Unlike the other major studios, Disney has decided not to alter all of its classic properties with CGI or live action. Instead, they’re keeping the old school 2D format and creating a new animated film for everybody’s favorite pant-less bear, Winnie the Pooh. The feature will hit theaters during the summer of 2011 and will mark the first time the property has been on the big screen in over 3 decades. Take a look…

Walt Disney Animation Studios returns to the Hundred Acre Wood with “Winnie the Pooh,” the first big-screen Pooh adventure from Disney animation in more than 35 years. With the charm, wit and whimsy of the original featurettes, this all-new movie reunites audiences with the philosophical “bear of very little brain” and friends Tigger, Rabbit, Piglet, Kanga, Roo—and last, but certainly not least, Eeyore, who has lost his tail.

Am I the only person who notices Winnie’s tan? Didn’t he used to have a golden-yellow type of thing going on and now he’s more of a burnt orange. Aside from that little quark, I’m excited to see the film. Bring on Piglet, Tigger, and the always depressing Eeyore.

Winnie the Pooh is scheduled for release on July 15, 2011.

What do you think of the first photos from the new Pooh movie?