Winnie the Pooh has been awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame!
One of the world’s most beloved character, Winnie the Pooh is among the few animated stars on Walk of Fame, others include Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and Snow White etc.
Pooh first appeared in the London Evening News on Christmas Eve 1925 in a story called “The Wrong Sort of Bees.” [quoted from BBC]
Winnie the Pooh was created by British author A.A. Milne, who named the character “Pooh” after a stuffed bear belonging to his son.
The “Winnie” part was inspired by Winnipeg, the name of a Canadian soldier’s pet black bear that was donated to the London Zoo. [quoted from Pulse24]
Pooh debuted as a cartoon character in the 1966 Disney production “Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree” and ‘starred’ in numerous cartoons series and movies.
Along with his friends Tigger, Piglet and Eeyore.. the many adventures of Winnie the Pooh was translated to over 40 different languages.
Walt Disney, which owns the rights to Winnie the Pooh, began 18 months of celebrations earlier this year for his 80th birthday.
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