the Pooh - Small cuddly bear doll that lived in the mythical Hundred Acre
Wood on THE NEW ADVENTURES OF WINNIE THE POOH/ABC /1988-93.
Pooh ("the bear of no
brain at all") shared his adventures with Christopher Robin, his young master
and other animal friends (also stuffed dolls) Piglet, Owl, Kanga, and Roo,
Rabbit, Eeyore, and Tigger. The Pooh character first appeared in the classic
children's stories "Winnie-The-Pooh" (1926) and "The House At Pooh Corner" (1928)
written by Alan Alexander "A. A." Milne (1882-1956).
The characters were inspired by several of the toys owned by
Milne's son Christopher. The character Winnie derived its first name from an
American black bear cub seen in a London zoo in 1914; and last name Pooh from a
swan seen while on vacation.
The Walt Disney theatrical animations (based on the
designs of the story's original illustrator E.H. Shepard) included Winnie The
Pooh and the Honey Tree (1966), Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day (1968),
Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too (1974), Winnie the Pooh and a Day for Eeyore
(1983) Sterling Holloway provided the voice of Pooh (his TV series voice
provided by Jim Cummings).
The book "Tao of Pooh" (1982) written by Benjamin Hoff
associated the themes of the Pooh stories with the Chinese philosophers of
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