Trivia / The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

  • Cash Cow Franchise: During the 90s, Pooh was one of Disney's biggest toy lines, outshining even Mickey Mouse.
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: The original featurette versions from 1966-1974 have not yet received their own DVD release. They had several frequent VHS releases in the 1990s, and were last put out in 2000. When The Many Adventures had further releases, these versions nearly ceased to exist. As of now, Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day has received only one DVD release as a bonus feature of Pooh's Grand Adventure in 2006. This and Tigger Too have also re-aired (letterboxed and with restored footage) on Disney Junior at least once in 2015. Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree also had Bruce Reitherman as Christopher Robin replaced with Jon Walmsley (who originally performed him in the "Blustery Day" and "We Say Goodbye" segments) in the 1977 Many Adventures compilation film. (It also ended with a short vocal reprise of the Winnie the Pooh theme song, unlike Blustery Day and Tigger Too which ended with an instrumental arrangement, which, again, was later used for Many Adventures.)
  • The Other Darrin: "A Day for Eeyore" is the first theatrical Pooh cartoon to feature replacement voices for Pooh (Hal Smith), Rabbit (Will Ryannote ), Kanga (Julie McWhirter), and the Narrator (Laurie Mainnote ). Roo and Christopher Robin, who had already been portrayed by multiple voice actors, are also recast here.
  • Talking to Himself: Hal Smith does double duty in "...and a Day for Eeyore", taking over the role of Pooh while also retaining his established role as Owl.
  • Uncredited Role: Ron Clements conceived the story, but he took his name off the film in protest of Disney outsourcing the animation.
  • What Could Have Been: Walt Disney had tapped famous Disneyland performer Wally Boag to voice Tigger in Blustery Day, and Boag contributed heavily early on in the short's development to help define Tigger's personality. After Disney's death, Boag was dropped from the project in favor of Paul Winchell. Other actors who auditioned for the role included such legends as Paul Frees, Don Messick, and Daws Butler.
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