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.

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