Pooh In the News
Lest you fear that this blog is turning into some kind of Pooh crazed fansite, I would remind you that I happen to work with the guy. Today I am recuperating from ALA (all that good food really knocks a gal out) but I was able to give Win a call.
WTP: Bear here.
Fuse #8: Hey, Pooh dude. Look, did you hear this thing about A.A. Milne's daughter and Disney suing the estate of long-time Pooh licensee Stephen Slesinger?
WTP: Who is this?
Fuse #8: Cut it out, Pooh. Have you or have you not heard of this?
WTP: (examining left paw) It may have come to my attention.
Fuse #8: Well, don't you find it a little odd that Clare Milne is working WITH Disney on this?
WTP: As I understand it, they only paid her legal fees.
Fuse #8: Oh, c'mon Winnie. You know how Disney is and you know how much it makes from you. You're their second hottest character. Right behind Mickey Mouse.
WTP: Yes yes yes. But put Sterling Holloway's voice on anyone and they instantly become popular. Look, this is fun but there's a group of British tourists here, all hankering to have a word with me about coming back to England someday. You understand, don't you, darling?
Fuse #8: *sigh* Bye, Pooh.