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Winnie-the-Pooh FAQ

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 #35: Is the new movie "Pooh's Grand Adventure, The Search for Christopher Robin" based on the book, "Now We Are Six"?
Is the new movie "Pooh's Grand Adventure, The Search for Christopher Robin"
based on the book, "Now We Are Six"? Thanks,

Vanessa McC.
Calgary,Canada


Pooh Answer #35:
No. The new Disney movie has nothing to do with the "Now We Are Six" book by A. A. Milne. "When We Were Young" and "Now We Are Six" are mostly collections of poems while "Winnie-the-Pooh" and "The House at Pooh Corner" are stories about the adventures of Winnie-the-Pooh and his friends.

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Question #36: How Much Money Are The Pooh Grams?
How Much Money Are The Pooh Grams?
T. Kenyon

Pooh Answer #36:
All Disney Pooh Grams were $29.95 each (postpaid, regular delivery).
The Disney Pooh Gram used to be available on-line at The Disney Store. Disney's Pooh Gram
featured a 12-inch stuffed Winnie-the-Pooh, a personalized greeting card, a small holiday-related gift,
and arrived in a Hundred Acre Wood box. There were about 14 different ones available.

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Question #37: When Was Winnie-the-Pooh Animated?
How long ago was Pooh animated? (What year was he animated)?
T. Kenyon

Pooh Answer #37:
In 1966, Winnie-the-Pooh appeared animated for the first time in Walt Disney's
"Winnie-the-Pooh and the Honey Tree".

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Question #38: When Did The Original Pooh Illustrations Change To A More Modern Version?
Can you provide me with some info on when and why the original Pooh illustrations changed to a more modern version? I am working on a report for school and would appreciate your help. Thank you.
Meghan - Grade 7

Pooh Answer #38:
We understand that Mrs. Milne sold the film rights to Disney in 1961. However, it was 1966 before the world first saw the new "Disney Pooh" or "Modern Pooh" images. The popular illustrations of E.H. Shepard which graced the pages of A. A. Milne's books are now known as the "Original Pooh" or "Classic Pooh" images. Disney's animators changed E. H. Shepard's illustrations to allow Pooh and Friends to move, become more expressive, and be viewed from any angle. Walt Disney's original vision was to not change the characters very much.

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Question #39: What Do You Know About A Winnie-the-Pooh Folk Song
Which Includes The Words "back to the days of Christopher Robin"?

I recently re-heard a folk-type song on the radio that I had forgotten with the phrase "back to the days of Christopher Robin" in which a father is singing about the Pooh from his childhood to his new son. Although this is not a classic or original Pooh item, of course, it is a touching tribute to Pooh. Do you know of this song's title or recording artists? Any assistance you could offer would be greatly appreciated!
S. G. Hawthorne

Pooh Answer #39:
That song is called "Return to Pooh Corner". It was written and performed by Kenny Loggins. The text of the song can be found at The Page at Pooh Corner. A very good Pooh site.


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Question #40: I Thought Jagulars Yelled "Hallo-o-o-o-o", Not "Help"?
Sorry to bother you, but I found a mistake! For the "Jagular" on your Winnie-the-Pooh page...they do NOT yell help. They yell "Hallo-o-o-o-o".
Ariel

Tigger Answer #40:
This is a question we get quite often. The information that "They call 'Help! Help!' and then when you look up, they drop on you" is according to Winnie-the-Pooh himself. "Hallo-o-o-o-o" is what Tigger yelled from up in a tree, and yes he was momentarily mistaken for a Jagular.


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Question #41: Which Disney Movies Were Most Closely Based
Upon The Original A. A. Milne Book Material?

Do you know what specific Disney movies were generated by original A.A. Milne writings?
K. Walker

Pooh Answer #41:
Disney took liberties with all of Milne's work. The movies and videos which most closely
resemble the original work of A.A. Milne are the animated works produced prior to 1984.

"Winnie-the-Pooh and the Honey Tree" (1966):
Winnie-the-Pooh eats too much hunny and gets stuck in Rabbit's hole.
"Winnie-the-Pooh and the Blustery Day" (1968):
The blustery day turns into five days of rain, and Piglet must be saved.
"Winnie-the-Pooh and Tigger Too" (1974):
We are introduced to Tigger, and his bouncing gets him in trouble.
"Winnie-the-Pooh and a Day for Eeyore" (1983):
In an effort to cheer up Eeyore, Pooh gathers all the residents
of the Hundred Aker Wood to celebrate Eeyore's birthday.

The first three were later recut and combined into a single movie/video entitled:
"The Many Adventures of Winnie-the-Pooh" (1977).

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Question #42: How do I send an e-mail to Winnie-the-Pooh or one of his friends?
How do I send an e-mail to Winnie-the-Pooh or one of his friends?

Pooh Answer #42:
You can send a message to any of the your favorite characters in the 100 Aker Woods
by going to the Pooh Mail site.

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Question #43: Where Can I Find a Winnie-the-Pooh Quiz?
Where Can I Find a Winnie-the-Pooh Quiz?

Pooh Answer #43:
You can test your knowledge of Winnie-the-Pooh in three interactive quizzes. A "tough" Pooh Quiz, or the "Even Tougher" Pooh Quiz 2 or the "Ridiculously Tougher" Pooh Quiz 3.


