- Animal Stereotypes: Their personalities typically either play this straight or subvert it. For example, Pooh plays on the stereotype of bears not being very bright, whilst Owl subverts the stereotype of owls being wise and clever.
- Cloudcuckoolander: They're not exactly the most conventionally clever of characters.
- A Dog Named "Dog": Most of them are named after their species. Piglet, Owl, Gopher, Kanga and Roo (who each take half of their species names) are all obvious, whilst "Tigger" is a childish pronunciation of "tiger".
- One of the Kids: They're Christopher's playthings; naturally, they act just as much like kids as he does.
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- Beary Friendly: Benevolent, loyal friend, especially to Christopher Robin and Piglet.
- Beary Funny: A Bear of Very Little Brains, his naivety and appetite is the source of much comedy.
- Big Brother Instinct: Despite his rather clueless and docile demeanor, he cares a lot about Piglet.
- Big Eater: Especially if honey's involved, though anything sweet will do.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: The "moron" part is obvious — there's a reason he's consistently described as being a Bear of Very Little Brains. But, when he needs to, Pooh can be surprisingly clever in his own way, and often ends up resolving the various problems troubling the woods. For example, taming Wooster in The New Adventures when the rest of the animals are scared stiff of the giant woozel.
- Determinator: On occasion, most notably in Pooh's Grand Adventure.
- Early-Bird Cameo: In 1924, one full year before the first Pooh story was written (and two years before the first full book was published), Pooh appeared in the book When We Were Very Young, as the main character in the poem Teddy Bear. Throughout most of the poem, he's simply referred to as "Teddy Bear" or "Teddy," but in the later stages of the poem, he's directly addressed as "Mr. Edward Bear," which of course is Pooh's original name.
- Five Temperament Ensemble: He's the Phlegmatic member of the five main characters.
- Furry Reminder: To stuffed animals, no less. Pooh's stitches will sometimes burst at the seams, and at other times his head will do a 270 degree turn before returning to its base position.
- Genius Ditz: He writes spur-of-the-moment songs and poetry for the fun of it, completely unaware that from a literary standpoint he would be considered quite skilled. None of the other characters have this talent, and Eeyore's attempt to emulate it inevitably falls flat.
- The Hero: He's not only the clear series protagonist, but also a genuinely nice guy.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: His relationship with Piglet. They're almost always seen together and playing together, and they stand up for each other in their own way.
- Kindhearted Simpleton: Most of the supporting cast aren't far off, but Pooh is the most noticable as being an equally brainless and sweet-natured character.
- The Klutz: Pooh, being not very bright and rather rotund, has a tendency to trip, tumble, bump into things or get stuck.
- Nice Guy: The most sincerely sweet and friendly member of the woods.
- Only Known by Their Nickname: Who remembers that Pooh's original, and real, name was "Edward Bear" before Christopher Robin changed it?
- Out of Focus: Slightly, due to numerous character orientated features and Tigger and Roo often taking spotlight more often.
- Ping-Pong Naïveté: Often completely clueless of the goings on around, other times however he is well aware of the stupidity of his friends.
- The Pollyanna: Nothing really manages to keep Pooh down for long, and he's quick to both cheer up and to cheer others up.
- Serious Business: "Hunny".
- Simple-Minded Wisdom: Despite being a dimwitted character, he often has surprisingly clear thoughts and moments of brilliance.
- Smart Ball: Of all the inhabitants of the Forest, Pooh is by far the most likely to get sudden flashes of brilliance. For someone who is so consistently portrayed as dull and slow-witted, he has surprisingly many good ideas when they're needed, to the point where he almost borders on Genius Ditz at times. This is mostly prevalent in the original novels, but the Disney version definitely has his moments as well.
- Too Dumb to Live: Granted, most of the cast represents this at times, but Pooh really takes the cake. note . There are times he can be the Only Sane Bear however.
- Took a Level in Jerkass: Big time in the official 1980s comic strip from King Features Syndicate. See for yourself in these .
- Trademark Favorite Food: Again, "Hunny." He's absolutely nuts for the stuff.
- Unfortunate Name: Title, really. "Pooh" used to be an expression of dismissal at the time the original book was written (hence the old English expression "to pooh-pooh something", meaning to dismiss it as irrelevant). Nowadays, that term has fallen out of use, so it just sounds like the more "G-rated" word for dung.
You're braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think… even if we're apart, I'll always be with you.The only human character to appear in the books, Christopher Robin is the storybook allusion to the Real Life boy Milne wrote the stories for. He is a young boy who spends time with his stuffed animals in the distant Hundred Acre Wood and acts as a mentor and leader most of the time. Later in the series, he attends boarding school.
- Art Evolution: Christopher Robin in the 2011 Disney movie now doesn't have Skintone Sclerae.
- Cheerful Child: He's generally a very upbeat and happy sort of character, though he does have some melancholic moments, especially in the original books.
- Children Are Innocent: Perhaps the defining trait of his character.
- Cultural Translation: Has an American accent in The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh.
- He used to have one in the first featurette as well (provided by Bruce Reitherman, who also voiced Mowgli), but after complaints from the fans it was changed to an English accent from Blustery Day onward. When the three original Pooh featurettes were collected into the full-feature The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Christopher Robin was, for the sake of consistency, overdubbed with his later trademark English accent in the Honey Tree segment (though you can still clearly hear American Christopher when he sings along with Pooh in the Little Black Raincloud song).
