How did he become world-known? <ul><ul><li>This fictional bear appeared in A.A. Milne’s book “ Winnie-the-Pooh ” in 1926. Then there was “ The House at Pooh Corner ” (1928). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>And in 1930 Stephen Slesinger bought US and Canadian merchandising, TV, recording and other trade rights to the Milne’s "Winnie-the-Pooh“. He and his company decided to create the first Pooh doll, board game, record, puzzle, US radio broadcast, animation and motion picture film. </li></ul></ul>
In 1961 after Slesinger’s death his wife gave rights to produce articles of merchandise based on characters from its feature animation to Walt Disney Productions. In the same year Disney acquired certain rights (including motion picture rights ) from Daphne Milne.
<ul><li> In the cartoon Winnie has lots of friends. And they all live in a fairy-tale forest. </li></ul>
Christopher Robin is a big friend of Winnie, with whom he used to spend most of his time.
And another Winnie’s bosom friend is Piglet . A little but sometimes a very determined pig.
<ul><li>Day-dreaming, starry-eyed, sometimes pessimistic and looks at the world through the blue glasses… Guess who? </li></ul><ul><li>It’s Eeyore ! </li></ul>
Kanga and Roo are Winnie’s neighbours in the forest, and they are also his pals.
<ul><li>And… Rabit!!! A very practical creature, who knows a lot about gardening and other useful things. </li></ul>
Tiger. The most optimistic and a full of beans animal. He is always on a cloud nine.
<ul><li>Owl is the wisest creature of all in the forest. Though even he can sometimes find himself in a difficult or a just stupid situation. </li></ul>