A.A. Milne’s Winnie the Pooh stories have the power to charm children and adults alike. The antics of the “bear of very little brain” and other delightful animals in Hundred Acre Wood are sprinkled with words of wisdom and valuable life lessons. But did you know that Mormons have played a big role in Disney’s Winnie the Pooh productions over the past few decades? Here are five fascinating connections.
1. Church member Brady Bluhm played the voice of Christopher Robin in three Winnie the Pooh animated films in the 1990s.
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Bluhm, who was born on July 6, 1983, starred in Pooh's Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin (1997), Winnie the Pooh: A Valentine for You (1999),and Winnie the Pooh: Seasons of Giving (1999). He also had roles in several hit television shows, including Doogie Howser, M.D.; Walker, Texas Ranger; Star Trek: Voyager; and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.
Bluhm served a mission in Concepción, Chile, and married his wife, Abbie, in 2010.