Winnie the Pooh

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Country Bans Winnie the Pooh on Social Media

Censors aren't taking comparisons to president lightly

(Newser) - Users of the Chinese social app Weibo are seeing a cryptic message after typing the seemingly harmless name of children’s book character Winnie the Pooh: "Content is illegal.” According to USA Today , the beloved bear has been blacklisted from posts on Sina Weibo (China’s wildly popular... More »

Skull of 'Real' Winnie-the-Pooh Resurfaces

It's on display in London

(Newser) - You can now feast your eyes on the real-life inspiration for Winnie-the-Pooh—or her skull anyway. Winnie, a female black bear named after the Canadian city of Winnipeg, was a star attraction at London Zoo in the 1920s and a favorite of Christopher Robin, who named his own teddy bear... More »

Disney Characters Dance for Kim Jong Un

First North Korea violates nuke pacts, now copyrights

(Newser) - Is North Korea's twenty-something leader Kim Jong Un going Hollywood? First he got a snazzy theme song , now Kim has allowed Disney characters in a public cultural presentation, reports the AP . Winnie the Pooh, Mickey Mouse, Minnie, and other characters appeared on stage while footage from various Disney movies... More »

Oh Bother: Pooh Bear Arrested

Held for robbery, assault

(Newser) - Japanese police arrested a man today for attacking and robbing two people who looked askance at his Winnie the Pooh costume. It was after midnight when the 20-year-old, accompanied by friends dressed as a mouse and panther, approached two unlucky onlookers in Tokyo. “What are you staring at?” the... More »

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