pooh,” is the most critically-acclaimed animated film of 2011*. It is narrated by the voice of John Cleese and features the vocal talents of legendary voice actor Jim Cummings (over 350 voices including Gnomeo & Juliet) and a host of other distinctive actors including Craig Ferguson (TV’s ‘The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson’), Tom Kenny (TV’s ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’), Bud Luckey (Toy Story 3) and musical performances by Zooey Deschanel (indie folk band “She & Him”).

* RottenTomatoes.com, as of 9/9/2011

The all-new “Winnie the Pooh” brings back to life the timeless charm, wit and whimsy of the original featurettes and characters. Sure to become a family favorite for every household, it is directed by Stephen Anderson (Meet The Robinsons) and Don Hall (The Princess and The Frog) and Executive Produced by John Lasseter.

Blu-ray ™Bonus Features:

  • Exclusive bonus short “Mini-Adventures of Winnie the Pooh: The Balloon” – In this charming short, Pooh comes up with a daring plan to get a hold of some honey by fooling a group of bees.
  • “The Ballad of Nessie” – The animated short film included in the theatrical release is the heartwarming tale of how Nessie found her new home in the Loch Ness.
  • “Winnie the Pooh and His Story Too” – A fun and informative behind-the-scenes look at the film, designed for the whole family. Hosted by John Cleese (narrator of the film), and with occasional help from Pooh himself, this featurette explores Winnie the Pooh’s history from his beginnings as a character in a book, to his continued life in the movies. The filmmakers reveal how they worked to keep the look of the characters and settings in this movie consistent with their first appearances on-screen in 1966. Pooh, being a bear of very little mind, finds much of this confusing, but the Narrator and the filmmakers make it all clear to Pooh – and you!
  • Deleted Scenes introduced by directors, Stephen Anderson and Don Hall – 5 deleted scenes including “The Tummy Song,” “”Rabbit’s Friends and Relations,” “Original Eeyore Intro,” “Original Tigger Intro” and “Pooh Searches for a Tail”
  • Sing-Along with the Movie – Follow the red balloon and changing word colors to seven song lyrics featured in the film.
  • Disney Song Selection – “Winnie the Pooh Theme Song,” “The Tummy Song, “A Very Important Thing To Do,” “The Backson Song,” “It’s Gonna Be Great,” “Everything is Honey” and “The Winner Song Finale”

DVD Bonus Features:

  • “Mini-Adventures of Winnie the Pooh: The Balloon”
  • “The Ballad of Nessie”
  • Deleted scenes introduced by directors, Stephen Anderson and Don Hall – 3 deleted scenes including “The Tummy Song,” “”Rabbit’s Friends and Relations” and “Pooh Searches for a Tail”

Movie Download Bonus Features:

  • “Mini-Adventures of Winnie the Pooh: The Balloon”
  • “The Ballad of Nessie”
  • Deleted Scenes introduced directors. Stephen Anderson and Don Hall – 3 deleted scenes including “The Tummy Song,” “Rabbit’s Friends and Relations” and “Pooh Searches for a Tail”

Disc Specifications:

STREET DATE: October 25, 2011
Direct prebook: August 30, 2011
Distributor prebook: September 13, 2011
Suggested retail prices: 3-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray +
DVD + Digital Copy)
$44.99 U.S. and $51.99 Canada
2-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray + DVD)
$39.99 U.S. and $46.99 Canada
1-Disc DVD
$29.99 U.S. and $35.99 Canada
High-Definition Movie Download
$39.99 U.S. and $44.99 Canada
Standard-Definition Movie Download
$29.99 U.S. and $35.99 Canada
Feature Run Time: Approx. run time 60 minutes
Rated: G
Aspect Ratio: 1.78, 16×9
Sound: 5.1
Languages: English, French and Spanish

Film Synopsis
Disney 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 Christopher Robin from an imaginary culprit. It turns out to be a very busy day for a bear who simply set out to find some honey. Disney’s all-new “Winnie the Pooh” movie is inspired by three stories from A.A. Milne’s books in Disney’s classic, hand-drawn art.

