Eeyore from Winnie the Pooh

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Eeyore is a favorite amongst most admirers of Winnie the Pooh characters and he is an unbelievably loveable donkey who is dismally gloomy for almost eternity. But that’s not Eeyore’s perception of himself, according to him; he doesn’t expect too much of himself and therefore remains quiet for most of the time. That in no ways means he isn’t an intelligent animal, he is actually quite knowledgeable yet he confines his knowledge to himself. This is the reason why he is very quiet most of the time and a bit depressed. Eeyore, a very gloomy, blue-gray donkey, is stuffed with sawdust. His appearance is highlighted by a small light pink bow on his tail; this reflects well on this animal when there is an occasional hint of joy that surfaces in Eeyore.

Eeyore has very little expectations from his friends and therefore wherever there is an occasion where his friends gather around his to help him, his thoughts of receiving the worst are dismissed and he has a feeling of being grateful to them. Eeyore’s biggest problem is when his tail falls off and that happens frequently (he has lost it many times). And this is where his friends help him the most and amongst all friends Christopher Robin is the one who mostly undertakes the job of fixing Eeyore’s tail. Christopher uses a drawing pin to reattach the tail. Owl once mistook Eeyore’s tail for being a bell-pull. He shall often pretend that he is helping his friends in their time of need because he has nothing better to do but that in no way means he is unwilling to help, Eeyore is always ready to lend a helping hand to his friends.

Eeyore is a donkey who is about 18 inches in height and 27 inches in length. Eeyore resides in the southeast corner of the 100 Acre Wood, an area marked as "Eeyore's Gloomy Place: Rather Boggy and Sad" presented in the book’s map area. His favourite food is thistles. Amongst his other preferences are pots and red balloons. Eeyore’s birthday fall on the 10th of May, 1871 which the date when he was made.Eeyore loves being remembered on his birthday and likes to blow the cake while his other friends join him in the celebration whereas be dislikes being bounced, he is not fond of swimming and dislikes broken thistles. His other concern is that his house keeps falling down (he has to rebuild it again, and again, and again.....). Pooh and Piglet built Eeyore’s house using sticks located at the House at Pooh corner as they mistaking assumed that the original house that Eeyore built for a pile of sticks.

Eeyore has a poor opinion of the other animals living in the 100 Acre Wood, according to Eeyore the other animals have “No brain at all, some of them”, “only grey fluff that’s blown into their heads by mistake”. Eeyore’s opinion is taken from The House at Pooh Corner, chapter 1.

Eeyore has appeared in Winnie the Pooh cartoons which Disney has made. Ralph Wright provided the voice for Eeyore for the Disney Winnie the Pooh movies. His current voice is voice actor Peter Cullen. In the cartoons, Eeyore is quite often depicted as a burden carrying animal; he was ridden by Rabbit while looking for train ‘borrowers’ in The Pooh With A Name and The Tigger Without A Name. In almost each of the Disney cartoons Eeyore’s house has been bounced down. The woozles are the ones to do this act and its all the more sad things for Eeyore as he is not well acquainted with rebuilding houses.

It is well known that Eeyore has a depressive nature and he is always gloomy, but he is also a compassionate animal. This is shown when Eeyore is able to grow a plant which Rabbit, a much respected gardener is unable to grow. Eeyore achieves this by giving the plant some of his love.

Because Eeyore is made of sawdust, thus when he lost his tail in the 100 Acre Wood, Owl found it and began using it as bell-pull outside his door. Then Winnie the Pooh found it and ultimately Christopher Robin pins it onto his back, much to his delight that he has his lost tail fixed. Eeyore will often enquire that if his tail has been properly fixed and at the right point.

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