Not in My House!

From USA Today (12/6/2005):

Guess who’s coming for honey? As part of a barrel-full of Winnie the Pooh anniversary events, Disney is working on a new animated series that will replace Christopher Robin with a 6-year-old girl.

What is going on here? What happened to ‘if it ain’t broke’? I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised after Pooh’s Heffalump Movie, which sold off a big chunk of the wonder of the 100 Acre Wood. Of course, the real Christopher Robin would probably be happy to know he is being removed, but I doubt that had much to do with the decision to dump him. I’m happy to say that Rachel heard the stories from the books very early on. Sure I read them to her when she could barely understand them (and I still do). She even recognized some of the stories when she sees them in animated form.

A. A. Milne’s Pooh was not just for children, it was for everyone. Disney’s Pooh seems to be just for money.

3 Comments

  1. Matt says:

    Absolutely right. Just because the own the license, it doesn’t give The Multi-National of Very Little Brain the right to change the characters. At Storynory.com, we’ve started a campaign to Save Christopher Robin – come by to lend some support.

  2. Del says:

    That’s just stupid.

  3. Jay says:

    No no! It’s beyond stupid!