Sunday, December 20, 2009
December 20: Tigger's Film Debut
On this day in 1968, Disney released Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day - the studio's second Pooh short. Blustery Day marked the film debut of a character named Tigger ... that's T-I-double-guh-err!
First introduced in Chapter II of A. A. Milne's book "The House at Pooh Corner," the bouncing tiger-like character was first voiced in the Disney film by Paul Winchell. Tigger's bouncy personality in the Disney cartoons is much like his personality in Milne's books - he is confident, has a high opinion of himself ... and most notably mispronounces words!
Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day also debuted Tigger's favorite song "The Wonderful Thing About Tiggers" (written by the Sherman Brothers).
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