It seems that the beloved bear, Winnie The Pooh, is coming back to a theater near you!
For the first time in 35 years, Disney is releasing a feature-length movie based on five previously unadapted stories featuring the lovable bear and his friends getting into all sorta of trouble. The film, entitled Winnie The Pooh, is set to be released on April 15, 2011 in the UK and July 15, 2011 in the US.
Disney has also released the official synopsis of the movie, some pictures located below, and a few tidbits on the voices that will appear in the film (courtesy of GeekTyrant):
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” hits theaters July 15, 2011.
The voice cast includes Craig Ferguson, Tom Kenny (SpongeBob SquarePants) and Bud Luckey (director of the Pixar short Boundin’). There will be seven new songs from Bobby Lopez as well as the Pooh theme song performed by Zooey Deschanel.