About The Filmmakers:
Directed by Stephen Anderson (Meet The Robinsons, The Emperor’s New Groove) and Don Hall (The Princess and the Frog, Meet The Robinsons), the film was supported by a variety of industry and highly-creative Disney veterans including Producers Peter Del Vecho (The Princess and the Frog, Chicken Little) and Clark Spencer (Bolt, Meet The Robinsons), Executive Producer and two-time Academy Award®-winning director John Lasseter (Toy Story franchise, WALL●E, Bolt) and senior story artist Burny Mattinson (Academy Award®-nominee for Best Animated Short Film, Mickey’s Christmas Carol, 1983 and key animator on the 1974 Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too!).

About The English Language Voice Talent:
The “Winnie The Pooh” movie is narrated by funnyman John Cleese (Shrek Forever After, A Fish Called Wanda) and voiced by the talents of Jim Cummings (Gnomeo & Juliet, The Princess and the Frog, Shrek) as Winnie the Pooh and Tigger, Craig Ferguson (TV’s ‘The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson’) as Owl, Tom Kenny (TV’s ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’) as Rabbit, Travis Oates (TV’s ‘My Friends Tigger & Pooh,’ ‘Tigger & Pooh and a Musical Too’) as Piglet, Bud Luckey (Toy Story 3) as Eeyore, Kristen Anderson-Lopez (TV’s ‘The Wonder Pets,’ Off-Broadway’s ‘In Transit’) as Kanga, Wyatt Hall (seven-year-old son of director Don Hall) as Roo and Huell Howser (this was his first role as an actor) as Backson and Jack Boulter (this was his first role as an actor) as Christopher Robin.

About The Music:
The amazing musical scores featured throughout the film were created by Tony® Award-winning songwriter Bobby Lopez, and his wife Kristen, who wrote all of the six spirited new songs for Pooh and his pals, including “The Tummy Song,” “A Very Important Thing To Do,” “Everything Is Honey,” “The Winner Song,” “The Backson Song,” and “It’s Gonna Be Great.” Lopez is behind the Broadway hits “Book of Mormon” and “Avenue Q” and together they’ve written for Nickelodeon and Disney, including the stage version of “Finding Nemo” and composed songs for several episodes of “The Wonder of Pets,” which earned him two Daytime Emmy® Awards in 2006 for Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction and Composition.

The original score, a special rendition of the beloved “Winnie the Pooh” theme song for the film was composed by Henry Jackman (“The Da Vinci Code,” “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest,” “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End,” “Monsters vs. Aliens”) and sung by actress, musician, singer and songwriter, Zooey Deschanel (Indie folk band, “She & Him”). Deschanel also provided vocals for “A Very Important Thing To Do” and “So Long.”

About Disney Blu-ray Combo Packs:
To provide consumers with unprecedented quality, value and portability of their favorite Disney classics, in 2008 Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment pioneered the Combo Pack – a Blu-ray Disc plus a DVD and in some cases plus a Digital Copy of the movie in a single package. To date, the company has released almost all their films as Combo Packs. Recent Disney titles released as Combo Packs include Tangled, Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure, Beverly Hills Chihuahua, Bambi, Santa Paws, Beauty and the Beast and Fantasia.

About The Walt Disney Studios:
For more than 85 years, The Walt Disney Studios has been the foundation on which The Walt Disney Company (DIS: NYSE) was built. Today, the Studio brings quality movies, music and stage plays to consumers throughout the world. Feature films are released under four banners: Walt Disney Pictures, which includes Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios, Disneynature, Touchstone Pictures and Marvel. Through the Home Entertainment division, innovative distribution methods provide access to creative content across multiple platforms. Original music and motion picture soundtracks are produced under Walt Disney Records and Hollywood Records, while Disney Theatrical Group produces and licenses live events, including Broadway theatrical productions, Disney on Ice and Disney LIVE! For more information, please visit www.disney.com.

