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Heffalumps and Woozles
Originally performed by
Composer Richard M. Sherman
Robert B. Sherman
Lyrics Richard M. Sherman
Robert B. Sherman
Performer(s) Honey Pots (Mellomen)
Feature films Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day
Short films
Television programs
Video games
Albums Classic Disney - Volume III
The Sherman Brothers Songbook
Preceded by
Followed by
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Winnie the pooh heffalumps and woozles song

"Heffalumps and Woozles" is a song featured in Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day and later The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh. The song is sung by the Mellomen (portrayed by 4 talking honey pots at some points, but mostly offscreen) during Pooh's nightmare caused by Tigger. During the song, Pooh is terrorized by Heffalumps and Woozles until he awakens.

Visual Sequence

After being told about Heffalumps and Woozles by Tigger, Pooh becomes worried that the Heffalumps and Woozles will try to steal his honey. He stands guard over his honey pots until he falls asleep and has a dream about Heffalumps and Woozles.

In the beginning of the dream, Pooh floats out of his body and flies down to the ground as Tigger's voice tells him that Heffalumps and Woozles steal honey. He lands in a dreamy area, still asleep, when suddenly a group of singing honey pots, the same pots he fell asleep guarding, appear and warn Pooh to beware of the Heffalumps and Woozles. Pooh listens to them until, to his surprise, they just as suddenly vanish. As Pooh looks around for the pots (which are continuing to sing), they reappear and begin chanting that he must beware. Pooh gets scared by their sudden reappearance and runs away from the honey pots.

Pooh runs off, looking behind him in case the honey pots are following. Up ahead, a large green and yellow checkered Heffalump is bending over with its face to the ground. Pooh, still looking behind him, runs right up the Heffalump's trunk and smacks into its face, landing on top of the Heffalump's trunk as it stands up swiftly, launching Pooh into the air. The Heffalump bats Pooh away, transforming into a Woozle as it does so. The Woozle's head then turns back into a Heffalump's head, but the body remains that of a Woozle.

The Heffalump smiles mischievously as the scene zooms in on the Heffalump's eyes, which merge together and turn into a blue and pink Heffalump, which then splits into two Heffalumps. The two Heffalumps look at each other, wink, and then multiply rapidly to create a large group of Heffalumps, before the scene zooms out to show all the Heffalumps are designs on the shirt of a large male Heffalump with an umbrella, hat, and yo-yo. As the fat Heffalump plays with the yo-yo, the smaller Heffalumps on his shirt dance, then suddenly vanish, and he collapses, transforming into a smaller Heffalump in a red shirt (much like the shirt Pooh wears) as he stands back up.

The Heffalump then lifts up his hat and becomes a Woozle, who waggles his eyebrows at the viewer, and then suddenly turns into a pot of honey, which begins to bounce (when the fat Heffalump collapses, his umbrella and yo-yo both fly out of his hands and off-screen, but the hat just flies up and lands back on the Heffalump's head, and when the Woozle becomes a honey pot the hat then lands on the pot, acting as the pot's lid).

Pooh runs over to the honey and picks it up, but then a transparent Heffalump, just a head with no body (but still wearing the hat), suddenly appears from out of the pot. Pooh stumbles back in surprise and falls down, pulling the Heffalump down with him. The Heffalump flinches as they fall, but then begins to happily gulp down the honey.

Pooh stares at the transparent Heffalump as it eats. Though it starts as just a head, after only a few gulps it has grown a full body, which begins to swell rapidly as it eats the honey. As the Heffalump reaches what seems a normal size, Pooh looks down at the honey pot (likely to see how much honey is left) as the Heffalump continues to guzzle up the pot's contents, still growing as it does. When Pooh looks back up at the Heffalump, it has grown extremely fat, nearly filling the screen, and is still growing. Pooh starts to check the honey pot again, but as he does so the Heffalump takes one gulp of honey too many and explodes, sending Pooh, the hat, and the honey pot flying. Pooh tries to hold on to the pot but loses his grip as the force of the exploding Heffalump launches him away.

A female Heffalump and male Woozle skip rope while showing off their powers. They first change their colors, then the female Heffalump turns into a ball while the Woozle turns into a square (the jumprope vanishes). They stand up and glare menacingly at the screen, then tie themselves in knots. They then untie themselves and change their patterns as they pose, the Heffalump making herself striped as the Woozle covers himself with polka dots.

