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Character Information
Gender Male
Species Tiger (presumably Panthera tigris)
Role Regular
Introduction The House at Pooh Corner (1928)
Performer Paul Winchell (1968--1999)
Will Ryan (1983-1986)
Jim Cummings (1988-present)
Quotes "T-I-Double-guh-er! That spells Tigger!"
"T-T-F-N, ta-ta for now!"
"Bouncing is what tiggers do best!"
"Hoo-hoo-hoo-hoo-hoooooo!"
"Why, that's what Tiggers do best!"
—Tigger

Tigger is a ironic, mischievous, energetic tiger originally introduced in A. A. Milne's book The House at Pooh Corner. Like other Pooh characters, Tigger is based one of Christopher Robin Milne's stuffed animals.

Tigger is recognized as orange fur with black stripes, large eyes, long chin, springy tail, and his bouncy personality. His striped tail is long, and just an sound "BOING!".

He shows up on Winnie-the-Pooh's doorstep in the middle of the night. He does not like Pooh's honey, Piglet's acorns and Eeyore's thistles. He went to Kanga's house, Tigger is loved extract of malt. Tigger loves bouncing around the forest. He is Pooh's exuberant, bouncy friend. He is also Roo's best friend.

He has been voiced by Paul Winchell, Will Ryan, and Jim Cummings.

Appearances

Books

TV series

TV specials

Films

Songs

Songs by Tigger include:

Sing-Along Songs

Nicknames

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
    Original Tigger

    Original E. H. Shepard illustration, coloured, of Pooh meeting Tigger outside his front door in The House at Pooh Corner.

  • 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.)

Internationally

  • In Arabic, Tigger is known as نمور or Namoor in English letters.
  • 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 Dutch, 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 Dutch.
  • 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
  • In Russian, Tigger is known as Тигрa. His species is called Тигр, a word of tiger animal.

Gallery

Trivia

  • In Randy Pausch's The Last Lecture: Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams, he asks whether one should live their life as a Tigger or as an Eeyore. Pausch indicated that he was a "Tigger".
  • Tigger appears in four segments of the Cartoon Network show MAD: "Pooh Grit", "Fast Hive", "Adjustment Burro", and "Frankenwinnie".
  • The Genie briefly turns into Tigger in Aladdin episode "As the Netherworld Turns".

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