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Watch: Trailer For 2D, Hand-Animated ‘Winnie The Pooh’

Watch: Trailer For 2D, Hand-Animated 'Winnie The Pooh'

Yes, we know, this is the third post in two days about this film and what can we say, we seem to be cursed with “Winnie The Pooh,” as just as we make a post, something brand new emerges moments later. So keeping that in mind, just after we posted a first look at the film this morning the brand new trailer for the film appeared online. So apologies if you’re seeing the word ‘Pooh’ on your screen more often than you would like.

Anyway, the first trailer has arrived and while it’s weirdly set to Keane‘s “Somewhere Only We Know” instead of featuring any of the new songs or a hint of Zooey Deschanel‘s rendition of the theme song, the overall trailer gave us warm and fuzzies for the days of yore when every kids movie wasn’t in pixel perfect high-definition melt-your-eyeballs 3D. We were charmed by the old school 2D, hand-drawn animation in the spot and it’s definitely a nice change of pace. We’re most glad we’re not going to have to put on dorky glasses to watch this.

“Winnie The Pooh” will hit theaters on July 15, 2011. In case you missed it, you can see another image and the synopsis for the film here and you can watch the trailer below. [The Film Stage]

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I must admit, I was excited about this film when I heard they were sticking to the 2D original animation and story line of Winnie the Pooh. While watching the trailer, I was instantly brought back to childhood by the original Pooh renderings until the anachronistic Keane referenced reared its ugly head. Disney needs to make up their minds on how they are marketing this film and believe in the universal appeal of the Antique Pooh Bear cartoons. If they are going vintage with the drawings, they need to keep the rest of the aesthetic uniform. Not only would I ditch the tacky music, but would alter the inconsistent voice of Christopher Robin, and the careless use of typography. They can start by changing the bland Lucinda font that comes default with the Final Cut Pro Title Tool to something a little more playfully in the spirit of The Hungry Acre Wood!

Hayden Maxwell

I laughed at loud at the whole issue rat a tat. Perfectly captures the hmor of the books.


Perhaps you’re cursed because the first post, (yesterday) was a bit unfavorable and you’re being given another chance. In true Pooh fashion, honey trumps vinegar.

The trailer is absolutely lovely, btw, I hope future marketing efforts don’t push it as something your first post predicted it would be.

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