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Tigger
Background information
Feature films The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
Pooh's Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin
The Tigger Movie
Piglet's Big Movie
Winnie the Pooh: Springtime with Roo
Pooh's Heffalump Movie
Pooh's Heffalump Halloween Movie
Mickey's House of Villains
Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse
Winnie the Pooh
Television programs The Mouse Factory
Welcome to Pooh Corner
The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
House of Mouse
The Book of Pooh
My Friends Tigger & Pooh
Video games Tigger's Honey Hunt
Kingdom Hearts series
Piglet's Big Game
Winnie The Pooh's Rumbly Tumbly Adventure
Kinect Disneyland Adventures
Winnie the Pooh: Adventures in the Hundred Acre Wood
Disney INFINITY (townsperson)
Disney INFINITY: 2.0 Edition (townsperson)
Park attractions The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
Pooh's Hunny Hunt
World of Color
Fantasmic!
Jubilation!
Mickey's Boo-to-You Halloween Parade
Mickey's Once Upon a Christmastime Parade
Disney Stars and Motorcars Parade
Light Magic
A Christmas Fantasy Parade
Parade of the Stars
Portrayed by
Portrayed by
Animators Milt Kahl
Andreas Deja
Voice Paul Winchell (1968-1999)
Will Ryan (1983-1986)
Jim Cummings (1989-present)
Performance model
Designer
Inspiration
Honors and awards
Character information
Full name
Other names Masked Offender (in the New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh)
Ghost of Christmas Past
Tigger Dear (referred to by Kanga)
Personality Rambunctious, childish, innocently egotistical, dramatic, loyal, tough, loud, hardy, playful, mischievous
Appearance Slender orange tiger, beady black eyes, thin black eyebrows, white upper face, ear innards, muzzle, and belly, black stripes, pink nose (black; in Welcome to Pooh Corner), a pair of 3 whiskers (4; in Winnie the Pooh), bouncing tail
Nationality
Species
Birthday
Occupation Super Sleuth
Alignment Good
Alignment
Affiliation The Kingdom Keepers
Affiliations
Goal To be the greatest bouncer in the Hundred Acre Wood
Home The Hundred Acre Wood
Relatives His mother
Pets
Allies Winnie the Pooh franchise: Christopher Robin, Darby, Pooh, Piglet, Rabbit, Eeyore, Roo, Kanga, Owl, Gopher, Kessie, Buster
Kingdom Hearts: Sora, Terra, Aqua, Ventus
Minions
Enemies Bees, Woozles, Stan and Heff, The Backson
Likes Being the only Tigger, bouncing, ice cream sundaes, teasing Rabbit, playing with Roo
Dislikes Honey, ice-skating, Poohsticks, baths, not being allowed to bounce, Santa Pooh's cheap toy deliveries
Powers and abilities His incredible bouncing abilities
His lisps
Weapons
Fate
Quote "T.T.F.N.! Ta-ta- for now!"
"Bouncing is what Tiggers do best!"
"Hoo-hoo-hoo-hoo-oo-oo-oo!"
"Consider yourself pounced!"
"T-I-double-guh-er! That spells Tigger!"
"She called me 'dear'."


"The name's Tigger! T-I-double-guh-ER! That spells Tigger!"
—Tigger introducing himself.

Tigger is an energetic tiger character who first appeared in Disney's 1968 short film Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day, segment to the 1977 film the Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh.

Tigger originated in A.A. Milne's book The House at Pooh Corner. He also starred in his own feature film The Tigger Movie in 2000.

He has been voiced by Paul Winchell, Will Ryan and Jim Cummings. He was also voiced by Sam Edwards on record albums in the 1960s and 1970s and by Ed Gilbert in early 1990s recordings.

Background

Personality

Tigger is easily recognized by his orange and black stripes, beady eyes, long chin, springy tail and bouncy personality. As he says himself, "Bouncing is what Tiggers do best". He is very confident and has quite an ego, he often thinks of himself as being handsome and some of his other comments suggest that he has a high opinion of himself. Also, he often undertakes tasks with gusto, only to later realize that they weren't as easy as he had originally imagined. While Tigger has a tendency to recklessly bounce people as a way of introduction, he doesn't seem to act this way with Kanga. Instead he is very respectful to her, referring to her (at least in the first films) as Mrs. Kanga. Some rumors say that Tigger represents ADHD, since he has never ending energy and a hard time focusing.

