Winnie the Pooh (2011 film)
Winnie the Pooh is a 2011 American animated musical comedy film inspired by the A. A. Milne stories of the same name. The film is a reboot of Disney's Winnie the Pooh franchise and is the fifth theatrical Winnie the Pooh film released. The film is directed by Stephen Anderson and Don Hall, written by A. A. Milne and Burny Mattinson, produced by Peter Del Vecho, Clark Spencer, John Lasseter, and Craig Sost, and narrated by John Cleese. The film was distributed by Walt Disney Pictures and was released on April 15, 2011 in the United Kingdom, and on July 15, 2011 in the United States. The film also features six songs by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, as well as a rendition of the "Winnie the Pooh" theme song by actress and musician Zooey Deschanel.
The film is primarily based on four stories found in the Milne books. Two stories are from Winnie-the-Pooh: "In which Eeyore loses a tail and Pooh finds one" and "In which Piglet meets a Heffalump". The other stories are found in The House at Pooh Corner: "In which a Search is organized and Piglet nearly meets the Heffalump again" and "In which Rabbit Has a busy day and we learn what Christopher Robin does in the mornings".
- [from trailer]
- Tigger: Blugadeebloo!
- [Tigger bounces Pooh]
- Pooh: A simple hello would do, thank you very much.
Tigger : It's a dangerous path I bounce, but I bounce it alone. Because the Hundred Acre Wood needs a hero, Pooh Bear, and I'm the only one.
[Tigger goes off singing his song "The Wonderful Thing About Tiggers] Tigger : Oh, I'm bouncy, trouncy, flouncy, pouncy Fun, fun, fun, fun, fun! But the most wonderful thing about Tiggers is that I'm the only one I'm the only one! Hoo-hoo-hoo-hoo!
- Owl: Yes, well, the thing to do is as follows: First, issue a reward...
- Pooh: Gesundheit.
- Owl: I beg your pardon?
- Pooh: Well, you sneezed just as you were going to tell me what the first thing to do was.
- Owl: I didn't sneeze.
- Eeyore: Oh, you did, Owl.
- Owl: No, I didn't! You can't sneeze without knowing it!
- Pooh: Well, you can't know it without something haven't been sneezed.
- Owl: As I was saying, first: issue a reward...
- Pooh: [to Eeyore] He's doing it again. [to Owl] You must be catching a cold.
- Eeyore: [gloomily] I'll probably catch it, too.
- Owl: [frustrated] No, no, no! I'm not catching a cold! The word is ISSUE, not AH-CHOO! And 'ah-choo' isn't even a word! It's just some sort of sneezy sound, like 'Ah-choo!'
- Pooh: Perhaps you should lie down, Owl.
- Owl: Oh! [hits himself on the forehead and falls over backwards]
- [from trailer]
- Pooh: Perhaps I could borrow some honey.
- [Pooh's stomach growls]
- Pooh: Just a taste. A small lick, I should think.
- Christopher Robin: Silly old bear.
- [Pooh, Rabbit, Owl, Eeyore, Kanga and Roo are trapped in a hole and Piglet gets a rope - only to cut it up into six pieces]
- Piglet: And six! There! Now we can ALL get out!
- Pooh: How very thoughtful you are, Piglet.
- Rabbit: [loses patience] Good grief! Tie them together, Piglet! Can you tie a knot?
- Piglet: I cannot.
- Rabbit: Ah, so you CAN knot.
- Piglet: No. I cannot knot.
- Rabbit: [in disbelief] Not knot?
- Pooh: Who's there?
- Rabbit: Pooh!
- Pooh: Pooh who?
- Rabbit: No! Pooh... eh... Piglet, you'll need more than two knots.
- Piglet: Not possible.
- Owl: Ah, so it IS possible to knot those pieces.
- Piglet: Not these pieces!
- Pooh: Yes. Knot those pieces.
- Piglet: Why not?
- Eeyore: 'Cause it's all for naught.
- Pooh: Have you ever had one of those days when you just can't win, Eeyore?
- Eeyore: Yup, I know how that feels.
- [last lines; in the post-credits scene]
- The Backson: [enters stomping until he spots the trail of objects] Wow! It's amazing what you can find in the woods. A marble! And a boot! [picks up blackboard with picture of Backson] And oh, my, that's a scary looking fella. Gosh, maybe these are his things. You know, I better pick 'em up so they won't get broken. That's the last thing I would want. [falls in pit] Whoa! Oh, my gosh! Is this a pit? I think I'm in a pit! Hello! Anybody up there? Oh, well. I hope that fella will be back soon.
- Oh Pooh.
- An all-new story brought to life on the big screen
- Back where they belong. In theaters everywhere.
- Jim Cummings as Winnie the Pooh and Tigger
- Travis Oates as Piglet
- Tom Kenny as Rabbit
- Craig Ferguson as Owl
- Bud Luckey as Eeyore
- Jack Boutler as Christopher Robin
- Kristen Anderson-Lopez as Kanga
- Wyatt Hall as Roo
- Huell Howser as The Backson
- John Cleese as The Narrator