By C. Young
Updated November 27, 2001 11:29 AM
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An early prototype of Harry Potter, Christopher Robin first appeared in a story with Winnie the Pooh, Piglet, Tigger and Eeyore in the London Evening News in 1925. Since then his adventures with the honey-loving bear Pooh have enchanted millions of children in books and cartoons. Author A.A. Milne based Christopher Robin on his own four-year-old son who saw a Canadian black bear called Winnie at the London Zoo. Now Pooh fans the world over will be able see the real Christopher Robin in a documentary by the British Broadcasting Corporation that marks the 75th anniversary of the books. “I couldn’t believe I had discovered actual footage of the real Christopher Robin Milne,” said producer Helen Kent in a BBC Web site interview. The clip shows Christopher Robin in a pageant in Ashdown Forest, which is described in A.A. Milne’s autobiography. Pooh fans still visit the spot to witness firsthand such literary landmarks as Pooh Sticks Bridge. Now if we just had footage of the bear.