A.A. Milne’s Heirs and the Times UK weighs in on the debate raging about replacing Christopher Robin with a 6-year old girl.
Lesley Milne, widow of A.A. Milne’s son Christopher Robin, the inspiration behind the stories, gave a short verdict. “He hated the character Christopher Robin and Winnie the Pooh
and Disney,” she said. “He detested the whole set- up so much that I
don’t think he would have minded the loss.”
I don’t think it’s a good idea even if Christopher Robin detested the characterization of himself. Anyway most everyone I’ve read about the subject seems to think Disney is off their rocker on this one.