Thursday, May 1, 2014
Tigger And Pooh And Buzz And Woody, Too: A Stuffed Toy Story
Did you ever wonder what happened to Pooh and Tigger when Christopher Robin was sent away to Boarding School? Well, wonder no more! This Toy Story and Winnie the Pooh mash-up could be found years ago in the Disney Catalog and at The Disney Store.
Pooh is cast well as Buzz Lightyear ("Am I reallly that fat?"). He is joined by Tigger (Woody), Piglet (Little Green Man) and Eeyore (Bullseye).
It would have been funny to see Kanga as Jessie, thought it probably would have been difficult for her to squeeze into a pair of pants. Kanga could have had Roo (dressed as Stinky Pete) in her pouch.
Re-imagined versions of Winnie the Pooh characters are nothing new. In 2001, a new puppet series called The Book of Pooh debuted on The Disney Channel. This show featured an older version of Christopher Robin.
The new look for the cast of the 100 Acre Wood for The Book of Pooh was created by Chris Renaud, who directed the 2010 film Despicable Me.
I bet someday we will see a live action Winnie the Pooh movie with computer animated plush toy characters (like Ted). It could be an epic, multiple movie franchise like Lord of the Rings. Just think: Daniel Radcliffe IS Christopher Robin!