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As the countdown to its 'Prince of Persia' (opening May 28) comes into the final stretch, Disney, according to the Hollywood Reporter, has announced release dates for its latest 'Winnie the Pooh' movie (Jul. 15, 2011) and the new kid on the block, 'Reboot Ralph' (Mar. 22, 2013).

44 years after it first licensed A. A. Milne's lovable bear, this new 'Pooh,'' directed by 'Meet the Robinsons'' Stephen Anderson and Don Hall, will feature five previously unadapted stories from the original books. With animation visionary John Lasseter (pictured) exec-producing, the film, which boasts the vocal talent of Jim Cummings as Pooh/Tigger and Craig Ferguson as Owl, will, like this year's vibrant 'The Princess and the Frog,' eschew computer generated animation in favor of traditional hand drawn cells. Burny Mattinson, a vet of the Mouse House, who worked on several of the earlier 'Pooh' films, is on board as lead storyboard artist.


As the countdown to its 'Prince of Persia' (opening May 28) comes into the final stretch, Disney, according to the Hollywood Reporter, has announced release dates for its latest 'Winnie the Pooh' movie (Jul. 15, 2011) and the new kid on the block, 'Reboot Ralph' (Mar. 22, 2013).

44 years after it first licensed A. A. Milne's lovable bear, this new 'Pooh,'' directed by 'Meet the Robinsons'' Stephen Anderson and Don Hall, will feature five previously unadapted stories from the original books. With animation visionary John Lasseter (pictured) exec-producing, the film, which boasts the vocal talent of Jim Cummings as Pooh/Tigger and Craig Ferguson as Owl, will, like this year's vibrant 'The Princess and the Frog,' eschew computer generated animation in favor of traditional hand drawn cells. Burny Mattinson, a vet of the Mouse House, who worked on several of the earlier 'Pooh' films, is on board as lead storyboard artist.

Where 'Pooh' and his pals are classic faves, 'Reboot Ralph,' which used to be known as Joe Jump (clearly those Disney folks are big on alliteration), is ultra-modern. While the story line has been kept under wraps, the 3-D romp is rumored to be about an '80s-era video game character who makes the leap into the new-fangled games of today.

In addition to 'Prince,' Disney's slate of summer movies welcomes the 3-D threequel 'Toy Story 3' (June 18) and the live-action version of 'The Sorcerer's Apprentice' (July 16) that we're just hoping will feature Nic Cage dancing around with a broom like Mickey did in the original.