When Pooh met Tigger in the book, he had trouble finding food that Tigger would eat - however the problem was soon solved when Tigger tasted extract of malt, which Kanga gave to Roo as medicine. Tigger is also known to hate honey unlike his friend Winnie-the-Pooh (hyphenated). An interesting quirk about Tigger is that, according to his theme song, the most wonderful thing about Tiggers is he's the only one. This song leads to his search for his family in The Tigger Movie. Tigger is also known for his tendency to mispronounce various words.

My Disney Experience

The one and only Tigger bounds about the Hundred Acre Wood, looking for fun and pouncing on his buddy Winnie the Pooh.'m

Film appearances

The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

Tigger is first seen on the segment Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day. Late at night, Tigger introduces himself to Pooh, after having bounced into Pooh's house and onto Pooh. Tigger later attempts to eat Pooh's honey, but dislikes it. Tigger then tells Pooh about Heffalumps and Woozles, who steal honey. Tigger leaves as fast as he came. Tigger is seen the next day, coming to Christopher Robin's house with Kanga and Roo to find safety from the flood.

In the segment, Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too!, Rabbit is seen becoming frustrated with Tigger's constant bouncing. Rabbit makes a plan to lead Tigger into the deepest part of the woods and lose him there. This plan is foiled when Rabbit, along with Pooh and Piglet become lost in the mist themselves. Pooh and Piglet eventually find their own way home, and run into Tigger. Tigger reveals that "Tiggers never get lost" and then rescues Rabbit, who is still lost in the mist.

During wintertime, Tigger comes to take Roo out to play. Tigger inadvertently reveals that he is afraid of heights when he and Roo bounce up a tree, and Tigger becomes to scared to come down. Rabbit, Christopher Robin, Pooh, Piglet, and Kanga all come to Tigger's rescue. While Roo is able to jump down to safety, Tigger remains stuck. Going so far as to promise not to bounce again, the Narrator finally helps Tigger to come down. Rabbit initially intends to hold Tigger to his word, but relents when he sees how sad Tigger and everyone else is. Tigger is then shown teaching everyone how to bounce.

Pooh's Grand Adventure

After Christopher Robin is supposedly kidnapped, Tigger and his friends journey to a dark cave in the shape of a skull to rescue their friend. Tigger dreams of becoming the greatest bouncer in the woods and thinks he lost his spark. During the adventure he uses his incredible bounce to reach the place Christopher is and the gang goes home learning he was only in school and Owl was only joking.

The Tigger Movie

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Tigger in The Tigger Movie.

In this film, Tigger convinces the narrator to make himself the main character instead of Pooh. As the story goes, Tigger tires of being the only Tigger on the Hundred Acre Wood and goes out to search for his 'real' family.

After hearing about family trees from Owl, Tigger, who took the advice literally, tries to find a striped tree. When he finds none, he attempts to write a letter to his family. When no response comes, Tigger becomes lonely. Roo and friends try various methods to cheer him up, but they all fail. To make amends, they decide to write the response letter themselves.

Tigger, seemingly deceived by the letter, suggests it's from the family he thinks about, but when Pooh and friends dress up as costume Tiggers in an attempt to avoid disappointment, he discovers the truth. Nevertheless, Tigger refuses to give up hope for himself and sets off in a deadly blizzard to find his 'true family'. Pooh, Roo, Rabbit, Piglet, and Eeyore set out to find Tigger. They do but are nearly killed by an avalanche caused by Tigger's loud, frustrated shouting. Tigger saves everyone by bouncing them into a branch among the tallest tree in the Hundred Acre Woods.

Tigger is still saddened about his family. At the end of the film, however, Christopher Robin explains to Tigger that Pooh, Piglet, Rabbit, Eeyore, Owl, Roo, and Kanga are his family. Tigger finally agrees to this and takes a family picture to place in an amulet now belonging to Roo, Tigger's little brother.

