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Pooh Skies
Season 3, Episode 5
Poohskies
Production Information
Director

Terence Harrison
Ken Kessel (supervising director)

Writer

Carter Crocker
Michelle Rifkin

Prod code

305

Airdate

October 6, 1990

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Pooh Skies is the fifth episode of the third season of The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh. It originally aired on October 6, 1990.

Synopsis

When Pooh reportedly “breaks the sky”, Pooh and Gopher go up and fix it.

Plot

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

Christopher Robin is cloud watching with Pooh when rain clouds start to roll in. Pooh does not notice because he is gone. Soon Pooh tries to get honey out of a bee hive with a huge bamboo pole, but instead he knocks an eggshell out of its nest and when it falls down, Pooh believes it is a piece of sky. Claiming Pooh broke the sky with the pole, Pooh and Tigger hold a meeting and they conclude that the sky will fall by dawn.

Everyone soon moves into Gopher's Tunnels. Gopher, who isn’t too thrilled about having house guests for the rest of time, devises a plan to fix the sky and volunteers Pooh to go with him. Gopher builds a huge contraption of ladders, ramps, and stairs up into the clouds, just as it starts to get dark, chilly, and windy. Piglet, Eeyore, Rabbit and Tigger lead an evacuation to Gopher's Tunnels, thinking Pooh and Gopher will die. The two start to climb up the ladder and Pooh rests on a cloud, while Gopher keeps climbing. But under Pooh’s weight the ladder collapses, trapping them in the clouds.

The ladder collapses and causes vibrations in the ground and air. At first, the rest of the gang was afraid to leave the tunnels because they thought the sky had fallen. When they emerged, they realized Pooh and Gopher were trapped in the clouds. Soon they came up with a rescue plan(s). Meanwhile, our other two heroes were having an adventure in the clouds. The clouds started to turn black and the air got windy and cold. The sky was about to fall (in reality it was just a thunder storm).

Gopher comes up with a plan to release the energy (rain) from the clouds and thus saving the sky. The water falls through the cloud onto the Hundred Acre Wood, scaring the rest of the gang. The thunderstorm ends and the cloud start to break up and drift away, dropping Pooh and Gopher. The gang catches them and later they have a party. Rabbit accidentally knocks down another eggshell and Tigger says Rabbit broke the sky too.

Later, Christopher Robin and Pooh are cloud watching again and Christopher Robin explains to Pooh that the “sky” was actually an eggshell.

Characters

Cast

Voice actor Character
Jim Cummings Winnie the Pooh and Tigger
John Fiedler Piglet
Ken Sansom Rabbit
Peter Cullen Eeyore
Michael Gough Gopher
Tim Hoskins Christopher Robin

Credits

Produced by

WALT DISNEY

TELEVISION ANIMATION

Producer/Supervising Director

KEN KESSEL

Story Editor

BRUCE TALKINGTON

Director

TERENCE HARRISON

Assistant Story Editor

CARTER CROCKER

Written by

CARTER CROCKER

MICHELE RIFKIN

With the Voice Talents of

JOHN FIEDLER

KEN SANSOM

MICHAEL GOUGH

PETER CULLEN

TIM HOSKINS

JIM CUMMINGS

as Winnie the Pooh and Tigger

Assistant Producer

PEGGY BECKER

Assistant Director

ED GHERTNER

Storyboard Designers

RON CAMPBELL

HANK TUCKER

Key Layout Design

ED GHERTNER

Character Design

LEONARD SMITH

Background Styling

PARO HOZUMI

Color Stylist

JILL STIRDIVANT

Supervising Timing Director

BOB SHELLHORN

Timing Directors

CAROLE BEERS

JAMES T. WALKER

KAREN PETERSON

Track Reader

SKIP CRAIG

Script Coordinator

MIRITH SCHILDER

Archives Administrator

KRISTA BUNN

Artwork Coordinator

KAREN SILVA

Talent Coordinator

OLIVIA MINER

Post Production Manager

SARA DURAN

Post Production Supervisor

JOSEPH HATHAWAY

Post Production Coordinator

JEFFREY ARTHUR

Production Assistants

MICHELLE PAPPLARDO

NANCI BATTELLE

WADE ZIA NASSIR

JOHN ROYER

Managing Film Editor

RICH HARRISON

Supervising Editor

CHARLIE KING

Editor

RICK HINSON

Assistant Editors

CRAIG PAULSEN

DAVID LYNCH

Apprentice Editors

THOMAS NEEDELL

JENNIFER HARRISON

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 Directors

GAIRDEN COOKE

IAN HARROWELL

HENRY NEVILLE

Layout Director

ALEX NICHOLAS

Layout Artists

YOSH BARRY      SCOTT BENNETT

ZHIGIANG DING            JOHN HILL

VICTOR JUY            STEVE LYONS

MARK MULGREW DAVID SKINNER

BUN UNG              KEVIN WOTTON

Animators

ROWEN AVON-SMITH         WALLY MICATI

TY BOSCO                    KATHIE O’ROURKE

CHRIS BRADLEY                  KEVIN PEATY

ANDREW COLLINS              CAROL SEIDL

GEOFF COLLINS RICHARD SLAPCZYNSKI

DICK DUNN                        PAULO SANTO

ARIEL FERRARI            MIKE STAPLETON

PETER GARDINER   ANDREW SZYMENYEI

WARWICK GILBERT    MARIA SZEMENYEI

GERRY GRABNER           STEVEN TAYLOR

LIANNE HUGHES      STEVEN TRENBIRTH

DWAYNE LABBE                     JEAN TYCH

MORRIS LEE                     KANG-LIN ZHU

HELEN McADAM                                      

Assistant Supervisors

JANEY DUNN

MICKIE CASSIDY

DI RUDDER

Background Supervisor

BEVERLEY McNAMARA

Background Artists

BARRY DEAN       JERRY LIEW

PAUL PATTIE HELLEN STELLE

KEN WRIGHT

Production Manager

DAN FORSTER

*.

©1990 The Walt Disney Company

All Rights Reserved

Releases

  • This episode was release on the “Growing Up with Winnie the Pooh: Friends Forever” VHS & DVD.
  • According to one of the trailers for “Pooh's Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin” Special Edition DVD, this episode was originally planned to be a Bonus short on the DVD. It can be seen on with the Theme Song on VHS and the Bonus short on the DVD is “Winnie the Pooh & the Blustery Day”.
  • The Sky’s The Limit VHS
  • Imagine That Christopher Robin VHS

Trivia

  • This whole episode is a parody to the story line of the old folk tale, Chicken Little, before it became a Disney Canonical film.

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