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Disney In Depth: Blu-ray Review: The Many Adventures Of Winnie The Pooh
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The Many Adventures of Winnie The Pooh
Blu-ray/DVD/Digital
Directed by John Lounsbery and Wolfgang Reitherman
Starring Sterling Holloway, Paul Winchell, John Fiedler, Junius Matthews, Ralph Wright, Hal Smith, Barbara Luddy and Sebastian Cabot
Walt Disney Home Entertainment
Release Date: August 27, 2013

Pooh, Tigger, Piglet and friends stroll through the Hundred Acre Wood to a high-definition world, as The Many Adventures of Winnie The Pooh debuts on Blu-ray for nostalgic viewers and eager young ones, too.

The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh features a compilation of three featurettes strewn together by live-action scenes set in a live-action version of Christopher Robin’s bedroom.

Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree, first released in 1966, follows Pooh’s never-ending quest for his favorite food that he seeks to put down into his “tumbly.” The search for something sweet leads him down a most dangerous path up a honey tree. The infectious, quaint humor found in Pooh’s obsession with the sticky substance still resonates all these decades later. Funny is funny, and though Honey Tree need not rely on over-the-top gags or sharp pop culture references, it is as delightful as anything ever created in a Disney animated film.

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D23 Expo: Richard Sherman Plays The Disney Songbook
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Disney D23 Expo: B.J. Novak, Richard Sherman, Jason Schwartzman

Richard Sherman played a ton of his legendary Disney songs during the D23 Expo in Anaheim, CA this weekend. Here are some video highlights of the major Disney occasion, drawing thousands of attendees and encouraging even more memories.

Richard Sherman 1960’s film medley

Check out this video that shares snippets of 1960’s favorites from features like The Jungle Book, Winnie the Pooh, and The Parent Trap.

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Disney In Depth: ‘Wreck-It Ralph’ and the State Of Disney Animation
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Wreck-It Ralph smashed box office records for a Disney animated film in its opening weekend, and won over critics and audiences no less. With its creativity, heart and passionate storytelling, Wreck-It Ralph signals Walt Disney Animation Studios is back in the game, so to speak. This edition of Disney In Depth will explore what has led up to this new hit for the studio, as well as what awaits.

Many individuals say the Disney Renaissance began with 1989’s The Little Mermaid, with following entries Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, and The Lion King reaching even greater heights – everyone seems to leave out the forgotten The Rescuers Down Under. Regardless, this represented a period of unparalleled imagination and inspiration within the studio, continuing for several years to follow. Then came the slump. Audiences were no longer interested in musicals, so it seemed, and Disney animation switched gears into the sci-fi realm with productions like Atlantis: The Lost Empire and Treasure Planet. Computer animation emerged, and with that advent Disney entered the new arena with misses like Chicken Little and the awkward-yet-smart Meet the Robinsons. None of these performed all that wonderfully. It had appeared as though Disney lost its touch. But the studio had some exciting developments up their sleeve.

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Disney In Depth: The Future Of Disney Animation (Frozen, Paperman & Wreck-It Ralph) – A Recap Of D23’s Destination D Event
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At the bi-annual Destination D event at Anaheim’s Disneyland Hotel last week, the Disney D23 Official Disney Fan Club hosted a series of events that focused on the legendary history of Disney animated features. Hundreds of Disney fans gathered inside the resort’s convention center to obtain exclusive access to lectures, concerts and footage. Over the coming weeks inside Disney In Depth, I will cover some of those topics featured in the fascinating presentations held at Destination D. As for now, this edition will focus on the exciting future of the division we know as Disney animation.

Walt Disney Animation Studios appears like it is entering that third renaissance we have all been waiting for. With the beautiful The Princess and the Frog and delightful Tangled leading the way, the studio that suffered from creative missteps like Home on the Range is now producing hit films that resonate with audiences and appeal to critics to boot. During “Inside Walt Disney Animation Studios Today,” animator Darrin Butters hosted an appealing round-up of the studio’s newest projects.

Warning: This edition contains some spoilers of details mentioned at the event.

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Geek Gear: ‘Doctor Pooh’ Shirt
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Doctor Who - Winnie the Pooh

The $10 t-shirt deal of the day over at RIPT Apparel is a mash-up of Doctor Who and Winnie The Pooh called “Doctor Pooh” by artist cubik.

The sale at RIPT began today, Saturday, October 29, 2011, at midnight CST, and will continue for 24 hours from then, and once it’s over, it will not be sold on the site anymore.

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Movie Review: Winnie The Pooh
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Disney: Winnie The Pooh (2011) movie posterWinnie the Pooh
Written by Burny Mattinson
Based on the characters by A.A. Milne
Featuring the voices of John Cleese, Craig Ferguson, Jim Cummings
Rated G
Disney Pictures
Release Date: July 15, 2011

If you are tired of seeing a summer blockbuster involving superheroes, wizards, or transforming robots, perhaps a trip through the Hundred Acre Wood would do you some good. For the first time in six years, Winnie the Pooh returns to the big screen in a brand new feature from Disney Pictures simply titled Winnie the Pooh.

Pooh’s friend Eeyore’s tail has gone missing and it is up to Pooh to find it. Pooh discovers soon that a tail is not the only thing that is missing. It seems his human friend Christopher Robin has also disappeared, leaving a curious note behind. Where has Christopher gone? Does it have anything to do with Eeyore’s missing tail? And who or what is a “Backson?”

The film, which is based off of three Pooh stories written by creator A.A. Milne, doesn’t try hard to reinvent the wheel. The characters are not rebooted or remade for the new generation. Its sole purpose is to tell an entertaining, by the book story about Winnie the Pooh and accomplishes this task with flying colors.

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Summer Movie Mayhem 2011
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Summer Movie Mayhem 2011It’s time to get out your favorite shorts and tropical shirts, the summer movie season is upon us once again.

As always, we at Geeks of Doom present our guide to some of the more anticipated titles on the way so that you can figure out the ones you want to mark off on your calender and the ones you want to skip altogether.

This year we’ll also be jumping back to an older format of ours as well, where we discuss the anticipation element and potential suckage factor of the movies that are coming out.

You can check out the entire list of summer movies by clicking on over to the other side now, and please share what you’re most looking forward to in the comments below!

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See 3 New Images From ‘Winnie The Pooh’ Animated Companion ‘The Ballad Of Nessie’
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The Walt Disney Animation Studio has released three new images from The Ballad of Nessie, the hand-drawn animated short that will run along with the release of Winnie the Pooh, the latest film featuring the lovable honey-addicted bear.

The short follows the legend of cryptozoology herself, the Loch Ness monster, as she tries to stop someone from building a mini-golf course where she lives.

You can read a synopsis for the movie and check out the three new images for The Ballad of Nessie by clicking on below now. You can see the short when Winnie the Pooh hits theaters on July 15, 2011.

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Disney’s New ‘Winnie The Pooh’ Movie Gets Release Date, Production Details
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Winnie the Pooh is a character that means a lot to a great deal of people, who all grew up with the lovable simpleton of a stuffed bear.

Now nostalgia is preparing to overtake you once again, as Walt Disney has a brand new movie simply titled Winnie the Pooh, which will be the first original big-screen Pooh movie in over 35 years. The movie will be presented in classic Disney hand-drawn style, and very little has changed in the Hundred Acre Wood.

The movie now has an official release date, set to hit theaters on July 15, 2011, and a lot of very cool tidbits of information in regard to the movie have also been released, which you can check out by clicking on over to the other side. While there, you can also watch the highly nostalgic trailer if you’ve yet to see it!

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