THE STORY BEHIND 'WINNIE THE POOH' COMES TO LIFE IN 'GOODBYE CHRISTOPHER ROBIN'
In 1926, British author A.A Milne wrote a collection of stories under the titles Winnie-The Pooh, with The House At Pooh Corner following in 1928.
The anthropomorphic teddy bear 'Winnie The Pooh' and the other key characters of the fictional Hundred Acre Wood and their human friend, Christopher Robin were based on Milne's real life son Christopher Robin Milne and his stuffed toys; his creation later adapted for television by Disney, followed by several animated films. Look out for the upcoming story of how Milne began his journey in creating one of the best loved fictional characters in history, in Goodbye Christopher Robin. It is scheduled to be released on the 13th of October, 2017.
- Christopher Robin Milne named his teddy bear 'Winnie' after a black bear he saw during trips to the zoo and 'Pooh' after a swan encountered while on holiday.
While the 'Hundred Acre Wood' is fictional, A.A Milne based it on the actual Five Hundred Acre Wood in Ashdown Forrest, East Sussex in England.