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“Winnie the Pooh” Comes to Blu-ray, DVD, and Download October 25, 2011

Burbank, Calif. (September 9, 2011) — Walt Disney Studios proudly invites families and audiences of all ages to return to the Hundred Acre Wood with some of the world‟s most beloved characters, as Winnie the Pooh, the delightful all-new animated feature film comes home to Blu-ray Combo Pack for the very first time, as well as DVD and Movie Download on October 25, 2011. Reuniting audiences with Pooh, Tigger, Rabbit, Piglet, Owl, Kanga, Roo and last, but certainly not least, Eeyore (who has lost his tail), Winnie the Pooh is a honey of an in-home release containing hours of immersive bonus features, including exclusive animated shorts The Ballad of Nessie and Mini-Adventures of Winnie the Pooh: The Balloon; a sing-along viewing option; an informative behind-the-scenes featurette for the whole family and deleted scenes with director commentary — all available on Blu-ray Combo Pack.

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).
*, 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 â„¢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 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”

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

  • Annabel Cole

    Why is the WTP title set in unembellished (and inconsistently kerned) Life Regular type, rather than using the actual logotype developed for the film’s theatrical campaign?
    Why is the layout designed to draw our eyes to Eeyore?
    Why is Pooh posed so stiffly, and why is his body shape not affected by the fact that he’s lying down on a flat surface?

    The characters are otherwise drawn very well; it’s just everything else that feels half-thought-out. Unfortunately, that seems to be of a piece with the rest of this film’s marketing campaign.
    Calm and unassuming: that’ll pack ’em in, all right. Or not.

  • Nic Kramer

    Does a cover really matter if it sells? I mean, what about the Golden Collections, for example?