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When Linus Met Sally and Other Famous Fictional Couples

VALENTINE'S DAY
You have to be pretty hard-hearted to not get a least a little lump in your thought when you think of some of fictional couples. But have you ever stopped to think just how these crazy lovebirds ever got together? The answers may surprise you.

Linus Van Pelt and Sally Brown
According to the comic strip, Charlie Brown’s sister, Sally was born on May 26, 1959 where Charlie marked the occasion by passing out chocolate cigars to his friends. She grew up quickly. She took her first steps on August 22, 1960 and she fell in love with Linus, Lucy’s brother, on the next day. It was love at first sight, at least on her part. Sally has often referred to Linus as her “Sweet Baboo.” Her dedication to her man seems endless. She has missed out on “tricks and treats” by sitting in a pumpkin patch waiting for the Great Pumpkin and she was incensed that Linus would snub her a Valentine’s gift in favor for his teacher, Miss Othmar. Still, she clings hopelessly in love with the stripe …

Ewan McGregor Plays Christopher Robin in New Disney Flick

Winnie the Pooh's New Movie "Christopher Robin"
Oh bother! Winnie-the-Pooh is back to rescue Christopher Robin. (Disney)

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Disney is busy at work teasing fans for its upcoming movies including the Star Wars movie Solo, The Incredibles 2, and Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2. Yesterday, a new teaser trailer for Mary Poppins Returns was released and today the studio is giving the first information about a new live action movie based on the Winnie-the-Pooh franchise.

Tomorrow, Disney will unveil its first look at Christopher Robin, which will be featured here on Writer of Pop. Christopher Robin of course is the owner of the bear "stuffed with fluff" and other friends in the 100 Acre Wood. In the new movie, he has grown up and lost his way. Now it is up to his childhood friends to venture into our world and help Christopher Robin remember the loving and playful boy who is still inside. The tagline on the poster states, "Sooner or later, your past catches up to you."

The movie is directed by Marc Forster from a screenplay by Alex Ross Perry and Allison Schroeder and a story by Perry based on characters created by A.A. Milne. The producers are Brigham Taylor and Kristin Burr with RenĂ©e Wolfe and Jeremy Johns serving as executive producers. The film stars Ewan McGregor as Christopher Robin; Hayley Atwell as his wife Evelyn; Bronte Carmichael as his daughter Madeline; and Mark Gatiss as Keith Winslow, Robin’s boss. The film also features the voices of: Jim Cummings as Winnie the Pooh; Chris O’Dowd as Tigger; Toby Jones as Owl; Nick Mohammed as Piglet; Peter Capaldi as Rabbit; Sophie Okonedo as Kanga and Brad Garrett will be the voice of Eeyore. Can you think of a better person to voice the downtrodden donkey?

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