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The Piglet Who Would Be King
Season 1, Episode 5
The Piglet Who Would Be King
Production Information
Director

Karl Geurs
David Block (Animation Director)

Writer

Mark Zaslove (story)
Mark Cassut (story)
Bruce Talkington (teleplay)
Bruce Reid Schaefer (teleplay)
Jymn Magon (teleplay)

Prod code

105

Airdate

February 14, 1988

Episode Chronology
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The Piglet Who Would Be King is the fifth episode of the first season of The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh. It originally aired on February 14, 1988.

Synopsis

Pooh is looking through his closet and happens upon a spring from a Jack-in-the-box. He gives this to Piglet as a ’friendship present’. To show his thanks, Piglet, along with Tigger and Rabbit, set out to gather honey to give to Pooh in return. Since there is currently a honey shortage in, they decide to travel to the Land of Milk and Honey. Meanwhile, Pooh battles honey-nappers he thinks are stealing honey.

Plot

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One day, Winnie the Pooh finds an old metal spring in a box, and decides to give it to his best friend Piglet as a best friend gift. After Pooh gives it to Piglet, Rabbit and Tigger tell Piglet that he should surprise Pooh with something he likes. Piglet only has a small honeypot, however. The three go around the Hundred Acre Wood and gather up every last honeypot for Pooh. Once gathered, the honeypots break, and the honey is too dirty to eat. Tigger says that since there is no honey left, they should go to “The Land of Milk and Honey”, which is in a jungle somewhere in the forest. The next day, Rabbit, Piglet, and Tigger go on a long journey through the Wood, and the jungle. After asking a hyena for help, and every time Rabbit says “The Land of Milk and Honey”, he gets trampled by a bunch of excited little purple Heffalumps.

When they finally get to “The Land of Milk and Honey”, they find that it is inhabited by a bunch of Pygmy Piglets. The Piglets take the spring that Pooh gave Piglet, claiming that he has brought the “Sacred Tail”, and make him their king, Rabbit their Chamberlain, and Tigger their Prime Minister. Later, Piglet puts the spring on the bottom of a giant Piglet statue, and the statue begins to spit out honey into a fountain. Rabbit teaches a group of Piglets how to garden, while Tigger teaches another group how to bounce. Later that day, Piglet sadly tells Tigger and Rabbit that he doesn’t want to be king, and wants to go home. Tigger points out to Piglet that here at “The Land of Milk and Honey”, they get whatever they want. When Piglet hears this, and sees a giant statue of Tigger and a giant statue of Rabbit, he tells them that they’re not being very good friends.

Rabbit realizes that they’re being spoiled, and Tigger decides to get Piglet’s present. They decide to sneak out once the Piglets are asleep, with the “Sacred Tail”. When they remove the spring, it causes a volcano of honey to erupt, and the Piglets run frantically to Piglet and ask what they should do. Piglet tells them to quickly knock down the statues of Rabbit and Tigger, which they do, and they’re saved from the overflowing honey. While the Piglets cheer for their king, Tigger looks on and learns that Piglet is good at being king after all.

Meanwhile, Pooh can’t find Piglet, Rabbit, Tigger, or any honey anywhere. He concludes that they’ve been stolen by a honey-napper. Pooh honey-napper-proofs his house, and that night, Piglet, Rabbit, and Tigger return home from “The Land of Milk and Honey”, and go into Pooh's house through his opened back door. Piglet gives Pooh some honey, and Pooh tells Piglet that his friendship is enough, but would hate to see it go to waste, ending the episode.

Characters

Cast

Voice actor Character
Jim Cummings Winnie the Pooh
John Fiedler Piglet and the Pygmy Piglet
Paul Winchell Tigger
Ken Sansom Rabbit, the Laughing Hyena and the Gorilla Conductor

Credits

Produced by

WALT DISNEY

TELEVISION ANIMATION

Producer/Director

KARL GEURS

Story Editor

MARK ZASLOVE

“THE PIGLET WHO WOULD BE KING”

Story by

MARK ZASLOVE

and

MARK CASSUT

Teleplay by

BRUCE TALKINGTON

BRUCE REID SCHAEFER

and

JYMN MAGON

With the Talents of

JOHN FIEDLER

KEN SANSOM

JIM CUMMINGS

as Winnie the Pooh

and

PAUL WINCHELL

as

Tigger

Animation Director

DAVID BLOCK

Assistant Producer

KEN TSUMURA

Art Director

ED GHERTNER

Associate Story Editor

BRUCE TALKINGTON

Storyboard Designers

ROB LA DUCA

RICH CHIDLAW

STEVE GORDON

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

TERENCE HARRISON

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

Nothing’s Too Good for a Friend

Performed by

KEN SANSOM

PAUL WINCHELL

Animation Production by

TMS

ENTERTAINMENT, INC.

*.

©1988 THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY

All Rights Reserved

Walt Disney

Television

Distributed by

Buena Vista International, Inc.

Songs

Trivia

  • Chataneau Ka Zhoux Zhoux, and The Last Train to Clarksville are songs by the Monkees.
  • Canibibals are mentioned again in Oh Bottle.

Gallery

DVD and VHS releases

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