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The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh Blu-ray Review

Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are my own, based on my experience with the product.

On August 27th, 2013, Walt Disney Studios released The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh on in a combo pack containing the Blu-ray, DVD, and a Digital Copy so you can take Pooh and all of his lovable friends with you on the go.

The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh Blu-ray Review

Journey with Christopher Robin to the Hundred Acre Wood, where he goes on adventures and plays games with a charming array of talking animals—but most of all, Winnie the Pooh. This Blu-ray collection contains the original 1977 Winnie the Pooh shorts, strung together to create a feature-length viewing experience. The stories included are: “The Honey Tree,” “The Blustery Day,” and “Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too.”

For anyone who has ever read the A.A. Milne classic Pooh bear stories but never seen the shorts, they were made with love and care and remain surprisingly faithful to the original stories. I got my daughter interested in the Winnie the Pooh character when Disney released the newest feature length Pooh movie, Winnie the Pooh, in 2011. It is hard to get my five-year-old to sit down and pay attention to a movie; I invited her to watch this one with me, but she opted to play by herself instead. She did peek her head into the room right before bed and couldn’t tear her eyes away from the screen. She especially loves Eeyore and has been begging me for a plush Eeyore.

It had been years since I’d seen these; Winnie the Pooh is still very fresh in my mind, and I was amazed and pleased at how true to the original style the newest movie was to these shorts. Watching them again made me want to read my gorgeous complete collection of Winnie the Pooh stories by A.A. Milne since I still never have. Milne’s story telling is witty and tender, and has stood the test of time for decades. May these stories continue to live on in the hearts of adults and children everywhere.

Bonus Features

Disney Intermission When you hit Pause, the fun doesn’t stop there. Become a part of the story when the narrator asks you to come play with the residents of the Hundred Acre Woods.

Pooh Play-Along Another interactive feature where the viewer can step right inside the story.

Mini Adventures of Winnie the Pooh Musical numbers in which certain characters from the Hundred Acre Woods get their chance to stand out on their own.

The Story Behind the Masterpiece This featurette is a behind-the-scenes look at how Walt Disney acquired the rights to adapt the A.A. Milne stories and poems for film.

Jennifer

Jen currently lives in Utah with her family, and enjoys reading and writing in her spare time. She is active on popular book websites including paperbackswap.com, Goodreads.com, and luxuryreading.com.

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