Pooh: A Hand-Drawn Poster Child

I have a Winnie the Pooh article at AWN. I was very impressed with Pooh: It not only captures the wit and simplicity of the original Disney shorts from the ’60s, but also plusses them in visual richness (art director Paul Felix exquisitely captures the soft English light) and narrative daring (SpongeBob owes a dept to the looney gang of the Hundred-Acre Wood). We’ll see how well it does at the box office, once the Harry Potter onslaught vanishes, and if it finds broad appeal, but rest assured: 2D isn’t dead at Disney — it just smells funny, as Frank Zappa would say.

Posted on by Bill Desowitz in Animation, Movies, Trailers

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