Fuse #8

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Video Sunday - Winnie-the-Pooh

I was trying to decide what to do for this particular Video Sunday. Should we go the Peter Pan route and stay with the big public domain names out there? Should we instead swerve towards Harry Potter parodies and liven everything up with a bit of contemporary flash?

Not a bit of it. It's amazing how quickly decisions can be made when you receive an e-mail from author/illustrator Aaron Zenz telling you to check out a Russian version of Winnie-the-Pooh. Pooh doesn't like to talk much about his years trapped behind the iron curtain, but it's obvious that he did good work there. This little video is a sheer delight. As a commentator on Cartoon Brew pointed out, they get all the little details right. Pooh sighs heavily before beginning a sentence with Piglet. I love his little unattached feet and the sheer roundness of him. The sole similarity to Disney, as I see it, is the way in which he hits tree limbs as he plummets downwards from the honey. Judge for yourself, though.

You can find a couple other ones if you were as charmed as I was by this.

So then it got me to thinking. What other Pooh stuff is out there. We all know and love Apocalypse Pooh, but why not post it again? Always good for a giggle, that. The quality is that of a overused video cassette but we won't hold that against it.

But honestly, that's all there is to see. I'm not about to go linking to someone's cat humping a Pooh doll, so for video number 3 (all good things come in threes) here's another Russian Pooh. Can't go wrong with Russian Pooh info.

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At 1:38 PM , Blogger kelly jeanie said...

I love it! He looks like a little Ewok.


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