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The Backson is a new imaginary creature created by A.A. Milne as a part of the Winnie the Pooh stories and the false sole antagonist of Disney's 2011 Winnie the Pooh film.

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 Learn 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.

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Trivia

  • He has a recurring theme song which is reminiscent of a horror film suspense cue.
  • 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.
  • Even though Rabbit often had antagonistic roles, the Backson is the first main solo villain in the franchise. Heffalumps and Woozles, and Bees are villains in a group.
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Media
Films: Winnie the Pooh and the Honey TreeWinnie the Pooh and the Blustery DayWinnie the Pooh and Tigger TooThe Many Adventures of Winnie the PoohWinnie the Pooh and a Day for EeyorePooh's Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher RobinWinnie the Pooh: Seasons of GivingThe Tigger MovieThe Book of Pooh: Stories from the HeartPiglet's Big MovieWinnie the Pooh: Springtime with RooPooh's Heffalump MoviePooh's Heffalump Halloween MoviePooh's Super Sleuth Christmas MovieTigger & Pooh and a Musical TooSuper Duper Super SleuthsWinnie the PoohChristopher Robin

TV Shows: Welcome to Pooh CornerThe New Adventures of Winnie the PoohHouse of MouseThe Book of PoohMy Friends Tigger & Pooh
Video Games: Winnie the Pooh in the Hundred Acre WoodTigger's Honey HuntPiglet's Big GameWinnie the Pooh's Rumbly Tumbly AdventureKinect Disneyland AdventuresKingdom HeartsKingdom Hearts Birth by SleepKingdome Hearts:Chain of MemoriesKingdome Hearts IIWinnie the Pooh: Adventures of the Hundred Acre WoodAnimated Storybook: Winnie the Pooh and the Honey TreeAnimated Storybook: Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too

Disney Parks
Fantasy GardensGarden of Twelve FriendsHunny Pot SpinPooh's Hunny HuntPooh's Playful SpotThe Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

Entertainment: Fantasy FestivalIt's Party Time... with Mickey and FriendsMickey presents: “Happy Anniversary Disneyland Paris”Winnie the Pooh and Friends, too!
Shops: Pooh Corner
Parade: Celebrate A Dream Come True ParadeDisney Magic on ParadeFlights of Fantasy ParadeHappiness is Here ParadeJubilation!Mickey's Rainy Day ExpressMickey's WaterWorksMain Street Electrical Parade
Firework: Disneyland ForeverOnce Upon a Time
Halloween: Happy HallowishesMickey's Boo-to-You Halloween Parade

Characters
Original: Winnie the PoohChristopher RobinPigletTiggerEeyoreRabbitKangaRooOwlGopherBeesHeffalumpsWoozlesMr. Narrator

TV Series:
Welcome to Pooh Corner: Robert RabbitHappy
The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh: DexterKessieCrowsBugsPack RatsRabbit's relativesTigger's momPygmy PigletsSkippyNasty JackNasty Jack's GangPapa HeffalumpStan and HeffWoosterCrudSmudgeBrunoTed, Pinky & Vacuum HeadBirdzillaLong John CottontailChristopher Robin's MomJagular
My Friends Tigger & Pooh: DarbyBusterBeaverWoodpeckerOpossum Twins
Pooh's Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin: Skullasaurus
Winnie the Pooh: A Valentine for You: Winifred
The Tigger Movie: Squirrel
Pooh's Heffalump Movie: LumpyMama Heffalump
Pooh's Super Sleuth Christmas Movie: Santa Claus
Winnie the Pooh: BalloonThe Backson

