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The Backson
Background information
Feature films Winnie the Pooh
Television programs
Video games
Park attractions
Portrayed by
Portrayed by
Animators Eric Goldberg
Voice Huell Howser
Performance model
Designer
Inspiration Monster from "My Pet Monster"
Honors and awards
Character information
Full name
Other names
Personality Destructive, devilish, monstrous, fearsome, bad, cruel (according to Owl), gentle, curious, enthusiastic
Appearance Gigantic and obese creature, tail, surly ugly mug face, sharp horns atop his head in between a red mop hair that covers his eyes, black toes, blue fur, shaggy rug-like hide, gold ring on his nose
Birthday
Occupation Pooh and his pals' target
Alignment
Affiliations
Alignment Bad (according to Owl), Good (real)
Goal To cause complete chaos (according to Owl), to return the items left out for him (real)
Home
Relatives
Pets
Allies
Minions
Enemies Winnie the Pooh, Owl, Tigger, Piglet, Rabbit, Kanga, Roo, Christopher Robin, Eeyore
Likes Chaos, destroying things, thefts (according to Owl), finding things in the woods, helping to return lost things (real)
Dislikes
Powers and abilities Incredible strength, flight
Weapons Teeth, claws, tail, horns
Fate Gets trapped in an enormous pit
Quote "Wow! It's amazing what you can find in the woods. A marble. And a boot."

The Backson is a new imaginary creature created by A.A. Milne as a part of the Winnie the Pooh stories, and the false antagonist in Disney's 2011 animated feature Winnie the Pooh. He is voiced by the late Huell Howser.

Development

The Backson was first introduced in the A.A. Milne book The House at Pooh Corner. In the original story, "In Which Rabbit has a Busy Day and We Find Out What Christopher Robin Does in the Mornings", Rabbit finds a note from Christopher Robin similar to what Pooh finds in the film and asks the other animals if they've spotted a Herbaceous or Spotted Backson, until another note from Christopher Robin is found with better spelling. In the film, it is turned into a hunt for the Backson and setting a hole trap for it inspired by "In Which Piglet Meets a Heffalump". The Backson was animated by Eric Goldberg for the film, with the song going for a simplistic chalk drawing form.

Appearances

Winnie the Pooh

One day when Pooh found a note he couldn't tell what it was. He goes to Owl to figure it out and Owl claims Christopher Robin has been kidnapped by a creature called The Backson. Pooh and friends have no clue what it is so Owl informs them of their new enemy.

He is a ferocious creature that enjoys torturing others and creating misfortune. He is responsible for holes in socks, broken teeth, aging, theft, catching colds etc. Pooh and his friends set off on a mission to rescue their friend before it's too late.

The plan is to gather material that The Backson enjoys destroying, dig an enormous pit and make the items lead to it. The Backson will follow the item and eventually fall into the pit himself thus saving Christopher and defeating the beast. While Pooh, Piglet, Rabbit, Owl, Kanga and Roo gather the material and set the trap, Tigger and Eeyore train to battle the beast if necessary.

Soon enough Pooh and friends get trapped in the pit but escape using the text. After they get out they reunite with Christopher Robin and everything is straightened out.

After the credits role the Backson comes out of the scary woods and proves to be real but instead of being a monstrous beast, he is actually very kind and the bait Pooh and the other left for him he decided to pick them up to return to them but falls into the pit as planned. He decides to wait for someone to help him out and hopes he'll be back soon.

Gallery

Trivia

  • He has a recurring theme song which is reminiscent of a horror film suspense cue.
  • The Backson is similar to Wreck-It Ralph: Both have villainous roles, but are kindharted. In fact, the Backson has possible the same size, as Ralph. 
  • He is also similar to Mor'Du from Brave: Both are feared villains, that live in the woods. And both villains song, are singed by heroes(The Song Of Mor'Du is performed by King Fergus, and The Backson song are performed by Owl.)
  • The Backson is proberly the first main antagonist in a Winnie The Pooh Movie, Because in other movies, Heffalumps and Woozles, and the bees have antagonistic roles. But Backson is the first solo villain in the franchise.
  • Despite Owl's thoughts on the Backson it can be implied that Owl spotted the creature before and just assumed he was a villain, even though he wasn't for real.


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Media
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
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 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

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

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: "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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