This October marks the 90th birthdays of two major British icons: The Queen, and Winnie-the-Pooh! To celebrate both of these milestones, a new illustrated short, entitled “Winnie-the-Pooh and the Royal Birthday” has been released. The short tells the story of Pooh and his friends going to take birthday gifts to Her Majesty the Queen, as well as some of their adventures they encounter in England.
The short is narrated by Jim Broadbent, who was honored to tell this new story:
“I have been a fan of Winnie-the-Pooh since I was a boy, in fact I named my very first and much loved teddy ‘Pooh’ and that can only have been after the A. A. Milne character. I’ve loved being part of this story to celebrate The Queen’s 90th birthday and Winnie-the-Pooh’s 90th anniversary; it’s been an honour to narrate such an iconic story and I want to wish both Her Majesty The Queen and Winnie-the-Pooh a very Happy 90th!”
“Winnie-the-Pooh and the Royal Birthday” is made perfectly complete with illustrations done by Mark Burgess, who modeled the styling after classic Pooh-illustrator E. H. Shepherd.
You can check out the new short below:
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