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The Smurfs top Cowboys and Aliens, Captain America at the box office http://www.toonbarn.com/cars/smurfs-top-cowboys-aliens-captain-america-box-office/ http://www.toonbarn.com/cars/smurfs-top-cowboys-aliens-captain-america-box-office/#respond Mon, 01 Aug 2011 09:28:27 +0000 http://toonbarn.com/?p=17889 At first thought, you probably wouldn’t think there’s anything similar between lil blue critters, space aliens, old western cowboys, and patriotic super soldiers. And yet, all of them crammed into the top three spots at the box office this weekend. Captain America: The First Avenger took third in the group with $25 million, and the […]

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The Smurfs top Cowboys and Aliens, Captain America at the box office

At first thought, you probably wouldn’t think there’s anything similar between lil blue critters, space aliens, old western cowboys, and patriotic super soldiers. And yet, all of them crammed into the top three spots at the box office this weekend. Captain America: The First Avenger took third in the group with $25 million, and the other two films, Cowboys & Aliens and The Smurfs, each raked in more than $36 million in their premiere weekends. Sure, there was still a Harry Potter and a Transformers in there, but there’s three new bosses on top. Any of this ticket money belong to you?

The Smurfs – $36,200,000
Cowboys & Aliens – $36,200,000
Captain America: The First Avenger – $24,905,000
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 – $21,925,000
Crazy, Stupid, Love. – $19,300,000
Friends with Benefits – $9,300,000
Horrible Bosses – $7,100,000
Transformers: Dark of the Moon – $5,970,000
Zookeeper – $4,200,000
Cars 2 – $2,301,000
Winnie the Pooh – $1,751,000
Midnight in Paris – $1,220,000

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Captain America: The First Avenger to the box office http://www.toonbarn.com/disney/captain-america-avenger-box-office/ http://www.toonbarn.com/disney/captain-america-avenger-box-office/#respond Mon, 25 Jul 2011 18:10:12 +0000 http://toonbarn.com/?p=17520 Next summer is going to be very crowded with Marvel’s comic book super heroes. When The Avengers film hits theaters, we’ll have Thor, Iron Man, Hawkeye, and a whole slew of other Disney icons ready to battle anything that comes their way. But their story wont be contained just in the single film; rather, we’ve […]

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Captain America: The First Avenger to the box office

Next summer is going to be very crowded with Marvel’s comic book super heroes. When The Avengers film hits theaters, we’ll have Thor, Iron Man, Hawkeye, and a whole slew of other Disney icons ready to battle anything that comes their way. But their story wont be contained just in the single film; rather, we’ve had Nick Fury recruiting the cast for some time now, with some of those folks already appearing in their own films. And now, Cap officially kicks off the saga with the newest Marvel film, Captain America: The First Avenger, which opened in first place this past weekend, with $65 million to it’s name, besting the opening to DC Comics’ Green Lantern movie from a few weeks back, and even topping Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2. Who joined in to see Captain America on the big screen so far? And who will be heading there this week?

Captain America: The First Avenger – $65,827,000
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 – $48,065,000
Friends with Benefits – $18,500,000
Transformers: Dark of the Moon – $12,000,000
Horrible Bosses – $11,720,000
Zookeeper – $8,700,000
Cars 2 – $5,726,000
Winnie the Pooh – $5,141,000
Bad Teacher – $2,600,000
Midnight in Paris – $1,899,000
Bridesmaids – $1,346,000
Larry Crowne – $1,030,000

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows box office magic http://www.toonbarn.com/batman/harry-potter-deathly-hallows-box-office-magic/ http://www.toonbarn.com/batman/harry-potter-deathly-hallows-box-office-magic/#respond Mon, 18 Jul 2011 15:43:41 +0000 http://toonbarn.com/?p=17283 It seems like just a few weeks ago, you couldn’t see any other movie besides Transformers, as the latest sequel, Dark of the Moon, dominated the box office. In fact, that was only a few weeks ago! Now, every screen is all about Harry Potter, as the franchise pumps out the final presentation, Harry Potter […]

