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New clip from WINNIE THE POOH hits

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
March 31st, 2011

WINNIE THE POOH

With 2011 shaping up to be a truly open animation field (barring a shocking turn of events on the CARS 2/Pixar front), one of the year’s most hyped and truly anticipated pieces of animation comes from Disney proper.

The studio’s return to one of their biggest franchises, WINNIE THE POOH, is arguably the studio’s biggest release of the year, and thanks to Disney’s YouTube page, we have a brand new clip from the film.

And it couldn’t be more wonderful.

The video itself doesn’t have much in the way of context (but then again, what clip ever does), but what it does have is a great look at the film’s breathtaking visual style, and really sweet tone and mood. As many people on the web have seemed to have said already, footage like this really just makes me feel like a kid again, and in the most pure of ways. The film appears to have a really fantastic visual style, that not only takes inspiration from previous pieces, but updates it in quality instead of medium (high end CGI could have easily been used here, or even worse, a mix with live-action).

Here’s the synopsis:

"Walt Disney Animation Studios returns to the Hundred Acre Wood with "Winnie the Pooh," the first big-screen Pooh adventure from Disney animation in more than 35 years. With the charm, wit and whimsy of the original featurettes, this all-new movie reunites audiences with the philosophical "bear of very little brain" and friends Tigger, Rabbit, Piglet, Kanga, Roo—and last, but certainly not least, Eeyore, who has lost his tail. "Well a tail is either there or it isn't there," said Pooh. "And yours isn't... there." Owl sends the whole gang on a wild quest to save Christopher Robin from an imaginary culprit. It turns out to be a very busy day for a bear who simply set out to find some hunny. Inspired by five stories from A.A. Milne's books in Disney's classic, hand-drawn art style, "Winnie the Pooh" is coming to Irish cinemas on April 15th 2011."

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