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Magic Earmuffs
Season 1, Episode 15b
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Production Information
Director

Karl Geurs
Terence Harrison (Animation Director)

Writer

Terrie Collins (story)
Mark Zaslove (story)
Carter Crocker (teleplay)

Prod code

115b

Airdate

January 2, 1989

Episode Chronology
Previous

Luck Amok

Next

The Wishing Bear

Magic Earmuffs is the second segment of the fifteenth episode of the first season of The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh. It aired on January 2, 1989.

Synopsis

When Pooh and his friends go skating, Piglet does not know how. After some failed attempts, Christopher Robin lets Piglet use his “Magic Earmuffs,” and Piglet starts skating well. But can he still skate when he loses the Earmuffs?

Plot

This article/section features spoilers. Continue reading at your own risk.

One winter day Christopher Robin rushes off to go play with his friends in the snow but not before his Mom tells him to wear his Earmuffs while going out. When Christopher Robin meets up with Pooh and Tigger. Pooh asks why Christopher Robin must always wear his Earmuffs to which Tigger replies his toes will get cold. To which Christopher Robin says that he has to wear them because of his Mom’s over protection of him.

Then Christopher Robin pushes their sled and then the three go sliding off into the snow eventually bumping into Piglet who lands in Pooh’s arms. When Piglet asks where they’re going Pooh says skating. On the ice Pooh, Tigger, and Christopher Robin join Rabbit, Owl, and Eeyore for skating while Gopher fishes nearby but Piglet is too afraid to step on the ice. Then Roo shows up and asks if anyone wants to play ice cookie to which Christopher Robin asks “Isn’t that Ice Hockey, Roo?” To which Roo tells him that the name has to be changed because he’s out of hockey pucks and his mama gave him an oatmeal cookie. Tigger and Christopher Robin decide to be the captains of the two teams to which Tigger picks Roo, Eeyore, and Owl for his team while Christopher Robin chooses Pooh, Rabbit, and Piglet for his team but Piglet rejects and runs away afraid telling his friends he has to mow his lawn. While the two teams play the game Pooh finds Piglet up a tree and ask him why he’s up there to which Piglet replies “I can’t skate”. Then the tree branch breaks and Piglet lands on the ice cookie and Rabbit hits it into the snow. Afterwards Christopher Robin comes forward and asks Piglet what’s wrong to which Pooh tells him that Piglet can’t skate and feels ashamed about it to which Christopher Robin and the others decide to teach him. First they try putting small Skates on Piglet to which it almost works but Piglet loses his balance once Christopher Robin lets go of him and falls down. Second Tigger tries to put big Skates on Piglet’s feet and when he pushes Piglet from behind Piglet goes skating pretty fast and flies upside down in the air and lands in the snow. As the gang tries to figure out what to next Pooh says that maybe Christopher Robin’s Earmuffs might work to which Christopher Robin puts his Earmuffs on Piglet’s ears and then he and Pooh take Piglet to a small pond and finally Piglet can skate good and tells his friends that he can’t wait to play Ice Cookie to which Pooh says the game is now called Ice Honey because Eeyore ate the cookie puck and Rabbit bought a honey jar to use as a replacement puck to which he and Christopher Robin run off to play in the game leaving Piglet to skate on his own. After the game Owl and Christopher Robin leave to go home but Pooh, Rabbit, Tigger, and Roo stay behind and Pooh notices Rabbit’s honeypot on the ice and wonders if there’s any honey left in it and accidentally goes onto the ice without Skates to which his friends follow him and the ice breaks into water causing the gang to be trapped on an ice berg. Piglet hears his friends screaming and comes to their rescue. He grabs their skates and throws them to them but then the Earmuffs fall of Piglet’s head and land in the water and he chases them while his friends make it safely to shore. On shore, the friends watch frighteningly as Piglet catches the Earmuffs and almost goes over the waterfall but manages to run back up and back across the ice bergs and lands in the snow. Later the gang watch Piglet skate on the small ice and realize he doesn’t need the Earmuffs after all.

Characters

Cast

Voice actor Character
Jim Cummings Winnie the Pooh
John Fiedler Piglet
Paul Winchell Tigger
Ken Sansom Rabbit
Peter Cullen Eeyore
Michael Gough Gopher
Nicholas Melody Roo
Hal Smith Owl
Tim Hoskins Christopher Robin
Patricia Parris Christopher Robin's Mom

Credits

Produced by

WALT DISNEY

TELEVISION ANIMATION

Producer/Director

KARL GEURS

Story Editor

MARK ZASLOVE

“LUCK AMOK”

Story by

MARK ZASLOVE

JYMN MAGON

Teleplay by

CARTER CROCKER

“THE MAGIC EARMUFFS”

Story by

TERRIE COLLINS

and MARK ZASLOVE

Teleplay by

CARTER CROCKER

With the Voice Talents of

JOHN FIEDLER

KEN SANSOM

PETER CULLEN

HAL SMITH

MICHAEL GOUGH

TIM HOSKINS

PATTY PARRIS

NICHOLAS MELODY

JIM CUMMINGS

as Winnie the Pooh

and

PAUL WINCHELL

as

Tigger

Animation Director

TERENCE HARRISON

Assistant Producer

BARBARA FERRO

Assistant Story Editor

CARTER CROCKER

Art Director

ED GHERTNER

Storyboard Designers

DON CHRISTENSEN

BRUCE MORRIS

Character Design

LEONARD SMITH

Background Stylist

PARO HOZUMI

Color Stylist

JILL STIRDIVANT

Timing Directors

DAVE BRAIN

JOAN CASE

RICK LEON

JAMES T. WALKER

Track Reader

SKIP CRAIG

Overseas Animation Supervisors

KEN KESSEL

JAMIE MITCHELL

Talent Coordinator

OLIVIA MINER

Archives Administrator

KRISTA BUNN

Artwork Coordinator

KAREN SILVA

Post Production Manager

SARA DURAN

Post Production Coordinator

BARBARA BECK

Production Assistants

JEFFREY ARTHUR

PEGGY BECKER

STEPHANIE ELLIOTT

LEONA JERNIGAN

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

TMS ENTERTAINMENT, INC.

THIS PICTURE MADE UNDER

THIS JURISDICTION OF

*.

AFFILIATED WITH

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

©1989 THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Walt Disney

Television

Distributed by

Buena Vista International, Inc.

Trivia

  • When Eeyore says the line, Just as the spring thaw sets in, his mouth doesn’t move at all.
  • Although Kanga does not appear in this episode, she is mentioned by Roo.

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