Monday, June 27, 2005

Deep in the 100 Acre Woods

Pretty sad news indeed.

The wonderful thing about Tiggers
is Tiggers are wonderful things....

LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- Paul Winchell, a ventriloquist, inventor and children's TV show host best known for creating the lispy voice of Winnie the Pooh's animated friend Tigger, has died. He was 82.

"It's awfully hard to be b-b-brave," Piglet said,
"When you are only a very small animal."

NEW YORK (AP) -- John Fiedler, a stage actor who won fame as the voice of Piglet in Walt Disney's Winnie-the-Pooh films, died Saturday, The New York Times reported in Monday editions. He was 80.

"Pooh, promise you won't forget about me, ever.
Not even when I'm a hundred."
Pooh thought for a little while.
"How old shall I be then?"
Pooh nodded. "I promise," he said.

1 comment:

Jay Ann Cox, PhD said...

While I'm not going so far as to hate the Disney Pooh, I do so so so SO love the book Pooh. The drawings are just so sweet. But Winchell will always be Tigger to me.