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The Story of Pooh – Rezeptionsgeschichte Winnie-the-Pooh: Rezeptionsgeschichte Winnie-the-Pooh

Human Science


by
Kristin Ott

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‘A. A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh stories have delighted generations of children since they first appeared over 70 years ago’1. Both Winnie-the-Pooh books, published in the 1920s2, sold extremely well from the start of publication and have done so ever since. Nowadays numerous editions and spin-offs exist, and virtually every shop sells something that features the chubby yellow bear and his friends from the Hundred Acre Wood. When the copyright was sold to Disney in 1961, even more people around the globe were to become acquainted with Winnie. And last but not least The Tigger Movie and Piglet’s Big Adventure ensured not only commercial success but also an ever growing fan-community, most of it based on the WorldWideWeb. Over the last twenty years various ‘scholars’ have attempted to partake in the success of the Pooh stories – by writing more or less necessary works of The Wisdom of Pooh, with probably the most famous one being Hoff’s Tao of Pooh, published in 1982. The Story of Pooh seems to be one of everlasting success – a merchandise haven – with Pooh having replaced even Micky Mouse as Disney’s favourite character.

1 Back cover text of Alan Alexander Milne, The Complete Winnie-the-Pooh, (London: Dean, 2002).

2 Winnie-the-Pooh first published in 1926, The House at Pooh Corner first published in 1928

‘A. A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh stories have delighted generations of children since they first appeared over 70 years ago’1. Both Winnie-the-Pooh books, published in the 1920s2, sold extremely well from the start of publication and have done so ever since. Nowadays numerous editions and spin-offs exist, and virtually every shop sells something that features the chubby yellow bear and his friends from the Hundred Acre Wood. When the copyright was sold to Disney in… (more)

‘A. A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh stories have delighted generations of children since they first appeared over 70 years ago’1. Both Winnie-the-Pooh books, published in the 1920s2, sold extremely well from the start of publication and have done so ever since. Nowadays numerous editions and spin-offs exist, and virtually every shop sells something that features the chubby yellow bear and his friends from the Hundred Acre Wood. When the copyright was sold to Disney in 1961, even more people around the globe were to become acquainted with Winnie. And last but not least The Tigger Movie and Piglet’s Big Adventure ensured not only commercial success but also an ever growing fan-community, most of it based on the WorldWideWeb. Over the last twenty years various ‘scholars’ have attempted to partake in the success of the Pooh stories – by writing more or less necessary works of The Wisdom of Pooh, with probably the most famous one being Hoff’s Tao of Pooh, published in 1982. The Story of Pooh seems to be one of everlasting success – a merchandise haven – with Pooh having replaced even Micky Mouse as Disney’s favourite character.

1 Back cover text of Alan Alexander Milne, The Complete Winnie-the-Pooh, (London: Dean, 2002).

2 Winnie-the-Pooh first published in 1926, The House at Pooh Corner first published in 1928

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