“If you live to be a hundred, I want to live a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.” is of of the many Winnie the Pooh quotes that I really love. Winnie the Pooh and its cast are timeless and is love by almost everyone for more than ninety years now. Winnie the Pooh is not just famous to the kids but to almost everyone because it does not only share there adventure but also quotes that are relevant at every stage of life. Below are some interesting Winnie the Pooh backgrounds that you might not know until now.
- Winnie the Pooh is based on a real black bear cub that was purchased by a Canadian soldier named Harry Colebourn from a hunter during WWI. He named his pet Winnie after his hometown Winnipeg, Manitoba. The cub became the troops mascot and when he left for France he left it at the London Zoological Gardens. It is where A.A. Milne’s son Christopher Robin fell in love with the bear so much that he named his ow teddy bear after her.
2. Many are wondering about Winnie the Pooh gender. Is Winnie the Pooh girl or boy? I bet even you are have asked yourself the same question. Contrary to the real cub that was a girl the character Winnie the Pooh in the books is a boy.
3. The illustrations was inspired by another bear. Just like A. A. Milne, illustrator E. H. Shepard’s sketches was based on his sons stuffed toy named Growler which explains why Winnie the Pooh isn’t a black bear.
4. Poohsticks is the most famous of Winnie the Pooh games. It is not just played in the book but also in real life too. The Poohsticks World Championships are held in Oxford shire England every year and all of the proceeds go to charity.
5. There are many movie adaptations of the Winnie the Pooh bu a Disney animator and Orthodox Jew Saul Blinkoff has hidden various Jewish “Easter egg” in his Winnie the Pooh movie, including a “mezuzah” a tiny Hebrew scroll in a case on Winnie’s door.
6. Tigger was not among the original cast of Winnie the Pooh characters. He appeared in the second book, The House at Pooh Corner.
7. The world of Winnie the Pooh contains numerous songs in different genres. t has songs performed by the characters and by many popular guest vocalist. One of Winnie the Pooh song is sag by Carla Simon.
8. Winnie the Pooh and friends lived in the Hundred Acre Woods but did you know that it’s actually a real place? In 1925 A. A. Milne purchased a country home in Ashdown Forrest, Sussex and the nearby five hundred acre wood became the inspiration for his fictional world.
9. In April 2006, Winnie the Pooh became one of just 15 fictional characters to get a star on the Hollywood Walk o Fame.This honey loving, red shirt wearing bear still continues to be one of the most love characters from children’s fiction and is almost everywhere. You can see different Winnie the Pooh meme in Facebook. Those who adore him so much even their party with Winnie the Pooh theme. Others also love to have Winnie the Pooh wallpaper on their phones or laptop.