Winnie the Pooh wishes the Queen happy birthday in new animation

Winnie the Pooh sends Queen his regards from one 95-year-old to another in new animation two days before her official birthday

  • The famous fictional bear travels to Windsor Castle in the 45-second clip
  • He and his friends give the Queen a giant pot of honey and 95 balloons
  • There is a brief glimpse of the Queen in the Disney creation based on AA Milne’s books
  • The Queen turned 95 on April 21, four days after the funeral of Prince Philip

Winnie the Pooh has met the Queen at Windsor Castle in a new animation celebrating the famous bear’s 95th anniversary and the same birthday milestone reached by the monarch this year.

The 45-second clip, titled Winnie The Pooh And The Royal Adventure, sees Pooh travel from the Hundred Acre Wood with friends Christopher Robin, Piglet, Tigger and Eeyore to deliver a special present for the Queen.

The group give her a giant pot of honey attached to 95 colourful balloons.

Created by Disney artist Kim Raymond, the animation draws inspiration from the work of EH Shepard, who created the illustrations for author AA Milne’s original books.

The short film also features a brief glimpse of the Queen and celebrate the stories’ themes of ‘timeless charm, friendship and simple joys’.

October 2021 marks 95 years since the publication of the first Pooh book, while the Queen turned 95 on April 21 and her official birthday is this Saturday, June 12. 

It has been a difficult year for the Queen with the death of her husband Prince Philip and her birthday in April came just four days after his funeral at Windsor Castle. 

Now her official birthday comes straight after what would have been the Duke of Edinburgh’s 100th birthday today, Thursday. 

Pooh first met the Queen five years ago in the story Winnie The Pooh And The Royal Birthday, which marked their shared 90th birthdays.

Winnie the Pooh and his friends meet the Queen in a new Disney creation to celebrate them both turning 95

Pooh bear and his friends have gifted the Queen a pot of honey and 95 balloons to celebrate the big occasion

Raymond said: ‘It’s always an honour to draw Winnie the Pooh, and even more so when in the company of Her Majesty the Queen. I have drawn Pooh Bear for over 30 years and continue to be inspired by the classic works of EH Shepard.

‘Disney wanted to create a touching story befitting of the world’s most loved bear, who, for over 95 years, has touched the hearts of millions.

‘I sincerely hope fans enjoy watching Winnie The Pooh And The Royal Adventure as much as I enjoyed creating it.’

Disney artist Kim Raymond has been inspired by the work of EH Shepard, who created the illustrations for author AA Milne’s original books

Pooh traveled from the Hundred Acre Wood with friends Christopher Robin, Piglet, Tigger and Eeyore to see the Queen

Disney’s Tasia Filippatos said: ‘Winnie the Pooh stories hold a unique place in the hearts of so many around the world.

‘The themes of friendship and simple pleasures are more relevant than ever 95 years on and we’re delighted to share this new tale to help fans celebrate his milestone birthday.’

– Winnie The Pooh And The Royal Adventure is available to watch across Disney UK’s Instagram, Facebook and Twitter channels now.

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