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Tear Jerker: Winnie the Pooh

The books

  • The ending of The House at Pooh Corner: Christopher Robin is going away. It's implied he's going to boarding school, which means he won't see his friends again. The characters don't know the specifics, but they band together and write him a goodbye note. As they host a farewell party, Eeyore realizes that the boy wants to be alone with Pooh, and tells the others to leave. Christopher Robin then takes Pooh to 'An Enchanted Place at the Top of the Forest'. They talk together about doing nothing. Christoper Robin mentions that 'they don't let you do nothing. Not for long, anyway.' He tells Pooh of things he'll learn at school—about countries, Kings and Factors, eventually making him his best, most faithful Knight. Then the ending.
    "Pooh, promise you won't forget about me, ever. Not even when I'm a hundred." Pooh thought for a little. "How old shall I be then?" "Ninety-nine." Pooh nodded. "I promise," he said.

    Still with his eyes on the world, Christopher Robin put out a hand and felt for Pooh's Paw. "Pooh," said Christopher Robin earnestly, "if I if I'm not quite " he stopped and tried again "Pooh, whatever happens, you will understand, won't you?"

    "Understand what?" "Oh, nothing." He laughed and jumped to his feet. "Come on!" "Where?" said Pooh. "Anywhere," said Christopher Robin.

    So they went off together. But wherever they go, and whatever happens to them on the way, in that enchanted place on the top of the Forest a little boy and his Bear will always be playing.
    • Surprisingly, the ending was copied almost word for word in the ends of both The Many Adventures of Winnie The Pooh and Pooh's Grand Adventure. Slightly toned down yes, but the implications are still the same-and it's just as sad.

Disney's films

The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
  • Piglet giving his house away to Owl.
  • Rabbit's growing terror while lost in the forest
  • Tigger glumly walking in the snow after Rabbit reminds him he couldn't bounce after he promised not to if he made it down from the tree.
  • The finale with Pooh and Christopher Robin, who tells him that he won't have that much time for him and the others when he gets older and that they should be there for each other whenever chance they get to.

Pooh's Grand Adventure

The Tigger Movie

Springtime with Roo
  • Rabbit's Bad Future if he succeeds in making the first say of Spring officially "Spring Cleaning Day". His friends will find him so overbearing and controlling, that they will all move away and leave him alone.

Winnie the Pooh (2011)
  • The trailers, with "Somewhere Only We Know" playing over them. Really hits home for people who have grown up with these stories and are adults now.
    • the lines you can hear most clearly are:
    ...I knew the pathway like the back of my hand...
    ...Is this the place we used to love...?
    ...Oh simple thing, where have you gone...?

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