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"I wanna scare myself, and everyone else!"

"What a very grand thing to be so brave! And show myself that I am not afraid!"

Boo to You Too! Winnie the Pooh is a 1996 Halloween special in the Winnie-the-Pooh franchise that is largely based on The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (sharing similar production values and the same cast). The story focuses on Piglet, whose fear of Halloween threatens to hamper the fun for his other friends. When disaster seemingly strikes as Halloween night falls, Piglet must learn to face his fears head on if he is to ever be able to enjoy himself on the "spookiest night of the year."

The special was also included in its entirety as a segment to pad out Pooh’s Heffalump Halloween in 2005, now narrated by Roo to Lumpy.


Tropes in this work include:

  • Adaptational Dye Job: Keeping with New Adventures art style, Rabbit's fur is still lime green instead of it's original yellow.
  • Alphabetical Theme Naming: Rabbit's pumpkins are named with the letter P in mind (Pauline and Petunia, for example).
  • Berserk Board Barricade: When Piglet is afraid of monsters coming for him he boards up his house ridiculously fast and at one point appears to be in three places at once while he is doing it. But almost immediately after he opens his door to let in his friends without removing the boards, so he must not have done it very well.
  • Butt-Monkey: Rabbit’s garden is the victim of the gang’s unwitting destruction twice in the special. Gopher has little luck with his costume hunt as well.
  • Chekhov's Gun: The mannequin Piglet creates to try to desensitize himself to Halloween’s frights is later piloted by him when he goes to rescue Pooh.
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  • A Day in the Limelight: The special focuses on Piglet first and foremost.
  • Disney Acid Sequence: Tigger’s “I Want To Scare Myself” number, featuring him singing about how he wants to experience a thrilling Halloween while flying through hellish, bizarre visions of Halloween mayhem.
  • Dramatic Irony: It fuels the last act; Piglet believes the costumed Pooh, Eeyore and Tigger are Spookables coming for him, and when he flees his house before they arrive, the other three believe him to have been taken by Spookables.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: After years of living in fear, Piglet makes it through his first real Halloween having overcome his fears, and now he can always enjoy the holiday with the rest of his friends in peace.
  • Freeze-Frame Bonus: Piglet "splits up" while boarding up his windows.
  • Halloween Episode: It’s the only installment of the New Adventures era to focus wholly on Halloween.
  • "I Want" Song: Piglet and Tigger both get one each: Piglet wants to overcome his fears to enjoy Halloween with his friends, while Tigger wants a scary Halloween.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: When he believes Pooh is being attacked by Spookables, Piglet hops into his monstrous mannequin to fight and scare them off, going in, claws blazing.
  • Mirror-Cracking Ugly: During the Disney Acid Sequence, Tigger changes into a witch costume and presents himself in front of a (already broken) mirror and cracks more of the glass.
  • Mythology Gag: Gopher’s costumes are cariactures of Pooh, Piglet, Rabbit, and Eeyore.
  • Nightmare Fetishist: Tigger is the most enthused about having an appropriately scary Halloween.
  • No Antagonist: The conflict in the story comes from Piglet trying to wrestle with his fear on Halloween night.
  • No Fourth Wall: Unlike the main New Adventures series, a narrator (John Rhys-Davies) interacts with Pooh at the special’s opening. Unlike most other examples of narrators in the franchise, however, the narrator never takes a proactive role in the plot afterwards.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Piglet gives one to himself when his friends agree to have a “Hallo-Wasn’t” so he won’t be afraid.
  • Running Gag: Gopher tries to find a suitable Halloween costume to win a supposed contest (that we never see taking place) and goes through four costumes based on his friends before he succeeds at the very end. Furthermore, his first two costumes are mistaken for other animals by the friend he's dressed as.
  • Something Only They Would Say: When Piglet has barricade himself in his house terrified of Halloween and Pooh rings his door bell, Piglet suggests that Pooh say something only he would say before letting him in. Pooh asks Piglet what he should say and Piglet says, "Well possibly, 'I am Pooh'", to which Pooh responds, "You are? Well then who am I?", which convinces Piglet.
  • Shout-Out:
    • During his song, Tigger creates a Frankenstein's monster type creature.
    • Piglet is attacked by trees that come to life which are implied to be figments of his own imagination, thanks to being scared out of his mind much like Snow White was.
  • Speed Echoes: Piglet briefly appears to be in three places at once while he is boarding up his house.
  • A Storm Is Coming: Said almost word for word by Eeyore, though he meant a storm in a mundane sense as a thunderstorm was indeed approaching. The storm represents Piglet’s inner turmoil over his fears, and sure enough, the night only clears up when Piglet apparently saves the day after conquering his fears.
  • The Scream: Piglet gives one after being booped from behind by a runaway cart.
  • Things That Go "Bump" in the Night: The gang believes Rabbit’s snores and noises in his sleep belong to Spookables and quickly panic.


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