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A Winnie the Pooh Thanksgiving
Directed by Jun Falkenstein
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Distributor Walt Disney Television Studios
Release date(s) November 22, 1998
Running time 22 Minutes
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A Winnie the Pooh Thanksgiving is a 1998 made-for-TV special featuring the voice talents of Jim Cummings, Paul Winchell, and John Fiedler. This special shows Pooh and his friends learning the true meaning of Thanksgiving. It was nominated for Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Children's Program.


It is Thanksgiving time in the Hundred Acre Wood and Pooh and his friends are all very excited. They prepare a Thanksgiving party and everybody brings something: Pooh brings honey, Piglet brings acorns, Gopher brings lemonade, Owl brings biscuits, Eeyore brings thistles (enough for everybody, despite him acknowledging the fact that he's the only one who likes them), and Tigger brings chocolate ice cream. However, when Rabbit arrives, he points out that these things have nothing to do with Thanksgiving, and that they need something more special. Fortunately, he has a plan: he will decorate the table, Tigger and Eeyore will go into the woods to collect cranberries for sauce, Gopher will make the pumpkin pie, Owl will be responsible for cleaning the dinnerware, and Pooh and Piglet will go after a turkey.

They all agree with Rabbit's ideas and do their best to get their parts of the work done. Owl and Gopher have little trouble with their tasks, even with Gopher's use of dynamite for cooking the pumpkin pie. But Tigger and Eeyore accidentally lose all the berries they had gathered. The berries are found by Piglet and Pooh, who decide to use them as bait for their trap to catch a turkey. Unfortunately, they end up catching Eeyore and Tigger instead. Not realizing the mistake, they bring back the sack with Tigger and Eeyore inside. When the two escape, they accidently destroy the decorations and food that Owl, Gopher and Rabbit had been preparing. Everybody is depressed, especially Rabbit. They all go home, believing there would be no Thanksgiving that year. However, Pooh soon realizes the truth: Thanksgiving is not about turkey and pumpkins; it is about being with friends and expressing gratitude for all good things they have. He calls his friends back and they all recreate the original party with honey, acorns, lemonade, biscuits, thistles, and ice cream. When Rabbit sees the result, he too is happy.


The special originally aired Thanksgiving Day 1998 at 8 pm on ABC. It reaired every year on Thanksgiving for several years afterward; however, it has not been aired since 2003. According to's ratings database, the first airing brought in a 3.8 household rating.

Home video

The video has not been released by itself in the United States, with the exception of specially released tapes that were given to members of the Academy Awards for that year's show. It was, however, released as part of the compilation film Winnie the Pooh: Seasons of Giving.




Films: Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree | Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day | Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too! | The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh | Winnie the Pooh and a Day for Eeyore | Who Framed Roger Rabbit | Pooh's Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin | The Tigger Movie | The Book of Pooh: Stories from the Heart | Piglet's Big Movie | Winnie the Pooh: Springtime with Roo | Pooh's Heffalump Movie | Pooh's Heffalump Halloween Movie | Winnie the Pooh | Winnie the Pooh (live-action film)
TV Shows: Welcome to Pooh Corner | The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (Episode list) | House of Mouse | The Book of Pooh (Episode List) | My Friends Tigger & Pooh
Video Games: Winnie the Pooh in the Hundred Acre Wood | Tigger's Honey Hunt | Piglet's Big Game | Winnie The Pooh's Rumbly Tumbly Adventure | Kinect Disneyland Adventures | Kingdom Hearts | Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep | Kingdom Hearts:Chain of Memories | Kingdom Hearts II | Adventures in the Hundred Acre Wood

Characters: Winnie the Pooh | Christopher Robin | Piglet | Tigger | Eeyore | Rabbit | Kanga | Roo | Owl | Gopher | Dexter | Bees | Crows | Bugs | Pack Rats | Kessie | Nasty Jack | Nasty Jack's Gang | Papa Heffalump | Winifred | Crud | Smudge | Stan Woozle and Heff Heffalump | Wooster | Bruno | The Toy Villains | Lumpy | Mama Heffalump | Darby | Buster | The Opossum Twins | The Backson | Christopher Robin's Mom | Balloony

Locations: Hundred Acre Wood | Pooh's House | Piglet's House | Tigger's House | Rabbit's House | Eeyore's House | Owl's House | Rabbit's garden | Christopher Robin's room | Skull Cave

Objects: Winnie the Pooh doll | Winnie the Pooh storybook | Rock Remover

Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree: "Winnie the Pooh" | "Up, Down, Touch the Ground" | "Rumbly in My Tumbly" | "Mind Over Matter" | "Little Black Rain Cloud"
Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day: "A Rather Blustery Day" | "The Wonderful Thing About Tiggers" | "Heffalumps and Woozles" | "Rain, Rain, Rain Came Down, Down, Down" | "Hip-Hip-Poohray"
Boo to You Too! Winnie the Pooh: "I Wanna Scare Myself"
Pooh's Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin: "Forever & Ever" | "Adventure is a Wonderful Thing" | "If It Says So" | "Wherever You Are" | "Everything is Right"
The Many Songs of Winnie the Pooh: "It Really Was a Woozle, Yes it Was"
Sing a Song with Pooh Bear: "My Song" | "Kanga Roo Hop"
Winnie the Pooh: A Valentine for You: "Girls are Like Boys" | "When the Love Bug Bites" | "Places in the Heart"
The Tigger Movie: "Someone Like Me" | "Whoop-de-Dooper Bounce" | "Lull-a-Bee" | "Round My Family Tree" | "How to Be a Tigger"
Piglet's Big Movie: "With a Few Good Friends" | "Sing-Ho (For the Life of a Bear)"
Pooh's Heffalump Movie: "The Name Game" | "Shoulder to Shoulder"
Winnie the Pooh: "A Pooh Bear Takes Care of His Tummy" | "A Very Important Thing to Do" | "The Winner Song" | "The Backson Song" | "It's Gonna Be Great" | "Everything is Honey" | "Pooh's Finale"

Disney Parks: The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh | Pooh's Hunny Hunt

Other: The Disney Afternoon | The Many Songs of Winnie the Pooh | Sing a Song with Pooh Bear (and Piglet Too) | Sing a Song with Tigger

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