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Your Frequently Asked Questions
And Other Things You Should Know

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Note: This website is based upon the books by A. A. Milne. There are differences
between the original books and the subsequent movies, shows, and books.
I defer to the original books for the definitive answers.

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Question #111: Who is E. H. Shepard?
who is E. Shepard?
Charlotte from New Zealand

Pooh Answer #111:
Ernest H. Shepard decorated (illustrated) the first editions of "When We Were Very Young", "Winnie-the-Pooh", "The House at Pooh Corner", and "And Now We Are Six". His illustrations are known as the original "classic" images (as opposed to the modern "Disney" images). He was born in 1879 in England. E. H. Shepard passed away in 1976.

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Question #112: What is the Mole's Name?
What is the moles name?!
Joya from Shelbyville

Gopher Answer #112:
What mole? There is no mole. It's a gopher. His name is "Gopher".

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Question #113: What is the Gopher's Name?
I want to know if "gopher" has a name, if so what is it? there is a big lunch bet riding on this. thank you so much.
Wendy from Salt Lake City, Utah

I have heard that Gopher was named Mr Hodges is this true??
David from Salt Lake City, Utah

Gopher Answer #113:
The gopher has a name. It is "Gopher". (Just like the rabbit's name is "Rabbit"). Really. He's "not in the book, you know". Gopher was added by the folks at Disney.

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Question #114: What is Tigger Afraid of?
who and what is tigger the character in winnie the pooh stories, is scared of?
Kathryn from Corpus Christi, Texas

Tigger Answer #114:
We learned in Chapter IV of "The House At Pooh Corner" that Tigger is afraid of heights.

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Question #115: Is There More Than One Ending To "The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh"?
Okay, I just watched "The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh" and was disappointed. Here's why: When I was young, we taped "The Adventures of Winnie the Pooh" off the satelite (Disney channel I believe). I grew up watching this over and over. When Disney announced the re-release of "The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh", I was excited thinking they were the same thing. However, they are not the same. The version we taped is illustrated exactly the same and starts out exactly the same with the same stories of Pooh and the Hunny Tree up to the flood part where Eeyore finds owl a house. After that, the stories are different and it doesn't end the same. The version we taped had the stories of Pooh Sticks as well as A Day for Eeyore, etc. Why are these different? Why did we get a version that doesn't seem to exist? Am I going crazy, or did Disney create a different version from The Many Adventures... and just not release it on video or what? I'm really confused! Help! Thank you.
Anna from Storm Lake, Iowa, USA

Pooh Answer #115: Tigger
You are not imagining things, and you are not going crazy. There are at least two different versions available. The original version of "The Many Adventures of Winnie-the-Pooh", released in 1977, contains three featurettes: "Winnie-the-Pooh and the Honey Tree", "Winnie-the-Pooh and the Blustery Day", "Winnie-the-Pooh and Tigger Too", along with a "We Say Goodbye" scene.

"Winnie-the-Pooh and a Day for Eeyore" was released six years later, in 1983. A second edition of the movie, which many cable stations show, contains: "Winnie-the-Pooh and the Honey Tree", "Winnie-the-Pooh and the Blustery Day", and "Winnie-the-Pooh and a Day for Eeyore".

The DVD version includes all of four featurettes: Honey Tree, Blustery Day, Tigger Too, and Day for Eeyore. Another short, about the "unbouncing of Tigger" is also be included in some editions.

Would you like to view the entire transcript from this movie?

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Question #116: How Do I Get A License To Use Character Images?
I'm trying to license images of Winnie-the-Pooh for our October Calendar. Slated to run on the October 14th (1926) block is the fact: "A. A. Milne's book, "Winnie-the-Pooh" is published in London." I would love to have a Pooh character image, or a Tigger image to run with the fact, but I can't seem to find who owns the licensing rights to the images. Thanks!
Karine from Washington, DC
I have been asked if I can paint Winnie-the-Pooh for a little girl. I do not want to infringe on any copyrights. Can you tell me who if anyone I would need to contact to request permission.
Karla from Maryland

Pooh Answer #116:
No matter what you need an image for, it's the folks at Disney that you need to talk to.

If you are looking to use an image in a publication, you can call Margaret at 818-569-3128. Her Fax is: 818-569-5900. Her address is: 500 South Buena Vista Street, Burbank, CA 91521-6305. It normally takes 6-to-8 weeks to process a request.

For all other requests, such as using an image on a T-shirt, painting, or other merchandise --- or you are looking to use any lyrics or music --- you can call Disney's Legal Department at 818-567-5141.

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Question #117: What Exactly Is "Extract of Malt"?
What are extract malts?
Lisa from Surrey, B.C., Canada

Tigger Answer #117:
Tigger's favorite food is Extract of Malt, which is what Kanga gives to Roo as medicine. Extract of Malt is is a thick syrupy substance produced as a by-product of brewing beer. According to David Bryant, "Kids in the UK were fed spoonfuls of this by Headteachers (Principals) just after WW2. It was the first item of the school day --- we all lined up to receive our spoonful."

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Question #118: What Are The Birthdates Of The Vocal Talent?
I wanted to know the birthdates of the cast members. May these birthdates be added to the FAQ because many people don't know them? Thank you.
Susan P.

