Tigger, as seen in Disney cartoons
|Introduction||The House at Pooh Corner|
|Performer|| Paul Winchell(1968-1977;1988-1999)|
|Quotes|| "Hello buddy boy!"|
"T-I-double guh-err; that spells Tigger!"
"T-T-F-N, ta-ta for now!"
"Bouncing is what tiggers do best!"
- "[...] Be it climbing trees or bouncing games
It doesn't matter, it's all the same
That's what Tiggers do best!"
- —Lyrics from the song That's What Tiggers Do Best, sung by Stan Buch
Tigger is an always happy and excited fellow and the only known member of the tigger species. Tiggers are striped and bouncing animals who live in the Hundred Acre Wood. Unlike Pooh Bears, they don't like honey, they prefer to eat pop corn, ice cream and candies. His best friends are Winnie-the-Pooh, Piglet, Rabbit, Gopher, Eeyore, Roo, Owl, Christopher Robin and Kanga.
Tigger is introduced in the book The House at Pooh Corner. In the book, he lives in the kangaroos' house, but in the cartoons he lives in a tree-house of his own. Tigger loves to bounce through the forest and to call everyone "Buddy". He also gives nicknames to some of his friends, like Rabbit, who he often calls "Long Ears".
He believes tiggers can do everything and describes almost every activity as "That's what Tiggers do best!". He often mispronounce words and sometimes create neologisms like "Tiggerific". He also has at least two alter egoes: the disguised hero known as "The Masked Offender" and the detective "Tigger, Private Ear".
He was voiced by Paul Winchell until 1999, and is now voiced by Jim Cummings. In the series My Friends Tigger & Pooh, Tigger is one of four members of the mystery-solving group known as the "Super Sleuths," along with Pooh, Darby and her dog, Buster.
Tigger's like or dislike for honey tends to vary based on the series that he appears in. In Winnie the Pooh's Bedtime Stories, it is commented that "Pooh had much preferred the days when Tigger had thought he didn't like honey. It had meant much larger portions for Pooh."
Tigger is also the usual character to break the fourth wall. In almost every episode of a TV series, he reminds the audience about something.
- The House at Pooh Corner (1928)
- Welcome to Pooh Corner (1983-1986)
- The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1988-1991)
- The Book of Pooh (2001-2002)
- My Friends Tigger & Pooh (2007-2010)
- Winnie the Pooh and Christmas Too (1991)
- Boo! To You Too! Winnie the Pooh (1996)
- A Winnie the Pooh Thanksgiving (1998)
- Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day (read along) (1969)
- Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too (animated storybook) (1974)
- The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh attraction (1978)
- Winnie the Pooh and a Day for Eeyore (read along) (1983)
- Pooh's Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin (1996)
- Winnie the Pooh: Seasons of Giving (1999)
- The Tigger Movie (2000)
- Winnie the Pooh: A Very Merry Pooh Year (2002)
- Piglet's Big Movie (2002)
- Winnie the Pooh: Springtime with Roo (2004)
- Pooh's Heffalump Movie (2005)
- Pooh's Heffalump Halloween Movie (2005)
- Pooh's Super Sleuth Christmas Movie (2007)
- Tigger & Pooh and a Musical Too (2009)
- Winnie the Pooh (2011)
Songs by Tigger include:
- The Wonderful Thing About Tiggers (his theme song)
- Friends to the End - with Piglet (The Book of Pooh - "Once Upon a Happy Ending")
- Get Growing (The Book of Pooh - "Greenhorn With a Green Thumb")
- Mental Altitude with Piglet (The Book of Pooh - "Tigger's Replacement")
- Stripey McSnarl Always Gets His Man - with chorus (The Book of Pooh - "Case of the Disappeared Donkey")
- Nothing's Too Good for a Friend - with Rabbit ("The Piglet Who Would Be King" - Story from The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh)
- Someone Like Me (The Tigger Movie)
- The Whoop-De-Dooper Bounce - with Roo (The Tigger Movie)
In the Disney Pooh productions, Tigger often likes to refer to his friends by various nicknames, which include the following:
- Pooh - Buddy Boy, Buddy Bear, Fuzzy-Top, Fluff Boy, Pooh Boy
- Eeyore - Donkey Boy, Gray Buddy, Buddy Burro, Old Smiley
- Kanga - Mrs. Kanga Mam
- Kessie - Kesserini, Kesserino
- Roo - Roo Boy, Little Buddy, Little Nipper
- Owl - Beak Lips, Buddy Bird, Feathers, Featherduster
- Piglet - Pigaletto, Buddy Boy, Little Guy, Piglet Ol' Pal, Pigcasso
- Rabbit - Bunny Boy, Long Ears, RaRa, Fluffy Tail, Floppy Toe, Floppy Ears, Fluff Face, Ol' Cotton Bottom, Fluffy, Capitan Puff Face
- Darby - Dar-buddy, Dar-Dar, Darberina
- Turtle - Shell Boy
- Lumpy - Lumpster, Lumperino
- Buster - Busterino, Buster Boy, Little Poochie Guy
(Boldface indicates that the nickname is mentioned in Tigger's entry in the Disney Junior Encyclopedia of Animated Characters.)
- In Brazil, Tigger is known as Tigrão. In the Brazilian dub, Tigger's been voiced by Isaac Bardavid in all his appearances, except for some episodes of The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh in which he was voiced by André Luiz Chapéu
- In Flanders, Tigger is known as Teigetje. Not to be confused with the real animal 'tijger'.
- Teigetje is written without an R, but pronounced with an R. This is confusing, even for the children in Flanders.
- In France, the character's name is Tigrou and his voice was provided by Patrick Préjean in all Pooh productions
- In Italy, Tigger is known as Tigro and has been voiced by Gil Baroni and Luca Biagini
- In Japan, Tigger is called ティガー and his voice is provided by Tesshō Genda