Thursday, December 08, 2005

Say it ain't so!

What do Walt Disney and A.A.Milne have in common today?  In all likelihood, they are both rolling over in their graves!

Inside-poohWhy?  Christopher Robin is being replaced by a “tomboyish” 6–year-old girl in the 2007 computer-generated series My Friends Tigger and Pooh.  Yes, you read that right, and can read it again here

Disney execs say the idea is to bring an older audience to an iconic franchise born when British author A.A. Milne began musing about the imaginary world of his son, Christopher Robin.  "We got raised eyebrows even in-house at first, but the feeling was these timeless characters really needed a breath of fresh air that only the introduction of someone new could provide," says Nancy Kanter of the Disney Channel.

As Wil Wheaton posted on his blog:
Uh, no. You stupid corporate jerk. Timeless characters do not need "a breath of fresh air" BECAUSE THEY ARE TIMELESS! What the #&*@ is wrong with you people? (be advised … there is swearing on his site … consider yourself warned)

Disney's Kanter says the new cartoon represents not an abandonment of an old, familiar world, but rather an alternate universe for Pooh and his crew.  "Christopher Robin is still out there in the woods, playing," she says. "We hope people will fall for this new tomboyish girl. The last thing we want to be is the ones who brought the franchise down."

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