Movie Review: Winnie the Pooh (2011)

The fifth movie of the Winnie the Pooh franchise is based on A.A. Milne’s books. Released on July 15, 2011, the movie opens up to Christopher Robins room, introducing his beloved stuffed animals of Winnie the Pooh (Jim Cummings) a bear, a Tiger name Tigger (Jim Cummings), Piglet (Travis Oates), Rabbit (Tom Kenny), Owl (Craig Ferguson), a donkey named Eeyore (Bud Luckey) and Kanga (Kirsten Anderson- Lopes) and Roo (Wyatt Dean Hall) the kangaroos, who all have wonderful adventures in the Hundred Acre Woods. On this particular day, the narrator (John Cleese) wakes Pooh up for a very important thing, which Pooh forgot. Pooh’s tummy started to rumble, so he went to look for Hunny, but he was all out. He left his house in search of his friends to borrow Hunny when he came across gloomy Eeyore, who lost his tail. Pooh, Kanga, Roo, Tigger, Owl, Rabbit, and Christopher Robin (Jack Boulter) come together to help Eeyore, they decided that the winner would get a nice pot of Hunny. After many attempts, Kanga says that the scarf she knitted would work. Not long after, Pooh found Eeyore back at square one when the yarn unraveled. 

The following day Pooh goes to visit Christopher Robin, but finds that the young boy had left a note in his absence, it said “Gon Out Bizy Back Soon” a misspelling of Gone Out Busy Back Soon. Either way, Pooh couldn’t read so he went to ask Owl. Owl mistook the note as Christopher Robin having been abducted by a Backson, scaring the friends and sending them into a frenzy to capture the monster and rescue Christopher Robin. They end up trapping themselves, thankfully as Piglet mistakes Tigger for the Backson (Huell Howser), letters from the book fall into the pit. Pooh builds a ladder so he can go look for help. On his way he runs into Christopher Robin, they return to the pit where Christopher Robin explains the confusion. 

Later that day, Pooh went to visit Owl for some Hunny when he notices Owl’s new bell-rope. Recognizing it as Eeyore’s tail, Pooh returns the tail to Eeyore. With Christopher Robin’s help, the tail is reattached. Celebrating, the friends reward Pooh with a big pot of Hunny. Pooh gladly dives in as the movie ends.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Great for Winnie the Pooh lovers. It has a bit of comedy but it is a very slow moving movie. Honestly Bouncy Trouncy Tigger is what keeps it going with energy. But who doesn’t love Winnie the Pooh as kids. It is a great film for the young kids.

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