WINNIE THE POOH
|Original title: Winnie the Pooh|
Characters:Winnie the Pooh, Christopher Robin, De Castor, Effalumpo, Effy, Ih-Oh, Kanga, Piglet, Ro, Cap, Tigger, Uffa
Production: The Walt Disney Company
Directed by: John Lounsbery, Wolfgang Reitherman
Broadcast in Italy: 1977
Gender: Comedy / Adventure
duration: 24 minutes
Recommended age: Children from 0 to 5 years old
Winnie the Pooh is a teddy bear born from the imagination of the English writer Alan Alexander Milne, who in 1929 published the book "Winnie the Pooh". In reality the writer was inspired by the fantasy of his son Cristopher Robin, who always played with his teddy bear given to him on the day of his first birthday. In a few years, a donkey, a tiger, two kangaroos and a piglet were added to this toy, all who will become the inseparable adventure companions of Winnie the Pooh. The name Winnie was inspired by a small bear who was in the London zoo whose real name was Winniepeg, while Pooh was the name of a swan.
Milne's stories had a great success among the children, so much so that they were broadcast on a radio program and later there was the publication of the stories "Now We Are Six" and "The House at Pooh Corner". These stories were all illustrated by Ernest Shepard, who was inspired by the places where Christoper Robin used to play and in particular the wood that will become "The Hundred Acre Wood". In 1961 Walt Disney bought the rights to the character and later made three short films entitled: "Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree", "Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day" (which won the Oscar for best cartoon) and "Winnie the Pooh and the Tigger Too" all contained within the film "The adventures of Winnie the Pooh". From a graphic point of view, the Winnie the Pooh of Walt Disney, despite having been reworked for its transposition to cartoons, always remains very similar to the original of Shepard. Since 1977 with "The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh", Disney has produced a long series of cartoons and animation film untying from the original stories of Milne, but always aimed mainly at an audience of preschoolers. Since his first appearances Winnie the Pooh appears as a naive and greedy honey bear, who tries to get himself by combining a sea of trouble. He lives in an Old Oak Tree and his friends are the child Cristopher Robin (just like Milne's son), Tigger a cheerful and jumping tiger, Piglet a very fearful little pink pig, I plug a bunny who always complains and in particular about the troubles from Pooh, Ih-Oh a donkey always sad and disconsolate because he constantly loses his tail, attacked by a pin, being like everyone else a plush toy. Then there are the two kangaroos: Mamma Kanga and the little Roo who is always in the pocket of the marsupial and the wise owl Uffa. He has recently joined this company Effy the Ephelant . Among the various cartoons we mention "Happy New Year with Winnie the Pooh" where Winnie and her friends are intent on preparing for Christmas and the New Year. Stopper the organizer of the various parties is annoyed by the attitude of Winnie and the others who do nothing but disturb him, therefore he threatens not to deal with that job anymore. Winnie the Pooh, Tigger and other friends try to calm him down, promising him that they will change with the new year. Pimpi starts hopping forgetting his shyness, Winnie the Pooh is saddened because he no longer eats honey and Tigger ... stops bouncing. In "Winnie the Pooh and Valentine's Day" Tappo questions the feast of lovers and proposes to abolish this anniversary, where everyone exchanges greeting cards and gifts, with dedications of mutual affection and esteem. But he too will have to change his mind when a mysterious package arrives with an unexpected gift.
In the film "Finding Christopher Robin" Winnie The Pooh and his friends Pimpi, Tigger, Tappo and Ih-Oh organize a courageous expedition in search of Christopher Robin, who seems to have left for a strange and dangerous destination. Of course they will end up in trouble and they will be saved by Christopher Robin, returning from a place that was not at all as bad as our little friends feared. in "Ro and the magic of spring" Ro can't wait for Easter, but Tappo does not share his enthusiasm: for him spring is synonymous with great cleaning. Fortunately, Tigger will be able to find the right topic to strike Tappo in the heart and to make Easter a great celebration for everyone.
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