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Kate Langenburg/A&E Groove

I really don’t know what it is with this guy, but I keep coming back for more of Paul Reubens. Yes, I own Pee Wee’s Big Adventure, which has been one of my favorite movies since I was a little kid. Yes, I agree he’s been through some rough, perverted times, but he entertains me!

And good news for fans of the actor — he’s going to be part of the cast of a brand new Smurfs movie.

The film will be live action and Paul Reubens will be playing the character Jokey Smurf, a prankster among his fellow smurfs. Not only will the movie be live action, but it will also have some computer animated aspects to it. (Most movies do these days.) Nonetheless, it should make for an exciting, if not interesting, movie in theaters.

Yahoo! Movies reports that there is much more in store for Pee Wee this summer, but fans will have to wait and find out.

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Kate Langenburg/A&E Groove

Remember reading Winnie the Pooh when you were a kid? Or remember reading the Hundred Acre Wood stories to your young ones? Well, after 80 years, that lovable Pooh Bear is back! Today, a brand new book was released.

Return to the Hundred Acre Wood is the sequel to the old time Winne the Pooh books we know and love. Of course, there is already controversy stemming from the latest book, too. Because the original author, A.A. Milne, has been deceased for quite some time, obviously a different writer had to step up for this new recreation. The question on everyone’s mind is whether or not it will be as good as the original Pooh books.

Meet Pooh’s new author, David Benedictus, a 71 year old English writer with a real passion for the Hundred Acre Wood cast of characters. While working on the production of the book, he tried to keep the original integrity of the House at Pooh Corner book alive.

An illustration (by Mark Burgess) from 'Return to the Hundred Acre Wood.' Photo from nytimes.com.

An illustration (by Mark Burgess) from 'Return to the Hundred Acre Wood.' Photo from nytimes.com.

According to an article from the New York Times, “readers of  Return to the Hundred Acre Wood will find that time has virtually stood still in that world. Christopher Robin is back from boarding school to hang with the gang, Pooh is still silly and cannot spell, and there’s a new BFF in the circle of animals, a saucy, pearl-wearing otter named Lottie.”

I do, however, like Benedictus’ take on Eeyore. In regards to the recreation of the character, he said, “I made Eeyore a little more proactive so he wasn’t always the victim.” Thanks for noticing him.

You’ll just have to go see about this new Pooh for yourself. Do you think it’ll stand on its own as a Winne the Pooh story book or will it fall off the radar?

Oh, bother.

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