The Best Animated Film of 2011 | The Shortlist – No 4: Winnie the Pooh

We want you to tell us which was 2011′s best animated film – and help decide the winner of the Animation category in this year’s Richard Attenborough Film Awards. You can cast your vote on the Animated Film of the Year website but to help you make up your mind we’re posting brief reviews of the 10 nominated films over the next 10 days. Today it’s the turn of Winnie the Pooh.

Children who once enjoyed Disney’s original Winnie the Pooh cartoons get to introduce their own toddlers to AA Milne’s adorable ‘bear with very little brain’ in Disney’s first all-new big-screen Pooh animation in 35 years. Inspired by Milne’s original Hundred Acre Wood stories, this classic hand-drawn tale sees the intrepid Pooh and his pals having a very busy day as they embark on a search to find Eeyore’s missing tail and then set off on a wild quest to save Christopher Robin from an imaginary culprit. Quirky narration from John Cleese and music from Zooey Deschanel also help give the traditional tots’ entertainment a new shine.

WIN two of the nominated films on DVD as prizes for telling us which of the 10 best deserves to win the award – and why. Click here to enter.


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