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Disney Returns To The Hundred Acre Wood! Bring Winnie The Pooh Home On Blu-ray & DVD October 25th (Review + Printable Coupon)


A Little Bit About Winnie The Pooh On Blu-ray & DVD
Disney returns to the Hundred Acre Wood with “Winnie the Pooh.” Featuring the timeless 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, Owl, Kanga, Roo – and last, but certainly not least, Eeyore, who has lost his tail. “Ever have one of those days where you just can’t win, Eeyore?” asks Pooh. 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 honey. Disney’s all-new “Winnie the Pooh” movie is inspired by three stories from A.A. Milne’s books in Disney’s classic, hand-drawn art. 

“If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.”   A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

(Pictured Above: Pooh Gets A Note)
Blu-ray ™Bonus Features:
  • Exclusive bonus short “Mini-Adventures of Winnie the Pooh: The Balloon” – In this charming short, Pooh comes up with a daring plan to get a hold of some honey by fooling a group of bees. 
  • “The Ballad of Nessie” - The animated short film included in the theatrical release is the heartwarming tale of how Nessie found her new home in the Loch Ness. 
  • “Winnie the Pooh and His Story Too” – A fun and informative behind-the-scenes look at the film, designed for the whole family. Hosted by John Cleese (narrator of the film), and with occasional help from Pooh himself, this featurette explores Winnie the Pooh’s history from his beginnings as a character in a book, to his continued life in the movies. The filmmakers reveal how they worked to keep the look of the characters and settings in this movie consistent with their first appearances on-screen in1966. Pooh, being a bear of very little mind, finds much of this confusing, but the Narrator and the filmmakers make it all clear to Pooh – and you!
  • Deleted Scenes introduced by directors, Stephen Anderson and Don Hall – 5 deleted scenes including “The Tummy Song,” “”Rabbit’s Friends and Relations,” “Original Eeyore Intro,” “Original Tigger Intro” and “Pooh Searches for a Tail"
  •  Sing-Along with the Movie – Follow the red balloon and changing word colors to seven song lyrics featured in the film. 
  • Disney Song Selection – “Winnie the Pooh Theme Song,” “The Tummy Song, “A Very Important Thing To Do,” “The Backson Song,” “It’s Gonna Be Great,” “Everything is Honey” and “The Winner Song Finale” 
DVD Bonus Features: 
  • “Mini-Adventures of Winnie the Pooh: The Balloon" 
  • “The Ballad of Nessie" 
  • Deleted scenes introduced by directors, Stephen Anderson and Don Hall – 3 deleted scenes including “The Tummy Song,” “”Rabbit’s Friends and Relations” and “Pooh Searches for a Tail”

Our Experience
The adorable bear that I (as so many did) came to know and love as a child, is back and better than ever, in the all new Winnie The Pooh on Blu-ray & DVD (available in retailer's everywhere on Tuesday, October 25, 2011).  Both of our children LOVE the more recent releases from the Winnie The Pooh series (Pooh's Heffalump Halloween Movie has been playing repeatedly in our house over the last few weeks).  B has been a long time fan of Pooh Bear (it was actually his nickname when he was a baby), while the princess has a certain affinity for the bouncy antics of Tiger.

Because they have enjoyed Winnie The Pooh so much over the years,  I just knew that they would fall in love with this new film as well.... and I was right! The movies modern soundtrack had the whole family humming along, while the timeless storyline, illustration and animation (stunning on Blu-ray) kept us all engaged and routing for this friendly bunch from the Hundred Acre Wood.

After the movie was over, the Sing-A-Long bonus feature(with a bouncy red balloon that follows along with the on-screen lyrics to help the kids keep up with the song) kept the good times rolling long after the movie had ended, as they both sang and danced around the family room!

Return to the Hundred Acre Wood for your next family movie night, this is one that the entire family is sure to enjoy!
BUY IT:
Disney's Winnie The Pooh will be available at retailer's Nationwide on Tuesday, October 25, 2011. Available online at http://www.amazon.com/

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