Winnie the Pooh is a National favourite and has been adored by kids all over the world for decades. He is adored so much that he even has a day all to himself, and it definitely isn’t an event you can bear to miss!
Here are some fun facts about our favourite teddy bear:
Winnie the Pooh was inspired by a real bear called Winnie who was adopted by Canadian veterinarian named Lt. Harry Colebourn for $20 whilst serving in WW1. The bear became the troop’s mascot until she got transferred to London Zoo.
Christopher Robin was a real boy and he was the son to A.A.Milne, the writer of Winnie the Pooh. Christopher Robin Milne had taken a liking to the bear Winnie at a London Zoo and named his teddy bear Winnie the Pooh.
Except from Owl and Rabbit, the rest of the characters were based on Christopher Robin’s real life toys. They can now be found at New York Public library!
In 1961, Walt Disney brought the rights to Winnie the Pooh where he became the National treasure he is today with an array of theatre performances, TV shows and films!
Winnie the Pooh is one of Disney’s most profitable stories.
Winnie the Pooh is never called Winnie. He is called Pooh, Pooh Bear or Winnie the Pooh.
He even has his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame – one of 16 fictional characters to be honoured.
The Hundred Acre Wood is set in Ashdown Forest in East Sussex.
Gopher wasn’t in the original books - he was a character Disney created.
So go on, grab a pot of honey and read/watch the many adventures of Winnie the Pooh.