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Release Date:
4 February 1966 (USA) See more »
DELIGHTFUL ENTERTAINMENT! At last, the "bear of very little brain" but lots of enchanted stuff(ing) brings his pooh-whimsy to the screen.
Christopher Robin's bear attempts to raid a beehive in a tall tree. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Sterling Holloway ... Winnie the Pooh (voice)
Junius Matthews ... Rabbit (voice)

Hal Smith ... Owl (voice)

Howard Morris ... Gopher (voice)

Sebastian Cabot ... Narrator (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Clint Howard ... Roo (voice)
Barbara Luddy ... Kanga (voice)
Bruce Reitherman ... Christopher Robin (voice)
Ralph Wright ... Eeyore (voice)
James MacDonald ... Bees (voice) (uncredited)

Dal McKennon ... Bees (voice) (uncredited)

Ginny Tyler ... Bees (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Wolfgang Reitherman 
Writing credits
A.A. Milne (books)

Larry Clemmons (story) &
Xavier Atencio (story) &
Vance Gerry (story) &
Ralph Wright (story) &
Ken Anderson (story) &
Dick N. Lucas (story) (as Dick Lucas)

Produced by
Walt Disney .... producer
Original Music by
Buddy Baker 
Animation Department
Hal Ambro .... animator
Dale Barnhart .... layout artist
Eric Cleworth .... animator
Basil Davidovich .... layout artist
Al Dempster .... background artist
John Ewing .... animator
Don Griffith .... layout artist
Fred Hellmich .... animator
Bill Keil .... animator
Hal King .... animator
Eric Larson .... animator
Bill Layne .... background artist
John Lounsbery .... animator: "Owl"
Dan MacManus .... animator (as Dan Mac Manus)
Art Riley .... background artist
Sylvia Roemer .... layout artist (as Sylvia Cobb)
John Sibley .... animator
Walt Stanchfield .... animator
Music Department
Buddy Baker .... musical director
Richard M. Sherman .... songs: music and lyrics by
Robert B. Sherman .... songs: music and lyrics by

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25 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Did You Know?

Gopher often says, "I'm not in the book." This has a double meaning: he's not in the phone book and he is also not in the A.A. Milne book. Gopher is the only Pooh character that did not originate in one of Milne's books. He was originally created to replace Piglet, until they decided to bring Piglet in for Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day (1968).See more »
Revealing mistakes: When Rabbit turns in his chair to try to avoid seeing Pooh stuck in his door, he looks in his mirror. At this point, only Pooh in seen in the reflection, and not Rabbit.See more »
Eeyore:[after Pooh gets stuck in the honey tree again] Stuck again.
Christopher Robin:Don't worry, Pooh. We'll get you out.
Winnie the Pooh:No hurry. Take your time.
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Movie Connections:
Up, Down, and Touch the GroundSee more »


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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
The one that started it all, 28 July 2007
Author: Atreyu_II from The world of artists

1966 was the year when the first animated short of Winnie the Pooh and his friends came out. These characters immediately became a phenomenon of popularity and they're still just as popular nowadays. It all started with "Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree" in 1966, followed by many other Winnie the Pooh's shorts, all of them taking place in the magical and childish world of the Hundred Acre Wood.

This first adventure introduces us these adorable characters, as well as Winnie the Pooh, the little bear obsessed by hunny (honey), lovingly called «silly old bear» by Cristopher Robin. However, Piglet and Tigger's first appearance is only in the following short "Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day". Anyway, we can see right from the start how the characters's personalities are.

A delightful story, lovely songs (such as "Little Black Rain Cloud", "Up, Down and Touch the Ground", "Rumbly in My Tumbly" and "Winnie the Pooh"), great artwork and animation, charm and classic humor are another attribute here.

The story is amusing and focus mostly on Pooh's determination to get some honey. Although he is a bear with very little brain, he's not the sort of bear to give up easily. It's funny how he often thinks of something, but no matter how hard he tries to think, the only thing that comes to his simple mind is honey. And it's funny that he does physical exercises, but not for the reasons you could think. You think he does physical exercises to get thinner? You better think again, he he he! He does physical exercises to get hungry, as an excuse to eat honey.

The Gopher (who is not in the book) is hilarious, especially whenever he falls down his hole. That is spectacular! The nervous Rabbit can be unfair at times, but he does the right thing when he stops the Gopher from feeding Pooh with honey.

As for Eeyore, his pessimistic personality is obvious right from the beginning, when he says «If it's a good day, which I doubt».

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