Winnie the Pooh

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Winnie the Pooh
Walt Disneys Poohmovie 2011.gif
First appearance When We Were Very Young (1924)
Created by A. A. Milne
Voiced by Sterling Holloway (1966-1977)
Hal Smith (1983-1986)
Jim Cummings (1988-)
Aliases Pooh
Pooh Bear
Silly Old Bear
Species Teddy bear
Gender Male

Winnie the Pooh, also called Pooh Bear, is a fictional anthropomorphic teddy bear. He was created by A. A. Milne. He is based on a stuffed toy that belonged to Milne's son, Christopher Robin Milne. The toy was named after "Winnipeg" ("Winnie" for short), who was a black bear at the London Zoo, and "Pooh", which was a nickname Milne and his son had given to a swan. The first book was published in 1926. Other books were published later. Walt Disney made a series of cartoons based on the books. The Walt Disney Company still owns the character.

Pooh is a small yellow bear. He is nearly 22 inches (560 mm) tall. He wears an old red t-shirt. His favorite food is honey. His birthday is October 14. The first thing he says when he gets up in the morning is "What's for breakfast?". He invented the game "Poohsticks".

The original Winnie the Pooh stuffed animals.

Pooh has several friends. Their names are Piglet, Eeyore, Tigger, Rabbit, Kanga and Roo, Owl, Gopher, and Christopher Robin. Piglet is a small timid pig. Eeyore is a old grey donkey. Tigger is an energetic tiger. Rabbit is a kind-hearted rabbit. Kanga is a female kangaroo. Roo is Kanga's son.

The first book, Winnie-the-Pooh, was published on October 15, 1926 by Methuen & Company. The second book was The House at Pooh Corner, which was published on October 11, 1928. The poetry book When We Were Very Young was published in 1924 and Now We Are Six was published in 1927. Return to Hundred Acre Wood was written by David Benedictus and published on October 5, 2009.

There have been quite a few series created by Walt Disney based on these books. The stories are translated all over the world.

A Disney movie about Pooh, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, was made in March 1977. Winnie the Pooh was made in July 2011.

Cast and characters in adaptations[change | change source]

Characters Films
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
The Tigger Movie
Piglet's Big Movie
Pooh's Heffalump Movie
Winnie the Pooh
Winnie the Pooh Sterling Holloway Jim Cummings
Piglet John Fiedler Travis Oates
Tigger Paul Winchell Jim Cummings
Rabbit Junius Matthews Ken Sansom Tom Kenny
Eeyore Ralph Wright Peter Cullen Bud Luckey
Owl Hal Smith Andre Stokja Craig Ferguson
Kanga Barbara Luddy Kath Soucie Kristen Anderson-Lopez
Roo Clint Howard
Dori Whitaker
Nikita Hopkins Wyatt Hall

Other websites[change | change source]

Media related to Winnie The Pooh at Wikimedia Commons
Quotations related to Winnie-the-Pooh at Wikiquote