Winnie the Pooh is a fictional teddy bear and the title character from A. A. Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh (1926) and The House at Pooh Corner (1928). Pooh is one of the most popular characters adapted for film and television by Walt Disney and was included in TV Guide's list of the 50 greatest cartoon characters of all time in 2002 and also has his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Disney's version of Winnie-the-Pooh was originally voiced by Sterling Holloway, who voiced the character from 1966–1977 in three features that were later used as segments in The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977). Hal Smith took over for the 1981 short Winnie the Pooh Discovers the Seasons, and maintained the role until Jim Cummings took over beginning with the animated series The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1988–1991). Cummings is still the current voice of Pooh, as well as Tigger.