A Winnie the Pooh Thanksgiving
Winnie the Pooh Television.jpg
Screenshot of the dinner scene
Directed byJun Falkenstein
Music byCarl Johnson
Distributed byABC
Release date
  • November 22, 1998 (1998-11-22)
Running time
22 minutes
CountryUnited States

A Winnie the Pooh Thanksgiving is a 1998 made-for-TV special featuring the voice talents of Jim Cummings, Paul Winchell, and John Fiedler. The special shows Pooh and his friends learning the true meaning of Thanksgiving. It was nominated for Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Children's Program.[1]


It's Thanksgiving in the Hundred Acre Wood and Winnie the Pooh and his friends bring food for the feast. Pooh brings honey, Piglet brings acorns, Gopher brings lemonade, Owl brings biscuits, Eeyore brings thistles, and Tigger brings ice cream. But Rabbit tells them that they need a real feast with turkey, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie and sends them on a scavenger hunt to get them (Eeyore and Tigger to pick the cranberries, Gopher to gather pumpkins for the pie, and Pooh and Piglet to get the turkey). [2][3][4]



The special originally aired Thanksgiving Day 1998 at 8 pm on ABC.[5] It reaired every year on Thanksgiving until 2003. According to TVTango.com's ratings database, the first airing brought in a 3.8 household Nielsen rating.

Home video

The video has been released by itself in the United States, with the exception of specially released tapes that were given to members of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for that year's show. It was released as part of the VHS cassette Winnie the Pooh: Seasons of Giving along with select episodes of The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh in 1999.

Further information: Winnie the Pooh: Seasons of Giving


  1. ^ 1999 Primetime Emmy Awards from IMDb
  2. ^ New York Times Review (1998)
  3. ^ Spreier, Jeanne (November 22, 1998). "Pooh serves Thanksgiving dessert" (Fee required). Dallas Morning News. Retrieved May 22, 2009.
  4. ^ Langdale, Joss (November 24, 1998). "Pooh and friends make Thanksgiving special" (Scanned image). Georgia: Calhoun Times. Walker County Messenger. pp. 1, 2. Retrieved May 22, 2009.
  5. ^ King, Susan (Nov 26, 1998). "Weekend TV; Parades, Specials Put Viewers on the Holiday Bandwagon" (Fee required). Los Angeles Times. p. 65. Retrieved May 22, 2009. 'Tis the weekend for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, a new Winnie the Pooh special, the Hollywood Christmas Parade and several ice skating specials.