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Stаtuеs оf Fiсtiоnаl Сhаrасtеrs
Sometimes you can see a statue that honours a fictional character. It is not a surprise, there are many books that people love so much that they decide to make a statue of their beloved character.
Here are some examples.
The Statue of the Bremen Town Musicians
Bremen Town Musicians is a public art work by artist Gerhard Marcks located at the Lynden Sculpture Garden near Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The bronze sculpture is based on the fairytale by the Brothers Grimm.
It is made up of a donkey, dog, cat, and rooster, each stacked on top of each other and smaller than the last.
The "Town Musicians of Bremen" is a popular German fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm. It tells the story of four aging domestic animals,who after a lifetime of hard work are neglected and mistreated by their former masters. Eventually, they decide to run away and become town musicians in the city of Bremen. Contrary to the story's title the characters never arrive in Bremen, as they succeed in tricking and scaring off a band of robbers, capturing their spoils, and moving into their house. .
The Statue of Winnie-the-Pooh
In White River City in Canada you can see this colorful statue of Winnie-the-Pooh. The famous bear is sitting in a tree with his pot of honey.
Alexander Milne wrote the first book about Winnie-the-Pooh in 1926, there were many sequels. Winnie-the-Pooh and his friends Piglets, Tiger are still very popular in all countries around the world. Walt Disney Company produced several animated series about their adventures.
The Statue of The Storytellers
The Storytellers statue at Shanghai Disneyland
Storytellers is a bronze statue depicting Walt Disney standing next to his most famous creation, Mickey Mouse.
Mickey Mouse is a cartoon character created in 1928 by The Walt Disney Company, who also serves as the brand's mascot. An anthropomorphic mouse who typically wears red shorts, large yellow shoes, and white gloves, Mickey is one of the world's most recognizable fictional characters.
Walter Elias Disney was an American entrepreneur, animator, writer, voice actor, and film producer. A pioneer of the American animation industry, he introduced several developments in the production of cartoons. As a film producer, Disney holds the record for most Academy Awards earned by an individual, having won 22 Oscars from 59 nominations.
The Statue of Sherlock Holmes
The Statue of Sherlock Holmes – the most famous detective in the world – stands in London, England.
Arthur Conan Doyle wrote 56 stories about Holmes, the first book appeared in 1887
A detective whose abilities border on the fantastic, Holmes is famous for his logical reasoning, his ability to adopt almost any disguise, and his ability to solve difficult cases.
There are very many films and TV series about Holmes’ adventuries.
The statue stands in London, in Baker Street, Holmes is wearing his famous cap and smoking a pipe.
The Statue of Mary Poppins
The Statue of Mary Poppins stands in Maryborough, Australia. Mary Poppins is a magical nanny who can do a lot of stings: she can talk to the animals, travel in time and she can fly by umbrella.
Pamela Travers wrote the first book about Mary Poppins in 1934, it was very successful and she wrote more books about Mary Poppins’ adventures. In the books the East wind brings Mary Poppins to the Banks’ family to care for their children: Jane and Michael. There are Russian and American films about Mary Poppins.
In the photo you can see that Mary Poppins is holding her umbrella in her left hand.
The Statue of Paddington Bear
The statue of Paddington Bear at London Paddington station is a bronze sculpture by Marcus Cornish. Erected in 2000, it marks the association between Michael Bond's fictional bear and the station from which his name derives. Paddington wears a hat, has a label around his neck and sits on a suitcase.
The author Michael Bond introduced Paddington Bear to the world in 1958. Inspired by his purchase of a teddy bear as a Christmas present for his wife, and naming the bear Paddington as the couple lived near Paddington Station, Bond imagined the arrival of a real bear at the station in his first novel, A Bear Called Paddington.
Paddington travels to London from Lima, Peru, stowed away in the life boat of a transatlantic vessel, equipped only with a small suitcase, some marmalade sandwiches and a note attached to his coat which reads, "Please look after this bear. Thank you". Adopted by the Brown family, he undergoes a series of adventures, published in fourteen volumes between 1958 and 2018.The last in the series, Paddington's Finest Hour, was published posthumously, following Bond's death at the age of 91 on 27 June 2017.
The Statue of Peter Pan
Monument to Peter Pan, Kensington Gardens, London
The statue of Peter Pan is a bronze sculpture of J. M. Barrie's character Peter Pan.
A free-spirited young boy who can fly and never grows up, Peter Pan spends his never-ending childhood having adventures on the mythical island of Neverland as the leader of the Lost Boys, interacting with fairies, pirates, mermaids, Native Americans, and occasionally ordinary children from the world outside Neverland.
The Statue of Alice
In New York, USA there is a large sculpture that depicts Alice, from Lewis Carroll's classic Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Alice is sitting on a giant mushroom and there are many other characters from the book around her: the White Rabbit, the Cheshire cat and Mad Hatter.
English author Lewis Carroll wrote the book Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland in 1865. It tells of a girl who falls down a rabbit hole into a fantasy world where peculiar, funny creatures live.
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