Monday, June 27, 2005

Sad Pooh

Somewhat poignantly, the two men who voiced the Tigger and Piglet characters in the classic Winnie the Pooh series passed away within a day of each other. The CBC is reporting it here.

Paul Winchell (Tigger) was 82 when he died last Friday. John Fiedler (Piglet) passed away a day later. He was 80.

The 100 Acre Wood will never be the same.

Your turn: I hope you'll share your memories of gentle childhood characters who influenced you into adulthood.

13 comments:

puremood said...

Oh, that's sad. Tigger was my fave in the Hundred Acre Wood!

I thought I'd peek in on you without having someone "send" me *LOL*

I don't guess I can recall any childhood characters who influnced me into my adulthood... tho I remember many many cartoons I use to (and still) love!

Twist of Kate said...

Aw how sad! And kind of strange that they died a day apart. I can't really think of any characters who influenced me, but I did really love all the Charlie Brown specials and I had a book...called, Snoopy Come Home that I remember making my mother read to me over and over.

Lora said...

I'm a huge Tigger fan, but looking at Paul Winchell's filmography I'm quite impressed. I didn't realize that he had done so many other familiar character's voices too.

Piglet wasn't quite as charismatic, but his role was essential to the tale. John Fiedler was probably a familiar face, but I never would have associated it with Piget.

thequeen said...

can't think right now, tears are interferring.

Dean said...

We didn't have a television when I was growing up (not that it didn't exist; I'm not that old. We didn't have one) and I'd have to say that Taran from Lloyd Alexander's Black Cauldron series and the Narnia books were influences.

Zinnia Cyclamen said...

We didn't have a TV either. All my influences were authors, many of them American - Louisa May Alcott, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Gene Stratton Porter, Susan Coolidge - and the characters they created - the March family; the Ingalls family; Elnora Comstock, Freckles and the Angel; Katy Carr and her family and friends.

CanEragon said...

Congratulations Carmi, If you go over to my blog "Now" you will see that today you were my 8,000th visitor.

Thanxs. as for Pooh Corner...

I've been reading the Thousand Acre woods stories since I was a child. It was part of television back then
in the United States. Because Pooh was always on The Wonderful World of Disney.

I grew up with Pooh, as I said, and I have a "PIGLET" on my backpack. I've been carrying him around for years. Actually I have 2 of them, and I change them out when Piglet needs a bath and a rest from traveling all over Montreal

"p,p,p,p,p,p.....Pooh, what are we going to do???"

As an Adult - I got into Pooh when I got Sick and was doing therapy with one particular lady, she was great
I have many "Piglet" attributes, and so began the Child regression portion of my Therapy - life as an adult.

These days I have read the Tao of Pooh and the Te of Piglet. They are books teaching the story of the Dao, from Pooh Corner and the Thousand Acre Wood.

Have a great day

Jeremy

CanEragon said...

Woops, my woods are just a bit bigger, a typo, or a freudian slip??

he he he
jer

Christine said...

Oh, that is sad! I loved that Winnie the Pooh movie as a kid. In fact I still love it. No one will ever be able to do those voices like they did! Hugs to Christopher Robin, and all his friends...

Lucy Stern said...

My grandson loves Tigger.

Anonymous said...

The 100 Acre Wood will never be the same again... awww...that is sooo sad!!!! i LUV!!! winnie n friends!!!!!!! ='(

RIP...

Anonymous said...

The 100 Acre Wood will never be the same again... awww...that is sooo sad!!!! i LUV!!! winnie n friends!!!!!!! ='(

RIP...

Bhakti said...

I love Winnie the Pooh and Charlie Brown. I always felt like the female version of Charlie Brown. Always there for everyone, yet not quite sure where I fit in. Now I accept the fact that I might be an anomaly and move on.

I was also heavily influenced by the bionic woman. I used to try to run as fast as her, but usually ended up tripping on something and falling straight on my arse. I can't hear for beans either, 'cause of the 29 years of guitar playing. My dreams of bionic heroism have failed me, although the titanium plate and screws in my neck make me look that part!!