Winnie The Pooh and Tigger Too
Theatrical release poster
Directed byJohn Lounsbery
Story by
Based onStories written
by A. A. Milne
Produced byWolfgang Reitherman
Narrated bySebastian Cabot
Music byBuddy Baker
Distributed byBuena Vista Distribution
Release dates
  • October 21, 1974 (1974-10-21)
  • December 20, 1974 (1974-12-20)
(USA) (Double feature with The Island at the Top of the World)
  • December 27, 1974 (1974-12-27)
March 11, 1977 (The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh)
Running time
25 minutes
CountryUnited States

Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too is a 1974 American animated featurette based on the third chapter of Winnie-the-Pooh and the fourth and seventh chapters of The House at Pooh Corner by A. A. Milne. The featurette was directed by John Lounsbery, produced by Wolfgang Reitherman, released by Walt Disney Productions, and distributed by Buena Vista Distribution. It was released on October 21, 1974, and released again as a double feature on December 20, 1974, with the live-action feature film The Island at the Top of the World. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film, but lost to Closed Mondays.[1]

Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too was the third animated featurette in the Winnie the Pooh film series. The film's title is a play on the slogan "Tippecanoe and Tyler too" made famous during the 1840 United States presidential election.

It featured the voices of Sterling Holloway as Winnie the Pooh, Paul Winchell as Tigger, John Fiedler as Piglet, Timothy Turner as Christopher Robin, Dori Whitaker as Roo, Barbara Luddy (in her final film role) as Kanga, Junius Matthews (in his final film role) as Rabbit, and Sebastian Cabot as Mr. Narrator.


During the fall, sometime after Pooh and Piglet were hailed heroes, Rabbit becomes fed up with Tigger bouncing on everyone for fun, so he meets with Pooh and Piglet and comes up with a plan: the three of them will take Tigger on a long walk in the forest, abandon him, and find him the next day, in the hopes that he will stop bouncing on his friends unexpectedly.

Pooh, Piglet, and Rabbit execute the plan the next morning, and it initially appears to work, as they manage to lose Tigger, but things soon go wrong as they get lost and are unable to find their way home. Rabbit separates from Pooh and Piglet, who manage to find their way out of the forest by themselves before running into Tigger. Upon learning from Pooh and Piglet that Rabbit is still in the forest, Tigger returns to rescue Rabbit, much to the bunny's humiliation.

Sometime later, on the first day of winter, Tigger arrives at Kanga and Roo's house so he and Roo can spend some time together. As they travel through the forest, Tigger and Roo see Rabbit ice skating. Tigger tries to teach Roo how to ice skate by doing it himself, but unfortunately, he loses his balance and collides with Rabbit, resulting in Rabbit crashing into his house and Tigger sliding into a snowbank. Later, Tigger decides to bounce up a tall tree with Roo riding on his back and manages to bounce all the way to the top of the tree, but when he sees how high up they are, he becomes paralyzed with fear and is afraid to climb back down.

While investigating animal tracks (which are really Tigger and Roo's), Pooh and Piglet discover Tigger and Roo in the tree and recruit Christopher Robin, Kanga, and Rabbit to help get them down. Roo manages to make it down safely by jumping on Christopher Robin's coat, but a frightened Tigger refuses to jump and promises never to bounce again should he be released from his predicament, thrilling Rabbit. To help Tigger, the Narrator tips over the book to allow Tigger to slide down the book unharmed.

Overjoyed to be back on the ground, Tigger attempts to bounce, but Rabbit stops him, reminding him of the promise he made. Tigger's joy quickly turns to depression, and he slowly walks away. Everyone except Rabbit feels sad to see Tigger depressed and they remind Rabbit of the joy Tigger had brought when he was bouncing. Realizing how selfish he was, Rabbit shows sympathy for Tigger and takes back the promise they had agreed on; Tigger overhears and gives Rabbit a friendly tackle. Tigger then invites everyone to bounce with him and even teaches Rabbit how to do it. For the first time, Rabbit is happy to be bouncing, as is everyone else, as Tigger sings his signature song once more before the short closes.

Voice cast

Main article: List of Winnie the Pooh characters


In 1975, Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too won the Grammy Award for Best Album for Children. It was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film.

Film release

The film was released on October 21, 1974 in the United States and December 27, 1974 in the United Kingdom, and re-released on December 20, 1974 in the United States as a supplement to Disney's live-action feature The Island at the Top of the World. It would later be included as a segment in The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, which included the two previous Pooh featurettes, released on March 11, 1977.

Like Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree, Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too was also re-issued in theaters in North America. In the summer of 1978, Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too was attached as a double-feature with The Cat from Outer Space.

Like both Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree and Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day, Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too also had its network and world television premiere as a television special on NBC, on November 28, 1975. Along with the other 2 shorts, the premiere of Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too was also sponsored by Sears, who was then the exclusive provider of Pooh merchandise.[2]

Winnie the Pooh featurettes


  1. ^ "The 47th Academy Awards (1975) Nominees and Winners". Retrieved June 10, 2019.
  2. ^ "Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too premieres on NBC". Tias. November 27, 1975. Retrieved September 5, 2021.