As a child, the only thing better than reading Winnie-The-Pooh was discovering its animated counter-part on our TV. A sick day from elementary school meant hours gallivanting through the Hundred Acre Wood. It was as if we had an entourage of quirky rascals (way before Vince.)
While Pooh and crew have been out of the spotlight for a while, it’s nice to hear that the show is returning to its roots – hand-drawn animation, adventures taken from Milne‘s novels and old-fashioned archetypes.
Director Don Hall comments, “When we came on to the project there was a very strong mandate to return Pooh to its roots. Today with our technologies and our fast pace things are very chaotic. The Hundred Acre Wood is the perfect antidote to that. It is the perfect time to go back to the peacefulness of the world of Ashdown Forest and let it stand as a counterpoint to everything that we have bombarding us in our lives.”
[Source: The Daily Mail]