Episodes
The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

Season One: "Pooh Oughta Be in Pictures" • "Donkey for a Day/Friend, In Deed" • "There's No Camp Like Home/Balloonatics" • "Find Her, Keep Her" • "The Piglet Who Would Be King" • "Cleanliness is Next to Impossible" • "The Great Honey Pot Robbery" • "Stripes/Monkey See, Monkey Do Better" • "Babysitter Blues" • "How Much is That Rabbit in the Window" • "Gone with the Wind/Nothing But the Tooth" • "Paw and Order" • "Honey for a Bunny/Trap as Trap Can" • "The Masked Offender/Things That Go Piglet in the Night" • "Luck Amok/Magic Earmuffs" • "The Wishing Bear" • "King of the Beasties/The Rats Who Came to Dinner" • "My Hero|/Owl Feathers" • "A Very, Very Large Animal/Fish Out of Water" • "Lights Out/Tigger's Shoes" • "The "New" Eeyore/Tigger, Private Ear" • "Party Poohper/The Old Switcheroo"
Season Two: "Me and My Shadow/To Catch a Hiccup" • "Rabbit Marks the Spot/Good-bye, Mr. Pooh" • "Bubble Trouble/Ground Piglet Day" • "All's Well That Ends Wishing Well" • "Un-Valentine's Day" • "No Rabbit's a Fortress/The Monster Frankenpooh" • "Where, Oh Where Has My Piglet Gone?/Up, Up and Awry" • "Eeyore's Tail Tale/Three Little Piglets" • "Prize Piglet/Fast Friends" • "Pooh Moon/Caws and Effect"
Season Three: "Oh, Bottle/Owl in the Family" • "Sham Pooh/Rock-a-Bye Pooh Bear" • "/" • "/What's the Score, Pooh?" • "Pooh Skies" • "To Bee or Not to Bee/April Pooh" • "A Knight to Remember" • "Tigger is the Mother of Invention/The Bug Stops Here" • "Easy Come, Easy Gopher/Invasion of the Pooh Snatcher" • "Tigger Got Your Tongue/A Bird in the Hand"
Season Four: "Sorry, Wrong Slusher" • "Grown But Not Forgotten" • "A Pooh Day Afternoon" • "The Good, the Bad, and the Tigger" • "Home is Where the Home is" • "Shovel, Shovel, Toil and Trouble/The Wise Have It" • "Cloud, Cloud Go Away/To Dream the Impossible Scheme" • "Piglet's Poohetry/Owl's Well That Ends Well"
Special: "Winnie the Pooh and Christmas Too" • "Boo to You Too! Winnie the Pooh" • "A Winnie the Pooh Thanksgiving" • "Winnie the Pooh: A Valentine for You" • "Winnie the Pooh: A Very Merry Pooh Year"

The Book of Pooh
Season One: "Best Wishes, Winnie the Pooh/Double Time" • "Are You Me?/Rabbit's Happy Birthday Party" • "Circumference Equals Pirate 'Arrr' Squared/Pooh's to Do" • "Pigletry/Dinosnores" • "I Could Have Laughed All Night/X Spots the Mark" • "My Gloomy Valentine/Mr. Narrator" • "Vegetable of Contents/A Welcome to Beat the Band With" • "Owl's Book/The Autobiography of Tigger" • "You Can Lead Eeyore to Books/The Spice of Life" • "The Words Are Out/Brain Drain"
Season Two: "Please and Thank-You's/The Rumor Millstone" • "Over the Hill/Tigger's Replacement" • "The Wood Without Pooh/Friends of a Different Stripe" • "Mothers of Invention/Once Upon a Happy Ending" • "Piglet's Perfect Party/A Wood Divided" • "Bravehat/Scaredy Cat" • "Blue Ribbon Bunny/Under the Pig Top" • "The Book of Boo" • "Could it Be Magic?/Diary of a Mad Gardener" • "The Case of the Disappeared Donkey/The Littlest Dinosnore"

Locations
Hundred Acre WoodPooh's HousePiglet's HouseTigger's HouseRabbit's HouseEeyore's HouseOwl's HouseRabbit's gardenChristopher Robin's roomThe Land of Milk and HoneySkull CaveNorth PoleGopher's TunnelsHeffalump HollowThe Scary Woods
Objects
Winnie the Pooh dollWinnie the Pooh storybookRock Remover • Rabbit's Scarecrow
Songs
Movie Songs

Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree: "Winnie the Pooh" • "Up, Down, Touch the Ground" • "Rumbly in My Tumbly" • "Little Black Rain Cloud" • "Mind Over Matter"
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 Am Not Afraid" • "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)"
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 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?"
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
Welcome to Pooh Corner: "Welcome to Pooh Corner Theme Song" • "Try a Little Something New" • "The Right Side" • "Just Say, 'Yes I Can'" • "You're the Only You" • "I Hum to Myself" • "Please and Thank You" • "Responsible Persons" • "Be a Buddy, Be a Pal" • "Trees" • "A Part of Me" • "Welcome to Pooh Corner Ending Theme"
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" • "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"
My Friends Tigger and Pooh: "My Friends Tigger and Pooh Theme Song" • "A Few Simple Rules" • "Bouncin'" • "The Grass is Greenier" • "The Password Song" • "Underneath the Same Sky" • "One Big Happy Family" • "Think, Think, Think" • "The Question Song" • "Floating in a Cloud" • "Different Can Be Good" • "The Little Things You Do" • "Christmas Comes Tomorrow" • "Time to Go (On a Trek Through the Snow)" • "Snowman Song"
Miscellaneous: "Luv-a-bye"

See Also
Winnie the Pooh Discovers the SeasonsThe Disney AfternoonThe Many Songs of Winnie the PoohSing a Song with Pooh Bear (and Piglet Too)Sing a Song with TiggerWhoopty-Dooper-Loopty-Looper-Alley-Ooper bounce