Winnie the Pooh

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'Winnie the Pooh' Forest Catches Fire

Arson not suspected in Ashdown Forest blaze

(Newser) - The forest that inspired Hundred Acre Wood in the Winnie Pooh stories is a lot bigger than 100 acres—even after a fire scorched around 50 acres of it. Six fire crews battled a fire late Sunday and early Monday in Ashdown Forest in southern England, CNN reports. East Sussex... More »

Christopher Robin Is 'Silliness Worth Savoring'

Still, there are missteps and a slow start: critics

(Newser) - Disney's Christopher Robin sees its adult namesake (Ewan McGregor) reunited with his childhood friend Winnie the Pooh (Jim Cummings) outside the Hundred Acre Wood and just in time, as life in post-World War II London is pretty gloomy. What critics are saying about Marc Forster's latest:
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Harry Goes Old School for Louis' $10K Christening Gift

A first-run 1926 'Winnie-the-Pooh,' which cost the older prince about $10,500

(Newser) - He may not be a godparent , but Prince Harry still hooked his new nephew up with what Town & Country calls "the sweetest christening gift." The Sun reports Harry presented little Prince Louis with a first-edition 1926 Winnie-the-Pooh book, a gift that's said to have set him... More »

What May Be 'Most Famous Map in English Lit' Up for Grabs

1926 EH Shepard sketch of Hundred Acre Wood appears in AA Milne's 'Winnie-the-Pooh'

(Newser) - Sotheby's is prepping for a children's books and illustrations auction in July, and at the top of the list is what one expert calls "probably the most famous map in English literature." That, per the BBC , would be EH Shepard's original ink sketch of the... More »

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 »

Town Opposes 'Hermaphrodite' Winnie the Pooh

Poland's Tuszyn won't name playground after character

(Newser) - Officials in a Polish town have opposed a proposition to name a playground after Winnie the Pooh—because of the bear's unclear gender and immodest clothing. The matter was debated in a closed-door meeting weeks ago in the central Polish town of Tuszyn, but didn't get much media... 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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