Intro linesThis could be the room of any small boy but it just happens to belong to a boy named Christopher Robin. Like most small boys, Christopher Robin has toy animals to play with. They all live together in a wonderful world of make-believe. A donkey named Eeyore, Kanga and little Roo, Rabbit, Piglet and Owl. But his best friend is a bear called Winnie the Pooh or Pooh for short. Now, Pooh had some very unusual adventures and they all happened right here in the Hundred-Acre Wood. Winnie the Pooh lived in this enchanted forest under the name of Mr. Sanders which means he had the name over the door in gold letters and he lived under it. Now, when Pooh heard his pooh-coo clock, he knew it was time for something. But he was a bear of very little brain. So when he thought, he thought in the most thoughtful way he could think...
Cast as voices
Winnie the Pooh - Sterling Holloway
Narrator - Sebastian Cabot
Rabbit - Junius Matthews
Kanga - Barbara Luddy
Gopher - Howard Morris
Piglet - John Fiedler
Eeyore - Ralph Wright
Owl - Hal Smith
Roo - Clint Howard (Honey Tree and Blustery Day)
Christopher Robin - Bruce Reitherman (Honey Tree)
Jon Walmsley (Blustery Day)
Timothy Turner (Tigger Too)
Roo - Dori Whitaker
Tigger - Paul Winchell
The character of Gopher (not in the book, but at your service) was originally included to replace the original 'A. A. Milne' character, Piglet. The studio eventually reinstated Piglet in the second featurette, Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day (1968).
The scene where Rabbit tries to decorate Pooh's bottom was one of Walt Disney's favorite scenes from his films.
The film also inspired an attraction of the same name at Disneyland, Walt Disney World, and Hong Kong Disneyland. A much more elaborate attraction, also based on the film, opened in Tokyo Disneyland as "Pooh's Hunny Hunt".
All backgrounds for the film were outlined in ink to keep with the sketchy style of the original Ernest Shepard illustrations.
Tigger's trademark "Hoo-hoo-hoo!" laugh by was ad-libbed by Paul Winchell as well as his famous "TTFN-Ta Ta For Now!" line.
Last film work for Barbara Luddy, Sebastian Cabot and Junius Matthews.