Disney’s world hit Winnie de Pooh is set to premiere in the Netherlands and Belgium from September
The famous Winnie-the-Pooh, Janeman Robinson and their best friends Piglet, Eeyore, Kanga, Roe, Rabbit and Owl (oh…and don’t forget Tigger!) come to life in a beautifully imagined musical adaptation.
Featuring world-famous Disney songs by Academy Award and Grammy Award winners Robert and Richard Sherman, this story is told through new life-size theatrical puppets. Based on the world famous stories by AA Milne and Disney movies and TV series.
Author and director Jonathan Rockefeller:
“Music, gorgeous life-size puppets, and fantastic performances are the perfect way to re-introduce audiences to theatre, making this performance a must-see for Winnie the Pooh fans of all ages. We are excited to bring the Hundred Acre Forest to Holland and Flanders so that audiences of all ages can see this play Warm musical with us.
Producer Michelle Morsenkoff:
“Winnie de Pooh is one of the most famous characters in history, and we are very much looking forward to presenting this heart-warming musical with our Dutch cast.”
Inspired by beloved A.A. Milne books and classic Disney films, Disney Winnie-the-Pooh: The New Musical is Welcomed to New York in October 2021, Eliciting Comments from the Press: “Magic” (Time Out), “Fantastic with the Marvelous Puppets” (Entertainment) Weekly) and “A Truly Performing for All Generations” (What’s On Stage).
About the creators
Jonathan Rockefeller and Rockefeller Studios have received worldwide acclaim for their adaptations of such iconic titles as Winnie the Pooh, The Never Enough Caterpillar and Paddington Bear. Rockefeller’s production of The Never Enough Caterpillar, based on the Eric Carle books, has been shown in 12 countries. It was preceded by Disney’s Winnie the Pooh (co-produced with Disney Theatrical Productions), and was the final launch of “Sesame Street The Musical” Off-Broadway in New York.
Winnie the Pooh
Disney’s Winnie the Pooh: The Musical had its world premiere in 2021 at Theater Row in New York City, to critical acclaim and record ticket sales. The performance received Drama Desk and OBA Award nominations. The show was then shown in Chicago, on a US tour and played in London for several weeks.
Millions of audiences
Millions have seen and read Winnie the Pooh since English author AA Milne first wrote the book Llanman Robinson and His Friends in the Hundred Acre Wood in 1926. The books, with illustrations by EH Shephard, have sold to over 50 million people worldwide. Copies are sold. Disney bought the film rights to the Pooh stories in 1961, originally planning to make a full-length film, but shortly after production began, Walt Disney decided to make Pooh shorts. It was then incorporated into The Great Story of Winnie the Pooh, the final film in the Disney canon in which Walt Disney was personally involved. The first short film, Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree, was released during his lifetime, and Winnie the Pooh and the Fan Tree Day is still in development. Disney’s Winnie the Pooh has since become one of the most beloved and most successful titles in history.
The Sherman Brothers are the Academy Award- and Grammy Award-winning American songwriter-duo composed of Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman. They have written more film scores than any other songwriting team in history. They have written for Disney classics, Mary Poppins, The Jungle Book, The Witches and the Broom, and The Aristocats, among others. The Sherman Brothers worked directly with Walt Disney on the first two Winnie the Pooh shorts; “Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree” (Grammy Award nomination) and “Winnie the Pooh and the Fan Tree Day”. The brothers won a Grammy Award for their third short film, Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too. All three shorts were released together in the 1977 musical The Big Story of Winnie the Pooh. The duo also wrote songs for “Winnie the Pooh and a Day for Eeyore” and “Tiggers Film” and their music has been heard. In the movie “Janneman Robinson”.
players and creators
Cast: Wesley De Ridder, Sjors Arts, Pepijn Schwartz, Robin Ketelaers, Lisa Drinkwater and Laurens Vink | Inspired by the movie Winnie the Pooh by AA Milne and Disney | Original songs: Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman | Additional music and lyrics: Nate Edmondson | Development and direction: Jonathan Rockefeller | Development Dolls: Matthew Leech | Costume design: Lindsay McWilliams | Lighting design: Jamie Roderick | Associate Director: Wesley D. Ridder | Associate lighting design: Wannes van der Veer | Decoration and associated dolls and costumes: Kathelijne Monnens | Producer: Michael Morsenkoff
© 2023 All Rights Reserved, Disney.
More information can be found here www.winniedepoehmusical.nl
For more information on US and UK products, please visit www.winnietthepoohshow.com
“Travel specialist. Typical social media scholar. Friend of animals everywhere. Freelance zombie ninja. Twitter buff.”