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Encyclopedia > Owl (Winnie the Pooh)
Disney's interpretation of Owl
Disney's interpretation of Owl

Owl is a fictional character in A. A. Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh books and in Disney's Winnie the Pooh cartoons. Owl's character is obviously based on the stereotype of the "wise old owl", although in the books, the quality of Owl's "wisdom" is sometimes questionable. Owl can spell his name Wol and Tuesday (so that you know it isn't Wednesday), but his spelling goes all to pieces over delicate words like measles and buttered toast. He can also read, although only if no-one is looking over his shoulder. Image File history File linksMetadata Owl54. ... A fictional character is any person who appears in a work of fiction. ... Alan Alexander Milne (January 18, 1882 – January 31, 1956), also known as A. A. Milne, was a British author, best known for his books about the teddy bear Winnie-the-Pooh and for various childrens poems. ... Winnie the Pooh Winnie-the-Pooh is a fictional bear created by A. A. Milne. ... Disney may refer to: The Walt Disney Company and its divisions, including Walt Disney Pictures. ... Edward Winnie-the-Pooh Bear, sometimes referred to as Pooh, is a fictional bear created by A. A. Milne. ... Families Strigidae Tytonidae Ogygoptyngidae (fossil) Palaeoglaucidae (fossil) Protostrigidae (fossil) Sophiornithidae (fossil) Synonyms Strigidae sensu Sibley & Ahlquist Owls are solitary and nocturnal birds of prey. ...

Owl is a good friend of Winnie the Pooh, Christopher Robin, and all the other inhabitants of the Forest. He is always happy to offer his opinions, advice, and anecdotes - whether or not they are actually wanted. Owl also enjoys telling stories about his relatives, including his aunt who laid a seagull's egg by mistake and his Uncle Robert who once survived a very blusterous day. Edward Winnie-the-Pooh Bear, sometimes referred to as Pooh, is a fictional bear created by A. A. Milne. ... Christopher Robin is a character in the Winnie-the-Pooh books. ...

In the Winnie-the-Pooh book, Owl lives in a tree known as The Chestnuts, located in the middle of the Hundred Acre Wood and described as an "old world residence of great charm" which is grand enough to have both a door-knocker and a bell-pull. That house is blown down by a storm in the eighth chapter of House at Pooh Corner. Eeyore eventually discovers what he believes is the perfect new house for Owl, apparently without noticing that it is actually Piglet's house. Nonetheless, Piglet offers the house to Owl, and he presumably moves in. Owl made a sign indicating that he planned to call his new house "The Wolery". Winnie the Pooh Winnie-the-Pooh is a fictional bear created by A. A. Milne. ... 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. ... The House at Pooh Corner (1928) is the second volume of stories about Winnie the Pooh, by A. A. Milne. ... Eeyore, as depicted by Disney Eeyore is a character from the book series Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne. ... Piglet is a fictional character from A. A. Milnes Winnie-the-Pooh books. ...

Unlike most of the original cast of the books, the illustrations of Owl look more like a living animal and than a stuffed one. This idea is also supported by Rabbit's comment to him, "You and I have brains. The others have fluff." In Ernest H. Shepard's illustrations, Owl appears to be about a head shorter than Pooh, and a little below hip-height to Christopher Robin. He is sometimes but not always drawn wearing reading glasses. When the illustrations show him writing, he holds the pen in his talons, not with his wing. 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. ... 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. ...

Owl appears in chapters IV, VI, VIII, IX, and X of Winnie-the-Pooh. He also appears in chapters V, VIII, IX, and X of The House at Pooh Corner, and is mentioned in several other chapters.

Disney Cartoon Version

The original voice of Owl in the Disney films was Hal Smith. After his death, Andre Stojika replaced him as the voice of Owl. Toshiya Ueda does his Japanese voice. Harold John Hal Smith (August 24, 1916 - January 28, 1994) was an American character actor and voice-over artist. ... Toshiya Ueda , born February 24, 1933 in Sapporo, Hokkaido) is a veteran seiyū who works for 81 Produce. ...

In the Disney cartoon, Owl speaks in Received Pronunciation. The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) is one of the largest media and entertainment corporations in the world. ... Note: This page or section contains IPA phonetic symbols in Unicode. ...

Kingdom Hearts Version

Owl plays a small role in the video game Kingdom Hearts. He portrays his character as he is in the books and series, being the most sensible and articulate. His main role is to explain the minigames in the 100 Acre Wood. Kingdom Hearts video game. ...

Other Appearances

Owl makes a cameo appearance in Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas. In the Mickey saga, he is in the background at the Firemen's Orchestra. Mickeys Once Upon a Christmas is an animated christmas television special made directly for video by The Walt Disney Company in 1999. ...

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