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Your Frequently Asked Questions
And Other Things You Should Know

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Note: This website is based upon the books by A. A. Milne. There are differences
between the original books and the subsequent movies, shows, and books.
I defer to the original books for the definitive answers.

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Question #24: Can Winnie-the-Pooh Still be Seen on Television Today?
So is Winnie the Pooh still on the air today? He is very popular
again with kids my age. I know he's my favorite character.
Amber
Burlington Community High School

Pooh Answer #24:
Winnie-the-Pooh can be seen in "The New Adventures of Winnie-the-Pooh" and in "Adventures from the Book of Pooh" on The Disney Channel and ABC (a Disney-owned TV broadcasting station). Occasionally, Disney will also run the old adventures as individual stories (about 20 minutes each) or grouped together as a movie (60 to 90 minutes). Personally, I like the old adventures because they are truer to the books. All of the adventures are available on video. Disney has also produced several neat CD-Rom's featuring Winnie-the-Pooh and friends. And don't forget to check your local public library and bookstores for the original two books by A. A. Milne: "Winnie-the-Pooh" and "The House at Pooh Corner". They are really fun to read.

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Question #25: Is Christopher Robin Milne Still Alive?
I absolutely adore Winnie the Pooh, and have actually rekindled my interest since
having my son. I recently purchased the original works of A. A. Milne and wonder if
his son, Christopher Robin, is still alive? If so, how old is he, where does he live,
what does he do? Thank you!

Cherie Donahue

CR Answer #25:
Unfortunately, Christopher Robin Milne, the son of A. A. Milne, passed away in 1996. His obituary appeared in The (London) Times. Caution: Unlike the books, this is not a happy story. Note: The Times kept relocating the obituary, and now it may no longer available for public viewing on their site.

Christopher Milne wrote a self portrait in his book The Enchanted Places. In this chapter, he decribed himself as a child thus:
"Appearance: Girlish
General Behavior: Very shy and un-self-possessed
General Intelligence: Not very bright
General Interests: Good with his hands
I may have been a bit undersize. I may have looked like a girl. I may have been shy. I may have been on the dim side. But if I'd had a train (and I didn't have a train) any brake that I'd wanted to make for it --- any simple thing like a brake --- WOULD HAVE WORKED.
"

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Question #26: What Other Books Did A.A. Milne Write?
Excellent Web Site! Great information! Do you know of any other books
written by AA Milne? If so, what are they? Thanks, and keep up the good work!!!
The Zucarelli's

Pooh Answer #26:
A.A. Milne wrote "Lovers in London", "The Day's Play", "Once on a Time",
"The Red House Mystery", "When We Were Very Young", "Winnie-the-Pooh",
"The House at Pooh Corner", "A Gallery of Children", "Now We Are Six",
"It's Too Late Now" (aka "Autobiography"), "Year In, Year Out" along with the plays:
"Wurzel-Flummery", "Mr. Pim Passes By", "The Ivory Door", "Toad of Toad Hall",
and "Before the Flood".

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Question #27: What Are the Words to the Opening Winnie-the-Pooh Song?
Just an hello from China where Kevin, my 4 years old son,
is looking at the moment on your WEB sites.
For info, we are French but living in Shanghai.
Could you please...send the song text of this theme?
Thank you in advance. Once "Bravo" for your site.
Eric
Pooh Answer #27:
"Winnie-the-Pooh"
From: Winnie-the-Pooh and A Day for Eeyore
Written by: Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman


Deep in the hundred acre wood,
Where Christopher Robin plays,
You'll find the enchanted neighborhood,
Of Christopher's childhood days.
A donkey named Eeyore is his friend,
And Kanga, and little Roo.
There's Rabbit, and Piglet, and there's Owl,
But most of all Winnie-the-Pooh.

Winnie-the-Pooh,
Winnie-the-Pooh,
Tubby little cubby all stuffed with fluff.
He's Winnie-the-Pooh.
Winnie-the-Pooh.
Willy, nilly, silly, old bear.

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Question #28a: What is the Gender of Each Character? Are they Boys or Girls?
I'm just wondring, since I cant find out which it is, is piglet a boy or girl???
If you would tell me I would appreciate it greatly. Thanks a lot,
Matt

Question #28b: Why Are Most of the Characters of Male Gender?
Why are all the majority of the characters, in Winnie-the-pooh, of the male gender?
J. Urey
PigletAnswer #28a:
Piglet is a boy. And, despite the pink ribbon occasionally seen on Eeyore's tail in Disney-drawn images, Eeyore is also boy. Says Eeyore, "At least I was...last time I looked. Thanks for noticing me." In fact, every character in "Winnie-the-Pooh", and "The House at Pooh Corner" are boys except Kanga. There are references to other female characters, namely some of Rabbit's friends and relations, but none of them have any speaking parts.

Answer #28b:
First, think about the times in which this book was published. Did you know this book was published in 1926, yet women did not get the full right to vote in England until 1928? (Not that this is totally relevant, it's just an interesting fact). Now, look at it from the eyes of a young boy. Do most young boys who have stuffed animals give them boy's names or girl's names? Therein lies their gender. The only real female character is a Mom.

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Question #29: Why Do You Think Winnie-the-Pooh is so Popular with Kids and Adults?
Great Site! I used to live Winnie-the-Pooh as a kid, and I'm starting
to get back into him. Why do you think Winnie-the-Pooh has remained
such an icon with kids, and even adults, through the years?

