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Rupert Bear turns 90 – but it's just another day at the office

8 November 2010 6:48 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Cartoon character becomes a nonagenarian, leaving young ursine rivals Winnie the Pooh and Paddington Bear in the shade

With the stoical can-do attitude which has carried him through the decades, Rupert Bear is back at work today without a mention of the 90th birthday which makes him the undoubted senior celebrity media bear.

The character is six years older than Winnie the Pooh (born 1926) and 38 years older than Paddington (born 1958).

Rupert typically made no mention of the event. In the two frames of the strip published today in the Daily Express, "the strange man gives Rupert some sandwiches and a glass of milk" and Rupert then accompanies him to a dark cellar. Children, do not try this at home.

The 90th birthday of the strip first launched on 8 November 1920 as part of a newspaper circulation war, was marked by a party yesterday at the Rupert Bear museum in Canterbury – the »

- Maev Kennedy

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