Pooh Answer #118:
Vocal TalentCharacter VoiceDate of BirthDate of Death
Sebastian CabotNarator07/06/191808/23/1977
Jim CummingsWinnie-the-Pooh11/02/1952 or 1953Alive
John FiedlerPiglet02/03/192506/25/2005
Sterling HollowayWinnie-the-Pooh01/04/190511/22/1992
Barbara LuddyKanga05/25/190804/01/1979
Clint HowardRoo04/20/1959Alive
Junius MatthewsRabbit06/12/189001/18/1978
Howard MorrisGopher09/04/191905/21/2005
Hal SmithOwl08/24/191601/28/1994
Paul WinchellTigger12/21/192206/24/2005
If you can provide any additional dates for Winnie-the-Pooh vocal talent, please email me.

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Question #119: Where Did The Quote "Lions, And Tigers, And Bears! Oh, My!" Originate?
Is this quote from the Winnie-the-Pooh books or movies: "lions and tigers and bears, oh my". If you know, I would appreciate a response. Thank you.
Mary from Dallas, Texas

Pooh Answer #119:
Neither. It was Dorothy in the 1939 movie "The Wizard of Oz" who exclaimed, "Lions, and tigers, and bears! Oh, my!".

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Question #120: Where Can I Find The Words To The Tiddely Pom Song?
Where can I find the words to the tiddly pom song? OR better still, what are the words to the tiddly pom song? I want to sing it to my God child on her 6th Birthday.
Lorraine from Oxford, United Kingdom

Pooh Answer #120:
The Tiddely Pom poem was hummed by Pooh in Chapter One of "The House at Pooh Corner", by A.A. Milne.
The more is snows
(Tiddely pom),
The more it goes
(Tiddely pom),
The more it goes
(Tiddely pom),
On snowing.
And nobody knows
(Tiddely pom),
How cold my toes
(Tiddely pom),
How cold my toes
(Tiddely pom),
Are growing.

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Question #121: Where Can I Find The Quote About Pooh and Christopher Robin "Doing Nothing" Together?
My fiance and I are getting married in October and are writing our vows for the ceremony. A while ago we read a Winnie the Pooh story that was very simple, touching, and captured the mean of our love. We'd like to include some of these words in our vows however we can't find the story! The story had Pooh and Christopher Robin relaxing and talking about doing nothing... doing nothing together was the best thing ever. Does a story along that lines ring a bell? Can you point us in the direction of the full story. Any help is GREATLY appreciated!
Mary from Dallas, Texas

Pooh Answer #121:
You'll find the story in Chapter X of "The House at Pooh Corner", by AA Milne.

"I like that too," said Christopher Robin, "but what I like doing best is Nothing."
"How do you do Nothing?" asked Pooh, after he had wondered for a long time.
"Well, it's when people call out at you just as you're going off to do it, What are you going to do, Christopher Robin, and you say Oh, nothing, and then you go and do it."
"Oh, I see," said Pooh.
"This is a nothing sort of thing that we're doing now."
"Oh, I see," said Pooh again.
"It means just going along, listening to all the things you can't hear, and not bothering."
"Oh!" said Pooh.

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Question #122: What Animal Does Piglet Mistake Pooh For When His Head Is Stuck In A Hunny Jar?
Hello! I was wondering if you could tell me what animal does Piglet mistake Pooh for when his head is stuck in the hunny jar? Please help. Thanks
Jessica from Murfreesboro, TN

Pooh Answer #122: Pooh
A Heffalump, as described in A.A. Milne's "Winnie-the-Pooh", Chapter V, In Which Piglet Meets A Heffalump.

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Question #123: When Were Heffalumps Originally Introduced To Winnie-the-Pooh?
When were heffalumps originally introduced to Winnie the Pooh and his friends? I have an ongoing debate with my friends. They seem to believe that they were created in 2005. Which movie title could I locate heffalumps?
Todd from Ontario, Canada

Pooh Answer #123:
Heffalumps have been around since the book was written in 1926. Heffalumps can be seen on video as early as the release of Disney's "Winnie-the-Pooh and Tigger Too" in 1974.

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Question #124: Can You Please Provide Information On A Heffalump Named Lumpy?
I'd love more info on "Lumpy" if you can provide it for us. He's the cute new Heffalump.
Bernie from New York

Pooh Answer #124:
Lumpy first appeared in Disney's "Pooh's Heffalump Movie" (2005) and was voiced by Kyle Stanger. First discovered by Roo, Lumpy is friendly and playful, has a fun giggle, and speaks with a British accent. He is the son of Mama Heffalump. He is grey in color, and primarily walks on all four legs.

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Question #125: What Did Owl's Door Sign Say?
There is a reference in the "Winnie the Pooh" book to a "Notice about knocking and ringing" outside Owl's door that Christopher Robin wrote. What does this notice actually say?
Melanie from Australia

Owl Answer #125:
"Underneath the knocker there was a notice which said:
PLES RING IF AN RNSER IS REQIRD.
Underneath the bell-pull there was a notice which said:
PLEZ CNOKE IF AN RNSR IS NOT REQID."

And yes, Christopher Robin did write these for Owl.

There is a classic illustration of Pooh in Owl's tree looking at the door. The notices can be seen.

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