- Demoted to Extra: Christopher Robin was originally the star of the books; in the poetry books he appears often and has several poems dedicated to him (as opposed to Pooh, who only appears in one poem in When We Were Very Young and only appears occasionally in Now We Are Six), and while he was moved Out of Focus for the Pooh stories he remained a central character. In the first Disney featurettes he was also a major character, but in later productions he got smaller and smaller roles, quite often being left out entirely.
- This is sort of explained in The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (and elaborated upon in ''Pooh's Most Grand Adventure"): He's started school. While the Disney version doesn't seem to be attending boarding school the way his book counterpart is implied to be, it's still reasonable to presume that he isn't around as much because he's busy with schoolwork.
- The Everyman: He's not particularly great in any one field, but he's got enough universal talents to cover where he's needed.
- Full-Name Basis: At least if you go by New Adventures canon, where "Robin" is hinted to be his surname. Rarely, if ever, is he called just "Christopher."
- Token Human: He's the only human character in the group. Justified; the Hundred Acre Wood is created out of his backyard and his toys.
Bouncin's what Tiggers do best!Hyperactive stuffed tiger with a fondness for bouncing. Known to grate on others' nerves (especially Rabbit) with his tendency to bounce head on into others as a form of welcome. Initially found somewhat intimidating or annoying by the other members of the Hundred Acre Wood upon his arrival, Pooh and the others eventually warmed up to him and consider him a close friend, especially Roo.
- Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: Sometimes comes across as having a severe case of this, especially in the Disney version.
- Badass Adorable: He's a cute plush toy like the rest of his friends, but he's also the first of them to charge into danger or try to fight if it looks like it needs to happen.
- Big Brother Instinct: To Roo, especially in later features.
- Brooklyn Rage: Sorta, Disney's Tigger is voiced with a Brooklyn accent (Paul Winchell emphasized it more in his later years though it was toned back down when Jim Cummings took over), while slightly more obnoxious and rambunctious than most of the other residents, he's rather cheerful and harmless overall.
- Breakout Character: Tigger wasn't really a major character in the books, appearing only in the second book, The House At Pooh Corner. In the Disney adaptations, he got bigger and bigger roles until he ended up as the franchise's main star apart from Pooh himself.
- Cartoony Tail: In the Disney version, which explains his bouncing is done by using his tail as a pogo stick.
- Cheerful Child: He can be said to be this in the original novels, as he is clearly very young and inexperienced and needs someone to look after him. He was aged up for the Disney version (even if his demeanor is much the same).
- Does Not Like Spam: "Tiggers don't like honey!"
- Fish out of Water: Initially, he doesn't really fit in with the rest of the residents of the Hundred Acres. He gets over this over time.
- Five Temperament Ensemble: He's the Sanguine member of the main cast.
- Happily Adopted: By Kanga, in the original novels. In the Disney version, he lives on his own (but frequently hangs around Kanga and Roo).
- Hates Baths: Was forcibly bathed twice in the first TV series and hated it both times. The first time, the bath resulted in his stripes being washed off, and he was seen coughing and sputtering throughout, but on the second occasion, he finally admitted that they weren't so bad, while adding that he'd wait until "maybe next year" for another one.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: A mild example - he's as nice as they come; but he does have moments where he's quite thoughtless and inconsiderate. The book version's jerkishness is usually limited to pouncing on people when they're not expecting it, but the Disney version can get surprisingly (though unintentionally) mean at times. This is most prominent in the New Adventures series, but is definitely there in the original featurettes too.
- Keet: He's extremely hyperactive and never stops doing something.
- The Lancer: Pooh may be the main protagonist, but Tigger follows closely behind him in terms of being the leader. With his hyperactivity, in fact, he tends to be the driver for many plots in follow-up media, given Pooh's own fairly placid and passive nature.
- Last of His Kind: "But the most wonderful thing about Tiggers is I'm the only one!" Only in The Tigger Movie does he show any true concern over this.
- Miles Gloriosus: On occasion. Other times he's too oddball to really care about his own well being. His rather fickle nature can lead him to interchange between cowardly to suicidally fearless in a matter of seconds.
- The Nicknamer: In the Disney version, he's got a nickname for everyone, and loads of them for Rabbit.
- Odd Friendship: Tigger and Eeyore couldn't be more opposite in terms of personality, but that doesn't stop Tigger from considering the old donkey one of his best buddies.
- Picky Eater: In the original novel, this is actually one of his defining traits, combined with his usual Miles Gloriosus over-enthusiasm. His introduction chapter has him and Pooh searching for something that Tiggers actually like to eat. Tigger cheerfully claims that Tiggers like everything, and whatever Pooh suggests, he'll say it's his very favorite... that is, until he actually tastes it, after which he'll say that Tiggers like everything in the world except what he just had. The list of exceptions to what Tiggers like keeps growing all through the chapter, until he finally comes across the one thing he does likes to eat: extract of malt, Roo's "strengthening medicine."
- The Pig Pen: In addition to hating baths, Tigger likes bouncing around in the mud. At one point, he even rhetorically asks, "What's wrong with being dirty?"
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red to Rabbit's blue, being all impulse and enthusiasm in comparison to Rabbit's patient thoughtfulness.
