Jim Cummings tells us what it's like being the voice of Winnie The Pooh for 30 years

Jim Cummings has had a pretty stellar voice acting career, lending his dulcet tones to beloved shows like Animaniacs, Spider-Man, Darkwing Duck. But his most iconic role by far is the honey-loving teddy bear Winnie The Pooh, which he’s been voicing since 1988. We recently sat down with the long-time voice star to talk…

Disney goes back to the Hundred Acre Wood in the wistful Christopher Robin

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Picture this: It’s the late 1940s or early ’50s, and Christopher Robin (Ewan McGregor), the little boy from A.A. Milne’s Winnie-The-Pooh stories, is all grown up. He works as a number-cruncher for a London luggage company, can’t get a weekend off to go to the country with his wife (Hayley Atwell) and their precocious…

This Christopher Robin trailer is a perfectly adorable weekend treat

We’ll be honest: When we first heard the phrase “Live-action CGI Winnie The Pooh sequel” floating around the pop culture ecosystem, we cringed a bit. In a world where CGI version of The Smurfs and Alvin And The Chipmunks are hiding everywhere, just waiting to force you to listen to them rap, the idea of A.A. Milne’s…

The story behind Winnie-The-Pooh gets mangled in the unbearable Goodbye Christopher Robin

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A.A. Milne, who was a second-rate playwright and poet, somehow created perfect, delightfully written children’s literature with his stories of Winnie-The-Pooh, Piglet, and the other denizens of the Hundred Acre Wood. How did he do it? Goodbye Christopher Robin, an insipid and miscalculated drama about the English…

Let this dancing Winnie The Pooh stir the hot wind that blows across your soul

It is impossible to see into the soul of another person—to know the contour of emotions and thoughts that rise from the sea of their subconscious like waves before crashing again into that roiling abyss. We pin words to certain varieties of these emotions and thoughts, but even they are feeble tools, unable to ever…

Marc Forster is directing the live-action Winnie The Pooh film

Out of all the projects to come out of Disney’s ongoing cycle of children’s lit remakes and fairy-tale spin-offs, few have been more intriguing than Christopher Robin, a largely live-action, decades-later sequel to A.A. Milne’s Winnie The Pooh stories that’s being scripted by Alex Ross Perry, the caustic indie…

The best Funny Animals from Ape to Zazu

While some animals can be funny, not all animals can be Funny Animals. A trope that’s specifically defined by the existence of anthropomorphic animals that generally live as humans—homes, clothes, bipedal stance and all—Funny Animals are more Goofy than Pluto. Goofy’s got a hat and a voice, after all, while Pluto…

Listen Up Phillip’s Alex Ross Perry to write live-action Winnie The Pooh movie

Disney’s live-action remake machine, a device we like to picture as whimsically cobbled together from old potbelly stoves and sentient toasters, has spit out another movie: Deadline reports that the company’s next entry in its ambitious slate of live-action remakes will be A. A. Milne’s Winnie The Pooh. That’s not so…

Polish town bans Winnie The Pooh for being half-naked hermaphrodite

As part of a long-overdue crackdown on sexed-up bears, Britain’s recent condemnation of Paddington and all his come-hither innuendo has been answered by the town of Tuszyn, Poland, which finally said enough is enough to Winnie The Pooh’s “dubious sexuality.” The cartoon, carnally nonspecific bear had been suggested as…