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows box office magic

It seems like just a few weeks ago, you couldn’t see any other movie besides Transformers, as the latest sequel, Dark of the Moon, dominated the box office. In fact, that was only a few weeks ago! Now, every screen is all about Harry Potter, as the franchise pumps out the final presentation, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2. Transformers was big, but HP7 is now on a pace to become the biggest of all time, besting The Dark Knight with the largest opening weekend box office ever.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 – $168,550,000
Transformers: Dark of the Moon – $21,250,000
Horrible Bosses – $17,630,000
Zookeeper – $12,300,000
Cars 2 – $8,344,000
Winnie the Pooh – $8,000,000
Bad Teacher – $5,200,000
Larry Crowne – $2,573,000
Super 8 – $1,925,000
Midnight in Paris – $1,891,000
Bridesmaids – $1,683,000
Mr. Popper’s Penguins – $1,350,000

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Disney’s Winnie the Pooh in theaters today http://www.toonbarn.com/disney/disneys-winnie-pooh-theaters-today/ http://www.toonbarn.com/disney/disneys-winnie-pooh-theaters-today/#respond Fri, 15 Jul 2011 14:42:25 +0000 http://toonbarn.com/?p=16978 Don’t look now, but you’ve got Pooh in your theater. Ahh, nothing like a good ole-fashioned Pooh joke to keep things classy! Silliness aside, one thing we here at ToonBarn Studios truly are excited about is the launch of Disney’s latest animated adventure, Winnie the Pooh. Featuring an all new story with all of the […]

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Disney's Winnie the Pooh in theaters today

Don’t look now, but you’ve got Pooh in your theater. Ahh, nothing like a good ole-fashioned Pooh joke to keep things classy! Silliness aside, one thing we here at ToonBarn Studios truly are excited about is the launch of Disney’s latest animated adventure, Winnie the Pooh. Featuring an all new story with all of the classic, iconic characters, the new tale boasts truly gorgeous, old-school animation, which is a treat for fans young and old. Check out a handful of sneak peek teaser trailers right here, then head off to the movie to get your Pooh on! …ew…!

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Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Christopher Robin, Rabbit, and Hundred Acre Wood http://www.toonbarn.com/disney/winnie-pooh-tigger-christopher-robin-rabbit-acre-wood/ http://www.toonbarn.com/disney/winnie-pooh-tigger-christopher-robin-rabbit-acre-wood/#respond Thu, 14 Jul 2011 14:48:12 +0000 http://toonbarn.com/?p=16981 Roughly 85 years ago, A.A. Milne created the first of many story books starring Winnie the Pooh. Its unlikely anyone at the time thought that nearly 100 years later, fans all over the world would be lining up at theaters to see Winnie’s latest animated adventures up on the big screen. As Disney readies Winnie […]

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Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Christopher Robin, Rabbit, and Hundred Acre Wood

Roughly 85 years ago, A.A. Milne created the first of many story books starring Winnie the Pooh. Its unlikely anyone at the time thought that nearly 100 years later, fans all over the world would be lining up at theaters to see Winnie’s latest animated adventures up on the big screen. As Disney readies Winnie the Pooh for the movies once more, we finally get to relive all these moments that we had as a kid; whether that was ten years ago, thirty, fifty, or in Milne’s case, 100 or so. Winnie the Pooh is the perfect combination of nostalgia and new adventure, and that’s exactly the spirit the upcoming film, which launches tomorrow July 15th, embodies.

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Continuing Disney’s Winnie the Pooh franchise, the first since Pooh’s Heffalump Movie, Winnie the Pooh follows Winnie, Tigger, Rabbit, Piglet, Owl, Eeyore, Kanga, and Roo on a quest to save Christopher Robin from an imaginary culprit.