- Sad Clown: Tigger is usually hyperactive and infallibly cheerful. When he is truly brought down however, it is a rather tragic sight. Utilized in universe, all the others are insistant on "un-bouncing" Tigger, though are so heartbroken by the depressed shell remaining when they succeed they immediately go back on it.
- Saying Sound Effects Out Loud: "GASP!"
- Small Name, Big Ego: Bragging's what Tiggers do best.
- Took a Level in Kindness: The Disney version, post- The Tigger Movie. While it's not too blatant, he does through a bit of Character Development in that movie, learning to be more considerate towards his non-Tigger friends. This development actually sticks, because in productions after that, his Jerk with a Heart of Gold moments and Miles Gloriosus tendencies are toned down considerably — though his hyperactive enthusiasm hasn't dropped one bit, nor has he become any more inclined to think before he acts, so he remains the most chaotic element in the Hundred Acre Wood.
- Trademark Favorite Food: In the original novels, it's extract of malt.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With Rabbit. The vitriol is mostly on Rabbit's side, since Tigger's habit of knocking him over or trampleing through Rabbit's garden irritates the bunny.
- Wacky Guy: Definitely his role in the series, being the most chaotic, impulsive and hyperactive member of the cast.
Ohhh, d-d-d-d-d-deeeaarr.Extremely timid stuffed piglet. Being someone of such little size makes Piglet rather paranoid and fearful often needing the support of his friends, nevertheless he's very gentle and caring little guy all in all and will face his fears for the sake of others.
- Art Evolution: A curious example, but take a look at Piglet's one-second appearance in the original intro song (the "there's Rabbit, and Piglet, and there's Owl" part). Someone at Disney must have done some heavy redesigning before Piglet made his "official" animated debut in the second featurette.
- Butt Monkey: Things just always seem to go wrong for Piglet, which is played for laughs.
- Character Development: Arguably, he's the only character in the original novels who goes through genuine Character Development. He starts out as a timid dreamer who, in his desperate attempts to appear big and brave, usually blows his chances when he gets them and is blind to the positive qualities he does possess. In the latter parts of the second novel, he learns to recognize and appreciate his own strengths, and in the end becomes the big hero of the book. You could say that he starts out as a Lovable Coward but turns into a Cowardly Lion. Averted with the Disney version, who is a Cowardly Lion from the get-go.
- Cheerful Child: In the Soviet Vinni Pukh adaptions, Piglet is a much cheerier and less timid character.
- The Chew Toy: If it can go wrong for Piglet, it probably will go wrong for Piglet.
- The Chick: He's male, like all of the other main toys, but he's still the most "feminine" of the lot, being gentle, sweet, caring and timid.
- Composite Character: Perhaps one reason for Piglet's cheerier attitude in the Soviet Vinni Pukh adaptions is that he's used as the stand-in character for Christopher Robin, who doesn't appear in the cartoons at all. Since the stories closely follow the book plots, Piglet is the one who says and does all the things that Christopher Robin did in the books, something which certainly alters his characterization a bit.
- Cowardly Lion: Will perform impressive acts of bravery when a push becomes a shove, though he's more likely to do this in the Disney version than in the original novels.
- Demoted to Extra: Subverted. The Disney version occasionally tries to put him on sidelines, but it never seems to last; Piglet is simply too popular a character, even gaining his own movie at one point. This is even more notable considering Piglet wasn't even intended to appear in the Disney adaptions initially.
- Extreme Doormat: Because he's so gentle and so timid, he's easily overawed or unwittingly bullied into doing whatever the others want.
- Five Temperament Ensemble: He fits the Leukine template of the main characters.
- Height Angst: The episode "Biglet" from The Book Of Pooh features Piglet getting fed up with being short, and starts wearing stilts, giant gloves, and a amplifier in his mouth.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Pooh, who eventually offers to share his home after Piglet gives his up to Owl.
- Lovable Coward: He may be a scaredy-cat of a character, but he's also one of the most lovable and likeable characters.
- Nervous Wreck: He's afraid of just about everything.
- Nice Guy: Of all the characters, Piglet is probably the most compassionate and caring one.
- Second Episode Introduction: Since Disney originally intended to replace Piglet with the more "American" Gopher, Piglet's debut in the Disney franchise was delayed until The Blustery Day after fan outcry forced Walt's hand.
- Shrinking Violet: Shy and timid, Piglet tends to withdraw into himself.
- Trademark Favorite Food: In the books, acorns, also called "haycorns" by Pooh.
- Vague Age: In the Disney version at least, despite being a "piglet" his matured voice and arguably more sensible personality than many of the others leaves it ambiguous as to whether he is much younger than Pooh. Tigger referring him to both "kiddo" and "ol' pal" at times certainly doesn't help.
Thanks for noticin' me.Stuffed donkey with a deeply cynical and borderline mentally depressed view of life. Often around to share a negative view of things, though is also rather philosophical and can give great wisdom at times.
- Adaptation Dye-Job: A lot of modern Disney merchandise and promotional artwork saturates Eeyore's fur color into a dull blue, likely to give him a more florescent and noticable design compared to his grey scheme (granted however "blue" suits his character in a sense).
- Adaptational Heroism: His Disney incarnation is far more sympathetic than the snarky and narcissistic Eeyore of the original books.
- Demoted to Extra: During the 2000's, he was relegated to much smaller roles (especially as stories began to focus more on Tigger, Piglet or Roo). Especially evident during the Heffalump movies where he's only around for a handful of scenes each and in the first one, he's completely forgotten by the others. He bitterly lampshades it, for once, with some genuine poignancy.Eeyore: Don't let me hold you up.
