Winnie the Pooh has been a childhood classic for generations and always a favourite of both of ours. My coffee cup has Tigger on the side. Danielle’s has Eeyore. We’re fans.
That being said, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh is a meaningful point in Disney history in terms of artistry and history.
Actually stitched together from three earlier shorts, with some smaller animation sequences linking them together, the film is truer to the studio’s desperate days of the 1940s than the roaring artistic successes of the 1950s. It was a time of deep change for the studio, as the old guard slowly withered away and a new line of young animators, managers and directors were being asked to take the wheel of a great ship.