The honey pots warn Pooh to beware again as Pooh tries to hide from them. Pooh ignores the warnings of the honey pots and tries to run away from them, but stops in surprise. It turns out that Pooh has almost run into a parade of Heffalumps and Woozles. The Woozle bandleader transforms his nose into a flute and begins to march while playing it.

Then, a beautiful blue female Heffalump wearing a red hair bow and a turquoise blue tutu walks behind a walking honey pot, flapping her arms as she walks. She takes the lid off the pot, but it starts to laugh crazily and stumble around, and she slams the lid back on, then continues following the pot. Three Woozles and a large Heffalump with a tuba for a trunk march behind the bandleader Woozle. The tuba Heffalump accidentally steps on the tail of one of the Woozles, who falls over, and before he can stand up, the Heffalump stomps first on his butt, then on his head, squishing him.

Pooh walks along happily, carrying a honey pot which resembles the one he took from the transparent Heffalump. A bee-like Heffalump flies right behind him, buzzing loudly, but Pooh doesn't notice her. She taps Pooh on the head with her trunk, and when Pooh turns to look, she grabs the honey pot from him and flies off.

Pooh chases the bee, but falls down and is laughed at by a trio of Jack-in-the-Box Woozles. The Heffabee, happily holding the honey pot with her trunk, dives to the ground and turns herself into a lake of honey. A beautiful pink female Heffalump wearing a red hair bow and a pink tutu and a handsome brown male Heffalump wearing a tuxedo outfit and a top hat come out of the lake, both covered in honey from swimming in the honey lake. The female Heffalump bats her eyelashes at the male, they fall in love with each other and begin to dance with each other as a spotlight appears and focuses on them, while another beautiful female pink Heffalump wearing a necklace and a light blue hair bow plays a harp made of honey on her tummy, and a blue Woozle rope-charmer with a turban plays a flute and makes a rope come out of a large honey pot.

Pooh comes out of the pot and climbs up the rope. When Pooh gets to the top of the rope, Pooh and the Woozle notice each other at the same time and Pooh leans over to see the Woozle's flute, however the Woozle blows the flute in Pooh's face. Pooh tries to back away but the Woozle blows the flute again for a third time and makes him disappear. Then two young male Heffalumps wearing collars on their necks and have yellow eyes play accordion music with their trunks.

The dream then shifts away from the lake of honey to a stormier-looking area. A small flying Heffalump sees Pooh walking past with a red pot of honey, laughs, and dives at him, but instead smashes into the ground and transforms into a larger Heffalump in a military uniform with a popgun for a nose. The Heffalump marches behind Pooh, who doesn't notice him, then crouches down, shaking his butt in the air, and sucks in his trunk as he takes aim. Then, he shoots Pooh in the butt with his popgun.

Pooh goes flying. The lid flies off the pot but Pooh holds tightly onto the pot itself. As he flies he ends up getting the honey pot stuck on his head. He bounces off the ground and continues flying forward until he flies into the trunk of a Heffalump that has a stick of dynamite attached to his head, making the Heffalump flinch and close his eyes as he goes skidding backwards.

Pooh's butt is too big to fit, and he gets stuck in the Heffalump's trunk, with only his butt and legs sticking out. The Heffalump looks at Pooh as he kicks wildly, trying to get out.

But as the Heffalump watches Pooh's attempts to get free, a uniformed Woozle marches over from behind the Heffalump and pulls out a large matchstick, banging it on the ground and then twirling it until the Heffalump notices him. As soon as the Heffalump notices the match, the Woozle places the match on the end of the Heffalump's trunk and slides it into the Heffalump's face, lighting the match. The Heffalump closes his eyes to avoid the fire, then opens them and looks for where the match went.

The Heffalump looks up right as the Woozle lights the dynamite on his head. He squeezes his eyes tightly shut as the Woozle tosses the match aside. The Woozle leans in to check the fuse of the dynamite, opening his eyes for the first time. He sees the fuse burn up fully, panics, and runs away.

Pooh continues kicking in an effort to free himself, but the dynamite goes off and the Heffalump explodes. Pooh falls to the ground with the honey pot still stuck to his head.

