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Groundpiglet Day
Season 2, Episode 3b
Groundpiglet Day
Production Information
Director

Terence Harrison
Karl Geurs
Mark Zaslove (Voice Direction)

Writer

Jimmy Danelli (story)
Mark Zaslove (story)
Carter Crocker (teleplay)

Prod code

203b

Airdate

September 23, 1989

Episode Chronology
Previous

Bubble Trouble

Next

All's Well That Ends Wishing Well

Groundpiglet Day is the second segment of the third episode of the second season of The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh. It originally aired on September 23, 1989 on ABC.

Synopsis

After a calendar accident, Rabbit believes it’s Groundhog Day. Seeming as they can't find a groundhog, they use Piglet to decide whether they’re in for more winter or spring. A misunderstanding leads them to believe it’s spring, when it’s winter! Piglet is disappointed, and leaves to find a real groundhog. Can Rabbit, Tigger and Pooh be able to find Piglet?

Plot

Tigger wants to go skiing, but Pooh and Piglet point out to him that there’s no snow. Unsure of whether it’s the first day of winter or not, the three friends go to Rabbit’s house to ask him. When they walk in, they track muddy footprints into Rabbit’s freshly-cleaned living room, and the strong winds from outside blow many pages of Rabbit’s calendar under his bed. The friends ask Rabbit what day it is and Rabbit, unaware that the pages were blown off, reads that it is February 2nd, which is Groundhog Day. He explains that if a groundhog comes out of his hole and sees his shadow, there will be six more weeks of winter, and if he doesn’t, spring will come “tomorrow”. To check if there is an early spring, the four try to find a groundhog, but since Gopher isn’t willing to participate, they decide to use Piglet as one. Rabbit asks Piglet is he can see his shadow, but because Piglet’s hat has fallen over his eyes, he says he can’t see his shadow. The friends conclude that spring will come early and start their spring cleaning right away.

The next day, a blanket of snow has covered the Hundred Acre Wood, ruining everyone’s spring plans. Believing he had been tricked, Rabbit goes to Piglet’s house and yells at him for getting his predictions wrong. As he returns to his house, the winter winds blow the missing calendar pages into Rabbit’s face and he realizes that it’s actually November. Feeling guilty for how he spoke to Piglet, he goes to his house to apologize, but finds a note from Piglet saying that he’s run off to find a real groundhog to tell him what season it really is. As Rabbit tries to find him, Piglet is searching for a groundhog when a pile of snow drops into him and digs his way out from the bottom and decides to go back home. Rabbit finds a snowman with Piglet’s hat on it and, believing that Piglet has been frozen solid, takes him to his house to warm “Piglet” up. His, Pooh and Tigger’s attempts at doing so cause the snowman to melt away and. Piglet enters in and tries to talk to Rabbit, but Rabbit believes the melted snowman is speaking to him and he answers saying he regrets making Piglet into a groundhog and begs for forgiveness. Piglet says he has something to say and he does forgive him and it is there that Rabbit turns around and sees that Piglet was never a snowman after all. Piglet also asks Rabbit what the actual day is since it’s not spring, winter or Groundhog Day and Rabbit says that it’s November 13th. Realizing the shock, Tigger finds out that it’s Porcupine Day so he suggests that they’ll find a porcupine.

Characters

Cast

Voice actor Character
Jim Cummings Winnie the Pooh
John Fiedler Piglet
Paul Winchell Tigger
Ken Sansom Rabbit
Michael Gough Gopher

Credits

Produced by

WALT DISNEY

TELEVISION ANIMATION

Producer/Director

KARL GEURS

Story Editor

MARK ZASLOVE

“BUBBLE TROUBLE”

Story by

LYNN FEINERMANN

MARK ZASLOVE

Teleplay by

CARTER CROCKER

“GROUNDPIGLET DAY”

Story by

JIMMY DANELLI

MARK ZASLOVE

Teleplay by

CARTER CROCKER

Assistant Story Editors

CARTER CROCKER

BRUCE TALKINGTON

Director

TERENCE HARRISON

With the Talents of

JOHN FIEDLER

KEN SANSOM

MICHAEL GOUGH

JIM CUMMINGS

as Winnie the Pooh

and

PAUL WINCHELL

as

Tigger

Voice Direction

MARK ZASLOVE

Assistant Producer

BARBARA FERRO

Art Director

ED GHERTNER

Storyboard Designers

DON CHRISTENSEN

GEORGE GOODE

HANK TUCKER

Character Design

LEONARD SMITH

Background Styling

PARO HOZUMI

Color Stylist

JILL STIRDIVANT

Supervising Timing Director

DAVE BRAIN

Timing Directors

JOAN CASE

RICK LEON

MIRCEA MANTTA

JAMIE MITCHELL

MITCH ROCHON

BOB TREAT

Track Reader

SKIP CRAIG

Script Coordinator

LEONA JERNIGAN

Archives Administrator

KRISTA BUNN

Artwork Coordinator

KAREN SILVA

Talent Coordinator

OLIVIA MINER

Post Production Manager

SARA DURAN

Post Production Coordinator

RICK FINN

Production Assistants

PEGGY BECKER

JEFFREY ARTHUR

VITELLO & ASSOCIATES

Supervising Editor

ELEN ORSON

Sound Effects Editor

ROY BRAVERMAN

Music Editor & Re-recording Mixer

ED BARTON

Songs Written and Produced

by

STEVE NELSON

Music by

STEVE NELSON

&

THOM SHARP

Animation Production by

WALT DISNEY

TELEVISION ANIMATION

AUSTRALIA

Animation Supervisor

DALE CASE

Animation Director

IAN HARROWELL

THIS PICTURE MADE UNDER

THIS JURISDICTION OF

*.

AFFILIATED WITH

A.F.L. C.I.O.

©1989 THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Notes

  • For some reason, this episode has a second title card that was shown at the beginning.
  • When this episode was featured in Seasons of Giving, the ending was slightly altered. After Tigger realizes it’s November 13, he says "Do you realize what this means? Why, it’s almost Thanksgiving." In the actual episode, he says "Do you realize what this means? It’s Porcupine Day!".

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