- Flat Joy: The Disney version occasionally shows this, especially from New Adventures and onward. It's always Played for Laughs.
"Ha-ha," said Eeyore bitterly. "Merriment and what-not. Don't apologize. It's just what would happen."
- In the original books, he does this as well.
- Grumpy Bear: Snarky and extremely cynical compared to the other more innocent residents of the Hundred Acre Wood. The Disney version represents this to an extent though is somewhat more recessive and "matter of fact" about it than in the original novels (an often implied character ethic is that he enjoys being depressed).
- Jerkass: Definitely in the original novels, though occasionally he goes over into Jerkass Woobie territory. Both animated adaptions avert the trope, as Eeyore is far less nasty and sarcastic in either cartoons.
- Only Sane Man: Often shows the most common sense over the others.
- Punny Name: His name is meant to resemble the onomatopoeic sound of a donkey's braying (though it's a bit more obvious when pronounced with a British accent, as A. A. Milne would have said it).
- The Stoic: Ironically enough. Despite his trademark depressive personality, Eeyore is usually the least likely to become highly fearful or upset in a dire situation, his usual emotional range usually never straying past being somewhat glum and negative. Whatever makes his life is so miserable, he is at least accustomed to it.Pooh: Are you alright, Eeyore?Eeyore: Been better. Been worse too.
- Surrounded by Idiots: Milne's suggested reason for his depressed attitude in the original novels. In the Disney adaptions, he's a much friendlier guy, just very negative in the most simplistic of terms, though he does have bouts of this trope at times, especially being The Chew Toy.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Thistles. This is mostly prominent in the original novels, but the Disney version has been known to chow down on a thistle or two as well.
rabbit that is obsessed with getting order and peace in the Hundred Acre Wood. Often finds himself bothered by the antics of the other residents usually Pooh and Tigger, though granted he himself often takes wacky extremes to deal with problems.
- Adaptation Dye-Job: Weirdly enough, he's a light green color in The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, as opposed to yellow in all the other Disney productions.
- And in the original novels, he's brown. At least according to E. H. Shepard's color illustrations.
- Ambiguously Gay: Fitting to a T. Right down to the fact that it is played up for laughs (his pink robe and hair curlers, multiple frilly aprons, the aptitude for ballet dancing as seen in Pooh's Grand Adventure, etc), it is never addressed/confirmed, nor implied that he has any interest in the opposite sex. Or either sex, for that matter. Averted in the 2011 film, in which he fantasizes himself as being surrounded by female rabbits.
- Butt Monkey: The various mishaps and scrapes he gets into are always played for laughs.
- Camp Straight: He's pretty campy, but as noted above, in the 2011 film, he's shown fantasizing about having a harem of lady rabbits.
- The Chew Toy: Just like with Piglet, bad things tend to happen to him. A lot.
- The Comically Serious: The fact he's so strict, stern and serious is played for nothing but comedy.
- Control Freak: His obsession with keeping everything quiet, peaceful and orderly is his most defining characteristic.
- Five Temperament Ensemble: His temper and hostility marks him as the Choleric one.
- The Finicky One: He's not easy to please, and that's a fact.
- Grumpy Bear: He's usually angry or easily angered, at least in part because he's a Control Freak and his friends don't understand or even pretend to humor him in it.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Often cynical and hostile but will take steps to take care of his friends in the end.
- Know-Nothing Know-It-All: Perhaps best summed up by Pooh and Piglet in the original novel:"Rabbit's clever," said Pooh thoughtfully.
"Yes," said Piglet, "Rabbit's clever."
"And he has Brain."
"Yes," said Piglet, "Rabbit has Brain."
There was a long silence.
"I suppose," said Pooh, "that that's why he never understands anything."
- Only Sane Man: Though admittedly he himself has rather hare brainedideas at times.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: His thoughtfulness and patience marks him as the blue to Tigger's red.
- Schemer: Being the smartest of the main cast, if only in his own head, he tends to be the one most likely to cook up ideas, either for the group or for himself.
- She's a Man in Japan: The 1967-1975 German dubs of the original shorts (Honey Tree, Blustery Day, etc.) made the character a female.
- Small Name, Big Ego: He tends to think of himself as the smartest and the leader of the group, but really he's not that much better than them.
- The Smart Guy: For all his faults, he is usually more on the ball than his friends.
- Super OCD: Rabbit is obsessed with order and tidiness and can turn almost any minor fun activity into a highly regimented work routine (usually resulting in a nervous breakdown when the others screw it up).Rabbit: Have you all gone mad?!? You can't possibly do things...out of order!
- Token Evil Teammate: To an extent. He is much more antagonistic than the other residents, however by normal standards, he's just a bit of Jerkass, redeeming himself rather frequently and even plays the Straight Man on occasion.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With Tigger, mostly because Tigger insists on tackling him to say hi and is otherwise a hyperactive, chaotic individual.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: Merely wants to maintain order in the Hundred Acre Wood, but resorts to somewhat extreme measures such as kidnapping or traumatizing residents in order to do so (granted however, it hardly ever works).
- Zany Scheme: Despite everything, he's cooked up a few of these himself.
Do be careful, dear!Docile mother kangaroo. Often acts a gentle mother figure to the others.
