April 11, 2006 Pooh gets a Star!

What a birthday present! On today’s date in 2006, Winnie the Pooh celebrates his 80th birthday by receiving the 2,308th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in California. Pooh is one of a select few animated characters to be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame – an honor that is perfectly timed to the global 18-month long Pooh anniversary celebration Disney kicked off in December 2005. On the same day as the Walk of Fame ceremony, Walt Disney Home Entertainment releases Pooh’s Grand Adventure -The Search for Christopher Robin, for the first time ever on DVD.

The only other Disney characters to be given a star – as of this day – are Mickey, Donald, and Snow White. I think that’s pretty impressive that an animated character can be given a star like that, among Hollywood Royalty. Pooh is still beloved by so many people, and Disney still represents him and his friends in wonderful ways. The Adventures of Winnie the Pooh is one of the most popular attractions at Walt Disney World, and always had a pretty long wait time. People love that Silly Old Bear!


Author: Michele

Michele Atwood is the Owner/Editor of The Main Street Mouse and it’s subsidiaries and author of the book “Moving to Main Street U.S.A.” Michele also contributes Disney news to the Joe Kelley Morning Show on 96.5 WDBO in Orlando. She and her family made the move from Michigan to the Orlando area to pursue their Disney dreams. Michele is a life long Disney fan, and has two sons who have followed suit, each going on their first Disney trip before their first birthday’s. Part of the goal Michele has for The Main Street Mouse is not only to keep members informed, but to create somewhat of a Disney Family by relating to others through personal experiences and opinions. Also, Michele is making it a priority to share stories of inspiration and hope to other Disney Fans in an effort to share the Magic and hopefully make a difference in the lives of others.

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