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Pooh Oughta Be In Pictures
Season 1, Episode 1
Win pooh
Production Information
Director

Karl Geurs
David Block & Terence Harrison (Animation Directors)

Writer

Bruce Talkington
Mark Zaslove

Prod code

101

Airdate

January 17, 1988

Episode Chronology
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Pooh Oughta Be In Pictures is the first episode of the first season of The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh. It originally aired in January 17, 1988.

Synopsis

After watching a monster movie, Pooh and his friends decide to make their own movie, with Pooh being cast as the hero, Tigger as the monster and Piglet as the victim. But things go awry when Tigger’s monster costume is mistaken for a real monster by the others, and Piglet is particularly terrorized. More than the usual, that is.

Plot

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Christopher Robin's mother has made him a deal that if he eats his carrots he can go to the movies with Pooh, Piglet and Tigger. Christopher Robin hates vegetables, but he has to eat them (which results in him fainting).

Much to Piglet’s dismay, they go to see Birdzilla, a monster movie, as he thought they were seeing a cartoon. Pooh tries to convince Piglet that it's only a movie, with no success. Piglet has his eyes closed most of the time while Tigger isn’t impressed with the monsters. Pooh loses his hunnycrunch bars on the floor and Piglet helps to find them, only for both to get caught in a web of gum, thinking the spider in the movie is after him. Christopher Robin rescues them and Piglet is even more scared.

Tigger tried to convince Piglet not to be scared, stating that the monsters aren’t actually real and instead are make-believe, to which Christopher Robin and Pooh agree. However the usher doesn’t like the mess they’re making, forcing Christopher Robin, Pooh, Tigger, and Piglet to escape. Back in the woods, Christopher Robin, Pooh and Tigger decide to make their own scary movie. Pooh’s the hero with his white scarf. Tigger is the gigantic monster, but he keeps his costume a secret. Piglet’s part is very important, he’s the one who gets chased by a monster, much to his disliking.

Tigger’s monster identity is revealed; a humongous carrot. Tigger inadvertently scares Rabbit into never eating carrots again. Tigger tries to convince Rabbit who he really is, but the zipper is stuck and Rabbit thinks the monster carrot has eaten Tigger. The others are filming when Rabbit runs to them and panics. Everybody hides and panics, but Tigger tries to convince them that it’s only him in a costume, and he needs help to get out of his suit. They can hear him calling and want to help him, but they still think the carrot has eaten Tigger, and discuss capturing the carrot.

Tigger comes to them, and they all panic. The carrot falls into the hole and Tigger got free and they try to bury the carrot, but Tigger tells them to stop, saying that it’s just his costume and that he was going to use it for Christopher Robin’s movie until it became ruined. Realizing that Tigger is right, Rabbit and Pooh start to laugh after having themselves panic for something silly. Then Rabbit happily throws the ruined costume over at a large branch. However, Piglet is extremely upset that he’s not brave enough to help Pooh in his time of need. Pooh tries to reassure him that everyone gets afraid once in a while, but Piglet just sadly walks home. In the blustery rainy evening, Pooh comes to Piglet’s house and brings Piglet his hero scarf to cheer him up, but Piglet is still upset, hiding under his chair. Pooh leaves the scarf in Piglet’s house and decides to get Christopher Robin to help Piglet with his problems. However, the stray costume lose hold of the branch due to the blustery wind, and Pooh is “attacked” by it, calling for Piglet’s help. Piglet grabs his scarf and runs after Pooh, saving him.

The epilogue is that Pooh, Christopher, Tigger and Piglet are make another monster movie and Piglet is made the hero. They watch it and they are all very satisfied, especially Piglet.

Christopher Robin and Pooh then discuss about Piglet’s bravery, and even though they don’t have to worry about monster carrots anymore, Christopher tells Pooh that his mom is preparing broccoli for dinner. Pooh suggests that they just skip dinner and go right to breakfast instead.

Characters

Quotes

  • Pooh: “Piglet, why are you swimming in the popcorn?”
    Piglet: “I don’t mean to complain, but I’m afraid... I’m scared.”
    Pooh: “Oh, don’t worry Piglet, popcorn can’t hurt you.”
  • Pooh: “Christopher Robin, are you sure heroes always wear white scarves?"
    Christopher: “They do in the movies, Pooh Bear. The white scarf makes them heroes.”
  • Piglet: “Christopher Robin, may I play the part of the very small animal who hides under his bed?”
  • Tigger (looking at his monster costume): “It will be so scary people will come from miles around just to run away!”

Songs

Cast

Voice actor Character
Jim Cummings Winnie the Pooh and Mr. Usher
John Fiedler Piglet
Paul Winchell Tigger
Ken Sansom Rabbit
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

“POOH OUGHTA BE IN PICTURES”

Written by

BRUCE TALKINGTON

MARK ZASLOVE

With the Talents of

JOHN FIEDLER

KEN SANSOM

TIM HOSKINS

PATTY PARRIS

JIM CUMMINGS

as Winnie the Pooh and Mr. Usher

and

PAUL WINCHELL

as

Tigger

Animation Directors

DAVID BLOCK

TERENCE HARRISON

Assistant Producer

KEN TSUMURA

Associate Story Editor

BRUCE TALKINGTON

Storyboard Designer

HANK TUCKER

Art Director

ED GHERTNER

Character Designer

TOBY SHELTON

Additional Character Design

KENNY THOMPKINS

Background Stylist

PARO HOZUMI

Additional Background Styling

GARY EGGLESTON

Color Stylist

JILL STIRDIVANT

Additional Color Styling

DEBRA JORGENSBORG

Timing Directors

DAVE BRAIN

BOB ZAMBONI

Artwork Coordinator

KRISTA BUNN

Overseas Animation Supervisor

MIKE REYNA

Post Production Coordinator

SARA DURAN

Production Assistants

JACALEEN VEBER

LUANNE WOOD

Track Reader

SKIP CRAIG

Managing Film Editor

RICH HARRISON

Supervising Editor

CHARLIE KING

Editor

RICK HINSON

Assistant Editor

GLENN LEWIS

Songs Written and Produced

by

STEVE NELSON

Music by

THOM SHARP

&

STEVE NELSON

'Cause It's Make Believe

Performed by

TIM HOSKINS

JIM CUMMINGS

PAUL WINCHELL

Animation Production by

TMS

ENTERTAINMENT, INC.

*.

©1988 THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY

All Rights Reserved

Walt Disney

Television

Distributed By

Buena Vista Television

Trivia

  • As the first episode of The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, this is also the first animated Pooh production not to be based on stories from the original Pooh books by A. A. Milne.
  • This episode has never been released in VHS or DVD, but it is released in the US, but has in the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Portugal, Japan, and China on a VHS tape with Trap as Trap Can called Hundred Acre Hero.
  • This is also the first episode that shows the town nearby the Hundred Acre Wood. However, the Hundred Acre Wood may be Christopher’s imagination, so this is questioned.
  • It’s possible that the way the characters try to capture The Backson in the 2011 film for the franchise is a reference to how the characters try to mistakenly capture Tigger in this episode, by digging a large pit in the ground for a monster to fall in.
  • When the episode aired on ABC, The scene where the gang was at the movies, the background music was different. But when it aired on Disney Channel and Toon Disney, The background music of that scene change.
  • Birdzilla” is a parody of Godzilla.
  • This episode has the same Video with Bonus Feature.
  • First Episode with David Block, Terence Harrison and all their friends.

Gallery

Releases

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