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Wednesday, 21 December 2016
Six dwarves and Brian
I see some of you couldn't wait until the 25th to cut the cake. Today I will decorate ours. It will be - as all the others done since the children really were children - be rat-themed. Don't ask, it's a long story told and illustrated years ago, but 24 years constitutes age-old tradition in this house.
They're changing the way they change the Guard at Buckingham Palace. Christopher Robin and Alice will have to go there on foot for the time being, and not cadge a lift in a lorry from Sussex as normal.
I read the autobiography of the real Christopher Robin last year (reviewed) and he struck me as a sad character whose childhood was stolen by his fictional self and the bear, who forever wanders some quite wood in Sussex...
Then Disney came along and stole everyone else's childhood (also reviewed). Now that is what I call plain greedy.
One of the Gringold Bank gnomes was on the radio this morning. He is currently playing 'Grumpy' in a production of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves.
Disney does not allow the names of their dwarves to be used in any other production but their own, so in this version he is called by his real name - Brian.