Walt Disney Animation Studios returns to the Hundred Acre Wood with Winnie the Pooh
. Featuring the timeless charm, wit and whimsy of the original featurettes, this all-new movie reunites audiences with the philosophical "bear of very little brain" and friends Tigger, Rabbit, Piglet, Owl, Kanga, Roo...and last, but certainly not least, Eeyore, who has lost his tail. Coming together on the soundtrack, He's a bear of very little brain. She's half of the indie folk band She & Him
. Actress/Musician/Singer/Songwriter Zooey Deschanel
(Almost Famous, (500) Days of Summer
) joins Winnie the Pooh and all of his friends in the Hundred Acre Wood, performing three songs for the film, including her own take on the classic "Winnie the Pooh" theme song, "A Very Important Thing to Do" and the original end-credit song "So Long," which was written by Deschanel and performed with She & Him
bandmate M. Ward
. Among the songs Deschanel performed for the film is "A Very Important Thing to Do"--a song that helps illustrate the contest the friends from the Hundred Acre Wood take on to find Eeyore a new tail. She also lent her voice to "Everything is Honey" and "Pooh's Finale," joining Jim Cummings
(the voice of Winnie the Pooh and Tigger), Tony Award®-winning songwriter Robert Lopez
("Avenue Q") and other cast members.
From the Artist
"This has been one of the most fun experiences I've ever had," says Deschanel. "And I've just been thanking my lucky stars that I was able to work on this movie, because it's delightful. I'm a big fan of Winnie the Pooh and all his friends. It's really hard to pick a favorite: Winnie the Pooh is so special, he loves honey and he's just cool. Eeyore is amazing, I love Eeyore. And Piglet is so small. It's really a four-way tie between Winnie the Pooh, Eeyore, Piglet and Tigger."