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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.

Writers:

A.A. Milne (books), Larry Clemmons (story) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Sterling Holloway ... Winnie the Pooh (voice)
Junius Matthews 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)
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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. See more »


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 February 1966 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Sterling Holloway Bruce Reitherman Rance Howard, and Sebastian Cabot would later star in The Jungle Book (1967) as the voices of Kaa, Mowgli, the little elephant, and Bagheera, respectively. See more »

Goofs

When Pooh calls into Rabbit's hole, you see Rabbit put dishes on a rack which subsequently disappears and reappears between shots. See more »

Quotes

Winnie the Pooh: Well, isn't that the Rabbit's voice?
Rabbit: [talking into a honey jar] I don't think so. It isn't meant to be.
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Alternate Versions

When released in _Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, The (1977)_, Bruce Reitherman, who voiced Christopher Robin, was replaced by a different actor. Furthermore, the closing scene of this short (mainly the animation of the book pages) was altered so as to segue into the next scene rather than bring the short to an end, as is the case with the original short. See more »


Soundtracks

Little Black Rain Cloud
Music and Lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman
Performed by Sterling Holloway and Bruce Reitherman
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The Transatlantic Bear
31 October 2004 | by directoroffantasiesSee all my reviews

If memory serves, the original Steiff toy belonging to the late Christopher Robin Milne, "Winnie the Pooh", now resides in Manhattan, either at the New York Public Library or at publisher E.P. Dutton's headquarters. The symbolism is obvious: a British children's classic has made the transatlantic leap.

Disney scriptwriters have been heavily criticized for de-emphasizing the Britishness of Pooh, beginning with this first film in what became a series of theatrical short subjects. Most of the voices - Christopher is an exception - are American. Sterling Holloway became so identified with the title role that it is hard to imagine anyone else, British or American, taking it over.

The best thing about "Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree" is that it is adapted directly from Alan Milne's printed work. As I did in 1966, a child today seeing this film for the first time could ask for the book version and receive something unusually congruent with the screenplay.

Christopher Robin Milne, bookshop owner and authors' rights heir, had notoriously mixed feelings about his father's creation. In particular, he had his doubts about the effect Disney's version might have on the original.

Not to worry: the Disney machine has generated far more positive attention for Pooh than a global army of publishers.


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