The new Winnie the Pooh poster is totally tits!

Yeah, I know it’s “just a poster,” but once you couple those warm ‘n fuzzies with those blasted forth by the trailer below…

You’re looking at a ridiculously promising Pooh, guldernit! Look at this thing:

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Traditional, downright folksy animation, the inclusion of all the classic characters in the trailer/poster (give or take a Gopher), and once again turning to A. A. Milne’s original stories as source material?! I dunno… the production is hitting all the right Pooh notes for me. Which is something I never thought I’d say again after paying to see The Tigger Movie in theaters.

And, YES! I’ll including the choice of song in the above praise too, even though my girlfriend made fun of me mercilessly for grinning so wide at anything using a Keane song. I mean, at least they didn’t use some auto-tuned atrocity by their stable of TV pop starlets… whatever! I’m just happy someone thinks Winnie the Pooh is more important than just baby clothes!

Another poster from the upcoming Pooh-duction

In fact, I’ll give all the marketing (so far…) credit for setting exactly the right vibe. Subdued, hand drawn… something that let’s me believe that Disney’s set forth to create more than a rambunctious kids’ movie, and something far closer to those entertainingly naive apparitions that populate The Hundred Acre Wood than anything else we’ve seen since those three original featurettes were combined to make The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh. Speaking of which, why don’t I just send this post out with some gorgeous pics of retro Pooh posters!

1977 theatrical poster for the  newly compiled shorts

The original shorts, as they were billed in 1966 and 1968

By 1974, Pooh was big enough for his own poster

The last Winnie the Pooh short, billed along with a 1983 rerelease of The Sword and the Stone

Surely I’m not alone in seeing similarities between those posters from the 60’s and 70’s and the ones we’re currently seeing lit up in multiplexes? Maybe it’s just all the white space? Well… if that’s the case, then I’m just posting whatever I want anyway. So here!

I TOTALLY HAD THIS!

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