An Americanized Winnie the Pooh Drawing Criticism

Winnie the Pooh stories originated on British soil.  Disney, an American based company, bought the rights to Pooh and has since created several different movies, television shows, and books `based on the original Winnie the Pooh.   Winnie the Pooh books, according to some critics, has now had too much “Americanism”.   The original work, as some see it, should reflect the same dialect and wording of the original writing by author A.A. Milne.    Book publishers of the new Winnie the Pooh say that they are trying to appeal to a wider audience.    The question does remain to be asked if audiences across the globe and those in the United States like the “Americanism” of Winnie the Pooh.  Original fans of Pooh fell in love with the original Pooh.   Will these fans also embrace a more modern Winnie the Pooh?   That is a question that Disney and all those behind Winnie the Pooh have to be asking themselves as they create new products.

Source:  Time

Pooh Sticks Goes Successfully This Year

Since 1984 people have gathered to play the game Pooh Sticks.  This year’s event was completed successfully; last year the competition had to be canceled due to high water levels.   The event was able to raise a couple thousand dollars for a local charity.   According to the BBC contestants came from New Zealand, Germany and the Netherlands to participate in the Oxfordshire, England game of Pooh Sticks.

Pooh Sticks was first introduced in the Winnie the Pooh stories in the book The House on Pooh corner written by A.A.Milne.

Winnie the Pooh Day Across the Globe

January 18th is Winnie the Pooh Day and is celebrated throughout the world by Winnie the Pooh fans.    That day is also the anniversary of A.A. Milne’s birthday, the creator or Winnie the Pooh.    A.A.Milne was born January 18, 1882 and although he died over a half century ago his legacy lives on in the wonderful works he created.   It does not matter what generation you belong to, some way or another you have to know Winnie the Pooh.

Winnie the Pooh’s North American Roots

Lt. Harry Coleburn and Winnipeg the BearWe usually think that Winnie the Pooh originated in England, but that is only partly true. Winnie the Pooh was party inspired by a Canadian Black Bear that live at the London Zoo from 1915 to 1934. The black bear named Winnipeg (Winnie for short) was brought to the zoo by Lt. Harry Coleburn, who was in part of a Canadian cavalry regiment that went to fight in World War I in Europe. A.A.Milne and his son would visit the London Zoo and See the Winnie there. In 2005 the movie A Bear Named Winnie was released that told the true store of Winnipeg.

Winnie the Pooh Stamp Issued for Royal Mail

The Royal Mail has issued several stamps that have the image of Winnie the Pooh.   Winnie the Pooh has English roots where he was first written about by A.A.Milne for his son Christopher Robin Milne.    The United Kingdom has always had a beautiful love affair with Winnie the Pooh.  Historical places mentioned in the Winnie the Pooh books receive thousands of visitors each year.  Poohsticks Bridge is even getting more renovations to handle the huge influx of tourists that it receives throughout the year.  Winnie the Pooh’s popularity continues to be high and the stamps of Winnie the Pooh is an example of the enormous fan base that Winnie the Pooh has throughout the United Kingdom and world. 

source: BBC News

Improvements Planned for Bridge in Winnie the Pooh Story

Poohsticks Bridge will soon be undergoing improvements to help it handle heavy amount of tourists that travel to the area each year.  Originally called Posingford Bridge, it was the place where Winnie the Pooh played Poohsticks in the book The House on Pooh Corner.  That game was also played by the author, A.A. Milne and his son Christopher Robin Milne.  Each year tourists come to see this bridge and play their own game of Poohsticks.  According to article by BBC News, the bridge gets over 35,000 visitors each year.

New Winnie the Pooh Set to be Released Next Summer

The Winnie the Pooh movie is set to be released July 2011.  According to filmonic, we will see the gang in the Hundred Acre wood looking for Eeyore’s lost tale.  We will also get to see Rabbit’s family.  It is based on A.A.Milne’s stories, which is great to hear.  No one did Winnie the Pooh better than A.A. Milne, basing the movie more directly on his writings is an excellent move.

Winnie the Pooh Creator-A.A. Milne-Happy Birthday

 A.A. Milne was born January 18, 1882.   His legacy and name lives on because of the adorable and hugely entertaining Pooh Bear that he created for his son’s enjoyment.   Milne was born in London, England and his creation of Winnie the Pooh has stretched across the globe.  Pooh, and the many characters from the Hundred Acre woods have been etched into the hearts of generations of kids and adults.    Milne published several books including Winnie-the-Pooh and The House on Pooh Corner.

First Sequel to A.A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh and The House At Pooh Corner

Return to the Hundred Acre Wood
Return to the Hundred Acre Wood

Dutton Children’s Books, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers Group, revealed the much-anticipated cover and first chapter including art of Return to the Hundred Acre Wood, the first authorized sequel to A.A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh and The House At Pooh Corner in more than 80 years.

Written by David Benedictus and illustrated by Mark Burgess, Return to the Hundred Acre Wood continues the adventures of Christopher Robin, Winnie-the-Pooh, Tigger, Piglet, Eeyore and friends. Egmont Publishing will publish the book simultaneously in the UK. Penguin Audio will publish an audio version of the book read by Grammy Award-winner Jim Dale. The book has an announced first printing of 300,000.

Disney has done many different stories of Winnie the Pooh and his friends and shown them on television and in the movies, but this is first authorized sequel to the story first told by A.A. Milne.  A.A.Milne originally told these stories to his young son and then later they were adapted to book form.