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Pledge “poohsbestfriend”

"I will "I will boycott Disney DVDs, Videos and TV channels for one year if they replace Christopher Robin in the Winnie the Pooh stories with a new character. but only if 100 other people will pledge to do the same."

— Bob Grahame, of London, England.

Deadline to sign up by: 1st January 2006
13 people signed up, 87 more were needed

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The Walt Disney Company is (according to recent press reports) about to replace the character of Christopher Robin in the Winnie the Pooh stories with a young female character.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment...
http://news.independent.co.uk/people/pan...
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jht...
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,...
http://www.usatoday.com/life/television/...

This is just *wrong*. They can add new characters, and change and update characters for a modern audience, but the boy Christopher Robin is central to the Pooh stories and a key part of the 100 Acre Wood. The original stories were written specifically for the author's son, Christopher Robin Milne, after who he was named. He should stay.

If they do this, I will boycott Disney products, including their TV channels and films for one year, and am asking you to do the same.

It is not too late, the new series and films are not yet in production. Join this pledge and help to save Pooh's best friend.

Thank you all,

Bob.

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Bob Grahame, the Pledge Creator, joined by:

  • PETER CLUETT
  • jackie skull
  • Sara Cluett
  • John W
  • zANavAShi
  • Jon W.
  • Michael Dees
  • Alice
  • Bob Goodman
  • Jacob Lahne
  • Summer Block
  • Lyndsey
  • Doug Porter

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