Disney has begun work on a new film starring the worlds most honey obsessed bear, Winnie The Pooh.
It will be the first ‘pooh’ movie to be produced by the studio in more than 35 years. The company expects to release the film in the early part of 2011.
The world famous “bear of very little brain” has been a massive hit with readers and movie audiences of all ages not just children since its first appearance with the publication of “Winnie The Pooh” in 1926, a factor that Disney have presumably taken very much into account when green lighting the movie.
Disney has promised that his film, which will actually be a combination of no less than five Winnie the Pooh tales, will keep that very distinctive and subtle humour displayed in the books of AA Milne and in previous films.
John Lasseter, creative director of Disney-Pixars, added that designers are also using watercolour as a background as were used in the previous films.
Burny Mattinson, who worked on the original 1964 production “Winnie The Pooh and the Honey Tree ‘, is going to be responsible for the main story.
Lasseter said in London that Disney are stressing that the film is intended for all ages, not just the little ones.
His presentation ended with a preview of the first 30 minutes of ‘The Princess and the Frog’, the first hand drawn animation for Disney, and revealed that Rapunzel, the fairytale princess with the longest hair in the world, is one of the upcoming projects for the studio. They will be engaging Mandy Moore to voice the heroin.
Disney has also said that former Bond Timothy Dalton will be the voice of a new character in their upcoming third installment of the toy Story franchise. He is set to be Mr Pricklepants a hedgehog toy.
They will also be re-releasing Toy Story 2 as a 3D event ahead of the release of number 3.
If that were not enough Bond for Disney there will be a secret agent in their Cars 2 movie with the name Finn McMissile who will be an Aston martin
After that, if they have time, the people at Disney will stop all wars and bring an end to world hunger.