Owl always seemed like he was trying to hard...very pretentious IMO, lol. Rabbits have always been my favorite animal since I was a child, but Rabbit from 'Winnie the Pooh' got a little annoying at times. He's one of the more complex characters from that series, so maybe it was my younger self not understanding that individuals have layers to themI never liked or trusted Owl much. Though Owl had his good points. And I didn't dislike Owl nearly as much as I actively disliked Rabbit and wished for his demise at the hand of the heffalumps or woozels.
I wouldn't be surprised if Owl connived Mr. Toad into a making bad real estate deal. Then heartbroken after realizing he got tricked out of his estate for a second time, Toad quickly ended up in that pet cemetary.
Kinda looks like Jean Lafitte...I guess there are differences, the portrait is wearing a tricorn, while the animatronic is wearing the classic jolly roger hat. There is a difference with the coat as well. It looks blue, while the other is red. And the portrait doesn't have a braided beard.
That used to be the location of Mr. Toad's Wild Ride which took up space where both Winnie the Pooh and Princess Fairytale Hall is now (there were two tracks). Pooh occupies the approximate location of the "left" track of Mr. Toad. But I guess your question is "Why Owl?" Probably from how owls are usually portrayed as being smart, etc. Even in the Tootsie Pop commercial, the kid is asking an owl how many licks it takes to get to the center of a Tootsie pop.
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