On Pooh Anticipations

A really big movie is opening this week.

No, not Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part Two. I mean, yes, that’s the movie everyone’s talking about, but that’s not the one that I really really really want to see this weekend.

That would be Disney’s new Winnie-the-Pooh.

Six years ago I went to see the last Pooh movie, Pooh’s Heffalump Movie. I liked it. It was great fun, even if it was aimed at an age much younger than mine.

This Pooh movie, though. This one looks to be more my speed:

Not a great fan of the Keane song in the trailer, though. I did refer to that song, “Somewhere Only We Know,” during the 30 Day Song Challenge as “a song that bores [me] to sleep,” after all.

Fortunately, the movie has new songs by She & Him (though the soundtrack album bills them by their names, Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward). Songs like “So Long”:

I’ve seen no sign of Lumpy in any of the materials relating to the film. And I wonder if Gopher will be in it; he’s not in the book, you know. And Peter “Optimus Prime” Cullen isn’t doing the voice of Eeyore this time out.

Minor quibbles. And it does have Craig Ferguson in it!

It’s Pooh! And Pooh forgives a lot. Pooh will have his adventures, and there will be great messages about friendship and companionship and believing in each other. It will be funny and exciting and funny. And yes, I’m repeating myself, but that’s how things work in the Hundred Acre Wood.

Suffice it to say, this is the movie I most want to see this summer. Thor? Meh. Transformers: Dark of the Moon? Well, it was free…

But Winnie-the-Pooh? Bouncy bouncy bouncy!

I might even deign to wear the Doctor Pooh t-shirt… 😉

Published by Allyn

A writer, editor, journalist, sometimes coder, occasional historian, and all-around scholar, Allyn Gibson is the writer for Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly PREVIEWS catalog, used by comic book shops and throughout the comics industry, and the editor for its monthly order forms. In his over ten years in the industry, Allyn has interviewed comics creators and pop culture celebrities, covered conventions, analyzed industry revenue trends, and written copy for comics, toys, and other pop culture merchandise. Allyn is also known for his short fiction (including the Star Trek story "Make-Believe,"the Doctor Who short story "The Spindle of Necessity," and the ReDeus story "The Ginger Kid"). Allyn has been blogging regularly with WordPress since 2004.

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