American mass media and entertainment firm Disney was celebrating the birth of the British Royal baby by releasing a 25 second long “Winnie the Pooh” animation. The character carrying a blue book through the Hundred Acre Woods eventually arrived at the Windsor Castle, where he reads the book to Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, alongside cartoon versions of the child’s parents, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry.
The animation was drawn by Kim Raymond, a Senior Principal Artist at Disney, in the classic style of the 1926 A.A. Milne book, “Winnie-the-Pooh.” The original novel was illustrated by artist E. H. Shepard.
To celebrate the birth of Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, @Disney have created a special Winnie-the-Pooh animation as a gift for Harry and Meghan. The short was hand-painted in watercolour by Disney’s senior principal artist Kim Raymond. Really special🎨 pic.twitter.com/PrY5wlMeBQ
— Omid Scobie (@scobie) May 9, 2019
Disney announced on Facebook that the animation is the “beginning of a grand adventure.”
Their Facebook page wrote, “”Congratulations from Disney to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and The Royal Family on the arrival of Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor!”
This isn’t the first time Winnie the Pooh has met a member of the royal family. In May 2016, Disney uploaded a 17-minute video in which the cartoon character meets Queen Elizabeth on her 90th birthday.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle welcomed their first child, a baby boy named Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, on Monday. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex then introduced their son to the world during a photocall at Windsor Castle on Wednesday last week.
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