Winnie the Pooh
Posted 12 November 2010 - 03:43 PM
Edited by Overstreet, 12 November 2010 - 03:43 PM.
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Posted 12 November 2010 - 05:24 PM
Of course, Many Adventures skeptics may easily reply "That's not saying much." But I think it says enough.
: . . . such a whimsical, quintessentially British work.
Well, Winnie himself is Canadian, "Winnie" being short for "Winnipeg" and all. So if Canadians are caught somewhere between Britain and America in their sensibilities, perhaps it's only right that the Winnie-the-Pooh films should be, too?
If you think Sterling Holloway is Pooh, that's because you've never heard Maurice Evans ...
PS I should probably stop. Much as I like trying, and usually failing to prove myself right, I don't really like making others agree I'm right when it means they lose their love of something I don't love.
Posted 12 November 2010 - 05:49 PM
But it was Evans who got to me first with Pooh, just as it was Basil Rathbone who got to me first with Peter and the Wolf (to cite another Disney/Holloway piece that betrays its source material ... got news for you, kids: before Walt & Sterling showed up, the wolf really DID eat the duck!). Not really interested in any of the hundreds of other Peter and the Wolf recordings, with the possible exception of my man Michael Flanders (if I can ever find a copy).
Evans was noted for his Broadway portrayal of Romeo in 1935; years later he played Friar Laurence in an audio recording of the play, and used nearly the same voice he'd used for Winnie-the-Pooh!
Posted 12 November 2010 - 06:16 PM
Posted 12 November 2010 - 08:44 PM
: Isn't Winnie (the toy bear - Edward to give him his real name) only named after an actual bear called Winnipeg.
You'd be surprised the lengths we Canadians can go, in order to claim celebrities as our own.
Actually, no, maybe you WOULDN'T be surprised. They're the same lengths that Christians often go.
: It's good strategy for you to cover the east coast while I cover the west, Steven.
Ah, but the British Invasion can still come from the north! Have Powell & Pressburger taught us NOTHING!?
Posted 12 November 2010 - 09:21 PM
Posted 13 November 2010 - 01:32 PM
However, after watching some of the discussion, I may take the kids to this next summer. I'll watch your reviews. You have got to know that I love my kids when I'm willing to suffer through all these bad movies for them. And no, I haven't stepped on them (yet).
Posted 13 November 2010 - 01:59 PM
Incidentally, has anyone noticed that while the animal voices are all reasonable approximations of the established ones from the earlier cartoons, Christopher Robin suddenly has a decided English accent?
Posted 13 November 2010 - 05:39 PM
And wait a minute, do you mean he never had an English accent BEFORE?
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