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 appeared in six movies: including The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Pooh's Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin, The Tigger Movie Seasons Of Giving and Piglet's Big Movie.
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 does 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 is very intelligent compared to most other characters (the other particularly intelligent character being Rabbit), but does not read or spell very well - he spells his own name "Wol", writes "A very happy birthday, with love from Pooh" as "Hipy Papy Bthuthdth Thuthda Bthuthdy" and misreads "School" as "Skull".
- Welcome to Pooh Corner (1983-1986)
- The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1988-1995)
- The Book of Pooh (2001-2004)
- Boo to You Too! Winnie the Pooh(1996)
- A Winnie the Pooh Thanksgiving (1998)
- Winnie the Pooh: A Valentine for You (1999)
- Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree (1966)
- Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day (1968)
- The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977)
- Winnie the Pooh and a Day for Eeyore (1983)
- Pooh's Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin (1997)
- Winnie the Pooh: Seasons of Giving (1999)
- The Tigger Movie (2000)
- Piglet's Big Movie (2003)
- Winnie-the-Pooh (2011 film)
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))
- In Arabic, Owl is known as ظاظا or Zaza in English letters, he is currently voiced by Ayman Abdulrahman.
- In Brazil, Owl is known as Corujão and was voiced by famous Brazilian voice actor Orlando Drummond Cardoso in all his appearances except for some episodes of The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, in which he was voiced by Amaury Costa. Additionally, Mauro Ramos provides Owl’s singing voice in the Brazilian dub of Pooh's Grand Adventure, while in The Book of Pooh it is Orlando Drummond himself who does the character's singing.
- In France, Owl's name is Maître Hibou. In French dub, he is voiced by Henry Djanik (the same voice of Eeyore) in New Adventures and by Bernard Alane in the movies.
- In Italy, Owl is called Uffa and is voiced by Massimo Corvo.
- In Japan, the character is voiced by Toshiya Ueda.
- In the German Books he is female and his name is Oile.
Owl seems to be very interested in his family’s history, and often shares stories with his friends about his many notable relatives. Through the years, Owl has been collecting old pictures of his relatives and displaying them on a wall of his house. When put together, the pictures form Owl’s family tree.