- Beware the Nice Ones: Usually rather docile and sweet in tone (to the point of being a borderline Extreme Doormat), though let's say she's rather sporting to the odd scheme or prank (Piglet found this out the hard way).
- Closer to Earth: The Disney version at least. The book version is slightly more sensible too but shares the others' occasionally brainless demeanor.
- Averted in the 2011 film, where Kanga eats up the story of the Backson as readily as the rest of the cast.
- Creator Cameo: In the 2011 film, Kristen Anderson-Lopez (who co-wrote the 2011 film's songs with her husband Robert Lopez) voices Kanga. Ironic when Kanga stops the song and asks for silence when she wins the honey pot (temporarily).
- Kath Soucie: Voice actress from The Tigger Movie onwards, with the exception of Kingdom Hearts and the 2011 film.
- Mama Bear: Much more gentle than usual examples, but is obviously rather protective of her son.
"There's just one thing," said Piglet, fidgeting a bit. "I was talking to Christopher Robin, and he said that a Kanga was Generally Regarded as One of the Fiercer Animals. I am not frightened of Fierce Animals in the ordinary way, but it is well known that if One of the Fiercer Animals is Deprived of Its Young, it becomes as fierce as Two of the Fiercer Animals."
- The trope is even pointed out by Piglet in the original novel:
- This is toned down in the Disney adaptation of their meeting, where Kanga knows full well how harmless the other residents are and ultimately shows mercy on Piglet (with "a cookie and a kiss"), at which point he realises Kanga isn't scary at all.
- Only Sane Man: What many of her other tropes amount to her being at times. Justified, since she's the "motherly one" and the rest are essentially children.
- Positive Discrimination: The Disney version arguably. She does at least seem to be the one character lacking a personality-establishing flaw.
- Slapstick Knows No Gender: Not seen a whole lot, but Tigger bounces everyone, including her.
- The Smurfette Principle: She's the only female member of the cast at all, except in certain spin-off media.
- Team Mom: Because she's Roo's mother, she naturally applies the same maternal attitudes and instincts to the rest of the group.
- Women Are Wiser: Though this simply may be because she's older and a mother, and thus is naturally more mature.
Yes, Mama!Hyperactive joey of Kanga. Shares Tigger's fondness for bouncing and looks up to him like a big brother. Later befriends heffalump Lumpy.
- Ascended Extra: A side character in the original novels and Disney featurettes, almost as prominent as Pooh and Tigger in some of the newer features.
- Badass Adorable: Being a protégé of sorts to Tigger, he's naturally one in training (especially in The Tigger Movie).
- Big Brother Worship: Of the surrogate sorts. He views Tigger as a big brother (a sentiment that is returned in The Tigger Movie) and idolizes him for his feats (that most others find aggravating), even going as far as frequently imitating his every move and word (a running gag in the Disney features involved a character being bounced by Tigger, getting back up on their feet, only to be bounced by Roo in turn).
- Breakout Character: In post-novel features, he goes from being just Kanga's little baby who shows up as a bit-part character in some stories to a recurring character, almost a secondary member of the cast.
- Character Development: Initially a mindless infant similar to his novel counterpart, his upgraded role in the Disney adaptions has led to stories being played a lot more from his perspective, his idolization of Tigger being expanded upon and even gaining a surrogate "little brother" of his own. He has also became more emotional and aware of the surrounding issues, even acting as a Cowardly Lion on occasion.
- Cheerful Child: The physically and mentally youngest member of the group, and cheerful to the point of foolishness, especially in the novels.
- Expressive Ears: Pooh's Heffalump Movie is a good film to see him demonstrating this quite a few times.
- Hates Baths: A whole episode of The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, "The Old Switcheroo", revolves around Roo trying to avoid bath time with Tigger. At the end of the episode, he finally takes a bath, and realizes that it's fun after all.
- Kid-Appeal Character - the reason for his ascended role in the Disney canon.
- Keet: In the original novels, he's the only character who can match Tigger for hyperactive overenthusiasm. In fact, he occasionally surpasses Tigger, largely because Tigger has just enough sense to realize when he's in a bad situation, while Roo is a Fearless Fool through and through. The Disney version certainly has shades of this too, albeit more toned down and Depending on the Writer.
- Momma's Boy: Most incarnations show him and Kanga being really close.
- Motor Mouth: Again, in the original novels. The Disney adaptions use this for occasional gags.
- Tagalong Kid: Being the youngest of the group, he naturally fills this role to them.
- Toxic Friend Influence: Tigger plays a light example. While he genuinely tries to look out for Roo (and has saved his life at least once) the other residents show awareness that he is not the most ideal role model for him at times.Tigger: Taught him everything he knows.Rabbit: That explains a lot.
Good, that will just give me time to tell you about my Uncle Clyde...Scatterbrained elderly owl. Usually shares knowledge and wisdom to the other residents of the Hundred Acre Wood, oblivious to the fact he has as little idea of such aspects as they do. Also likes to share rather frequent (and long) amusing stories about his somewhat eccentric family.
- Cool Old Guy: The other animals view him as this. While much more brainless in reality, he does have some shades of this.
- Grumpy Old Man: Sometimes shows traces of this in the books; in one chapter it's revealed that his standard reply when someone knocks on his door is "Go away, I'm thinking — oh, it's you?", and he can get pretty high-and-mighty and impatient with the others when he thinks they're talking about things that are beneath his dignity.
