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The original stuffed toys owned by Christopher Robin Milne and featured in the Winnie-the-Pooh stories. Eeyore is top right

Eeyore is a character in the book series Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne. He is a pessimistic, gloomy, old, depressed, grey stuffed donkey who is a friend of Winnie-the-Pooh. Eeyore's name is a phonetic representation of the donkey's bray: an onomatopoeia, possibly derived from the baby talk name for the animal. Image File history File linksMetadata The_original_Winnie_the_Pooh_toys. ... Image File history File linksMetadata The_original_Winnie_the_Pooh_toys. ... A book series is a sequence of books with common characteristics, typically written by the same author, or marketed as a group by their publisher. ... Winnie the Pooh Winnie-the-Pooh is a fictional bear created by A. A. Milne. ... Alan Alexander Milne (January 18, 1882 _ January 31, 1956), also known as A. A. Milne, is an English author best known for his books about the talking stuffed bear; Winnie the Pooh and for various childrens poems, some of which also feature Winnie-the-Pooh and friends. ... Pessimists see the world as uninviting and cruel. ... For preserved dead animals, see taxidermy. ... Binomial name Linnaeus, 1758 For other uses, see Donkey (disambiguation). ... For the supervillain, see Onomatopoeia (comics). ... This article is about the form of speech. ...


Physically, Eeyore is described as an "old grey donkey". In Ernest H. Shepard's illustrations, he appears to be about waist-high to Pooh and about knee-high to Christopher Robin. He has a long tail, of which he is very fond, but also prone to losing. (Owl once mistakes it for a bell-rope.) Christopher Robin is able to reattach the tail with a nail. Ratty and Mole messing about in boats in E.H. Shepards illustration to The Wind in the Willows Ernest Howard Shepard (December 10, 1879 – March 24, 1976) was an English artist and book illustrator. ... Poo or Pooh may refer to: Winnie the Pooh, the nickname of Pooh, a character in the books by A. A. Milne Poo (EarthBound), a playable character from the Super Nintendo game EarthBound Poo (or poop), a slang term for feces. ... Christopher Robin is a character in the Winnie-the-Pooh stories. ... Disneys interpretation of Owl Owl is a fictional character in A. A. Milnes Winnie-the-Pooh books and in Disneys Winnie the Pooh cartoons. ...


Eeyore is apparently able to write, or at least recognize letters such as the letter A that he teaches to Piglet in the fifth chapter of The House at Pooh Corner. He spells his own name "eoR" when signing the "rissolution" that the animals give to Christopher Robin as a farewell present in the final chapter of The House at Pooh Corner. Eeyore also wrote the awkwardly-rhymed poem called, "POEM", which appeared on the "rissolution", making him the only character in the Winnie-the-Pooh books other than Pooh himself who attempts to write poetry. Eeyore is also surprisingly good at the game Poohsticks, winning more times than anyone else when it is played in the sixth chapter of The House at Pooh Corner. The real stuffed toys owned by Christopher Robin and featured in the Winnie-the-Pooh stories. ... A 1944 version of The House at Pooh Corner The House at Pooh Corner (1928) is the second volume of stories about Winnie the Pooh, by A. A. Milne. ... Poohsticks Bridge, Ashdown Forest Poohsticks is a game first mentioned as being played by Winnie the Pooh and friends in the book The House at Pooh Corner by A. A. Milne, as well as in the animated featurette Winnie the Pooh and a Day for Eeyore. ...


Eeyore lives in the southeast corner of the Hundred Acre Wood, in an area labeled "Eeyore's Gloomy Place" on the map in the book. He has a stick house there, called the House at Pooh corner, which Pooh and Piglet built for him after accidentally mistaking the original house that Eeyore built for a pile of sticks. The Hundred Acre Wood is the fictional land inhabited by Winnie the Pooh and his friends in the Pooh series of childrens stories by author A.A. Milne. ...


Eeyore's favorite food is thistles. Species See text Thistles are perennial flowering plants of the genus Cirsium. ...


Eeyore appears in chapters IV, VI, VIII, and X of Winnie-the-Pooh, and is mentioned in a few others. He also appears in all the chapters of The House at Pooh Corner except chapter VII.


Eeyore's "birthday" is December 25, 1921, the date when Christopher Robin Milne received a stuffed toy donkey as a Christmas present. is the 359th day of the year (360th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1921 (MCMXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar). ... Christopher Robin Milne (August 21, 1920 – April 20, 1996) was the son of author Alan Alexander Milne and Dorothy de Selincourt. ...