Piglet's Big Movie

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Tigger in Piglet's Big Movie.

Tigger takes part in Pooh and Rabbit's plan to extract honey from the beehive. Tigger's job is to help Pooh act as a tree and hold a decoy hive to trap the bees. The plan goes downhill but their friend Piglet imprison the bees saving everyone. Like everyone Tigger fails to notice. When Tigger and pals can't find him, Tigger joins in the big search.

In order to find him the friends use Piglet's scrapbook filled with memories of the past. When Tigger and Rabbit get into an argument they end up ripping the book. They repair enough to continue searching for Piglet. Tigger assists Rabbit, Roo and Eeyore as they try to rescue Pooh from a deep drop down from a waterfall. They do but only with the help of Piglet. Tigger finally has a chance to thank his friend for all he's done and attends the party in celebration of Piglet.

Winnie the Pooh: Springtime with Roo

In the film, Tigger attempts to help Rabbit get into the spirit of Easter, also acted as the Ghost of Christmas Past from The Christmas Carol.

Pooh's Heffalump Movie

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Tigger in Pooh's Heffalump Movie.

Tigger is fast asleep in his tree house but is soon awaken by a loud noise. Tigger rushes to Rabbit and learns a Heffalump is in the woods. Tigger prepares himself to catch the beast and joins his friends on an expedition into the home of the Heffalumps, Heffalump Hallow. Tigger and Rabbit are separated by Pooh and Piglet and become trapped in one of their traps. After freeing themselves they hear the noise yet again. Tigger and his friends rush back home only to learn a Heffalump was in their home.

Oblivious to Tigger and his friends, a baby Heffalump has become friends with Roo and they are looking for Pooh and his friends to properly meet. After spotting Roo and the Heffalump, Tigger is angered, believing the Heffalump is trying to kill Roo. Along with Rabbit, Tigger attacks the young Heffalumps (named Lumpy) and makes an attempt to trap him. He manages to escape, but after Roo lands in trouble, Lumpy's mother arrives and saves the young kangaroo. Realizing Heffalumps aren't savage beasts, things are set straight and the inhabitants of both the Hundred Acre Woods and Heffalumps Hallow becomes friends. Tigger, especially, warmed up to the newfound unity after he learned Heffalumps love to bounce.

Pooh's Heffalump Halloween Movie

Tigger appears in the sequel to Pooh's Heffalump Movie where Tigger tells the friends about the Spookable, a creature that comes out every Halloween.

Winnie the Pooh

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Tigger in Winnie the Pooh

Tigger is first seen when Pooh has a very important thing to do. Tigger spotted a balloon with Pooh and pounced it, thinking it was attacking Pooh. Later on, Pooh finds a mysterious letter indicating (or at least according to Owl) that Christopher Robin has been captured by a ferocious beast known as the Backson. Like the others, Tigger fears the creature and joins the adventure to defeat the monster and rescue Christopher.

While the gang sets traps and bait, Tigger separated himself, believing only Tiggers can catch Backsons. Tigger attacks Eeyore, mistaking him for a Backson. Eeyore was left behind by the others because he couldn't keep up. Feeling bad for his friend, Tigger offers Eeyore a spot in his expedition making Eeyore "Tigger Two." Tigger dresses as the Backson to train Eeyore for battle. Eeyore escapes the scene however, not wanting to join Tigger. Meanwhile, Pooh and the others accidentally trap themselves in a pit trap meant for the Backson, and sends Piglet to Christopher Robin's house to find rope.

Piglet begins his search in the forest and runs into Tigger, still in his Backson costume. Piglet rushes away in fear, falling into the pit with Tigger falling behind. Fortunately, Pooh creates a latter using the textbook letters that fell into the pit whilst Piglet was running away from Tigger in his Backson costume. The friends are freed and reunites with Christopher Robin who was merely off on a day at school. In the end, Pooh finds Eeyore's lost tail and receives a large honey pot reward for its recovery. Tigger was animated by Andreas Deja and voiced again by Jim Cummings.

