Sunday, February 24, 2008

Feb 24: Hip Hip Poohray!

On this day in 1969, the animated Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Short Subjects, Cartoons.
First released in December 1968 as a companion to the live-action The Horse in the Gray Flannel Suit, it was the second Pooh short produced by Disney. With music written by Richard and Robert Sherman, the voice cast included Sebastian Cabot (as the narrator), Sterling Holloway (as Pooh), John Fiedler (as Piglet), Paul Winchell (as Tigger), Clint Howard (as Roo), and John Walmsley (as Christopher Robin).
Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day went on to win an Oscar the following April 14.

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