Wednesday 12 June 2013

Munir's Disney Retrospective -- Animated Classic #22: The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977)

Last Week's: Munir's Disney Retrospective -- Animated Classic #21: Robin Hood (1973)

Not really a full-length film, The Many Adventures is one of the most charming and sweet films that has come from the studio. Merging three Pooh shorts (some made during Walt’s lifetime) “Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree”, “Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day” and “Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too” into one film (additional animation was added to help the story flow smoothly), the Disney animators created a unique film with wonderful minimalistic animation and endearing stories. Due to the fact that these were shorts, the story feels episodic with Pooh jumping from one adventure to another, but that's hardly a distraction and your enjoyment won’t be tampered. The voices are top-notch and the Sherman Brothers songs only add to the film’s enchantment. The Hundred Acre Wood had never been so magical. Rating: 4.5/5.

Next Week: Animated Classics #23 Review: The Rescuers (1977)

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