Pooh tries to pull the pot off his head, but it covers him with honey as it transforms into a hot air balloon Heffalump. The honey turns into the balloon's basket and carries away Pooh, who fruitlessly tries to grab hold of the ground. The balloon carries Pooh into the sky, where a number of other Heffalump balloons are.

All the balloons have empty honey pots attached to them in place of baskets (including Pooh's balloon), except for a green Heffalump balloon right next to Pooh's balloon. This balloon notices that its pot is full of honey, smiles widely, and begins to eat the honey (Pooh, however, actually noticed the Heffalump's honey even before the Heffalump did, and was staring at it almost as soon as he could see it).

As the green balloon happily eats the honey, Pooh tries to grab the pot of honey from it. Realizing he can't reach it, Pooh jumps over to the green balloon. He barely makes it, managing to grab onto the pot and hang from the side. His added weight pulls the pot down, preventing the Heffalump from reaching it.

Thunder and lightning flash as Pooh hears the voices of the singing pots again, warning him once more that the Heffalumps and Woozles are everywhere. As Pooh looks down and around at all the Heffalumps and Woozles, the balloon whose honey pot Pooh is holding onto begins to swing wildly back and forth, attempting to shake Pooh off so it can resume eating the honey. But right as it seems Pooh is about to lose his grip on the pot, the balloon shrinks and vanishes in a flash of light.

Before Pooh can react, the balloon is replaced by a watering can Heffalump. Pooh tries to grab onto the Heffalump's trunk to avoid falling, but the Heffalump douses him with water.

As Pooh falls from the sky, an umbrella suddenly appears next to him. He grabs it and floats down, until he lands back in his body and wakes up from his dream to discover that his house has flooded (in one version of the Disneyland ride, he instead wakes up to find that he has climbed a honey tree in his sleep, and begins to eat the honey, commenting, "What a wonderful dream!").


They're black they're brown they're up they're down
They're in they're out they're all about
They're far they're near they're gone they're here
They're quick and slick they're insincere
Beware, Beware
Be a very wary bear

A Heffalump or Woozle
Is very confusil
A Heffalump or Woozle's very sly
Sly, sly, sly
They come in ones and twosles
But if they so choozles
Before your eyes you'll see them multiply
Ply, ply, ply
They're extraordinary
So better be wary
Because they come in every shape and size
Size, size, size
If honey's what you covet
You'll find that they love it
Because they'll guzzle up the thing you prize

They're green they're blue they're pink they're white
They're round they're square they're a terrible sight
They tie themselves in horrible knots
They come in stripes or polka dots
Beware, Beware
Be a very wary bear

(Musical interlude)

They're extraordinary
So better be wary
Because they come in every shape and size
Size, size, size
If honey's what you covet
You'll find that they love it
Because they'll guzzle up the things you prize

They're black they're brown they're up they're down
They're in they're out they're all about
They're far they're near they're gone they're here
They're quick and slick they're insincere
Beware, Beware
Beware, Beware


  • In some languages, the "Heffalumps and Woozles" pun has been slightly modified, as the names of the Heffalumps and Woozles in these language look more like the real words for "elephants" and "weasels". For example, in french, where elephant is "éléphant" and weasel "Fouines", they basically just reversed some letters, making "Ephélants et Nouifes".
  • Elements of "Heffalumps and Woozles" are played earlier when Pooh heard growling and banging noises outside his house that turn out to be Tigger.
  • "Heffalumps and Woozles" is very similar to Pink Elephants on Parade.

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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 | 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


Winnie the Pooh | Christopher Robin | Piglet | Tigger | Eeyore | Rabbit | Kanga | Roo | Owl | Gopher | Dexter | Kessie | Bees | Crows | Bugs | Pack Rats | Rabbit's relatives | Tigger's mom | Pygmy Piglets | Squirrel | Skippy | Nasty Jack | Nasty Jack's Gang | Heffalumps | Woozles | Papa Heffalump | Stan and Heff | Wooster | Crud | Smudge | Bruno | Toy Villains | Birdzilla | Balloon | Lumpy | Mama Heffalump | Darby | Buster | Beaver | Woodpecker | Opossum Twins | The Backson | Long John Cottontail | Christopher Robin's Mom | Winifred


