Winnie The Pooh off’s Christopher Robin

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.

7 thoughts on “Winnie The Pooh off’s Christopher Robin

  1. Matt

    I think the Multi-National of Very Little Brain have messed up badly on this one. Christopher Robin is part of all our memories. Just because they own the license, it does not give them the right to change the characters. They should treat them with respect. At we are starting a campaign to Save Christopher Robin – come on over to lend a hand (or just some honey will do).

  2. Kirsten

    Does anyone know of an address where we can write to complain? I looked on the Disney website, but got lost on the site and couldn’t find a contact address.

  3. whit

    Disney is jumping the shark with one of their most popular and profitable concepts. Just another stupid move by stupid people. If they must add some diversity, have a cousin visit. Remember Cassie the bird? That was silly.

  4. Subversive Influence

    Aslan or Hobbes?

    An interesting question, being asked in a CT article (HT: Cindy, who just dubbed Bill Watterson her new hero).
    Which cat do you like better, I asked my friend, Aslan or Hobbes? He hemmed and hawed for a bit, then replied, …

  5. Katie

    I would like to complain about getting rid of Bear in the Big Blue House. I have no place to complain to Disney about it. I would like to see this show back on.

  6. John Frost

    Thanks for commenting on The Disney Blog. If you’re able to get them to bring back Bear in the Big Blue House, more power to you. But since Bear will even be gone from the revised Playhouse Disney attraction at Disney’s Hollywood Studios (formerly Disney-MGM Studios), I don’t think you’ll have much luck.

    Your best bet is to start surfing eBay and Amazon and buying up all the Bear DVDs that are out there. Perhaps Disney will make some of the episodes available ‘On-Demands’ in the coming years too.


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