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|The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh |
The Friendship Edition
Actors: Sebastian Cabot, Junius Matthews, Barbara Luddy, Howard Morris, John Fiedler
Directors: John Lounsbery, Wolfgang Reitherman
Genres: Kids & Family, Musicals & Performing Arts, Animation
The never-ending friendship that has delighted generations now has something new to celebrate! The Many Adventures Of Winnie The Pooh, Pooh?s first and most beloved feature film, is now available in the new Friendship Edi... more »
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Jennifer R. from NORWALK, CT
Reviewed on 8/14/2012...
This is the Pooh bear I grew up with. I'd watch this every day as a kid on a VHS tape. This is classic classic stuff for me and I hope every kid gets to grow up with this original stories. It's too cute, too fun and too sweet.
Same content as the 2002 release -- and that's good!
Julie Neal | Sanibel Island, Fla. | 06/17/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Despite new packaging and a hokey new subtitle, this release of Disney's original three Winnie the Pooh featurettes is actually identical to the 2002 "25th Anniversary Edition" -- same video, same audio, same bonus features. And for once, that's good! That earlier DVD transfer was already digitally restored and had some good extras, including "A Day for Eeyore" and one of Disney's better making-of documentaries, but was pulled off the shelves early last year. Now, however, it's back, with the same vibrant colors, sharp focus and near-perfect 5.1 soundtrack.
In other words, this is Disney at its best. "The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh" is a charming, gentle, quality film that hasn't aged a bit and looks and sounds terrific. Unless you already own the "25th Anniversary Edition," this new release is a must.
Actually, there is one new bonus feature: an episode of the computer-animated Disney Channel series, "My Friends Tigger and Pooh." In case you haven't seen it, it adds two new characters to the story: Darby, a 6-year-old girl, and her dog Buster."
WInnie the Pooh.......a family Treasure.....
mypetconcubine | Waianae, Hawaii U.S.A. | 09/17/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is one of the Disney's materpieces. I'm in my 20's and I grew up with Winnie the pooh not only with the movie but with the tv series and the Book. It is hard to imagine a more delightful DVD introduction to A. A. Milne's cherished Winnie the Pooh books than this 1977 short stories, which gathered the Disney studio's original trio of animated featurettes: Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree (1966): Pooh of course goes out looking for hunny and gets into some trouble, the Oscar-winning Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day (1968): the hundred acre woods is flooded and piglet is in trouble, and Winnie the Pooh and Tigger, Too (1974):this is one of my favorite of the short stories where you meet tigger and you hear him sing his memorable song. Pooh was a pet project of Walt Disney, whose children loved the books about the "willy nilly silly old bear" and his friends in the Hundred Acre Wood. Faithful to the look and gentle spirit of the books, these mellow shorts do Milne proud. With the voices of Sterling Holloway as Pooh, Paul Winchell as Tigger, and John Fiedler as Piglet, the delightful characters come to life. The DVD edition includes a honey jar full of additional special features, including interactive sing-alongs and various activities. But the best part is how they restored the animation vivid and stunning as i would believe as when the movies first arrived in theathers. This movie is my family's favorite. At least once a month my nephew watches it and sings along and is enchanted by silly Pooh, little piglet, gloomy eeyore, rabbit and his gardening,know it all owl, kanga and little roo and bouncy tigger too. This is sure to be in your dvd collection already or soon, where you can be enchanted by one of disney's greatest materpieces about a boy named christopher robin and his nilly silly old bear pooh and his friends and a wonderful place called the hundred acre woods!
5 stars ***** two thumbs way way way up!"
HEFFALUMPS AND WOOZLES-BEWARE!!
Schuyler V. Johnson | Lake Worth, FL USA | 05/05/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The film is actually composed of material from three previously released animated shorts:
Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree (1966)
Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day (1968)
Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too! (1974)
Winnie the Pooh and a Day for Eeyore (1983)
WTP and the Honey Tree (sp HUNNY)
This is the first episode and here we have Pooh visiting an unenthusiastic Rabbit who never enjoys Pooh's company because of his amazing appetite: Pooh's exercise song-"When I up down touch the ground
Puts me in the mood-
Up down touch the ground-
In the mood-
Pooh, predictably, eats up every last "smackerel" of Rabbit's hunny and finds he is now so tubby he is unable to leave Rabbit's house as he cannot squeeze through the hole!
