Owl is an aged wise owl who likes to tell stories and can be very serious, although most of time he is just calm and even has a happy-go-lucky attitude at times.
Owl's house is located on a tree in the middle of the Hundred Acre Wood. He enjoys tea and telling old stories about his relatives and himself. Owl was introduced in the book Winnie-the-Pooh and appeared as a recurring character in The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh and The Book of Pooh. He also appeared as a supporting character in The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Pooh's Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin, The Tigger Movie and Piglet's Big Movie, and the deuteragonist of Winnie the Pooh.
For unknown reasons, however, after Piglet's Big Movie (2003) Owl ceased to appear in other Disney productions, thus becoming the only main character of A.A. Milne's books to be absent in the CGI series My Friends Tigger & Pooh. Some have speculated, however, that Owl's role as a character to which the others turned to for advice did not fit the nature of My Friends Tigger & Pooh, in which the Super Sleuths work to solve the Wood's problems. Owl did, however, return in the 2011 Winnie the Pooh film.
Owl appears in the 2018 live action film Christopher Robin where he, along with his friends, reunite with a now adult Christopher Robin. He is voiced by English actor Toby Jones (who also voiced Dobby).
In the Japanese versions of the Kingdom Hearts games, he is voiced by the late Toshiya Ueda.
- Winnie-the-Pooh (1926)
- The House at Pooh Corner (1928)
- Welcome to Pooh Corner (1983-1986)
- The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1988-1991)
- The Book of Pooh (2001-2002)
- A Winnie the Pooh Thanksgiving (1998)
- Winnie the Pooh: A Valentine for You (1999)
- Boo to You Too: Winnie the Pooh (1996)
- Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree (short film) (1966, major role)
- Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day (short film) (1968, major role)
- The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977, supporting role)
- Winnie the Pooh and a Day for Eeyore (short film) (1983, major role)
- Pooh's Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin (1997, secondary role)
- Winnie the Pooh: Seasons of Giving (1999, minor role)
- The Tigger Movie (2000, supporting role)
- Piglet's Big Movie (2003, minor role)
- Winnie-the-Pooh (2011 film, major role)
- Christopher Robin (2018, supporting role)
Songs by Owl include:
- Girls are Like Boys (Winnie the Pooh: A Valentine for You)
- Adventure Is a Wonderful Thing (Pooh's Grand Adventure)
- The Backson Song (Winnie the Pooh (2011 film))