Dave Manning

Pooh Answer #29:
I think we all love the Winnie-the-Pooh characters for several reasons: First and foremost, they were ALL well written characters with lovable personalities. Each has a disinctive personality trait. They are non-threatening. They are colorful. They are fun to be around. They are generally less bright than most people (being "stuffed with fluff") and this adds humor to their character. They are innocent. They have great imaginations. And they go on neat adventures! Generally, from a kids level, they are easy to relate to, and from an adult level, they bring back pleasant childhood memories.

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Question #30: Where Can I Find Pooh Images and Other Good Pooh Sites?
Hey I was just at your web page! It is really cool! I really like Winnie the Pooh!
I was wondering if you could E-mail me back and tell me where you got your images!
Thanks,

Jennifer

Pooh
Answer #30:
Thank you. We spend a lot of time search for, editing, and creating images specifically for this site. Therefore, we do not allow the downloading of images or information from our site for use on another web page. To make your Pooh searches for information, images, sounds, activities, and anything else "Pooh" a whole lot easier, we have added some wonderful link pages to our site...

Pooh Images: Here are links to sites where you can find images which you can download. All are great sites, and are simply listed alphabetically. They may require you to add a special graphic or link to their site in return for the image. Please use good netiquette, and follow site rules.

Winnie-the-Pooh's Website Directory is a listing of some of the best Pooh sites on the net. The directory includes a checklist of the features which can be found on each site, along with a summary of the site's most interesting or unique features. All of the sites in this directory are worth visiting!

A quick-link page to some of our favorite all-purpose Winnie-the-Pooh sites can be found on our Pooh Links page.

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Question #31: Where Can I Find The Winnie-the-Pooh Desktop Theme
and a Winnie-the-Pooh Screen Saver?

Hi, I like your Winnie the Pooh page. Would you happen to know if there are any sites
which have Pooh Screensaver and Desktop themes? Would really appreciate your help.
Kitkat


Pooh Answer #31:
Here are links to the sites where you can find these items: Winnie-the-Pooh Screen Saver.
This file is for Windows 95 only, and may require an unzip utility to open it. We are interested in your suggestions of great sites featuring Pooh Desktop Themes.Topher

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Question #32: What is a "Smackerel"?
I hear that the word "schmackrel" is one that has been used in pooh stories.
A friend told me today that she saw a pooh poster with the word "schmackrel" on it.
Do you know what or who a "schmackrel" is?
Thanks,
Matt

Pooh Answer #32:
The correct spelling of this word is "smackerel". The word appears in the
first chapter of "The House at Pooh Corner".

Piglet has just arrived at Pooh's house. "Nearly eleven o'clock," said Pooh happily.
"You're just in time for a little smackerel of something," and he put his head into
the cupboard. "And we'll go out, Piglet, and sing my song to Eeyore."

We would therefore define smackerel as: "a taste, or a very small amount" of food.

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Question #33: What is the Winnie-the-Pooh Friendship Club
and What Can I Do With All My Hunny Pot Points?

What is the club? How do you join? What are "Hunny Pot Points"?
Is there a catalog for the points? If so, how do I get one?
Ballard777

Pooh Answer #33:
The Winnie-the-Pooh Friendship Club is a Disney-run enterprise. You used to be able to join the club by calling their toll-free number at (888) 376-3252. (We understand this number may no longer be working). The club cost $50 to join, or $25 and 15 Hunny Pot Points. You received a "Clubhouse Play Kit" when you join. The kit contained a number of items including a child's t-shirt, mylar balloon, Winnie-the-Pooh figurine, button, membership card and certificate, stickers, the first issue of "Pooh News", and a colorful Pooh art print. Later in the year, your child should receive quarterly issues of "Pooh News", a birthday card from Pooh, a Friendship Day card from Pooh, "and more!" according to the club brochure.

Hunny Pot points can be found on a number of Pooh products, but not all Pooh products have points. There are now millions of points in parent's hands and no place to use them. It almost seems unethical to produce points and not have a good redemption program available.

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Question #34a: What Are The Words To Tigger's Song?
What are the words to Tigger's song? Thanks a bunch.
Elizabeth
Question #34b: What Is So Wonderful About Tiggers?
What is so wonderful about Tiggers?
M. Ruel
Question #34c: Why Is Tigger Always Bouncing?
How come Tigger always bounces??
Lindsey J.

Tigger Answer #34:
Tigger's Song
From: Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too
Written by: Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman
Performed by: Paul Winchell [Tigger]


The wonderful thing about Tiggers,
Is Tiggers are wonderful things.
Their tops are made out of rubber,
Their bottoms are made out of springs.
They're bouncy, trouncy, flouncy, pouncy,
Fun, fun, fun, fun, FUN!
But the most wonderful thing about Tiggers is...
I'm the only one.

The wonderful thing about Tiggers,
Is Tiggers are wonderful chaps.
They're loaded with vim and with vigor,
They love to leap in your laps.
They're bouncy, trouncy, flouncy, pouncy,
Fun, fun, fun, fun, FUN!
But the most wonderful thing about Tiggers is...
I'm the only one.

Tiggers are wonderful fellahs.
Tiggers are awfully sweet.
Everyone elses is jealous,
And that's why I repeat...

The wonderful thing about Tiggers,
Are Tiggers are wonderful things.
Their tops are made out of rubber,
Their bottoms are made out of springs.
They're bouncy, trouncy, flouncy, pouncy,
Fun, fun, fun, fun, FUN!
But the most wonderful thing about Tiggers is...
I'm the only one.
Yes, I'm the only one.
(GRRrrrrrr...) ooOOoooOOooooOOOO!!!


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