Winnie the Pooh
“If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.”
-Winne the Pooh
The Story of Pooh
Winnie the Pooh was inspired by author Alan Alexander Milne. His son, Christopher Robin, had many stuffed animals and would talk to them. His favorite was a bear he received from Harrods on his birthday. Christopher called this famous, little bear Edward Bear. This was not the only bear in Christopher Robin's life. At the London Zoo, he fell in love with a black bear named "Winnie" which was short for "Winnipeg". A A Milne now had the inspiration necessary to begin the famed life of Winnie the Pooh. On October 14,1926, the fist publication of Winnie the Pooh came to life. Since then, Milne has published many short stories about this beloved little bear. Introduced in these stories are an array of other animals inspired by Christopher Robin's stuffed animal collection. Eeyore, Tigger, and Piglet are just some of Pooh's friends. Even the boy found in these stories was inspired by Milne's son Christopher. In a very direct way, Milne named the fictional character Christopher Robin. The tales of Winnie the Pooh and Christopher Robin that took place in the Hundred Acre Wood still carry on today. This little bear has been recreated in digital form, finding the spotlight on T.V.s and movie screen worldwide. Today, the tales of Winnie the Pooh have been translated into twenty different languages worldwide.