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Disney gets Winnie the Pooh in theaters July 15th http://www.toonbarn.com/disney/disney-winnie-pooh-theaters-july-15th/ http://www.toonbarn.com/disney/disney-winnie-pooh-theaters-july-15th/#respond Wed, 13 Jul 2011 03:41:30 +0000 http://toonbarn.com/?p=16975 In a handful of days, audiences worldwide will return to the Hundred Acre Wood, reliving their favorite memories and crafting new adventures with a group of lovable friends – and most of all, Winnie the Pooh. Heading to theaters on July 15th (with an album that features Zooey Deschanel available July 12th) the newest Winnie […]

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Disney gets Winnie the Pooh in theaters July 15th

In a handful of days, audiences worldwide will return to the Hundred Acre Wood, reliving their favorite memories and crafting new adventures with a group of lovable friends – and most of all, Winnie the Pooh. Heading to theaters on July 15th (with an album that features Zooey Deschanel available July 12th) the newest Winnie the Pooh feature film stars all of the iconic favorites and an all-star voice cast: John Cleese as the Narrator, Jim Cummings as Winnie and Tigger, Craig Ferguson as Owl, Bud Luckey as Eeyore, and Tom Kenny as Rabbit.

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Also included on the audio album are stars like Robert Lopez, Zooey Deschanel, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, M. Ward, Henry Jackman

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Battle Peter Pan’s Captain Hook in Disneyland Adventures http://www.toonbarn.com/winnie-the-pooh/battle-peter-pans-captain-hook-disneyland-adventures/ http://www.toonbarn.com/winnie-the-pooh/battle-peter-pans-captain-hook-disneyland-adventures/#respond Wed, 22 Jun 2011 22:22:27 +0000 http://toonbarn.com/?p=16259 At E3 2011, lucky fans in attendance got to see first hand just how cool Xbox 360’s Kinect will be, as a whole new line of games was being heavily promoted for the system. One such game, Disneyland Adventures, caught special attention from ToonBarn followers, due to the obvious links to animation. The title recreates […]

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Battle Peter Pan's Captain Hook in Disneyland Adventures

At E3 2011, lucky fans in attendance got to see first hand just how cool Xbox 360’s Kinect will be, as a whole new line of games was being heavily promoted for the system. One such game, Disneyland Adventures, caught special attention from ToonBarn followers, due to the obvious links to animation. The title recreates a large amount of the Disneyland theme park, that is normally only available to folks in California. Now that its all digitized, you’ll be able to view attractions like Alice in Wonderland, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, the Haunted Mansion, Space Mountain and Matterhorn Bobsleds from your living room! Always wanted to be like Peter Pan and do battle with Captain Hook? Here’s your chance!

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The video game even allows you to run up to characters in the park, just like you could in a real visit. Have your (avatar’s) picture taken with Cinderella, Daisy Duck, Donald Duck, Dumbo, the Mad Hatter, Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Snow White, Pluto, and more.

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MAD presents Pooh Grit, Not-A-Fan-Of Montana on Cartoon Network http://www.toonbarn.com/winnie-the-pooh/mad-presents-pooh-grit-not-a-fan-of-montana-on-cartoon-network/ http://www.toonbarn.com/winnie-the-pooh/mad-presents-pooh-grit-not-a-fan-of-montana-on-cartoon-network/#comments Mon, 16 May 2011 19:45:40 +0000 http://toonbarn.com/?p=14822 For decades, MAD Magazine has been the home for funny bits of pop culture. But thanks to rabid toon fans like us, we now get to regularly watch the animated version on Cartoon Network. Tonight, May 16th, the good ole CN has a whole new episode for us entitled Pooh Grit, Not-A-Fan-Of Montana. The first […]

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MAD presents Pooh Grit, Not-A-Fan-Of Montana on Cartoon Network

For decades, MAD Magazine has been the home for funny bits of pop culture. But thanks to rabid toon fans like us, we now get to regularly watch the animated version on Cartoon Network. Tonight, May 16th, the good ole CN has a whole new episode for us entitled Pooh Grit, Not-A-Fan-Of Montana. The first main story features Christopher Robin, who seeks out and hires the toughest marshal in the west: Winnie the Pooh! Later, Hannah Montana learns she’s lost each and every one of her fans to Justin Bieber! Throw in some Spy vs. Spy, Alfred E. Neuman, Balloon Dog, and we’re solid! TOON in tonight at 8:30pm on Cartoon Network and check it out.

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