Thursday, August 21, 2008
A Day For Christopher Robin...
On this day eighty-eight years ago Daphne Milne and A.A. Milne welcome to the world their newborn son:
Christopher Robin Milne...
The "real" Christopher Robin, that is. He will go on to be forever immortalized in the children books that his father writes about a silly, ole' stuffed bear named Winnie the Pooh. Christopher lived a full life as a husband, father and writer like his father before him, until passing from this world on April 20, 1996.
Somewhere right now in the Hundred Acre Woods, candles on a cake are being blown out...
Posted by Honor Hunter at 8:18 AM
Labels: A.A. Milne, Birthdays, Christopher Robin, Winnie the Pooh, Winnie The Pooh and the Blustery Day
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Love your "on this day" stuff - thanks! :D
I am wondering why Disney has chosen to replace Christopher Robin in their Playhouse Disney programming with a little girl named Darby? Any ideas?
Maybe the Pooh-Detective, or whatever they call themselves, can find out what happened to Christopher Robin. Just doesn't quite seem the same without him.
Luv your graphics
Actually, Christopher Robin has appeared on "My Friends Tigger & Pooh." But the creators of the show have said that the reason they did not want Christopher Robin to be a primary character is because he is always used to resolve whatever problems Pooh and friends have. The idea of the show is that is is a "problem solving" show for preschoolers and so Christopher Robin kinda defeats the purpose because he usually fixes everything. Darby is a relatable, everyday kid for the preschool audience. I'm not saying you have to agree with this, I'm just saying it makes some sense in the context of the show. But they have let him show up on at least one episode, probably as a concession to the people who care about this kind of stuff.
And Darby appeals to those tween girls that haven't discovered Hannah Montana yet. Not that I agree. I love the original Winnie the Pooh. I also hate, hate the fact it's done in CG instead of hand drawn animation. I liked the New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh that WDTV did in the 80's. I wish they'd build on something like that.
I totally agree with Todd's assessment.
And Volacno Joes, just because something is done in CGI does not instantly make it bad. It's like judging a book by its cover.
I'm not saying all CGI is bad, kingcrab. I happen to love Pixar, I happen to have really enjoyed Kung Fu Panda, but it seems that all animation, for the most part on TV as least, is CGI. I'm one of those guys that used to love to rush home from school to see the Disney Afternoon. I love stuff like that. I wish Disney could create something like that again, but my fear is that it would be in CG. It's like they don't have any faith in hand drawn.
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