In honor of her 95th birthday, the Queen of England is getting showered with love left, right, and center. While most senders of thoughts and well wishes were expected to, there was one we didn’t quite see coming – Winnie the Pooh.
A Special Surprise
Disney released an animated special in honor of the sovereign’s birthday milestone. That’s right, the beloved children’s animated character with a particular affinity for potfuls of honey paid a special tribute to the monarch. The special showcased Her Majesty receiving a gift from the beloved bear and his gang of friends.
Titled Winnie the Pooh and the Royal Adventure, the 45-second animation was released at Queen Elizabeth’s official birthday celebration, just ahead of the Trooping the Color celebration. The special follows Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Piglet, Eeyore, and Christopher Robin, and Eeyore as they make their way from the Hundred Acre Wood all the way to Windsor Castle. Upon arriving at their destination, they present Her Majesty the gifts they’d gathered for her birthday, which featured a large pot of the finest honey from Pooh’s personal collection, adorned with 95 balloons attached to its lid, a purple bow, and a handwritten note.
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Not The First Rodeo
Obviously, Winnie the Pooh and gang know a thing or two about being 95. This year October will mark 95 years since the first time the world was blessed with Winnie the Pooh stories. Reportedly, the Queen was a big reader of these best-selling classic children’s books by English author A.A. Milne and originally illustrated by E.H. Shepard.
In fact, Winnie the Pooh and the gang met Her Majesty for the first time on her 90th birthday! This was back in 2016 when Disney released a book titled Winnie the Pooh and the Royal Birthday.