Today is WINNIE THE POOH DAY! January 18th was established as a time to treasure Pooh Bear and all his friends as it was the birthday of his creator, A.A. Milne.
I never heard of Pooh as a child until 1968 when Disney's WINNIE THE POOH AND THE BLUSTERY DAY premiered with the feature THE HORSE IN THE GRAY FLANNEL SUIT. I was nearly 10 years old and into action, gunplay and explosions in my entertainment but the Disney brand still carried some weight with me so I'd gone and I was absolutely delighted! The feature was rather forgetable but the short was amazing! It was lovely, leisurely, whimsical and perfectly voiced by a cast (the great Sterling Holloway as our hero) who would, for the most part, stick with the roles in movies and on TV until their deaths!