Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree
Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree is a 1964 episode combining live-action and animation. It was released and aired by The Walt Disney Company. Based on the first two chapters of the Winnie-the-Pooh book written by A. A. Milne, it is the only Winnie the Pooh production released under Walt Disney's supervision before his death later that year. Music and lyrics were written by the Sherman Brothers, (Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman). Background music was provided by Buddy Baker.
The film's plot is based primarily on three stories A. A. Milne stories: "In which we are introduced to Winnie-the-Pooh and some honey Bees, and the stories Begin" (Chapter I of Winnie-the-Pooh), "In which Pooh Goes Visiting and Gets into a Tight Place" (Chapter II of Winnie-the-Pooh), and "In which Eeyore loses a tail and Pooh finds one" (Chapter IV of Winnie-the-Pooh),
- Winnie the Pooh: That buzzing noise means something. Now, the only reason for making a buzzing noise that I know of is because you are…a bee! And the only reason for being a bee is to make honey. And the only reason for making honey is so I can eat it.
- Eeyore: No matter. Most likely lose it again anyway.
- Narrator: Winnie the Pooh crawled out of the gorse bush, brushed the prickles from his nose, and began to think again.
- Winnie the Pooh: Think, think, think.
- Narrator: And the first person he thought of was...
- Winnie the Pooh: Winnie the Pooh?
- Narrator: [chuckles] No, Christopher Robin.
- Winnie the Pooh: Oh.
- Winnie the Pooh: Oh bother. How long will that take?
- Eeyore: [replied] Days, weeks, months, who knows?
- Kanga: Pooh, Roo has a little surprise for you.
- Roo: Flowers.
- Winnie the Pooh: Honeysuckle! [tries to eat it]
- Kanga: No, Pooh, you don't eat them. You smell them.
- Winnie the Pooh: Oh. [smells it]
- Chorus: Winnie the Pooh, Winnie the Pooh. Tubby little cubby all stuffed with stuffed with fluff. He's Winnie the Pooh, Winnie the Pooh. Willy nilly silly old bear.
- DELIGHTFUL ENTERTAINMENT! At last, the "bear of very little brain" but lots of enchanted stuff(ing) brings his pooh-whimsy to the screen.
- Sterling Holloway - Winnie the Pooh
- Bruce Reitherman - Christopher Robin
- Junius Matthews - Rabbit
- Hal Smith - Owl
- Howard Morris - Gopher
- Ralph Wright - Eeyore
- Clint Howard - Roo
- Barbara Luddy - Kanga
- James MacDonald - The Bees
- Dallas McKennon - The Bees
- Ginny Tyler - The Bees
- Sebastian Cabot - The Narrator