And much like they did with The Princess & The Frog, they return to the old-school way of animating movies:
Next summer, for the first time in over 30 years, a brand-new, hand-drawn Winnie the Pooh based film will release in theaters. Producer's are finally talking a bit about the project, claiming that the film has "the charm and wit of those original shorts" from the 60s and 70s.
In an attempt rekindle the franchise "in a big way,"the producers went back to the A.A. Milne books to pick out a story to tell of the Hundred Acre Wood. Describing the animation as "watercolor-drenched," the new movie will find Pooh and friends in a mad search for a new tail for Eeyore as well as hunting a mysterious creature called a Backson. "
Before you blow this off as just another money-making scheme from the Mouse, you should know that none other than Disney and Pixar's animation chief John Lasseter is helming the project and that five new original songs have been composed for the movie. Plus, producers are promising a "faster pace punctuated with humor that's appropriate for modern audiences."
There seems to be a lot of potential here and if we know Disney fans, we know they'll come out in droves regardless if it doesn't live up to all their expectations.
It's called loyalty.
Anyway, above is the first still from the movie. Still looks a bit more compuer heavy than we would like.
What do U think?
Tags: animation, disney, franchise, pixar, producers, winnie the pooh