It’s a case of Winnie-the-Wahoo as Cath Kidston unveil its own line of Winnie-the-Pooh-themed wares to brighten up your home. Let’s take a trip to the Hundred Acre Wood and stick your hand in the honeypot with these adorable new products.
Since 1924, that bumbling bear has kept us entertained with his cartoon capers. Branching out from A.A. Milne’s books, Winnie-the-Pooh has become a Disney favourite and recently returned to our screens in last year’s Christopher Robin.
Kidston has partnered with Cath Kidston for the 90th anniversary of Milne’s book. Be warned though, there is a limited run of products, so grab them while you can. Posting on Instagram, Cath Kidston’s Instagram wrote: “Surprise! We’re bringing back one of our favourite characters for our LAST EVER #DisneyXCathKidston collection! Join Winnie-the-Pooh and friends on Thursday 22nd August for a bittersweet celebration.”
Safe to say, fans were over the moon that Cath Kidston is returning to the honey-soaked world of that portly bear. One person wrote: “Love this series as does my mother excited to see what’s going to be there! Sad it’s the last.”
Another gushed: “OMG I CANT WAIT!! I’m dying to get a few of these pieces since I missed it the first time 💗😭”
While exact details are being kept under wraps, Winnie lovers are promised an exclusive 25-piece collection. We’re encouraged to sign up ahead of the release online and in the shop’s London Piccadilly branch. Those who sign up online can access the Pooh-niverse an hour before everyone else.
Just when you think you know there everything there is to know about Pooh, get ready to have your world turned upside down. The original Winnie-the-Pooh was actually a girl. Considering Jim Cummings (a man in case you hadn’t guessed) has voiced Pooh since back in 1997, this one’s a little confusing. I know that Nancy Cartwright voices Bart Simpson, but I just can’t my head around this one.
The book Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear confirms that Winnie’s real name is Winnipeg and “she” comes from Canada. Author Lindsay Mattick is the granddaughter of Lieutenant Harry Colebourn — a WWI soldier who brought Winnipeg from Canada to her new home in London Zoo.
Ok, so technically, the cartoon and movie version of Winnie is classed as a boy, but the original version was based on a girl. Mattick wanted to release the book with illustrator Sophie Blackall to show how loved Winnie was.
I won’t be able to look at my Cath Kidston Pooh collection in the same way ever again. Cath Kidston is no stranger to Disney collaborations and has previously released themed collections for the likes of The Jungle Book and Alice in Wonderland.
[Featured Image: Disney/Cath Kidston Instagram]