It all started with a little boy's stuffed bear....On Christmas Eve of 1925, A.A. Milne captured his son's fascination with his bear in a story published in the London Evening News. The story grew into the first Pooh book "Winnie the Pooh," published in October of 1926. Disney brought these stories to the big screen in 1966, with the release of the featurette, "Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree."
Today Winnie the Pooh has grown to be a global icon that represents friendship and the simple joys and adventurous nature of a child's imagination. Known and trusted by parents, Pooh's popularity continues to touch the hearts and minds of children of all ages with DVD releases, books, consumer products, and entertainment around the world.
For more on the history of Winnie the Pooh, visit the Disney Archives