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Winnie the Pooh Discovers the Seasons
Directed byRick Reinert
Written byRonald Kidd
Produced byRick Reinert
StarringHal Smith
Kim Christianson
Ray Erlenborn
John Fiedler
Ron Feinberg
Narrated byLaurie Main
Music bySteve Zuckerman
Robert & Richard Sherman
Walt Disney Productions
Rick Reinert Productions
Distributed byWalt Disney Educational Media Company[1]
Release date
  • September 1981 (1981-09)
Running time
9 minutes 28 seconds
CountryUnited States

Winnie the Pooh Discovers the Seasons is an educational short film produced by Rick Reinert Productions for Walt Disney Productions' educational media division and released in September 1981.[2][3]


Christopher Robin presents Pooh with an interesting new gift—a calendar. Pooh has never seen one before, and Christopher Robin explains that it is a way of keeping track of the days, weeks, months and seasons. The calendar stops at each season, as we watch Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore, Rabbit and Owl in the Hundred Acre Wood exploring the world around them and noticing the changes. Among them: the water in the pond becomes hard and slick when it gets cold in the winter and becomes refreshing and fun to swim in when it gets warm in the summer.



This was the first time that Hal Smith voiced Winnie the Pooh.[4] Smith would voice the character until 1988 when Jim Cummings took over the role for The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh.[4] The short's director, Rick Reinert, had previously directed A Nutrition Adventure, another Walt Disney Educational short. Disney contracted the work on this short out to Reinert's production company, Rick Reinert Productions, in lieu of producing it in-house.[5] Reinert would go on to direct 1983's Winnie the Pooh and a Day for Eeyore.[5]

References List

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  2. ^ "Winnie the Pooh Discovers the Seasons (film)". D23. Retrieved 2023-03-01.
  3. ^ Cotter, Bill (1997). The wonderful world of Disney television : a complete history. Hyperion. p. 591. ISBN 978-0786863594. Retrieved February 28, 2023.
  4. ^ a b "The Evolution of Winnie the Pooh, From AA Milne to 'Christopher Robin' (Photos)". 2020-10-09. Retrieved 2023-03-01.
  5. ^ a b Lenburg, J. (2006). Who's Who in Animated Cartoons: An International Guide to Film and Television's Award-Winning and Legendary Animators. United States: Applause Theatre & Cinema Books.