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You'll Love Winnie-The-Pooh's New Friend Almost As Much As Pooh Loves Honey

I've always been a big fan of "Winnie-the-Pooh."

As a kid, I loved watching all of Pooh Bear's adventures in the Hundred Acre Wood, and I think it's safe to say this Disney character will always have a special place in my heart.

If you also happen to have a soft spot for this lovable, little bear, I have some good news for you.

Pooh Bear is celebrating his 90th birthday today, so you know what that means...


Oh, bother.

I'm just kidding. In honor of Pooh's 90th anniversary, "Winnie-the-Pooh," which is actually based on the adventures of author A. A. Milne's son Christopher Robin and his stuffed animals, is getting four new Pooh-packed adventures added to the series.

If hearing that makes you happier than Pooh Bear with a pot of honey, you might want to brace yourself because that's not all.

There's also going to be a new face in the Hundred Acre Wood.


That's right, Pooh is getting a brand-new Penguin friend, who arrives when winter sweeps over the fictitious forest.


Now, you're probably wondering why Brian Sibley, author of the new "Winnie-the-Pooh" book, chose a penguin as the latest character.

Well, the new character was inspired from a photograph that shows A. A Milne and his son playing with a Pooh Bear stuffed animal and — you guessed it — a plush penguin toy!

Sibley told BBC News,

The thought of Pooh encountering a penguin seemed no more outlandish than him meeting a kangaroo and a tiger in a Sussex wood, so I started thinking about what might have happened if, on a rather snowy day, Penguin had found his way to Pooh Corner.

Now, if you would please excuse me, I need to go empty my bank account and find the nearest bookstore ASAP.

Citations: It's Winnie-the-Pooh's 90th birthday and he's got a new friend to celebrate (Metro UK)