|The Studio's first animated treatment of the famous children's books written by A.A. Milne. Winnie the Pooh and his friends, Christopher Robin, Eeyore the donkey, Owl, Kanga, and baby Roo, as well as Rabbit and Gopher, encounter a swarm of bees and a fabulous honey tree. Little modification was made to the original stories of the most famous teddy bear in the world. The most noticeable change was the introduction of a new character -- Gopher.|
A special cartoon featurette. Directed by Wolfgang Reitherman.
Starring: the voices of Sterling Holloway (Pooh), Bruce Reitherman (Christopher Robin), Ralph Wright (Eeyore), Howard Morris (Gopher), Barbara Luddy (Kanga), Hal Smith (Owl), Junius Matthews (Rabbit), and Clint Howard (Roo). 26 min. Sebastian Cabot narrated the story, and the theme song was written Richard M. and Robert B. Sherman. Sterling Holloway was perfectly cast as the voice of Pooh and added to the popularity of the short, which inspired three theatrical cartoon sequels and a feature compilation. Released on video in 1981.