Winnie the Pooh Reviews
The animators tap our nostalgia for Pooh - the Charlie Brown of honey drippers - and for the gently homogenized whimsical flavor that was A.A. Milne gone Magic Kingdom.
"Winnie the Pooh" may not be a movie that grown-ups seek out on their own, but it may make some of them jealous of the 4-year-olds who are making the noble bear's acquaintance for the first time.
A wonderfully faithful throwback to the '60s animated features (and the original Ernest H. Shepard book illustrations that inspired the studio's watercolored, 2-D look) with a modest veneer of postmodern cleverness.
Winnie the Pooh revives the charm of the original Walt Disney franchise by returning to the source -- the A.A. Milne books about Christopher Robin and his stuffed animals as they learn life lessons amidst their adventures.
[It] has a visual and emotional artistry that depicts the value of committed friendships, highlighting challenges that may come along. Yet what it expresses most of all is the sheer fun and joy these experiences can bring.
Disney has done plenty right by the Hundred Acre Wood gang in its latest bigscreen outing, preserving the traditional hand-drawn appearance and gently whimsical storytelling of the A.A. Milne-based series in an era of CG-animated, 3D-accentuated excess.
The 1966-1974 "Winnie the Pooh" shorts that used to air on Disney's Sunday night program were thinly plotted, simply drawn and replete with silly songs and jokes for third-graders. Why mess with perfection?
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...