Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time!
Empire's Guardians Of The Galaxy Cover
Does Star Wars Have A Brain Trust?
Nick Frost:
My Movie Life

The World's End star's pick of the flicks
Subscribe: 6 Issues For £15!
Subscribe today and save 37% off the cover price!
Reviews
STAR RATINGS EXPLAINED
Unmissable 5 Stars
Excellent 4 Stars
Good 3 Stars
Poor 2 Stars
Tragic 1 Star

POSTER ART
Click poster to enlarge
More posters to select

FILM DETAILS
Certificate
U
Cast
Craig Ferguson
John Cleese
Bud Luckey
Jim Cummings.
Directors
Stephen Anderson
Don Hall.
Screenwriters
Running Time
73 minutes

LATEST FILM REVIEWS
Supermensch: The Legend Of Shep Gordon
4 Star Empire Rating
Love Me Till Monday
3 Star Empire Rating
Bastards
3 Star Empire Rating
Tammy
2 Star Empire Rating
Mrs Brown’s Boys D’Movie
1 Star Empire Rating



5 STAR REVIEWS
A Hard Day's Night
5 Star Empire Rating
Boyhood
5 Star Empire Rating
Rebel Without A Cause
5 Star Empire Rating
Calvary
5 Star Empire Rating
Wake In Fright
5 Star Empire Rating

Winnie The Pooh
Your chance to revisit the Hundred-Acre Wood


submit to reddit


Plot
The continuing adventures of Pooh Bear (Cummings), Eeyore (Luckey), Tigger (Cummings again) and the rest of the gang in the Hundred Acre Wood.


Review
Winnie The Pooh
Browse more images »
Admittedly, this is not a film that bows to the middle ground or caters to every demographic. With its familiar characters and gentle plot, it’s firmly pitched at small children rather than their tween or teen siblings. The brief running time — just 70-odd minutes — and appealingly silly story give it no lower age-limit, and there’s nothing here to threaten or upset even the most sensitive of children. At the other end of the intellectual spectrum, there’s much metatextual joy to be had in the way that the characters interact with the books from which they originated, walking from one of E. H. Shepard’s drawings to the next as scenes develop, or using letters displaced from the text as tools or toys. So while there’s little here that’s edgy, hip or envelope-pushing, under-tens and animation-fan parents will adore it.


Verdict
As jolly as Tigger, as sweet as honey and as undemanding as a balloon ride, this will delight the wee'uns and put a smile on the face of animation fans of all ages.


Reviewed by Helen O'Hara

Write Your Review
To write your review please login or register.

Your Reviews

Average user rating for Winnie The Pooh
Empire Star Rating

RE:

I also absolutely loved this film. Gorgeous animation and had me crying with laughter throughout. It's a massive shame this hasn't seen a better marketing campaign as it really deserves to become a Disney classic and most people don't even seem aware there is a new Pooh film. ... More

Empire User Rating

Posted by hit_or_miss_me at 12:59, 13 April 2011 | Report This Post


This is actually the best film I've seen all year, it just worked for me on so many levels, all the way through the film I had a huge smile on my face. It will probably go unseen which is a real shame but hopefully will have a healthy DVD life. ... More

Empire User Rating

Posted by odddaze at 11:52, 12 April 2011 | Report This Post


Empire errors

As mentioned in another post - this has 4 stars in the magazine. These discrepancies keep popping up – almost one an issue. How hard is it to get the star rating the same on the web as the mag? I understand films differ from cinema to DVD which makes sense, especially as different reviewer. But the same problem happens in your Empire Film Guide book where the ratings don’t always match. E.g Jurassic Park has 4 stars in book yet everywhere on the web it’s a 5 – there’... More

Empire User Rating

Posted by djimi42 at 11:28, 12 April 2011 | Report This Post


Magazine said 4. And it is. A magnificent little gem, universally funny, entertaining and not a single slow beat in the film. ... More

Empire User Rating

Posted by Ethanial at 21:58, 11 April 2011 | Report This Post


Why only 3 stars?

From the review there seemed to be no negative other than it is targeted to 1 demographic and from your review it seems to hit the mark. I'm not nitpicking, just curious as to what Helen thinks it needed to warrant 5 stars. I haven't seen it so please ignore my star rating of the "middle number"...but it was the only way to comment. ... More

Empire User Rating

Posted by stenton at 14:05, 11 April 2011 | Report This Post


SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Film Studies 101: Ten Movie Formats That Shook The World
The pre-digital innovations that formed modern cinema

Exodus: Gods And Kings: Ridley Scott's Trailer Breakdown
The director talks us through his enormous Biblical epic

Jay Baruchel Talks How To Train Your Dragon 2
From The Human Centipede to the origin of 'Useless reptile'

Spotify Playlist: Now That's What I Call... Richard Linklater!
The Boyhood director has a soundtrack for life

Empire At EIFF 2014: Elijah Wood Q&A
See highlights of our Edinburgh chat with the actor

The Empire Podcast #118: Keira Knightley And Dean DeBlois Interviews
The Begin Again star and How To Train Your Dragon 2 director pop in for a chat

Watch: Industrial Light & Magic's Greatest Hits
From Star Wars to Transformers, we run through some of the best individual moments from the special effects masters

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time Subscribers' Cover

Subscribe today and get the cover and 3 issues for only £10!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 12 issues of Empire for just £18!
Special 25th anniversary offer for one month only! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)