- Completely averted with the Disney version, who is an altogether more jovial and cheerful fellow.
- Although in the 2011 movie adaptation, he became frustrated with the simple-minded residents, and starts the main conflict in the film unknowingly
- Completely averted with the Disney version, who is an altogether more jovial and cheerful fellow.
- Ditzy Genius: Depending somewhat on the incarnation; whether he is smart or not, he's certainly a ditzy fellow.
- In the Blood: His family is often implied to be as scatterbrained as he is.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: In the 2011 movie adaptation.
- Know-Nothing Know-It-All / The Smart Guy: Switches back and forth between the tropes depending on the story's needs.
- Literal-Minded: Certainly so in Piglet's Big Movie, having taken the questions "Have you seen Piglet?" and "Have you seen him this morning?" literally.
- Motor Mouth: Once he starts talking, good luck shutting him up.
- Old Windbag: He just loves the sound of his own voice and will seize any opportunity to talk about whatever strikes his fancy.
- Ominous Owl: Subverted somewhat. Though his clueless and sometimes deranged demeanor causes problems at times, Owl is a thoroughly high spirited and kindly individual, the other residents even frequently referring to him as "their good friend".
- The Owl-Knowing One: Parodied. Everyone (including Owl himself) views Owl as the wisest and most intelligent of the animals, but in reality he's pretty clueless.
- She's a Man in Japan: In the Soviet Vinni Pukh adaptions, Owl is female.
- The original Norwegian translations of the books also turned Owl female. The books were re-translated (and drastically shortened, several plot points and jokes left out) later on, still with a female Owl. It wasn't until the third translation, which was far more faithful to the original text that Owl became male. (He was always male in the Norwegian dub of the Disney cartoons, which just made the entire thing even more confusing.)
- Owl is also female in the Polish translation of the books.
I'm *whistle* not in the book, y'know.Full name Samuel J. Gopher, usually littering the Hundred Acre Wood with his endless burrows, often for someone (usually himself) to fall into. Exclusive to the Disney adaptions.
- Canon Immigrant: Or Canon Foreigner, depending on how you look at it.
- Catchphrase: "I'm not in the book, you know!" in the first featurette; a Double Entendre that neatly Lampshades his Canon Immigrant status.
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: He seems to have all but vanished from the franchise in later years (he appeared in the recent Pooh's Heffalump Holloween Movie, albeit via recycled footage).
- Expy: His personality is based very largely on the beaver character in Lady and the Tramp. This was made even more evident when Beaver actually reappeared as a semi-regular in My Friends Tigger And Pooh.
- Funny Animal: The Saturday-morning TV series gave him a miner's helmet, making him alternate between this trope and a less anthropomorphic animal.
- Motor Mouth: When engrossed in his work anyway.
- Prospector: His overall mannerisms and duties very much resemble a stereotypical rendition of the trope, however, being a gopher, his motives for burrowing around are never really explained.
- Sixth Ranger: Due to being added in post-novel canon, he tends to fill this roll in the group's dynamics.
- Speech Impediment: *whistle*
- In the episode "Sham Pooh," Piglet interprets it as Snake Talk.
Supporting And Minor Characters
Heffridge Trumpler Brompet Heffalump IV.Roo's new best friend, possibly the only character in the franchise who's younger than him, and one of the elusive Heffalumps — though unlike previous depictions of these largely unseen monsters he's not the least bit menacing. Another Disney adaptation exclusive, though a much more recent addition than Gopher.
- Cheerful Child: Like Roo, he's a bubbly, chipper little guy.
- Children Are Innocent: Because he's a child, he's not the stereotypical honey-thief associated with heffalumps in this show.
- Lovable Coward: Roo even notes his similarities to Piglet on one occasion.
- Only Known by Their Nickname: Because his real name is so long nobody but his mother can remember it.
- Ridiculously Cute Critter: Even by Pooh standards, he's adorable.
Oh, la!A female otter, and the single new character to appear in David Benedictus's Return to the Hundred Acre Wood. Slightly snobbish and haughty, and so scatterbrained that she makes Tigger look sensible, but ultimately kind and helpful.
- Closer to Earth: Perhaps the one female character in all depictions to subvert this trope.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She's second only to Eeyore when it comes to think up insults, but when it comes down to it she's really quite friendly.
- Motor Mouth: Not quite as extreme as Owl, but still able to talk rings around Rabbit.
- Playful Otter: A curious mix of this and wannabe Grande Dame; she'll berate the others for not acting dignified enough in one moment and run around, playing tag and shouting "can't catch me!" the next.
- Tertiary Sexual Characteristics: The illustrations by Mark Burgess shows her to be wearing a pearl necklace.
- What Measure Is a Non-Cute?: She was originally going to be a garden snake, but since Reptiles Are Abhorrent, the publisher insisted that she be turned into another animal. Benedictus settled on an otter.
Rabbee!A baby bird rescued and for a while cared for by Rabbit, whom she calls "Rabbee." A Disney-only character, she appeared only in two episodes of The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, but was brought back as a major recurring character for The Book Of Pooh.
- Ascended Extra: She goes from being a two-shot character in the New Adventures to a full-fledged secondary cast member in The Book Of Pooh.
- Canon Foreigner: She was created by Disney for their animated series.
- Not Allowed to Grow Up: Averted in New Adventures, as the entire point of Kessie's character is that she's growing up, especially in her second episode. Played straight in The Book Of Pooh, though.