Disney cartoon version

Eeyore as depicted by Disney

Eeyore also appears in the Winnie-the-Pooh cartoons which were popularized by Disney studios. In the Disney's cartoon, he was originally voiced by Ralph Wright (who was also a major writer for Disney); his current voice actor is Peter Cullen. In Kingdom Hearts II, he is voiced by Gregg Berger. Image File history File links Eeyore. ... Disney may refer to: The Walt Disney Company and its divisions, including Walt Disney Pictures. ... Cartoons started in the 1930s and 40s. ... Disney may refer to: The Walt Disney Company and its divisions, including Walt Disney Pictures. ... Ralph Wright (May 17, 1906 - March 20, 1988). ... Peter Cullen, born in Montreal, Canada is a voice actor who is best known for providing the voices for Optimus Prime and Ironhide, in the original Transformers series and the narrator in both American Voltron series. ... Kingdom Hearts II ) is an action role-playing game developed by Square Enix and published by Square Enix and Buena Vista Games (now Disney Interactive Studios) in 2005 for the Sony PlayStation 2 video game console. ... Gregg Berger is a voice actor who is known for his roles in both TV and video games. ...


Eeyore is often used as a beast of burden in the cartoons, most notably when he was ridden by Rabbit in his search for train "borrowers" in The Tigger Without A Name and The Pooh With A Name. Nearly all of Eeyore's houses in the cartoons have fallen down, been knocked down, or been bounced down. Eeyore is not good at rebuilding the houses; butterflies often knock them down just by landing on them. Yet he soldiers on and rebuilds them time after time. Despite his depressive nature, Eeyore is capable of great compassion, which is shown when he grows a plant that Rabbit, a master gardener, was unable to grow, just by showing the plant a little love. Tigger is a fictional tiger character originally introduced in A. A. Milnes book, The House at Pooh Corner. ... In the fictional world of the book series and cartoons Winnie the Pooh, Rabbit is a responsible rabbit who happens to be a good friend of Winnie the Pooh. ...


Eeyore has also been featured in a number of movies: Piglet's Big Movie, The Tigger Movie and Pooh's Heffalump Movie. He appears at the Walt Disney Parks and Resorts for meet and greets. His catchphrases are "Thanks for noticin' me" and "Ohhh-kayyy." Piglets Big Movie is a 2003 animated feature produced by the DisneyToon Studios in Tokyo, Japan and released by Walt Disney Pictures and Buena Vista Distribution. ... The Tigger Movie is a 2000 film produced by The Walt Disney Company and directed by Jun Falkenstein. ... Poohs Heffalump Movie is an animated Winnie the Pooh film, released by Walt Disney Pictures in 2005. ... Disney Parks Worldwide logo Walt Disney Parks and Resorts is the division of The Walt Disney Company that conceives, builds and manages the companys theme parks and vacation resorts, as well as a variety of additional family-oriented leisure enterprises. ...


In merchandise by The Walt Disney Company, Eeyore sometimes has an uncharacteristic smile. Also, he is somewhat less caustic and sarcastic in the Disney version than in A. A. Milne's original stories. His tail was not always fixed to him by a drawing-pin, although Disney has chosen this as part of his permanent image. Eeyore lost his tail in one of Milne's stories. Owl found it and used it as a bell pull for his door, before Winnie-the-Pooh found it for Eeyore. Christopher Robin then pinned it back on. According to Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree, this was possible because Eeyore is full of sawdust. Also, when Eeyore appears in animation he is colored his natural grey, though he is colored blue with a pink muzzle in merchandising. Disney redirects here. ... A brass thumbtack A thumbtack (known as a drawing-pin in the UK, India, Australia and New Zealand) is a short nail or pin with a large, slightly rounded head made of metal which is used to fasten documents to a background for public display and which can easily be... Winnie the Pooh Winnie-the-Pooh is a fictional bear created by A. A. Milne. ... Christopher Robin is a character in the Winnie-the-Pooh stories. ... This page may meet Wikipedia’s criteria for speedy deletion. ... Sawdust is composed of fine particles of wood. ...


The difference between Milne's and Disney's portrayals of Eeyore may be due to a difference between British and American culture. The original Eeyore is very British, embodying as he does a mixture of pessimism, stoicism, sarcasm and cynicism, all qualities common to the stereotypical British character. Moreover he expresses these attitudes in dry, deadpan humour, again typically British. In her book Watching the English, author Kate Fox lists "Eeyorishness" as a fundamental English characteristic. This characteristic can be found in the Disney version of Rabbit. Kate Fox is a social anthropologist and director of the Social Issues Research Centre (SIRC). ...


Eeyore was featured as one of the guests in House of Mouse and Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse. The House of Mouse is a Disney cartoon show where Mickey Mouse and his friends run a nighclub called The House of Mouse, which shows Disney cartons as part of its floor show. ...


