Rabbit is tired of Tigger always bouncing him, so he gets Pooh and Piglet together to come up with an idea to get the bounce out of Tigger. Rabbit suggests they take him into the middle of ...
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Rabbit is tired of Tigger always bouncing him, so he gets Pooh and Piglet together to come up with an idea to get the bounce out of Tigger. Rabbit suggests they take him into the middle of nowhere and leave him overnight. The idea backfires and Rabbit, Piglet and Pooh find themselves lost, but Pooh's tummy guides them home. Then, Tigger and Roo go out for a bounce and get caught in a tree, which Tigger is too afraid to get out of, and Rabbit makes Tigger promise that if they help get Tigger down, that Tigger can never bounce again. So Tigger is rescued and feels sad that he can no longer bounce, but everyone, including Rabbit, agrees they liked the old bouncy Tigger better. Written by
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After Piglet, Pooh, and Rabbit lose Tigger in the mist, the surroundings of the sand pit on page 123 are the fallen tree and little trees. Then when Piglet, Pooh, and Rabbit return to the sand pit, there are more bigger trees and bushes within the pit's surroundings and there's a bigger tree where the fallen tree was. See more »
[as Roo is swinging on his tail]
S-s-s-s-s-stop that, kid! Please!
[cut to his point of view]
S-T-O-P, stop! You're rockin' the forest!
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the joys and occasional trials of being a Tigger (and Rabbit, too)
This was the third 'act' of The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, which is how I first saw this as a very young child (probably a baby, now that I think about it). Though the whole feature was kind of ingrained into my system at an early age, I think this final section always left an impression on me. It was because of Tigger being this main subject here - in later years he'd get his own movie, The Tigger Movie as it was pretty obviously called - though really moreso about how he was perceived, that made it so funny and captivating and even a couple of times scary and almost-borderline sad.
The two things that happen in Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too involve Rabbit in a big way, and it's little wonder from a storytelling perspective; they're diametrically opposed, with Tigger and his, to put it lightly, carefree attitude, and Rabbit being, to also put it mildly, fastidious. He likes his garden and Tiggers bouncy ways mess it up. Can the bounce go away for a while? A personality adjustment could do it, so he, Pooh and Piglet go out into the woods with the plan to abandon him (just for the night, as Rabbit proposes to a hilariously sleepy Pooh by the way), but it backfires as Rabbit is the one who gets stuck (not unlike, say, Snow White in her feature).
The other thing is that Tigger does get some emotional shock when he is stuck up high on a tree - he even talks to the Narrator Sebastian Cabot, which I found both young and today absolutely hysterical - and maybe does, just for a moment question or lose his bounce (by, you know, 'request' of a sort). This second part may not be completely as masterful as the first segment, but the two compliment each other and work together as two stories in one whole: what does it mean for other people around Tigger? Or just Rabbit, for that matter? If all you do is bounce around and have fun, is it fun for everyone else around you, or will some people not 'get' it, or completely match up to that fun (ala Roo, if memory serves).
Ultimately, as it's shown, being 'bouncy' is a good thing, certainly if one is a Tigger. But what I've always liked about these stories here is that it's actually not Pooh challenging the springy fella, it's the character who we probably shouldn't stand really, the 'grown up' curmudgeon guy. Maybe some day kids will have to stop bouncing, but for now, it's alright, and certainly for comedy sake, that is.
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