'Winnie the Pooh' Dated and Detailed for Blu-ray

Posted Mon Sep 12, 2011 at 10:30 AM PDT by

All of the beloved characters from the Hundred Acre Wood are coming to Blu-ray at the end of October.

In an early announcement to retailers, Disney/Buena Vista is prepping 'Winnie the Pooh' (Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy Combo Pack) for Blu-ray on October 25.

Inspired by the beloved stories from A.A. Milne’s books and crafted in Disney’s classic style, 'Winnie the Pooh,' is the most critically-acclaimed animated film of 2011 (Rotten Tomatoes). It is narrated by the voice of John Cleese and features the vocal talents of legendary voice actor Jim Cummings (over 350 voices including 'Gnomeo & Juliet') and a host of other distinctive actors including Craig Ferguson (TV’s ‘The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson’), Tom Kenny (TV’s ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’), Bud Luckey ('Toy Story 3') and musical performances by Zooey Deschanel (indie folk band “She & Him”).

The all-new 'Winnie the Pooh' brings back to life the timeless charm, wit and whimsy of the original featurettes and characters. Sure to become a family favorite for every household, it is directed by Stephen Anderson ('Meet The Robinsons') and Don Hall ('The Princess and The Frog') and Executive Produced by John Lasseter.

The release will be a Blu-ray/DVD combo pack with 1080p video, a 5.1 soundtrack, and supplements include "Mini-Adventures of Winnie the Pooh: The Balloon" bonus short film where Pooh comes up with a daring plan to get a hold of some honey by fooling a group of bees; "The Ballad of Nessie" bonus short film detailing how Nessie found her new home in the Loch Ness; and Deleted scenes with introductions by directors Stephen Anderson ('Meet the Robinsons') and Don Hall ('The Princess and the Frog').

Exclusives on the Blu-ray are Winnie the Pooh and His Story Too behind-the-scenes featurette - hosted by John Cleese - which explores Pooh's history from the A.A. Milne books through the Disney movies; Sing-Along with the Movie feature for seven song lyrics featured in the film; Disney Song Selection feature: "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; and Two more deleted scenes.

Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $44.99.

You can find the latest specs for 'Winnie the Pooh' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under October 25.

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Winnie the Pooh (Blu-ray)
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