Monday, 4 April 2011

IN POOHSPECTIVE

Tubby Little Cubby All Stuffed with Fluff

“Winnie the Pooh,” says his animator, Mark Henn, “is deceptively simple in his design, but successful animation is about the character having a heart that feels and a mind that thinks. Unless you can capture that you are just simply moving lines around.”

Talking about animating this now world-renowned character, Mark points out that whilst Pooh may not necessarily be the most colourful character in the stories – Eeyore and Tigger seem to top most people’s list of favourites – he is, nevertheless, the centre of the world. As he puts it: “Some of the others maybe more multi-dimensional or have a greater range of emotions, but Pooh is the anchor and acts as a stabilizer on everybody else’s eccentricity.”

The new Disney feature, Winnie the Pooh opens in the UK, Europe and Latin America this month and in North America on 15 July.

1 comment:

Andy J. Latham said...

I saw a review giving it four stars recently. I can't wait to see it :D