The animals run to get Christoper Robin, who, after some consideration, decides Pooh must go on a crash diet. This experiment lasts several agonizing days for both Pooh and Rabbit, who tries in vain to disguise this plump bear and sits in his chair in despair.
Eventually Pooh returns to his former "svelte" state and emerges from Rabbit's hole with such force he is flung into the next page of the storybook and finds himself in the hole of a hunny tree!
WTP and the Blustery Day
It is Wednesday, or WINDSDAY in the Hundred Acre Wood, and little Piglet is industriously sweeping fallen leaves in front of his house-"It's not the leaves that are going, it's the leaves that are coming!" and Pooh comes by just in time to catch hold of Piglet's scarf to keep him from being carried away in the stiff breeze.
Kanga and Roo hop by and Roo begs Pooh: "Can I fly Piglet next?"
The Blustery Day turns into an even more Blustery Night and Pooh hears a Noise. He opens his door to investigate and hears the Noise again-this time he decides (being a bear of Very Little Brain) to invite the Noise in.
Here we have a joyous introduction to Tigger, T-I-Double-Ger Tigger!
The Wonderful Thing about Tiggers-
Is Tiggers are wonderful Things-
Their Tops are made out of Rubber-
Their Bottoms are madde out of Springs-
They're Bouncy Flouncy Bouncy Flouncy Fun Fun Fun Fun Fun!
But the most Wonderful thing about Tiggers is I'm the Only One! I'm-the only one!
Tigger, after trying Pooh's hunny and finding Tiggers DON'T like it, warns Pooh to beware of Heffalumps and Woozles...
Tigger departs leaving Pooh alone to patrol his house guarding against these unknown but scary sounding beasts.
Eventually he gets tired and falls asleep dreaming of Heffalumps and Woozles clomping, tromping and trumpeting through his head in a wonderful sequence reminiscent of the Pink Elephant part in Dumbo.
The next day the 100 Acre Wood is flooded and Piglet gets swept away on the water clutching a chair. Eventually Piglet is rescued and the friends all meet with Christopher Robin to help Owl find a home to replace the one he lost in the storm. Eeyore ambles over and takes the group to Owl's new home, which turns out to be Piglet's!
No one says anything and Piglet generously allows Owl to have his former home and Pooh puts his arm around Piglet and invites him to move into his house.
This touching episode ends with a party for the heroes of the day and everyone happy and no one homeless.
WTP and Tigger Too
Tigger's bounce gets on Rabbit's nerves and the friends try to lose him on a trip into the Woods. Rabbit winds up getting lost and scared and Tigger rescues him. Tigger, resuming his bounce, bounces himself into a tree and elicits the help of Sebastian Cabot, the Narrator, to Narrate him down, which Cabot obligingly does, by tipping the book and letting Tigger slide down to the next page of the book.
The last episode is WTP and a Day for Eeyore
Eeyore's Birthday and he thinks no one remembers it. But the gang gets together and eventually give Eeyore his gifts, not in their original condition (Pooh eats all the hunny in the pot which was his gift and Piglet pops the balloon which was his gift) but gratefully accepted nonetheless. Here we are introduced to the new game of Poohsticks.
This is really excellent animation and storytelling, with the Disney stalwart Sterling Holloway bringing Pooh to life with his wonderful voice (Cheshire Cat) and Paul Winchell as Tigger.
The last feature Disney oversaw personally (with the exception of the last short) and a fine one it is.
Pooh is an indispensable addition to any childhood and the animators have a distinct Ernest Shepard flavor to their work, which adds even more to this great classic.
"Somewhere in the 100 Acre Woods a little boy and his bear will always be playing."
Paraphrasing from the book, after Christoper Robin goes away to school and has to leave Pooh behind."