Thursday, August 21, 2008

Winnie the Pooh - Yoko Shimomura

On this day in 1920, Daphne Milne, wife of the famous author Alan Alexander Milne (more famously known as A.A. Milne), gave birth to a son and the couple named him Christopher Robin Milne.

It was this child that inspired the world of Winnie-the-Pooh. A.A. Milne created characters based on his son's stuffed animals. That was in 1926.

Forty years later, Disney released Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree, forever placing Winnie the Pooh in pop culture history.

The version that I have posted today is by YOKO SHIMOMURA, a Japanese composer and musician. She is best known for her work in the video game world having provided soundtracks for Street Fighter II, Super Mario RPG and the Kingdom Hearts series.

It is the KINGDOM HEARTS SOUNDTRACK where you can hear many video game soundtrack versions of some of your favourite Disney songs and here is a small sample.

Winnie the Pooh
Yoko Shimomura


Ladytink_534 said...

I liked her work in Kingdom of Hearts. This was one of my favorite areas of the game!

coolshades said...

Kingdom Hearts is one of those games that I was never able to figure out. I played it for about an hour, got stuck on a certain level, and never was able to pass it. :S

I never knew the origin of Winnie the Pooh. Thanks for the info :)

Crazypants Boleyn said...

The Kingdom Hearts soundtrack was released in 2002, not 2005.

And I'd love to see more of the KH music featured here. ;)