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'Christopher Robin' review: Winnie-the-Pooh reminds a middle-age workaholic the joys of doing nothing

Two key dates in the annals of Winnie-the-Pooh:

Dec. 24, 1925: A.A. Milne publishes a front-page children's story in the London Evening News, changing the name of his nascent bear character (formerly Edward) to Winnie-the-Pooh. The bear is inspired by his son, Christopher Robin Milne, his stuffed teddy, and the Ashdown Forest near Milne's residence in East Sussex, England. The name Winnie came from a famous bear housed in the London zoo.

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