Television

The Mouse Factory

Tigger made recurring appearances in the live-action wrap-around skits alongside the other costumed characters and celebrity guests.

Welcome to Pooh Corner

In contrast to Tigger's other appearances, Welcome to Pooh Corner featured a life size Tigger puppet operated by a person. He lives with Kanga and, like other series, is close friends with Roo. He is also depicted as having a talent for art.

The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

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A stripeless Tigger in the episode "Stripes".

Tigger features as a main character in the animated series, The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh. In this series, Tigger is shown to live in his own home, a tree house. He has many episodes that revolve around him. Several episodes show that he has two alter egos: The Masked Offender (a mispronunciation of Masked Avenger), and Tigger, Private Ear, who was based on a detective story Tigger had heard.

In the episode, "King of the Beasties," Christopher Robin is showing everyone their different relations (i.e. the animals they are based on). When Christopher Robin reveals that he is uncertain what Tigger is related to, Tigger assumes that he is related to a lion, and thus is the King of Beasts. "All's Well That Ends Wishing Well" reveals that Tigger has never had a birthday party. The friends decide to give him one, but Tigger becomes disappointed when his birthday wishes don't come true. Tigger and friends are later transported to a world where Tigger's birthday wishes can all come true.

A different side of Tigger is shown in "Stripes." Tigger becomes unsure of his identity when his stripes are washed off after a bath, as Tiggers are recognized by them. During the episode, Tigger tries being a rabbit, a bear, and a Christmas tree, but in the end, Eeyore tells Tigger that he is always the same person on the inside.

The Book of Pooh

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Tigger in The Book of Pooh.

Tigger was one of the main characters of the live-action series as an articulated puppet.

Following the adventures of Pooh and friends within the Hundred Acre Woods, Tigger served as the focus for several episodes, including "I Could Have Laughed All Night", where Tigger believe Kessie finds his laugh ridiculous, thus resulting in him vowing to never laugh again; "Could it Be Magic", where Tigger decides to take up magic; and "The Autobiography of Tigger", and many others.

Notably, in "Tigger's Replacement", Tigger goes on a journey to get in contact with his wild self, leaving Piglet behind as a temporary replacement. However, after overhearing Rabbit commenting on Piglet being an improvement on the old Tigger, the latter decides to leave permanently.

In "Night of Waking Tigger", Tigger believes he's spending too much time asleep, and decides to spend his nights wide-awake from that point forward.

House of Mouse

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Tigger in House of Mouse.

Tigger regularly made cameo appearances in the animated series, House of Mouse, often sitting alongside Pooh and the other characters from the franchise. During the opening, he can be seen bouncing throughout the crowd. He's also present whenever the running gag of the audience fleeing the club is utilized.

In "The Mouse Who Came to Dinner", Tigger was mentioned by Mortimer Mouse when the latter referred to Shere Khan as "Tigger's Evil Twin". In "Ask Von Drake", Tigger was present during the headcount of all the Disney character guests. In "Turkey Day", he was seen sitting alongside Eeyore and Piglet as the two commentated on the numerous events occurring before them after finishing their evening meals.

Tigger also made appearances in Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse; most notably during Eeyore's stage speech and the finale song.

My Friends Tigger & Pooh

Tigger was one of the central characters for the animated series. Here, Tigger was part of a small mystery organization consisting of himself, Pooh Bear, a young girl named Darby, and her puppy Buster. Together, the team (known as the Super Sleuths), traveled throughout the Hundred Acre Woods to solve mysteries and problems revolving around both themselves and their friends.

Video Games

Tigger's Honey Hunt

Tigger is the main character in this game. Here, Tigger went on a long journey through the entire Hundred Acre Woods to collect honey for a special party in honor of Pooh. Throughout the search, Tigger visited some of well known and unknown parts of the woods including a cave full of diamonds and jewels as well as Heffalumps.

Kingdom Hearts series

Tigger is a friend in the Hundred Acre Wood world.

