Well hello there, friends!
It’s time for a rumbly, tumbly, adventure over in Hundred-Acre Wood. That’s right! This week we’re talking about the first ever feature for Winnie the Pooh: Disney’s 1977 The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh.
Aly walks us through a brief biography of the author of the Winnie-the-Pooh books; A. A. Milne, as well as the illustrator of the originals; E. Shepherd. She also gives us the rundown of what inspired the Pooh books; Christopher Robin and his toys, the forest Hundred Acre Wood is based on, and how much Christopher Milne hated being frozen in time as the young hero of these stories.
Sarrah informs us that this is, in fact, a package film! She also talks about the troubles the animators had animating the characters to resemble toys (especially when it came to their eyes), and how successful this movie was both in theatres and home video. Everybody seems to love Pooh and his friends!
Our walk-through has us having trouble resolving our feelings on Rabbit, wondering how these characters ever survive without Christopher Robin, and calling back to an older episode and it’s nightmare fueled elephants.
So before we say TTFN, let’s bounce on over to this week’s episode – all about Pooh!
Some Things We Discussed:
IMDb Page on The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
Wikipedia Article on The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
Wikipedia Article on Winnie-The-Pooh
Wikipedia Article on A.A. Milne
Brittanica.com Page on A.A. Milne
Biography.com Page on A.A. Milne
The Illusion of Life: Disney Animation. Frank Thomas & Ollie Johnston
The Complete Tales and Poems of Winnie-The-Pooh. A.A.Milne