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Deforestation Comes to the Hundred Acre Wood

Who Gives a Crap accused of 'manipulating kids' with Winnie the Pooh PR campaign

(Newser) - Winnie the Pooh's world is transformed. The Hundred Acre Wood is no more. All the trees are stumps. Winnie-the-Pooh: The Deforested Edition—a new book, already sold out in hard copy, with proceeds supporting increased access to clean water and sanitation—is the latest reuse of the character who...

Long-Lost Winnie the Pooh Sketch Found in a Tea Towel

It's going up for auction next month

(Newser) - Winnie-the-Pooh collectors with deep pockets might be interested in a UK auction next month: What is believed to be the last sketch of Pooh done by illustrator E.H. Shepard will be up for sale at Dominic Winter Auctioneers . Shepard drew the images for the A.A. Milne classic published...

Critics Say Winnie-the-Pooh Book Normalizes Shootings

Book featuring Winnie the Pooh puts onus on the kids, according to Dallas-area teacher

(Newser) - Texas has led the country in banning books from school libraries . For its part, the Dallas Independent School District has said it may remove library materials that are "pervasively vulgar." Amid that context, parents of district students are wondering why a book that they argue normalizes school shootings...

Winnie the Pooh Slasher Film Pulled From HK Cinemas

Censorship may be to blame

(Newser) - Public screenings of a slasher film that features Winnie the Pooh were scrapped abruptly in Hong Kong on Tuesday, sparking discussions over increasing censorship in the city. Film distributor VII Pillars Entertainment announced on Facebook that the release of Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey on Thursday had been canceled...

'Rock-Bottom' Flick Finds Winnie the Pooh Out for Blood
Winnie the Pooh Critics
Are Delightfully Spiteful

Winnie the Pooh Critics Are Delightfully Spiteful

Critics pan Rhys Frake-Waterfield's depiction of beloved characters as 'lowest-hanging fruit'

(Newser) - Christopher Robin returns from five years of medical school to find the creatures of 100 Acre Wood transformed into blood-thirsty killers, first forced to eat Eeyore to stave off starvation and now bent on vengeance, in Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey . The movie has critics cringing in horror, and...

This Isn't Your Mother's Winnie the Pooh
This Isn't Your Mother's
Winnie the Pooh

This Isn't Your Mother's Winnie the Pooh

Public domain rules allow for this gory adaptation

(Newser) - This is why you should always read the reviews carefully before taking your kids to the theater. The trailer for a new Winnie the Pooh movie, based on the lovable bear created by UK author AA Milne, dropped Wednesday. But in this nearly two-minute sneak peek at Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and ...

Winnie the Pooh, Hemingway Lose Copyright Protections

AA Milne's children's classic and the novel ' The Sun Also Rises' enter public domain

(Newser) - Winnie the Pooh and The Sun Also Rises are going public. AA Milne's beloved children's book and Ernest Hemingway's classic novel, along with films starring Buster Keaton and Greta Garbo are among the works from 1926 whose copyrights expire Saturday, putting them in the public domain as...

Bridge From Famous Children's Book Is Up for Grabs

Poohsticks Bridge, featured in AA Milne's 'Winnie the Pooh' series, is headed for auction block

(Newser) - The adventures of the honey-loving bear Winnie the Pooh have captivated children—and their parents—for nearly 100 years. Fans now have a chance to own a central piece of Pooh's history, when a countryside bridge from southern England goes up for auction next week. The author of the...

'Winnie the Pooh' Forest Catches Fire

Arson not suspected in Ashdown Forest blaze

(Newser) - The forest that inspired Hundred Acre Wood in the Winnie Pooh stories is a lot bigger than 100 acres—even after a fire scorched around 50 acres of it. Six fire crews battled a fire late Sunday and early Monday in Ashdown Forest in southern England, CNN reports. East Sussex...

Christopher Robin Is 'Silliness Worth Savoring'
Christopher Robin
Is 'Silliness Worth Savoring'

Christopher Robin Is 'Silliness Worth Savoring'

Still, there are missteps and a slow start: critics

(Newser) - Disney's Christopher Robin sees its adult namesake (Ewan McGregor) reunited with his childhood friend Winnie the Pooh (Jim Cummings) outside the Hundred Acre Wood and just in time, as life in post-World War II London is pretty gloomy. What critics are saying about Marc Forster's latest:
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Harry Goes Old School for Louis' $10K Christening Gift

A first-run 1926 'Winnie-the-Pooh,' which cost the older prince about $10,500

(Newser) - He may not be a godparent , but Prince Harry still hooked his new nephew up with what Town & Country calls "the sweetest christening gift." The Sun reports Harry presented little Prince Louis with a first-edition 1926 Winnie-the-Pooh book, a gift that's said to have set him...

What May Be 'Most Famous Map in English Lit' Up for Grabs

1926 EH Shepard sketch of Hundred Acre Wood appears in AA Milne's 'Winnie-the-Pooh'

(Newser) - Sotheby's is prepping for a children's books and illustrations auction in July, and at the top of the list is what one expert calls "probably the most famous map in English literature." That, per the BBC , would be EH Shepard's original ink sketch of the...

Country Bans Winnie the Pooh on Social Media

Censors aren't taking comparisons to president lightly

(Newser) - Users of the Chinese social app Weibo are seeing a cryptic message after typing the seemingly harmless name of children’s book character Winnie the Pooh: "Content is illegal.” According to USA Today , the beloved bear has been blacklisted from posts on Sina Weibo (China’s wildly popular...

Skull of 'Real' Winnie-the-Pooh Resurfaces

It's on display in London

(Newser) - You can now feast your eyes on the real-life inspiration for Winnie-the-Pooh—or her skull anyway. Winnie, a female black bear named after the Canadian city of Winnipeg, was a star attraction at London Zoo in the 1920s and a favorite of Christopher Robin, who named his own teddy bear...

Town Opposes 'Hermaphrodite' Winnie the Pooh

Poland's Tuszyn won't name playground after character

(Newser) - Officials in a Polish town have opposed a proposition to name a playground after Winnie the Pooh—because of the bear's unclear gender and immodest clothing. The matter was debated in a closed-door meeting weeks ago in the central Polish town of Tuszyn, but didn't get much media...

Disney Characters Dance for Kim Jong Un

First North Korea violates nuke pacts, now copyrights

(Newser) - Is North Korea's twenty-something leader Kim Jong Un going Hollywood? First he got a snazzy theme song , now Kim has allowed Disney characters in a public cultural presentation, reports the AP . Winnie the Pooh, Mickey Mouse, Minnie, and other characters appeared on stage while footage from various Disney movies...

Oh Bother: Pooh Bear Arrested
 Oh Bother: Pooh Bear Arrested

Oh Bother: Pooh Bear Arrested

Held for robbery, assault

(Newser) - Japanese police arrested a man today for attacking and robbing two people who looked askance at his Winnie the Pooh costume. It was after midnight when the 20-year-old, accompanied by friends dressed as a mouse and panther, approached two unlucky onlookers in Tokyo. “What are you staring at?” the...

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