The Disney Store
A teddy bear (circa 2007), produced for the Disney Store representing Winnie the Pooh. He is made from honey-coloured plush fabric, stuffed with an unknown substance which incorporates plastic pellets (like the 'beans' in a beanie toy) which add weight at the ends of his paws and inside his body, to enable him to sit well. He has been sewn together in such a way as to make sitting his natural position. His 'boot button'-like eyes are made from black plastic and his eyebrows and nose are embroidered in black thread. He is wearing a T-shirt made from very short pile red plush fabric, embroidered on which, in yellow thread is 'Pooh'. Sewn to the base of his left foot is a circular, woven, orange label which has 'Exclusive and Authentic Disney store Original Product' embroidered in grey. Sewn into the seam at his bottom are two white ribbon labels, printed in black. One reads 'Based on the 'Winnie the Pooh' works by A. A. Milne and E. H. Shepard'. The other has details of the Disney Store main office address (Hammersmith, London) and cleaning advice. Attached to his right ear by a nylon tag is a glossy, folded cardboard label which contains Disney Store information, the price and a colour-printed image of several Disney soft toys, including this one.
Purchased for the Museum of Childhood by Mrs Sue J. Fraser (Collections Assistant) in June 2007.
Makers and roles
The Disney Store, maker