Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day (film)

Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day (film) Special cartoon featurette; released on December 20, 1968. Directed by Wolfgang Reitherman. A blustery day turns into a storm for Winnie the Pooh and his friends in the Hundred Acre Wood. They seek safety at Christopher Robin’s, but Pooh and Piglet are washed away in a flood, and Owl’s house is lost. But, before the day is over, Owl finds a new home, and Pooh and Piglet become heroes. Featuring the voices of Sterling Holloway (Pooh), Sebastian Cabot (narrator), Jon Walmsley (Christopher Robin), Ralph Wright (Eeyore), Howard Morris (Gopher), Barbara Luddy (Kanga), Hal Smith (Owl), John Fiedler (Piglet), Junius Matthews (Rabbit), Paul Winchell (Tigger), and Sterling Holloway (Pooh), the film proved a bigger success than its predecessor, Winnie The Pooh and the Honey Tree, by winning an Academy Award as best cartoon short subject. In its most imaginative sequence, Pooh has a nightmare inhabited by such fantastic creatures as Heffalumps and Woozles. The film was based on the stories of A.A. Milne. 25 min. Released on video in 1981. See also Pooh’s Heffalump Movie.