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Disney Gifts Hand-Drawn Animation to Prince Archie

A little animation for a little prince.

Disney bestowed what might be the sweetest gift upon Archie Harrison, the newborn son of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex: a 25-second Winnie-the-Pooh animation.

The animation follows Pooh, carrying a blue book featuring a crown on its cover, from the Hundred Acre Wood to Windsor Castle. Upon Pooh’s arrival at the castle, he sits next to animated versions of a smiling Prince Harry and Meghan Markle who peruse the pages of the book next to Archie’s crib.

Check out the animation here, courtesy of Omid Scobie, a royal contributor for ABC who originally tweeted the video:

“The beginning of a grand adventure,” Disney wrote on Facebook. “Congratulations from Disney to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and The Royal Family on the arrival of Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor!”

The animation was hand-drawn by Disney Senior Principal Artist, Kim Raymond. Raymond also drew Pooh Bear pictures for Prince Louis, William and Kate’s son, and Prince Harry also reportedly gifted Prince Louis a Pooh adventure story. A.A. Milne’s honey-loving bear is a favorite among the royals!