Friday, December 09, 2005

Guess who's coming for honey?

An alternate universe for Pooh and his crew

Disney is working on a new animated series that will replace Christopher Robin with a six-year-old girl. It's all part of a barrel-full of Winnie the Pooh anniversary events. Details are sketchy on the as-yet-nameless new arrival.

The "tomboyish" girl will make her debut in the 2007 computer-generated series My Friends Tigger and Pooh. The real bother is sure to be over tinkering with an 80-year old classic.

To quote one loquacious Rabbit: "Oh my, oh my, oh my goodness!" More from USA Today.

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Rose said...

Every time they touch things they mess it up..

NewYorkMoments said...

I've always loved that Winnie the Pooh song.

Deb S. said...

Rose: You never mince words, do you? LOL

NYM: I like the song, too. I don't recall reading the Winnie the Pooh books as a kid. I fell in love with Pooh in college. I remember buying the books as a mom. They were really more for me than my kids, but I shared them. :-)

I told my teenage daughter about the plan to eliminate Christopher Robin. The first thing she asked: "Why?" She said a lot of little kids who read the books, then watch the series, would be confused. My daughter also predicts that Disney won't go through with replacing Christopher Robin. I tend to agree.

Finally, there's something very odd about all of this. Disney hasn't named the girl yet, and they are announcing a series that won't debut until 2007. Could it be a marketing ploy? We'll see.