Winnie the Pooh

Title: Winnie the Pooh
Year: 2011
Length: 69 minutes
Director: Stephen J. Anderson & Don Hall
Writers: Stephen J. Anderson, Clio Chiang, Don Dougherty, Don Hall, Brian Kesinger, Nicole Mitchell & Jeremy Spears, with Paul Briggs & Chris Ure, based on the books by A.A. Milne & Ernest Shepard
Starring: Jim Cummings
With: John Cleese, Bud Luckey, Craig Ferguson, Jack Boulter, Travis Oates, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Wyatt Dean Hall, Tom Kenny
Music: Henry Jackman (score); Robert Lopez, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman, Zooey Deschanel (songs)
Cinematography: Julio Macat
Editing: Lisa Linder
I saw it: in the theater, yesterday
Synopsis: Eeyore needs a new tail

My reaction
Concept:4/4 (Great)
Story:3/4 (Good)
Characters:4/4 (Great)
Dialog:4/4 (Great)
Pacing:4/4 (Great)
Cinematography:3/4 (Good)
Special effects/design:4/4 (Great) Granted, pretty much all the design work was done in the 60s, but they deserve credit for not messing with it.
Acting:4/4 (Great) Very expressively animated. And casting Bud Luckey as Eeyore is brilliant.
Music:3/4 (Good) The songs aren’t as good as I expected, given the She & Him involvement, but they’re never at all annoying (which is really saying something, for a modern Disney movie), and some are fun.
Subjective Rating: 10/10 (Favorite of my favorites, 4/4 (Great)). As good as the original shorts – not quite as pure and innocent (they even force in some (not-too-obtrusive) pop culture references), but hilarious. The best movie to come out since Wall-E.
Objective Rating (Average):3.7/4 (Great)


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