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PR: "Winnie the Pooh: The Friendship Edition DVD" Bouncing to DVD on June 19

by on June 11, 2007

A Disney Classic
The Perfect First Film for Every Child
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh: The Friendship Edition DVD
Bouncing to DVD on June 19
Stuffed with The Classic Trio of “Winnie the Pooh” Stories

BURBANK, Calif., May 1, 2007 -Celebrate the never-ending friendship that has delighted generations as Walt Disney Home Entertainment releases The Many Adventures Of Winnie The Pooh, Pooh’s first and most beloved feature film in a Friendship Edition DVD on June 19. Experience the magical tales that started the Pooh tradition- “Honey Tree,” “The Blustery Day” (1969 Best Animated Short Film Academy Award® winner) and “Winnie the Pooh with Tigger Too.” Digitally restored and remastered – packed with bonus features including the first episode from the new TV series MY FRIENDS TIGGER & POOH this collectable edition is the perfect classic for the entire family to enjoy.

Full of fun and heartwarming stories this animated classic tells the tale of the first, unforgettable meeting between Tigger and Pooh. Your family will laugh along when Pooh gets stuck in Rabbit’s house from eating too much honey and the lovable characters’ flurry of hilarious activity on a windy day. These timeless adventures are brought to life through extraordinary Disney animation and engaging songs, such as “Little Black Rain Cloud” and “Rumbly In My Tumbly.” Sebastian Cabot, best known for his starring role in “Miracle on 34th Street,” narrates, and famed voiceover artist Paul Winchell speaks for Tigger. Disney legend Sterling Holloway voices Pooh.

Additional bonus features on The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh: Friendship Edition DVD include:

DVD Bonus Features
• Bonus Episode of “My Friends Tigger and Pooh”
• “The Story Behind the Masterpiece” Featurette
• Winnie the Pooh Theme Song Performed by Carly Simon
• “100 Acre Wood Challenge” Game
• “A Day for Eeyore” Short
• “Winnie the Pooh” Video Art Gallery
• “Pooh’s Shadow” Disney’s Story Time
• “The Wonderful Thing about Tiggers” Sing-A-Long Song

Initially released theatrically in 1977 to much acclaim, The New York Times raved, “Three cheers For ‘Winnie The Pooh’!” and it is the first animated feature based on the award-winning books by A.A. Milne. “Pooh” creator Milne found literary inspiration from wife Daphne and son Christopher Robin. He named the lovable bear after Winnie, a bear at the London Zoo, and based the illustration on his son’s stuffed animal bear. Milne’s first two books were illustrated by E.H. Shepard.

The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh: The Friendship Edition DVD is priced at $29.99 US and $35.99 CAN.

STREET DATE: June 19, 2007
Distributor prebook: May 8, 2007
Suggested retail price: $29.99 US / $35.99 CAN
Feature run time: 74 minutes
Rated: G (Bonus Material Not Rated)
Aspect ratio: Full Screen 1.33:1
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
Languages: English, French, Spanish

Buena Vista Worldwide Home Entertainment, a recognized leader in the home entertainment industry, is the marketing, sales and distribution company for Walt Disney, Touchstone, Hollywood Pictures, Miramax and Buena Vista product, which includes DVD, Blu-ray Disc and electronic distribution. Buena Vista Worldwide Home Entertainment is a division of Disney Enterprises, Inc.

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