Thu, 16 May, 2019
The brilliant way Disney celebrated the birth of baby Archie
Plenty of babies and young children have Disney products in their possession, but not many can say they have a special gift directly from the animation company itself.
Following the arrival of baby Archie Mountbatten-Windsor on May 6, Disney created a Winnie-The-Pooh animation video to celebrate his birth.
The brilliant clip details the honey-loving bear travelling all the way to Windsor Palace to bring a special book to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and the newborn son in a cradle.
In the animation, Winnie-the-Pooh travels all the way from the Hundred Acre Wood to the new royal parents, with a book with a crown on the cover under his arm.
The bear then is seen sitting beside the Duke and Duchess as they flip through the book with a smile on their faces.
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
The video was shared to social media, garnering in over 7,000 likes and retweets with the caption: “The short was hand-painted in watercolour by Disney’s senior principal artist Kim Raymond.”
Royal commentator Omid Scobie shared the sweet animation, one that might have had quite a profound impact on Prince Harry in particular.
When his nephew Prince Louis was born in April last year, the Prince reportedly bought a very special gift for the latest royal arrival, which was a rare first-edition of the AA Milne classic.
The book, Winnie-The-Pooh was published originally in 1926 and is reported to cost upwards of $15,000.
Royal insiders claimed the first-of-its-kind novel was just a small part of a number of first editions Prince Harry planned to obtain for his young nephews and niece.
“He originally wanted to get Lewis Carroll’s Through The Looking Glass, which was on sale for £24,000 ($AU45,000), but decided Winnie-The-Pooh would be more suitable reading material,” they told The Sun last year.
Scroll through the gallery above to see the special animation for baby Archie through images.