Kingdom Hearts Version

Eeyore also appears as a character in the game Kingdom Hearts and its sequel. Eeyore (イーヨー Īyō?) is a depressed donkey who lives in the 100 Acre Wood. He has no permanent dwelling, and his only shelter is an arranged set of sticks that are always being knocked down. He also constantly misplaces his tail, which is only attached to him by a small nail that keeps slipping out. He goes about with a pessimistic attitude, never really seeing the bright side. However, he is never unwilling to help and he takes life almost stoically in stride. He doesn't have a speaking role in Kingdom Hearts, but in Kingdom Hearts II, he is voiced by Gregg Berger in the English version and Taro Ishida in the Japanese version. This article contains information on the first Kingdom Hearts video game. ... Kingdom Hearts II is an RPG video game sequel to 2002 Kingdom Hearts. ... A restored Stoa in Athens. ... Gregg Berger is a voice actor who is known for his roles in both TV and video games. ... Taro Ishida (石田 太郎 Ishida Tarō, born March 16, 1944) is a seiyu who was born in Kyoto. ...


Influence on popular culture

In more cynical workplaces such as newspaper newsrooms or universities, a co-worker who is constantly a source of depressing and incongruous commentary is sometimes secretly referred to as "Eeyore." Eeyore is also the subject of a long-standing celebration in Austin, Texas called Eeyore's Birthday Party. Austin is the capital of the U.S. state of Texas and the seat of Travis County. ... The Eeyore of Liberty, a statue which combines The Statue of Liberty with Eeyore, frequently appears near the drum circles at this annual event. ...


In the episode of Pinky and the Brain, "Brainy the Poo", Al Gore is parodied in the episode with the animators drawing him imposed on Eeyore's body; thereby making the satirical parallel that Al Gore is just as monotonous, pessimistic and depressing as Eeyore. He is also shown to be full of hot air. This article describes both the animated television series, and the characters from that series. ... This article is about the former Vice President of the United States. ...


In music, Slipknot recorded a song called "Eeyore" although the song appears to have little to do with Eeyore or any of his character traits. Slipknot (sometimes typeset as SlipKnoT to fit their logo) is a Grammy winning American metal band from Des Moines, Iowa. ... Eeyore is the name of the hidden track by the band Slipknots eponymous album and eponymous demo. ...


Eeyore is also mentioned in the solo album by Roger Waters (formerly with Pink Floyd) in The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking. In the track titled: "4:50 am [Go Fishing]", Waters sees himself in a negative light and the cause of the breakup of his relationship. He is reading an excerpt of Winnie the Pooh to his children, while smoking marijuana, and suddenly realizes or associates himself with a passage concerning Eeyore the Old Grey Donkey. "Chapter six. In which Eeyore has a birthday and gets two presents...Eeyore the old grey donkey stood by the side of the stream, and looked at himself in the water. Pathetic he said, that's what it is." George Roger Waters (born September 6, 1943) is an English rock musician; singer, guitarist, bassist, songwriter, and composer. ... Pink Floyd are an English rock band that initially earned recognition for their psychedelic rock music, and, as they evolved, for their progressive rock music. ... The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking is a concept album by British musician Roger Waters. ... Pooh redirects here. ...


In the Vicar of Dibley episode "The Handsome Stranger", the Vicar sets up a book club, but no one reads the selected book. In an attempt to stop the evening from being a total disaster, the Vicar decides to discuss the one book that everyone has read: The Many Adventures of Winnie The Pooh. The discussion seems to centre around Eeyore and his depressive nature. The Vicar of Dibley is a British sitcom created by Richard Curtis, and written by Curtis and Paul Mayhew-Archer. ... The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh is a full-length animated film produced by Walt Disney Productions and first released on March 11, 1977. ...


Swedish heptathlon star Carolina Klüft carries a small Eeyore doll as a mascot. A heptathlon is a sportive contest made up of seven events (from the Greek hepta (seven) and athlon (contest)). More specifically, the term heptathlon refers to an athletics event consisting of seven events. ... Carolina Evelyn Klüft (Swedish IPA: ) (born February 2, 1983) is a Swedish athlete competing in heptathlon, long jump and pentathlon. ...


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Winnie the Pooh - Eeyore (100 words)
Despite this, Eeyore is a very intelligent animal, although he keeps most of his knowledge to himself.
Eeyore loves being remembered on his birthday and hates being bounced.
Eeyore biggest problem is that his tail keeps coming off (he has lost it many times).
Eeyore - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (733 words)
Eeyore's name is a phonetic representation of the donkey's bray: an (onomatopoeia), possibly derived from the baby talk name for the animal.
Eeyore is always overlooked and is often used as a beast of burden, most notably when he was ridden by Rabbit in his search for train "borrowers" in The Tigger Without A Name and The Pooh With A Name.
Despite his depressive nature, Eeyore is capable of great compassion, which is shown when he grows a plant that Rabbit (a master gardener) was unable to grow, just by showing the plant a little love.
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