DarbyCo-lead character in My Friends Tigger And Pooh.
Heff Heffalump and Stan WoozleHeffalump and Woozle in the flesh. Bumbling gangster types who are constantly after the Hundred Acre Wood's honey supply. Appeared as recurring antagonists in New Adventures.
- Big Eater: They swipe the entire wood's supply of honey in one night.
- Dumb Muscle: Heff is bigger and stronger than Stan, but pretty dimwitted.
- Harmless Villain: They sneak into your house at night and rob you dry...of all your honey!!!
- Minion with an F in Evil: Heff is noticeably dumber and less conniving than Stan, though not to the extent of Dumb Is Good, as he's still an unrepentant honey-thief.
- Obviously Evil: Stan clearly looks sinister and malicious, even for being a stuffed weasel.
- Real After All: Heffalumps and Woozles were suggested to be mere imaginary threats thought up by Pooh and the others in the original books and Disney material preceding this.
- Schemer: Stan is the brains of the operation and makes all the decisions and ideas.
- Those Two Bad Guys: They're always seen together and are the villainous characters who show up the most.
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Being a toy elephant in a Disney show, Heff is absolutely terrified of mice, and in the best Disney tradition, this makes him helpless when faced with Roo or Kanga, who he mistakes for giant mice.
- With Catlike Tread: Though, fortunately, the denizens of the Hundred Acre Wood are silly enough that the two manage to be surprisingly good at stealth even with their propensity to give themselves away while hiding.
- Yellow Eyes of Sneakiness: Stan has these.
WoosterHulking, thuggish Woozle who only appeared in the New Adventures episode "The Great Honey Pot Robbery".
- Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: He's enormous, big enough to push over trees or squash any of the heroes like a bug.
- The Brute: Stan and Heff initially recruit him to be the muscle in order to defeat Pooh and friends so they can steal all their honey.
- The Dreaded: Heff is absolutely terrified at the prospect of calling Wooster out to help, and once they see him, almost everyone is equally scared... except Winnie the Pooh.
- Face of a Thug: He has a very round, squashed-in, ugly, brutish sort of face that emphasizes his ogre-like status amongst the Woozles.
- Gentle Giant: After his Heel–Face Turn, he shows he can actually be a very gentle and friendly individual.
- Heel–Face Turn: After Pooh offers to be his friend, Wooster decides to politely ask for honey rather than steal it.
- Hulk Speak: Wooster has a noticeably simplified manner of speech that roughly fits this trope.
- Knight of Cerebus: He's pretty frightening by the show's standards, at least until his Heel–Face Turn.
- Top-Heavy Guy: A truly exaggerated and frightening example; Wooster's body seems to be all barrel chest and muscular arms, tottering along on comparatively tiny little legs.
- Tiny-Headed Behemoth: His head actually isn't too small, but on his massive shoulders, it looks ridiculously undersized.
BrunoA clockwork gorilla who appears in the New Adventures episode/segment, "Monkey See, Monkey Do Better". Initially appearing in a birthday box on Christopher Robin's bed, when the others unwrap him, he proceeds to proclaim himself "the best toy a kid could get" and proceeds to show them up by outdoing each and every one of them. Distraught, the others prepare to leave, only to find out that they misunderstood Christopher's words; he wasn't a present for Christopher, he was a present Christopher was going to give someone else. Realizing his mistake, Bruno allows himself to be rewrapped in order to be sent on to his real home.
- Catch Phrase: "The best toy" and "the best present a kid could get"; he repeats variants of these constantly throughout the episode.
- Could Have Avoided This Plot: If the others had listened to Christopher properly and not opened his box, the whole mess with Bruno wouldn't have happened in the first place.
- Driven to Suicide: Yes, in a Pooh cartoon! Towards the episode's climax, Bruno hears Christopher telling the other toys that he's not keeping Bruno. The gorilla is so shocked and aghast at this that he proceeds to wander off into the Hundred Acre Wood and pulls out his key, slumping over on a log as he basically dies. He is found and rewound a few minutes later, but still, it's quite creepy.
- Everything's Better with Monkeys: His array of awesome tricks and abilities is intended to invoke this. To be fair to the guy, he would actually be a pretty damn great toy; it's his attitude that makes him a problem.
- Extreme Omnivore: When outdoing Pooh at gathering honey, Bruno eats the entire hive, waxy shell and all, then blows the bemused bees out of his ears.
- Gary Stu: This is how he's seen In-Universe; no matter what Pooh and his friends try to do in order to prove they're special, Bruno outdoes them.
- Jerk Ass: Not only is he full of himself, he belittles the other toys and gets them into challenges to prove his superiority to them.
- Killer Gorilla: Not literally, but he still fits the spirit of the trope by being a gorilla who's a trouble-making antagonistic character.
- Hero Antagonist: Bruno isn't really a villainous character, though he is kind of an arrogant jerk, but he drives the whole plot of the episode by scaring the other toys into believing Christopher Robin will get rid of them if they're not as special as Bruno is.
- Meaningful Name: Not Bruno himself, but his episode; "monkey see, monkey do" is a now rather old-fashioned saying about mimicking someone else's talents or achievements. This monkey sees something done, and then goes out of his way to do it better.
