Hoo-hoo-hoo-hoo, the wonderful thing about Pooh bear is he’s such a lovable thing. On this day in 1977, Walt Disney Studios released the feature The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, which is actually a compilation of three short films. Walt always wanted to make a feature-length Pooh film, but that wouldn’t happen until 2011, unless you count spinoff films like Piglet’s Big Movie and The Tigger Movie. The 1977 release includes the last animation Walt personally worked on with Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree (1966) as well as some timeless Sherman brothers songs. The film overall remains one of my favorite Disney classics.
Disney keeps rolling out the animated classics on Blu-ray Disc and we think it’s a really good thing. Next up for the HD digital treatment is 1977’s The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh which is set to be released on August 27, 2013. The film is the 22nd animated motion picture from the Walt Disney Animation Studios canon (from the Xerox era) and is a compilation of three “Winnie the Pooh” short films made in 1966, 1968 and 1974: Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree, Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day, and Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too.