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A Winnie the Pooh Thanksgiving
Winnie the Pooh Television.jpg
Screenshot of the dinner scene
Directed by Jun Falkenstein
Studio Walt Disney Television Animation
Distributed by ABC
Release date(s) November 22, 1998 (1998-11-22)
Running time 22 minutes
Country United States

A Winnie the Pooh Thanksgiving is a 1998 made-for-TV special featuring the voice talents of Jim Cummings, Paul Winchell, and John Fiedler. The special shows Pooh and his friends learning the true meaning of Thanksgiving. It was nominated for Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Children's Program.


It's Thanksgiving in the Hundred Acre Wood and Winnie the Pooh and his friends bring food for the feast. Pooh brings honey, Piglet brings acorns, Gopher brings lemonade, Owl brings biscuits, Eeyore brings thistles, and Tigger brings ice cream. But Rabbit tells them that they need a real feast with turkey, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie and sends them on a scavenger hunt to get them (Eeyore and Tigger to pick the cranberries, Gopher to gather pumpkins for the pie, and Pooh and Piglet to get the turkey).


  • Jim Cummings as Winnie the Pooh / Tigger (singing voice)
  • John Fiedler as Piglet (speaking voice)
  • Steve Schatzberg as Piglet (singing voice)
  • Paul Winchell as Tigger (speaking voice)
  • Peter Cullen as Eeyore (voice)
  • Ken Sansom as Rabbit (voice)
  • Andre Stojka as Owl (voice)
  • Michael Gough as Gopher (voice)
  • Brady Bluhm as Christopher Robin (voice)
  • David Warner as Narrator (voice)


The special originally aired Thanksgiving Day 1998 at 8 pm on ABC. It reaired every year on Thanksgiving until 2003. According to's ratings database, the first airing brought in a 3.8 household Nielsen rating.

Home video

The video has been released by itself in the United States, with the exception of specially released tapes that were given to members of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for that year's show. It was released as part of the VHS cassette Winnie the Pooh: Seasons of Giving along with select episodes of The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh in 1999.

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