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:
To celebrate the birth of Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, @Disney have created a special Winnie-the-Pooh animation as a gift for Harry and Meghan. The short was hand-painted in watercolour by Disney’s senior principal artist Kim Raymond. Really special? pic.twitter.com/PrY5wlMeBQ
— Omid Scobie (@scobie) May 9, 2019
“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!