Disney’s summer nostalgia film, Christopher Robin, will follow the story of the titular character growing up – and away from – The Hundred Acre Wood where he used to play as a boy along with a few of his classic friends. However, becoming an adult doesn’t stop his old animal buddies from paying him a visit during a time he needs them most. Christopher Robin should be as heart-warming as one would expect from the beloved franchise of Winnie the Pooh.
Created by A.A. Milne in 1926, the author was a poet and playwright before the huge success of Winnie the Pooh overshadowed his other efforts. He created the book based on a teddy bear owned by his son, Christopher Robin Milne.
Milne’s son, Christopher Robin, named the stuffed bear “Winnie” after a black bear he would always visit at the London Zoo. “Pooh” was the named after a swan that the boy discovered during a family vacation. Piglet, Eeyore, Kanga, Roo, and Tigger were also modeled after Christopher Robin’s toys while – Rabbit and Owl – were created by Milne’s own imagination.
Milne wrote once that the clever reason people shortened his character’s name to just “Pooh,” is because the bear’s arms are so stiff that “whenever a fly came and settled on his nose he had to blow it off.”
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