Winnie The Pooh
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Winnie the Pooh is a much loved fictional teddy bear created by A. A. Milne in a series of stories in the 1920s about his son, the bear and the bear’s friends Tigger, Eeyore and Piglet. The stories were originally illustrated by E. H. Shepard OBE and have since been translated into many languages.

The rights of the characters were licenced to Walt Disney in the early to mid 1960s and since then there have been many animated productions about them, engaging audiences and driving the popularity of the merchandise.

August 2018 sees the launch of the Disney movie Christopher Robin. It’s based on the now adult Christopher and a seemingly chance meeting in London with Pooh who has lost his friends and needs his help to find them. The trailer is heat-warming, including Winnie the Pooh saying, 'nothing is impossible but I do nothing everyday’. Best of all the plush toys of the animated characters are available at Baby Brands Direct to stock!

Winnie the Pooh was originally named after a teddy bear owned by the author’s son, Christopher Robin, who combined the names of a bear called Winnie that he saw at London Zoo and a swan called Pooh while on holiday. The original teddy bear is available to view at the New York public library.

The original map of Winnie-the-Pooh’s Hundred Acre Wood – “probably the most famous map in English literature” – is expected to sell for up to £150,000 at an auction at Sotheby’s July 2018.

Winnie The Pooh