Our beloved Pooh Bear has stood the test of time, and is still dearly loved by our children.
Most of the fictional animals in the cartoon are based off of English author A.A. Milne’s son’s toys: Winnie the Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore, Kanga, Roo, and Tigger. Milne was inspired by Christopher’s toys so much that he made them into a wonderful collection of stories.
Pooh’s character gained international recognition when those early 20th century stories, Winnie-the-Pooh, were picked up by Walt Disney.
There’s actually a lot of backstory that we don’t know about one of our favorite childhood friends.
Finally, the true origins of Winnie the Pooh have been thoroughly researched in a new picture book called Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear. And you don’t want to miss the image of who the yellow bear was actually inspired from!
I remember growing up reading the books, and now my children watch reruns of the cartoon. I still love watching the adventures of our naive friend as he navigates through a large forest area in England.
Sterling Holloway’s gentle voice is not something I’ll ever forget, and neither will I forget the cute little bear’s red crop-top t-shirt.
But when the true origins of Pooh went viral, I was utterly shocked.
Pooh’s not a boy?! She’s a girl. And that’s not all…