Tigger KHII

Tigger makes his first chronological appearance in Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep as a Command Board character. In Kingdom Hearts, he appears in several minigames. He is often seen bouncing on tree stumps with Roo and even has his own "bouncing corner". He also ruined Rabbit's farm, bouncing on his carrots and lettuces. He reappears in Chain of Memories as a recreation of Sora's memories in Castle Oblivion. Then in Kingdom Hearts II, he is part of several more minigames. One involves him and Roo and takes place in Kanga's house. He is also an ally that helps Sora through the "Spooky Cave" mini-game.

Kinect Disneyland Adventures

Tigger appears in the game as an unlockable meet-and-greet character near the Splash Mountain exit in Critter Country. He also plays a major role in the Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh mini-game. When Pooh gets trapped in one of Piglet's Woozle traps, Tigger feels that a Woozle is still out and about, and plans on scaring the Woozles away with the help of the player.

Disney INFINITY

Tigger appears as a walk around, non-playable character in the form of one of the townspeople.

Disney Parks

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Tigger posing for a photo at one of the Disney parks.

In the Disney theme parks around the world, Tigger is a very common character who usually appears with Pooh or Eeyore, and occasionally Piglet and Rabbit.

Tigger also makes an appearance in the Main Street Electrical Parade, Jubilation! and the Flights of Fantasy Parade.

The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

Tigger appears in the dark ride as an audio animatronic. Tigger is first seen after the Blustery Day and Honey Tree sections and bounces with the riders and eventually introduces the Heffalumps and Woozles scene. In the Walt Disney World version of the attraction, Tigger's voice work is done by the late Paul Winchell while in Disneyland, it's done by Jim Cummings.

Fantasmic!

Tigger makes a small appearance in Tokyo DisneySea's version of the nighttime spectacular. He was a regular on the Mark Twain in Disneyland's version of the show in its early years and Walt Disney World's version in May 1, 1999.

World of Color

Tigger appeared in the World of Color pre show as a large puppet. Tigger was in a mini parade with flashy body system along with other characters like Lumiere and Sebastian.

Pooh's Hunny Hunt

In Tokyo Disneyland, Tigger is one of the stars of the popular ride based on the original film. In the ride, Tigger bounces along with the audience while singing The Wonderful Thing About Tiggers.

Quotes

Wiki
The Disney Wiki has a collection of quotes said by Tigger.

Gallery

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The Disney Wiki has a collection of images and media related to Tigger.

Trivia

  • Tigger has his own theme song, The Wonderful Thing About Tiggers, written by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman.
  • When Tigger introduces himself he often says the proper way to spell his name is: "T-I-double-guh-err, that spells Tigger."
  • Walt Disney originally intended for Tigger to be voiced by Wally Boag, though after Walt's death in 1966, the part ended up going to Paul Winchell.
  • Tigger's departing comment of "T.T.F.N." or "Ta-ta for now" has become widely used internet shorthand for users departing chat rooms and other live discussions.
  • Tigger's "Only one" statement comes from being the only "Tigger" ever made, if one takes into consideration the fact that Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore, and such are all stuffed animals, and homemade ones at that, Tigger is, in fact, the only Tigger.
  • In the Disney presentations, Tigger was originally voiced by Paul Winchell. Winchell died June 24, 2005; John Fiedler, the voice of Piglet in some of those films, died the next day.
  • Tigger's "birthday" is believed to be in October 1928, the year that The House at Pooh Corner was first published. On Tigger-related merchandise, Disney often indicates Tigger's birthyear as 1968, a reference to the first year that Tigger appeared in a Disney production.
  • Two "accidents" happened in the Disney parks involving Tigger. One of the "accidents" was about a boy complaining that Tigger slammed him in the face.
  • Along with Donald Duck's nephews, Muppet Babies versions of Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, and Gonzo and Pooh, Tigger also makes an appearance in the anti-drug movie Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue.
  • Tigger was mentioned in the Pixar movie Monsters Inc..
  • Ironically, despite Tigger being one of the main protagonists, his original voice actor Paul Winchell was also best known for voicing cartoon villians including Dick Dastardly of Wacky Races and Gargamel of the Smurfs.
  • Tigger is arguably (along with Pooh, Piglet, and Eeyore) one of the most popular and beloved characters of Winnie the Pooh.


Winnie the Pooh
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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 | 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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