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The film consists of three previously released shorts: Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree (1966), Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day (1968) and Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too (1974). Additional animation was produced to link the the three shorts and make the story advance more fluidly.
The film was previously announced for a Spring 2013 release date (see the trailer below), but was delayed with no explanation. Technical specs and official artwork are yet to be revealed, but expect more details in the near future.
UPDATE: Disney has issued an official press release detailing this release. The set will come in a combo pack including a DVD and a Digital Copy alongside the BD and will feature new and old bonus material, including:
- NEW! Disney Intermission – Press “pause” during the movie and find out what happens! The narrator invites younger viewers to play along with the Hundred Acre Wood friends in a variety of engaging activities.
- NEW! Pooh Play-Along – In this bonus feature, the narrator invites viewers to play along with Pooh and his friends.
- NEW! 5 “Mini Adventures of Winnie the Pooh” Shorts: “If I Wasn’t So Small,” “Piglet’s Drawings,” “The Expedition,” “Geniuses” & “The Honey Song”
- LEGACY “A Day for Eeyore” – Classic Animated Short
- LEGACY “The Story Behind the Masterpiece” – Making of Featurette
- LEGACY “The Winnie the Pooh Theme Song” – Performed by Carly Simon
You can pre-order the title on Amazon.com here.