Winnie the Pooh and a Day for Eeyore



Winnie The Pooh and a Day for Eeyore is a Disney Winnie-the-Pooh animated featurette, based off two chapters from the books Winnie the Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner, released on March 11, 1983 with a reissue of The Sword in the Stone. It has since been released on VHS three times and was also included as a bonus feature on the DVD release of The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh.

The story begins with Pooh taking a walk to a wooden bridge over a river where he likes to do nothing in particular. On this particular day, though, he finds a fur cone and ends up dropping it in the river. Noticing that, due to the flow of the river, the cone went under the bridge, Pooh decides to make a game out of it, calling it Poohsticks.

Sometime later, while Pooh, Piglet, Roo, and Rabbit are playing Poohsticks, they see Eeyore floating in the river below. After a somewhat successful attempt to get him to shore, he tells them that he fell in due to being bounced from behind.

Pooh follows him and asks what's wrong. Eeyore answers that he's unhappy because it's his birthday, and there's nobody around to celebrate it with him. Pooh decides to give him a jar of honey, but doesn't get far before he has a hunger attack and ends up eating the honey. Upon realizing this, he decides to ask Owl for help. Owl writes a birthday greeting on the pot and then flies off to tell Christopher Robin. Piglet has planned for giving a red balloon to Eeyore, but not before he accidentally causes it to explode.

Piglet is upset that his gift for Eeyore is no longer good, but he presents it to the donkey anyway. Eeyore doesn't mind, though, since he likes it this way, and later, Pooh brings the empty pot. They later throw a party for Eeyore, with Owl explaining his uncle Robert's 103 birthday. The party was interrupted by Tigger, who bounces at Rabbit. They play Poohsticks, though Tigger won none. They were all going to sleep, though Eeyore told a secret to Tigger, about dropping a stick in a twitchy way. Tigger bounces into Eeyore again, and Piglet, Pooh and Christopher Robin are left looking at the river.

Voice cast

* Laurie Main as The Narrator
* Will Ryan as Rabbit
* Kim Christianson as Christopher Robin
* Hal Smith as Owl and Winnie-the-Pooh
* John Fiedler as Piglet
* Dick Billingsley as Roo
* Paul Winchell as Tigger
* Julie McWhirter as Kanga
* Ralph Wright as Eeyore

* Last Pooh featurette. From this point on, all Pooh projects focused on movies (though there were TV shows).
* Contrary to popular belief, this was not the last Pooh project to feature Paul Winchell as the voice of Tigger. Pooh's Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin holds that honor.
* The opening sequence to this short is the same one used on the other Pooh featurettes, except the music was re-done and the opening narration lines were done by Laurie Main instead of Sebastian Cabot. The cuckoo clock sound was also re-dubbed. The opening theme was also re-recorded using a different tone than the original one, and with different singers.Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, with no Front-Cover Texts, and with no Back-Cover Texts.
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