Saturday, June 16, 2007

"Bear"ly Profitable...


On June 16th, 1961, Walt Disney bought the rights to a story about a little stuffed bear and the adventures he had with his human friend Christopher Robbins from the widow of the author, A.A. Milne. Although it was a few years before the company finally came out with it's interpretation, it was definitely worth it. It's rumored that the Mouse takes in over two billion dollars a year from this character in films, television and merchandising. Lawyers have become very rich fighting over the rights to this little fella. Both for and against Disney...

Winnie the Pooh may be a silly ole' bear, but he's a "money churning" silly ole' bear.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love Pooh! He's my favorite. Walt was such a genius to make those films.

I wish they'd make more. I don't really care for the new CG series though. I miss Christopher Robbins.

Biblioadonis said...

I';m not a Pooh hater by any stretch, but I was so tired of the characters around 1995 or so. They just seemed to be everywhere.

I do wish that the Pooh ride at WDW was much better.