Winnie the Pooh

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Winnie the Pooh
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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-)
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. The Best Bear in All the World was published in 2016 to mark the 90th anniversary of the first Winnie-the-Pooh book.

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. A live-action movie directed by Marc Forster and based on A. A. Milne's books, entitled Christopher Robin, will be released in 2018.

Cast and characters in adaptations[change | change source]

Characters Films
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
Pooh's Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin
The Tigger Movie
A Very Merry Pooh Year
Piglet's Big Movie
Springtime with Roo
Pooh's Heffalump Movie
Pooh's Heffalump Halloween Movie
Winnie the Pooh
Winnie the Pooh Sterling Holloway Jim Cummings
Piglet John Fiedler Travis Oates
Eeyore Ralph Wright Peter Cullen Bud Luckey
Kanga Barbara Luddy Kath Soucie Kristen Anderson-Lopez
Roo Clint Howard
Dori Whitaker
Nikita Hopkins Jimmy Bennett Nikita Hopkins Jimmy Bennett Wyatt Hall
Tigger Paul Winchell Jim Cummings
Rabbit Junius Matthews Ken Sansom Tom Kenny
Owl Hal Smith Andre Stokja Andre Stokja Craig Ferguson
Characters Short films
Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree
Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day
Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too
Winnie the Pooh Discovers the seasons
Winnie the Pooh and A Day for Eeyore
Winnie the Pooh Sterling Holloway Hal Smith
Piglet John Fiedler
Eeyore Ralph Wright Ron Feinberg Ralph Wright
Kanga Barbara Luddy Julie McWhirter Dees
Roo Clint Howard Dori Whitaker Dick Billingsley
Tigger Paul Winchell Paul Winchell
Rabbit Junius Matthews Ray Erlenborn Will Ryan
Owl Hal Smith Hal Smith
Characters Television shows
Welcome to Pooh Corner
The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
The Book of Pooh
My Friends Tigger and Pooh
Winnie the Pooh Hal Smith Jim Cummings
Piglet Phil Baron John Fielder Travis Oates
Tigger Will Ryan Paul Winchell (1988-1989; 1990)
Jim Cummings (1989; 1990-1991)
Jim Cummings
Rabbit Will Ryan Ken Sansom
Characters Television specials
Winnie the Pooh and a Christmas too
Boo to You Too! Winnie the Pooh
A Winnie the Pooh Thanksgiving
Winnie the Pooh: A Valentine for You
Winnie the Pooh Jim Cummings
Piglet John Fiedler
Tigger Paul Winchell Jim Cummings Paul Winchell (Speaking Voice)
Jim Cummings (Singing Voice)
Rabbit Ken Sansom
Characters Educational Films
Winnie the Pooh ABCs
Winnie the Pooh 123s
Winnie the Pooh: Shapes and Sizes
Winnie the Pooh: Wonderful Word Adventure
Winnie the Pooh Jim Cummings
Piglet John Fiedler Travis Oates
Tigger Jim Cummings
Rabbit Ken Sansom
Eeyore Peter Cullen
Owl Andre Stokja

Other websites[change | change source]

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