Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Honoring AA Milne
Alan Alexander Mine was born this day, 18 January, 1882, had he lived, he’d be ridiculously old. During his time he produced some of the most loved children’s literature of our age. Winnie-the-Pooh and House on Pooh Corner have entertained and inspired children since their publication in 1928 and 1929 respectively.
As most people know Mr. Milne’s inspiration was his son Christopher Robin Milne who asked the author to write about a five year old boy. The character was called Christopher Robin and was not too different from, that is to say, was similar to the real boy.
Winnie-the-Pooh, Pooh for short, has had an amazing career. Being picked up by the Disney Company as a principle player, Pooh has had more adventures than Mr. Milne had ever dreamed. Most recently, Pooh adds to his resume, the 'Adventures of Winnie-the-Pooh' ride found in the Critter Country area of Disneyland, a must ride ride for anyone who is a child at heart.
Benjamin Hoff’s version of Mr. Milne’s character shows Pooh at his spiritual fullness as an uncarved block in the Tao of Pooh.
For the joyous times given to multitudes of children, all from a “silly old bear”… we gratefully remember AA Milne .