Winnie the Pooh was first conceptualized by Alan Alexander Milne in 1926 and sketched by Ernest Shephard. Winnie the Pooh and its set of characters is one of Disney’s most successful franchises ever, and has even been translated with aplomb into Latin and Russian! The franchise is one of the few whose peripheral characters including Piglet, Eeyore, Tigger and Rabbit are as popular Winnie the Pooh itself. The franchise is so popular that analysts have pegged its value at between $3-6 billion, almost 15% of Disney’s overall revenues.
After acquiring the rights to the Winnie the Pooh franchise in 1965, Disney has released a number of short films, features, cartoon series and mainstream children’s feature films. The latest film in this franchise released in 2011 and was very well received by children worldwide. The franchise follows the story of Winnie the Pooh, a honey-loving bear who is somewhat slow but always cheerful and happy. His owner is the only human character of the series, Christopher Robin, who is a kind and compassionate individual. Accompanying Pooh is his best friend Piglet – usually shy but nearly always coming good in times of crisis!
Eeyore is a donkey and possesses a cynical view of life. He lives in a house of sticks that needs to be rebuilt repeatedly and always views the plans of the group with great trepidation but usually does not oppose them. Tigger is the most rambunctious member of the group, with his exuberance often bordering on overconfidence. Tigger is always the first one to put his hand up for anything and many complications in the story are the result of his chaos-inducing antics! This amiable cast is rounded off by the two kangaroos, cutely named Kanga and Roo, and the wise Owl. Owl is the eldest and most mature of the characters and portrays himself as the mentor to the group. Kanga is the only female character of the franchise and is the mother to the energetic Roo.
Tsum Tsum plush toys based on the Winnie the Pooh franchise have been a favorite with children ever since Disney released them in 2013-14 and constitutes one of the consistently bestselling line of Tsums. Your kids (and even you!) can have the company of the world’s best loved animal characters like Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore, Tigger, Owl and many more in as many as three sizes – mini, medium and large. So go ahead, check out our collection of cute stackable plush toys and also choose from a wide variety of accessories from the Winnie the Pooh universe!