A makeover for Winnie the PoohApril 10, 2008
Winnie the Pooh has something to cheer about as he will soon be getting a makeover. Kidada Jones, a celebrity designer shall be designing a fresh capsule apparel collection that will hit American stores by the end of this April and in Europe starting Fall. The artists at Disney are in full swing to make Pooh trendier. Jones did an excellent job for Disney when she transformed Tinkerbell, Alice in Wonderland and a hose of other classic cartoon characters into hipster icons and that’s what Disney wants from Jones again. "He's like the Buddha of Disney," is what Jones said of Pooh. "He's in a class of his own." Jones along with her actress sister, Rashida Jones, happen to be marvelous multi-taskers. Apart from painting an Air Jordan-shod Pooh hanging onto a blue colored balloon gliding across the sky (miniature picture), Jones and Mouawad are working together to create a line of fine jewelry based on Pinocchio, Jiminy Cricket and "It's a Small World."