Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Winnie the Pooh Overview

Winnie the Pooh is one of the most beloved Walt Disney characters. The treasured stories that first appeared in books more than eight decades ago continue to live on in films, videos, TV shows, specials, and even video games. Join us as we go down memory lane into the Hundred Acre Wood and recall the brightest moments of this beloved bear and his friends.

Way back during World War I, the Fort Garry Horse Canadian Cavalry was traveling from Winnipeg to Eastern Canada; from there, it was scheduled to go overseas and fight in the war in Europe. When its train stopped in White River, Ontario, a young Lieutenant named Harry Colebourn bought a little black bear cub for twenty dollars from a local hunter. Colebourn named the little bear "Winnipeg" (after the Canadian city), but called it "Winnie" for short.

Winnie became a mascot for the troops, who subsequently smuggled it into Britain. When the Fort Garry Horse Canadian Cavalry was ordered to go into battle over in France, Colebourn loaned Winnie to the London Zoo in December 1919. After the war, Winnie was supposed to go live in the Assiniboine Park Zoo in Winnipeg, but the Fort Garry Horse Canadian Cavalry allowed it to remain in the London Zoo, where it lived until 1934.

As fate would have it, Winnie was a favorite of Christopher Robin Milne, whose father was author A.A. Milne. Taken by the bear, Christopher Robin decided to call his own teddy bear "Winnie." The "Pooh" name comes later -- from a swan that A.A. and Christopher had named while on a holiday trip; the swan would go on to appear in the elder Milne's poem "When We Were Very Young."

Besides Winnie the Pooh, Christopher Robin had several other stuffed animals: Eeyore, Piglet, Tigger, Kanga, and Roo. His father, who primarily wrote plays and novels, thought that these animals would be great characters for a children's bedtime story. (Since 1987, the actual stuffed animals have lived in the Central Children's Room at the New York Public Library, where children can visit them.)

Winnie the Pooh characters of Winnie the Pooh and piglet were original stuffed animals. Rabbit was added later.
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Milne added the characters Owl and Rabbit, based on the animals that lived near his country home in Ashdown Forest in East Sussex, England. There is an actual "Five Hundred Acre Wood" outside Ashdown Forest, which was the inspiration for the fictional Hundred Acre Wood. Some actual locations in the Five Hundred Acre Wood are mentioned in the Winnie the Pooh books.

Winnie the Pooh first appeared in short stories for magazines such as "Vanity Fair." Pooh was drawn by several artists in the 1920s, but it was political cartoonist E. H. Shepard who scrawled the famous Pooh drawings for the Winnie the Pooh books. The first book, "Winnie the Pooh," was published on October 14, 1926.

In 1927, Milne wrote two books of children's poetry, "When We Were Very Young" and "Now We Are Six," which included poems about Winnie the Pooh. In 1928, a second book, "The House at Pooh Corner," was published. Over the next few decades, the character appeared on radio, advertisements, and children's storytelling records.

In 1961, Daphne Milne (A.A. Milne's widow) signed the movie rights for Winnie the Pooh over to Walt Disney. In 1966, "Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree" hit the silver screen. That short would be followed by more shorts, then films. and, finally, TV shows.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Bad tweety pictures

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Tweety has a small part in Who Framed Roger Rabbit, "accidentally" causing Eddie Valiant (Bob Hoskins) to fall from a pole by playing "This Little Piddy" with Valiant's fingers and loosening his grip. The scene is essentially a re-creation of a gag from A Tale of Two Kitties, with Valiant replacing Catstello as Tweety's victim.

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During the 1990s, Tweety also starred in an animated TV series called The Sylvester and Tweety Mysteries, in which Granny ran a detective agency with the assistance of Tweety, Sylvester and Hector. Tweety has the starring role and carries the story in the 2000 direct-to-video feature length animated film "Tweety's High-Flying Adventure". In 2002, a younger version of him premiered on Baby Looney Tunes, thus coming full circle from his earliest appearances.

Tweety appeared in an early 1980s public service announcement, warning parents of the dangers of boiling temperature bath water.

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Thursday, May 10, 2007

Winnie The Pooh and Piglet

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Turkish broadcaster balks at Piglet
Turkey's public broadcaster has barred the Walt Disney cartoon Winnie the Pooh because Piglet is one of the main heroes, Turkish press reported last weekend.

Turkish Radio and Television (TRT) officials were denying the reports early this week, saying it has not yet decided which Walt Disney series to carry after signing a deal for exclusive rights to the U.S. producer's movies and cartoons.

A scary thought — Piglet and Winnie the Pooh may not be allowed on public TV in Turkey.
A scary thought — Piglet and Winnie the Pooh may not be allowed on public TV in Turkey.
(Walt Disney/AP)

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"The Walt Disney materials have not been acquired yet... (and) therefore the cartoon Winnie the Pooh does not exist in TRT records and archives," TRT said, according to press service Anatolia.

TRT signed a 696,000-euro ($978,576 Cdn) deal for Turkish rights to Disney properties for four years.

Instanbul newspaper Cumhuriyet and the mass-circulation Sabah newspaper said the Turkish broadcaster did not stop at Pooh and friends, but rejected any cartoon featuring pigs.

Pigs are regarded as unclean in Islamic culture.

Cutting Piglet a consideration

The station initially considered cutting scenes showing Piglet, but decided the timid pink-skinned character, one of Winnie the Pooh's closest friends, appeared too often, press reports said.

TRT dismissed the reports, saying they were aiming "to discredit the institution."

Winnie the Pooh has been aired on other channels in Turkey and is available on video.

Employees have recently complained of increasing government intervention in TRT's broadcasting policy, including the appointment of ruling party cronies to key posts at the broadcaster.

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's Justice and Development Party is seeking to raise the profile of Islam in secular Turkey.

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Winnie The Pooh and Piglet