Happy National Winnie the Pooh Day!

Winnie the Pooh

                                                          Image from Playbuzz.

January 18th is the birthday of Pooh’s creator, A.A. (Alan Alexander) Milne, born in 1882, making today the 135th anniversary of Milne’s birth. Pooh is a fictional bear inspired by a black bear named Winnie who lived at the London Zoo during World War I. The author’s son, Christopher Robin, would visit the bear often and named his own teddy bear after her and a swan named Pooh.

Christopher Robin

                      Image from Disney

Pooh’s friend, Christopher Robin, was named after Milne’s son.

A.A. and Christopher Robin Milne

Milne with his son Christopher Robin and Pooh Bear, at Cotchford Farm, their home in Sussex. Photo by Howard Coster, 1926.

The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh follows the antics of Pooh and friends Eeyore, Kanga & Roo, Christopher Robin, Piglet, Tigger, Gopher, Owl, and Rabbit.

Pooh and friends

                                                         Image from dailymail.co.uk

 

Winnie the Pooh is Disney’s third largest franchise, after Disney Princesses and Star Wars.

Winnie the Pooh

                  Image from Metro.co.uk

 

 

 

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5 thoughts on “Happy National Winnie the Pooh Day!

    • Pooh is timeless! My now 32-year-old son had a stuffed PoohBear as a toddler and he took it everywhere!

      One particular busy weekend of visiting friends and BBQs, Pooh got misplaced. After retracing our steps, we realized where he was…at church! LOL! It was ten at night and my son was near hysteria because “Pooh was all alone and scared.”

      And, you guessed it! After a couple of phone calls, we found someone with keys to open the church for us!

      We started having roll call in the car after that – my son had to answer for himself and his charge! 😄

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