The Pooh. Who knew?

Or should that read The Pooh Who Knew?  You decide.

While surfing the earth for the Latin translation of Winnie the Pooh, titled Winnie Ille Pu, we came across a book we did not know existed.

This book is also inspired by A.A. Milne and Winnie himself.  The Tao of Pooh, by Benjamin Hoff is fabulous and hilarious.  Some of our readers did not meet Pooh when they were children.  Yet many met him through reading to their own children.  It is a noble use of time.  So before you read on, make a pledge to read to a child.  Winnie the Pooh is a great place to start or continue.

Winnie the Pooh was first published in 1926.  The copyright was renewed by Milne in 1954 (just a note to authors to stay awake!)  Today’s world is interestingly complex.  Imagine the movie rights, or the plush toy rights, or the amazingly lucrative rights to the little vinyl toys…those that are made for pennies and sold for dollars.

Wait, let’s get back to Winnie the Pooh, the real deal.  Can you let your mind’s eye see all the people young and old who have read this classic?  Can you see the joy and laughter and peace that was provoked by these simple, precious tales?

pooh

Winnie the Pooh offers the reader such memorable quotes as:  “Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”  or “People say nothing is impossible but I do nothing every day.”

We did find the Latin translation, but as we said, we also stumbled upon The Tao of Pooh and the PDF version so you can read it on your own computer screen or tablet.  We assume you can even print it if you like… all 173 pages of it.  In The Tao of Pooh, Hoff uses the stories of A.A. Milne and the “voice” of Winnie to show that some of the “Great Masters of Wisdom” came from the west.  It is hilarious and enlightening (get it?)  In case you cannot read this image, it says, “You can’t stay in your corner of the forest waiting for others to come to you.  You have to go to them sometimes.”

Go to Them

With chapters titles such as “The How of Pooh? The Tao of Who?  The Pooh Way, Nowhere and Nothing or The Now of Pooh”, you know you will enjoy the read.

You may also learn a bunch of stuff from the original books as well.  Things like going out to meet the customer, or saving for a rainy day even as the sun does shine.

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And in case you did not already know it, there is a fun website Just-Pooh.  You can find history, information, “news”, stories and games.

back to work

I actually work as an artist for Walt Disney Animation Studios and know a little bit about the legal affairs regarding copyrights of Winnie The Pooh and E.H. Shepard’s illustrative works. In 2007 Disney lost a court case of all ownership and rights to everything relating to Winnie The Pooh. It became a bit of a legal scandal because Disney had not been accurately reporting revenue from Winnie the Pooh sales which were somewhere in the range of 1 billion dollars a year. As far as I know copyrights of E.H. Shepards work as of now are public domain which means copying his art is unfortunately not against the law. – See more at: http://youthoughtwewouldntnotice.com/blog3/2009/08/03/ripping-off-eh-shepard/#sthash.Omiigr9I.dpuf
I actually work as an artist for Walt Disney Animation Studios and know a little bit about the legal affairs regarding copyrights of Winnie The Pooh and E.H. Shepard’s illustrative works. In 2007 Disney lost a court case of all ownership and rights to everything relating to Winnie The Pooh. It became a bit of a legal scandal because Disney had not been accurately reporting revenue from Winnie the Pooh sales which were somewhere in the range of 1 billion dollars a year. As far as I know copyrights of E.H. Shepards work as of now are public domain which means copying his art is unfortunately not against the law. – See more at: http://youthoughtwewouldntnotice.com/blog3/2009/08/03/ripping-off-eh-shepard/#sthash.Omiigr9I.dpuf
I actually work as an artist for Walt Disney Animation Studios and know a little bit about the legal affairs regarding copyrights of Winnie The Pooh and E.H. Shepard’s illustrative works. In 2007 Disney lost a court case of all ownership and rights to everything relating to Winnie The Pooh. It became a bit of a legal scandal because Disney had not been accurately reporting revenue from Winnie the Pooh sales which were somewhere in the range of 1 billion dollars a year. As far as I know copyrights of E.H. Shepards work as of now are public domain which means copying his art is unfortunately not against the law. – See more at: http://youthoughtwewouldntnotice.com/blog3/2009/08/03/ripping-off-eh-shepard/#sthash.Omiigr9I.dpuf
I actually work as an artist for Walt Disney Animation Studios and know a little bit about the legal affairs regarding copyrights of Winnie The Pooh and E.H. Shepard’s illustrative works. In 2007 Disney lost a court case of all ownership and rights to everything relating to Winnie The Pooh. It became a bit of a legal scandal because Disney had not been accurately reporting revenue from Winnie the Pooh sales which were somewhere in the range of 1 billion dollars a year. As far as I know copyrights of E.H. Shepards work as of now are public domain which means copying his art is unfortunately not against the law. – See more at: http://youthoughtwewouldntnotice.com/blog3/2009/08/03/ripping-off-eh-shepard/#sthash.Omiigr9I.dpuf
I actually work as an artist for Walt Disney Animation Studios and know a little bit about the legal affairs regarding copyrights of Winnie The Pooh and E.H. Shepard’s illustrative works. In 2007 Disney lost a court case of all ownership and rights to everything relating to Winnie The Pooh. It became a bit of a legal scandal because Disney had not been accurately reporting revenue from Winnie the Pooh sales which were somewhere in the range of 1 billion dollars a year. As far as I know copyrights of E.H. Shepards work as of now are public domain which means copying his art is unfortunately not against the law. – See more at: http://youthoughtwewouldntnotice.com/blog3/2009/08/03/ripping-off-eh-shepard/#sthash.Omiigr9I.dpuf

 

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