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Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree (1966)

Christopher Robin's bear attempts to raid a beehive in a tall tree.

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Winnie the Pooh (voice)
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Rabbit (voice)
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Owl (voice)
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Gopher (voice)
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Narrator (voice)
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Roo (voice)
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Kanga (voice)
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Eeyore (voice)
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Storyline

Winnie the Pooh, the honey loving silly old bear attempts to get honey from a bee tree, so after climbing the tree didn't work, he borrows Christopher Robin's balloon, dunks himself in mud and floats to the top of the honey tree incognito as a little black rain cloud. After escaping the angry bees, Pooh decides to get honey the old fashion way: getting some from Rabbit, so after stuffing his face with all of Rabbit's honey, Pooh attempts to climb out Rabbit's front door, but becomes stuck! No matter how hard everyone tries, they can't get him out, so they wait for Pooh to lose weight before they can get him out. Then along comes Gopher who agrees to help get Pooh out and almost feeds him more honey! But then one morning, Pooh is finally freed from the doorway and ends up in another sticky situation-quite literally! Written by Dylan Self <robocoptng986127@aol.com>

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DELIGHTFUL ENTERTAINMENT! At last, the "bear of very little brain" but lots of enchanted stuff(ing) brings his pooh-whimsy to the screen.


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4 February 1966 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Micimackó és a mézet termő fa  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Posters from the initial release include pictures of Piglet and Tigger, who wouldn't appear until the next short, Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day (1968). The design for Tigger is closer to the original Ernest Shepard illustrations than the final design used on screen. See more »

Goofs

Just after Pooh comes out from behind the gorse bush and starts thinking again, his mouth isn't moving when he says "Think, think, think". See more »

Quotes

Winnie the Pooh: That buzzing noise means something. Now, the only reason for making a buzzing noise that I know of is because you are... a bee! And the only reason for being a bee is to make honey. And the only reason for making honey is so I can eat it.
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Connections

Referenced in Mickey Mouse: Feliz Cumpleanos! (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Up, Down, and Touch the Ground
Music and Lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman
Performed by Sterling Holloway
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"It's not much of a tail, but I'm sort of attached to it"
26 December 2010 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

'Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree (1966)' was the first animated adaptation of A.A. Milne's children stories, and presents itself rather charmingly as a moving picture-book depicting the imaginary adventures of Christopher Robin and his favourite toys. In this first episode, directed by Wolfgang Reitherman (future director of 'The Aristocats (1970)'), Winnie the Pooh (voiced by Sterling Holloyway) attempts rather unsuccessfully to steal honey from a bee-hive in the uppermost branches of a tree, before getting himself stuck in the front-door burrow of an increasingly-exasperated Rabbit.

The film seems to have been rather influential in the Soviet Union. The first Russian Winnie the Pooh cartoon, released as 'Vinni-Pukh (1969)', uses the same storyline. 'The Fox and the Hare (1974),' from my favourite animator Yuri Norstein, similarly uses the stylistic device of animating its characters as figures in a moving storybook. Here, I was slightly disappointed by the absence of Piglet. He appears for a moment in here, but doesn't say anything. John Fiedler, who subsequently voiced the character in 'Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day (1968),' would continue to do so until his death in 2005, and his voice is quite unmistakable.


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