Christopher Robin has been axed from the new animated Disney version of Winnie The Pooh.

Robin, who was based on author Aa Milne's real son of the same name, will be replaced by a young tomboyish girl for the 2006 movie, which will feature all the other much-loved characters including Eeyore and RABBIT, and will be aimed at a more politically correct audience.

Nancy Kanter from The Disney Channel insists the character hasn't vanished permanently.

She says, "Christopher Robin is still out there in the woods, playing."