Winnie-the-Pooh

Many grew up knowing Winnie the Pooh (aka Pooh Bear) and his merry band of friends… Now beloved Winnie the Pooh returns to the Hundred Acre Wood with the first big-screen Pooh adventure from Disney animation in more than 35 years (available on Blu-ray & DVD)… hand drawn animation fun for the whole family.

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Bonus Feature:
Origins of Winnie the Pooh
Writer and playwright A.A. Milne said the idea of Pooh came from his son’s teddy bear which was named after a black bear from the London Zoo and a swan named Pooh.  Milne’s stories and poems about Winnie the Pooh are classics.  Ashdown Forest is the place where the real Christopher Robin spent his summer vacations and where the books were written by Milne, and then illustrated by E. H. Shepard.  — Here is a bit of the history and making of the latest Winnie the Pooh big-screen adventure.

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Harry Colebourn and Winnie, 1914

Walt: The Man Behind The Myth

A great find I stumbled across – here is a 2001 documentary… a portrait of a legend…  

Walt – The Man Behind The Myth
Walt Disney… founder of The Walt Disney Company, family man, film producer, director, screenwriter, voice actor, animator, entrepreneur, entertainer, international icon, philanthropist,… he helped shape the face of 20th century entertainment…  

Commemorating the 100th anniversary of his birth (1901), Inspired by daughter Diane Disney Miller, narrated by Dick Van Dyke, featuring never-before-seen footage, interviews with such animation greats as Frank Thomas, Ollie Johnston, Chuck Jones, John Lasseter, and more.  This portrait offers an intimate look at the man… whose legacy continues to inspire… the world.

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“Back to the Start” – Making of

A stop-motion animated commercial created for The Chipotle Cultivate Foundation This may be the most in-depth stop-motion “making of” I’ve seen.  Tons of great insights into a stop-motion animation work flow and production pipe line, I could see how a number of the techniques mentioned could also be applied to making CG animation as well. …

WE MISS YOU

Maybe it’s time to remember an old friend… Winner! for… Best European Branded Short – Young Director Award 2011, Cannes Best European Filmschool – Young Director Award 2011, Cannes Special Jury Award – Young Director Award 2011, Cannes Saatchi & Saatchi – New German Directors Showcase 2011, Germany Caligari Award 2010, Germany  Created by Hanna…