- Small Name, Big Ego: His huge ego is his most defining trait; he manages to outdo Tigger at being full of himself. His sheer arrogance drives the whole plot of his episode, and when he hears that Christopher Robin apparently doesn't want him, he has a full-fledged breakdown that leaves him... well, see Driven to Suicide.
The Pack RatsA trio of rodents in New Adventures who compulsively steal anything that isn't nailed down. The gray one is the leader, the orange one is an overweight dimwit and the brown one has a slight attitude problem.
- Calling Card: They leave walnuts in place of whatever they take.
- Color-Coded for Your Convenience: Each specific memeber of the group is colored a specific hue so you can easily tell them apart.
- Goldfish Poop Gang: They're even less intimidating than Stan and Heff!
- Harmless Villains: Even by the standards of this show, they're pretty pathetic. They're not even realy out to be bad, they just can't help but steal stuff.
- Heel–Face Revolving Door: They can be quite helpful at times, but can't fight the urge to continue stealing.
- Punny Name: A pack rat is an American rodent that obsessively gathers various oddments in its nest. So, we have the "Pack Rats", who're actual rats who obsessively steal anything and everything that catches their eyes.
- Rule of Three: They're always shown in a group of three, and they fit the standard "three characters" archetypes.
- Terrible Trio: They're three villains who're never seen apart from each other.
- Villain Decay: Mild example, but the Packrats are slightly more threatening in their first appearance, "Nothing but the Tooth", than in the other two episodes featuring them.
- You Dirty Rat: They're rats who're compulsive thieves and villains, if minor ones.
CrudHorrifying One Shot villain from the The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh episode "Cleanliness is Next to Impossible".
- Eldritch Abomination: By Winnie the Pooh standards, at least.
- Laughably Evil: Even with his slightly horrific concept, he has a rather whimsical, hammy demeanor. His motives are solely to create trash, after all.
- Killed Off for Real: Both he and his minion Smudge get sucked into Christopher Robin's vacuum, making them the only characters in the entire Winnie the Pooh franchise to die permanently.
- Knight of Cerebus: Goofy a villain as he seems to be, he's still a lot darker and edgier than you'd ever expect to see in a Winnie the Pooh story.
- Trash of the Titans: Taken to villainous extremes, creating a monster that wants to spread mess all over the world.
- Vile Villain, Saccharine Show: Well, sort of. By normal media standards, he is merely a Laughably Evil cartoon blob who wants to make the world messy, but by the usual standards of the Winnie The Pooh universe (that usually doesn't even have actual villains) he's actually kinda unsettling.
Nasty JackThe leader of the Horse Thieves. One Shot villain from "Paw and Order"
- Heel–Face Turn: He ceases all hostilities against the gang when Piglet makes him the sheriff.
- Laughably Evil: Given the show, he attacks the gang with things like ice cream.
- Names to Run Away from Really Fast: Lampshaded by Piglet.
- Visual Pun: He's not a horse thief, he's a Horse Thief (the name of his gang).
- Worthy Opponent: Sees the Masked Bear as this, deciding to get serious when he poises a threat to his control over the town.
The BacksonA monster that Pooh and friends imagine when they mistake a letter Christopher Robin wrote to them as ending in "Backson" instead of "back soon", and, fearing the worst, they plan to capture it and rescue Christopher Robin. From the original books. Made its animated debut in the 2011 Winnie the Pooh film.
- Blinding Bangs: His eyes are covered by his hair.
- Bread, Eggs, Milk, Squick: Everything that Owl claims the Backson does is worthy only of Poke the Poodle, except for "Stealing your youth", which is pretty dangerous, and "Chipping your tooth", which obviously, would be pretty painful.
- Dark Is Not Evil: He initially appears pretty fearsome, but it turns out he's a rather pleasant guy.
- Disney Acid Sequence: The Backson Song, in classic Disney tradition, involves lots of weird, out-there events and backdrops.
- Felony Misdemeanor: Everything the characters blame the Backson to be committing during its musical sequence are rather unfantastical and mundane, such as "scribbling in all your books", getting you to sleep in, spilling your tea, interrupting your train of thought, and never saying "pardon" when it bumps into you. It's also averted, as they also claim that it chips your tooth and steals your youth!
- Real After All: The Backson makes an appearance in the post-credits stinger of the movie, but he seems to be a rather cheerful fellow.
- The Stinger: The Backson stomps along through the woods, looking menacing, and then comes across the objects trail that Pooh and friends left, and cheerfully proclaims about how you can find so many interesting things in the woods. He sees the picture of himself, thinks everything must belong to the guy in the picture, and proceeds to pick up the items, leading right into the pit and falling into it.
- The Villain Sucks Song: The Backson Song, which is all about what a monstrous, evil fellow he is.
B'loonA "character" who appears in the 2011 movie, B'loon is introduced as Christopher Robin's red toy balloon, which is treated by all the other characters as a living, sentient being. He mainly just floats around, drifting in and out of the story at various points and never really does anything a normal balloon wouldn't... then again, some fans have speculated that he is sentient, just unable to talk.
- Big Damn Heroes: Sort of, in that B'loon is the one to "fetch" Christopher Robin at the end and is consequently treated as the hero of the day.
- Companion Cube: A rare example of one that, due do being a balloon, can and does actually move around, though despite what the other characters think, there's no real evidence that he's anything but a normal, inanimate balloon.
- Jerk Ass: If he is sentient, he's definitely this, judging by his actions in the movie.