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Question #44: What Are The Words To Christopher Robin's Prayer?
I vaguely remember a poem or prayer that I think Christopher Robin says. Something about 'God Bless Mummy, God Bless Daddy'? If it was Christopher's, what are the words? Many thanks.
Debbie Miller

CR Answer #44:
The prayer, entitled "Vespers", appears in the book "When We Were Very Young"
by A. A. Milne. It is available in bookstores and your public library.

Vespers
Included by A. A. Milne,
by permission of the Queen Dolls House Library
(From the book: When We Were Very Young)

Little Boy kneels at the foot of the bed,
Droops on the little hands little gold head.
Hush! Hush! Whisper who dares!
Christopher Robin is saying his prayers.

God bless Mummy. I know that's right.
Wasn't it fun in the bath tonight?
The cold's so cold, and the hot's so hot.
Oh! God bless Daddy-I quite forgot.

If I open my fingers a little bit more,
I can see Nanny's dressing-gown on the door.
It's a beautiful blue, but it hasn't a hood.
Oh! God bless Nanny and make her good.

Mine has a hood, and I lie in bed,
And pull the hood right over my head,
And I shut my eyes, and I curl up small,
And nobody knows that I'm there at all.

Oh! Thank you, God, for a lovely day.
And what was the other I had to say?
I said "Bless Daddy," so what can it be?
Oh! Now I remember. God bless Me.

Little Boy kneels at the foot of the bed,
Droops on the little hands little gold head.
Hush! Hush! Whisper who dares!
Christopher Robin is saying his prayers.

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Question #45: Where's The Best Place To Find Winnie-the-Pooh Books?
Where's the best place to find books on Winnie-the-Pooh?


Pooh Answer #45:
First, check out your local library. They usually have number of good Winnie-the-Pooh titles you can borrow. If you prefer to own the books, then visit your local bookstore, or surf for books on the net. Check out Christopher Robin's Winnie-the-Pooh Bookstore. They include information on several Winnie-the-Pooh books, and provide quick links to Amazon.com where you can purchase books at a discount. Winnie-the-Pooh books are treasured keepsakes for many families, especially the beautiful, colorized, hardback books. These nice books also make great gifts.

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Question #46: What Are The Final Lines To Winnie-the-Pooh's "Weekday" Poem?
In ur book u start a poem and rabbit never lets u finish it how does it end?
Kathryn from Australia

Pooh Answer #46:
We really don't know what Pooh was thinking up when Kanga interrupted him.
But, if we were to help Pooh finish the poem today, "Friday" might go like this...

LINES WRITTEN BY A BEAR
OF VERY LITTLE BRAIN

by Winnie-the-Pooh
(From the book: Winnie-the-Pooh)

On Monday, when the sun is hot
I wonder to myself a lot:
"Now is it true, or is it not,
"That what is which and which is what?"

On Tuesday, when it hails and snows,
That feeling on me grows and grows
That hardly anybody knows
If those are these or these are those.

On Wednesday, when the sky is blue,
And I have nothing else to do,
I sometimes wonder if it's true
That who is what and what is who.

On Thursday, when it starts to freeze
And hoar-frost twinkles on the trees,
How very readily one sees
That these are whose - but whose are these?

On Friday --- when the moon glows bright,
The woods are filled with such a light,
My friends can see that I am near
Why, here I am! --- Why am I here?


(With apologies to A. A. Milne)

One of site visitors informed us that the Latin version of Winnie-the-Pooh (Winnie ille Pu) does contain the end
of this song in the back of the book. In fact, they added the last three days of the week to their version.

Diem Veneris dum ago
Et per silvam vacans vago
Meditor percontor me
Est-ne? It-ne? Habet-ne?

Sabbato, oh animalia!
(Quibus? Quonam? Quorsum? Qualia?)
Sciscitor ex aliquo:
Quali modo et cum quo?

Die Domini in ludo
Hanc canticulam concludo,
Quod non novi, nescio
Dormo, sterto, somnio.

Translation:

While I pass Friday
And I stroll through the forest
I think and ask myself,
Is it? Does it go? Is it best?

On Saturday, oh animals!
(For whom? With what? Why? How such?)
I ask someone else:
In what way and with what?

On Sunday in play
I finish this little song
What I don't learn, I don't know
I sleep, snore, dream on.

"Not the best rhyme in English, but it's a more literal translation".

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Question #47: Is There a Winnie-the-Pooh Newsgroup?
Is there a Winnie-the-Pooh Newsgroup?

Pooh Answer #47:

Yes there is. It is called "alt.fan.pooh" and you can subscribe to it through your local Internet Service Provider, e-mail service provider, or you can find it on the web at Google.com Groups.

There is also an "alt.fan.Tigger" newsgroup, but it doesn't get many postings.

A "newsgroup" is like an electronic bulletin board where people with common interests can read and post messages. Please read our warnings before subscribing, viewing, or posting messages in this or any other newsgroup.

Warning #1: You need to be aware that some bad people do post adult-oriented messages with foul and suggestive language, and get rich quick schemes, at inappropriate newsgroups such as "alt.fan.pooh". It would be smart to use a good filter for e-mail subscriptions, and for parents to monitor the Google.com Groups site.

Warning #2: When you post a message to a newsgroup and list your e-mail address, there is a 100% chance that you will get some unwanted e-mail sent to you by other bad people who use software programs to search newsgroups with the intent of selling the addresses to evil bulk e-mail advertisers.


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Updated 2009

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