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 | The Land of Milk and Honey | Skull Cave | North Pole | Gopher's Tunnels | Heffalump Hollow | The Scary Woods | Poohsticks Bridge

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

Movie Songs
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: "Kanga Roo Hop" | "You're the One and Only One" | "Harvest What You Grow" | "My Song"
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: "A Mother's Intuition" | "With a Few Good Friends" | "Sing-Ho (For the Life of a Bear)"
Pooh's Heffalump Movie: "The Horribly Hazardous Heffalumps" | "Little Mr. Roo" | "The Name Game" | "Shoulder to Shoulder" | "In the Name of the Hundred Acre Wood / What Do You Do?"
Springtime With Roo: "We're Huntin' Eggs Today" | "Sniffly Sniff" | "Easter Day With You" | "The Way It Must Be Done" | "The Grandest Easter of Them All"
Pooh's Heffalump Halloween Movie: "Trick 'R' Treating With Our Friends"| "Brave Together" | "As Long As I'm Here With You"
Winnie the Pooh: "The Tummy Song" | "A Very Important Thing to Do" | "The Winner Song" | "The Backson Song" | "It's Gonna Be Great" | "Everything is Honey" | "Pooh's Finale"

Television Songs
The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh: "Pooh Bear" | "'Cause It's Make Believe" | "The Floating Song" | "Nothing's Too Good for a Friend" | "Under the Bed" | "I Don't Have A Name" | "King of the Beasties (song)" | "The End" | "Pirates is What We'll Be" | "Tigger, the Private Ear, Is Here"
The Book of Pooh: "Everyone Knows He's Winnie the Pooh" | "Your Best Wishes" | "On the Double" | "Who is Me" | "Think, Think, Think" | "A Pirate Has Got To Have Arrr" | "Day in the Life of a Pooh" | "What Piglets Are" | "Dinosnores" | "I Watch for Signs" | "We're Making a Cake" | "A Mystery" | "If I Could Be Big" | "Isn't that Funny?" | "Find the "X"" | "Everyone Wants a Valentine" | "That's What We Do" | "Keep It Simple" | "Have You Got a Book For Me?" | "Give It a Try" | "The Play's the Thing" | "On Your Way Back Home" | "Nightmare Wranglers" | "We Royaly Request" | "The Sweetest Thing You Are Seeking" | "Carry On" | "The Plumed Protector" | "Flying Up, Up and Away" | "The Bluebird Song" | "Green Thing" | "What's Your Name, River?" | "Thank You, Please" | "When You're a Monster Too" | "Where Do Words Go?" | "Show the Sign" | "Under a Spelling Bee's Spell" | "With Books You Get Carried Away" | "Adventure" | "Mental Altitude" | "I Want to Know Everything Now" | "Happy Tailiversary" | "Get Growin'" | "Tigger's Lullaby" | "A Wood Without Pooh" | "Impossible to Live With" | "Rhyme-a-Bye" | "Friends Until the End" | "Perfect Party" | "If We Were Talkin'" | "Party Animal" | "Bravehat" | "That's All It Was" | "What's a Tigger Without a Bounce?" | "Our Favorite Day" | "Someone New to Meet" | "Every Day is a Song" | "When I Meet a Heffalump" | "Time Stands Still" | "The Who, What, When, Where, Why" | "24 Hours to Save the Day" | "Gardener of the Year" | "The Hundred Acre Circus" | "Into Outer Space" | "Blissful Bossa Nova" | "My Hero" | "If You Don't Have Friends" | "Talking Tomato" | "Flying" | "I Want To Be Scary" | "Nothin' Much Scares Me" | "The Hundred Acre Halloween" | "Just Ring Your Bell" | "Our Perfect Map of the Wood" | "Broken Friendships" | "Do the Roo" | "The Rabbit Tango" | "The Honey Dance" | "Piglet Ballet" | "Call Me Buck-a-Roo" | "It's Only Magic" | "I Never" | "King of the Heffalumps" | "Pouncing Panther Pledge" | "At Chez Piglet" | "A Perfect Forest" | "That's How You Put on a Show" | "Let it Rain" | "Stripey McSnarl Always Gets His Man" | "The Littlest Dinosnore" | "Nothing Ever Happens" | "Power of the Pencil" | "Too Much Honey" | "Lost in a Book" | "Goodbye for Now"

Disney Parks

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

See Also

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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