Harry vs. Winnie

More was going on at the box office this weekend than the confrontation between the HP gang and Lord Voldemort. There was also a battle between the old-fashioned, hand-drawn 2-D animation of Disney’s Winnie the Pooh and the the 3-D live-action HP finale.

HP came out more than victorious, breaking box office records, including its own. The silly old bear? Way behind, in sixth place.

Why did Disney submit Pooh to this humiliation? It seems test marketing made the producers confident that Pooh could stand up to the competition. Don’t count him out yet, says the movie news site Thompson on Hollywood; word of mouth is likely to bring Pooh a wider audience, including adults nostalgic for their childhoods.

Several tie-ins are available:

Winnie the Pooh: A Day of Sweet Surprises
Retail Price: $6.99
Paperback: 32 pages
Publisher: Disney Press – (2011-05-03)
ISBN / EAN: 1423135903 / 9781423135906


Winnie the Pooh: Forever Friends (Disney Early Readers)
Lisa Ann Marsoli
Retail Price: $3.99
Paperback: 32 pages
Publisher: Disney Press – (2011-05-03)
ISBN / EAN: 1423135784 / 9781423135784


Winnie the Pooh: Hundred-Acre-Wood Treasury (Disney Winnie the Pooh)
Retail Price: $15.99
Hardcover: 128 pages
Publisher: Disney Press – (2011-05-03)
ISBN / EAN: 1423135911 / 9781423135913


Winnie the Pooh: The Essential Guide (Dk Essential Guides)
DK Publishing
Retail Price: $12.99
Hardcover: 48 pages
Publisher: DK CHILDREN – (2011-06-20)
ISBN / EAN: 0756672112 / 9780756672119

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