Winnie the Pooh (song)
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"Winnie the Pooh" is the title song for the franchise of the same name. It is musically emblematic of the most successful branding Disney currently owns and has been used in most merchandising models of the brand since the song's first publication in 1966 in the musical film featurette Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree. It is also featured in the Kingdom Hearts series as background music on The Hundred Acre Wood stage. In film, the song is generally utilized in the title sequence. The lyric gives an overview of the characters and the roles each plays in relation to Pooh himself. The song has been used in every theatrically released Pooh film as well as most of the television series. The songwriters are the Sherman Brothers, who have written the grand majority of Winnie the Pooh songs and musical numbers since 1966.
Notably, Tigger is the only original character from the books (thus does not count Gopher, Kessie or Lumpy) not to be named in this song and is probably the reason why he gets his own introduction song, "The Wonderful Thing about Tiggers", when he first appears in Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day.
In 2001, the song was made as a parody called "Debbie and Paul" in the BBC educational children's program Cats' Eyes, which is sung by the two cats, Jimmy and Jook, shown in the episode, "Cities and Towns - Guildford," featuring Debbie (Deborah) Gaskell and Paul (Paulus) Dalson in their house number: 42 Ganghill, Guildford, Surrey GU1 1XF.
Films that feature the song
- The Book of Pooh: Stories from the Heart
- The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
- Piglet's Big Movie
- Pooh's Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin
- Winnie the Pooh: A Very Merry Pooh Year
- Pooh's Heffalump Halloween Movie
- Pooh's Heffalump Movie
- The Tigger Movie
- Winnie the Pooh and Friends
- Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too!
- Winnie the Pooh and a Day for Eeyore
- Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day (instrumental only)
- Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree
- Winnie the Pooh: Seasons of Giving
- Winnie the Pooh: Springtime with Roo
- Winnie the Pooh