Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Recycled Pooh

Headline: Disney's Pooh Redo
The most controversial part: the character of longtime bear buddy Christopher Robin will be banished from the Hundred Acre Wood and replaced by a six-year-old tomboyish girl.

The kid-friendly cable network said they hope to attract an older audience by adding the unnamed tyke. The series also will change the look of the rest of the gang, including Piglet, Rabbit and Eeyore, by using brighter colors and 3-D computer animation.
It's quite understandable that a breath of fresh air would be needed after dealing with Pooh for 80 years. Ugh. Maybe that's why Eeyore was so despressed and had no friends.

Although I loved Winnie and the gang when I was little, my favorite memory of this tale happened when I was about 24 years old. My sister was re-telling a part of the story to her very young daughter about the time Winnie poked his head through the window of Rabbit's tree and ate so much honey he got really fat and couldn't get out.

She said to her, ever-so-sweetly, "remember that time when Pooh got. stuck. in. Rabbit's. hole.?" As soon as she realized what she was about to say and was at the point of no return in that sentence, we laughed so hard we could've Tiggered on ourselves. Rabbit shouldn't have had that problem considering all the vegetables he ate, but I guess dietary laws aren't the same in the 100 Acre Wood.

As much as I learned as a child from Winnie, there are two things that still remain a mystery to me. (1) Why didn't he wear pants and (2) exactly how much was a smackerel?


Blogger ItsTJoint said...

Wow, Christopher Robin was avoiding puberty like Fred Savage anyways.

10:46 AM, December 13, 2005  
Blogger OnMyWatch said...

didn't he have a crush on Winnie? hmmm.

11:09 AM, December 13, 2005  
Blogger ItsTJoint said...

yeah, but she kept dating Derek from the 9th grade...

12:52 PM, December 13, 2005  

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