We are mere weeks away from the triumphant return of Winnie the Pooh, A.A. Milne’s beloved bear of very little brain, to the big screen. Under a no less assured hand than that of animation demigod John Lasseter, Pooh, Piglet, Tigger, and the rest of Milne’s raggedy crew of anthropomorphic stuffed animals are poised to embark upon their first cinematic adventure in over 35 years on July 15, 2011, in glorious, soul-affirming 2D.
In addition to shunning the trend toward in-your-face 3D and glossy, super-detailed computer animation, Winnie the Pooh also rejects the prevailing practice of cramming the voice cast with as much big-name, easily marketable celebrity talent as possible. The only recognizable faces in the film’s cast are the venerable John Cleese, who narrates the film, and talk-show host Craig Ferguson, who lends his voice to Owl, the Hundred Acre Wood’s resident sage. (And I suppose you could count Zooey Deschanel, whose dulcet pipes are all over the film’s soundtrack, if you really want to.)
Ferguson can be heard on this cute little clip that Disney was gracious enough to send us. Entitled “Who Are You in Winnie the Pooh?” it’s a sort of personality test, though we swear it has nothing to do with the Church of Scientology. Hopefully. Take it by clicking here and see if that creeping suspicion you’ve harbored all these years, that you’re not really a flesh-and-blood human but actually an animated, British-accented owl, is correct: