April Pooh
Season 3, Episode 6b
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Production Information
Director

Terence Harrison
Clive Pallant
Vincent Woodcock
Ken Kessel (Supervising Director)

Writer

Eric Lewald

Prod code

306b

Airdate

October 13, 1990

Episode Chronology
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To Bee or Not to Bee

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A Knight to Remember

April Pooh is the second segment of the sixth episode of the third season of The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh. It first aired on ABC on October 13, 1990.

Synopsis

It’s April Fools Day and the supposed April Fool gives Pooh glue for honey, Piglet fishbowls against his windows, Tigger spotted pajamas and Rabbit a giant carrot Balloon. Now to search for this April Fool.

Plot

Winnie the Pooh is in bed and dreaming of Honey! However when he wakes up, his honey pot is empty – his dream must have had a midnight snack without him. However he has no Honey in his cupboard. There’s a pot of honey on his table, but the ’honey’ is gray and very, very sticky. There’s lots of pots of honey outside his house.

“April Fool” calls Christopher Robin. Pooh wonders if this April Fool is someone to be afraid of or not. Piglet calls for help. Piglet has goggles and a floater on and towels. He’s terrified that his place is underwater, but his floor is not wet. However at Piglet’s windows, goldfishes are seen swimming. Maybe the flood is hiding somewhere. Pooh finds out that it’s a trick. Pooh tells him that this April Fool likes to play tricks and this is his day.

They look for the April Fool at Tigger’s House. However Tigger has got spots. His beautiful stripe-dies, nowhere to be seen, but Pooh notices it’s a PJ suit. Rabbit goes into his garden and sees and enormous carrot and is pleased with himself, but it’s a large balloon, and Rabbit floats up into the sky, when the carrot bursts and he demands to know what’s going on and wonder why no one’s seen the April Fool.

They’re disguised as trees to find the “invisible” April Fool. and they scare Eeyore on the process. He thinks they’ve been turned into stumps, but they tell him they’re pretending. They try to trap the Fool by setting Tigger traps around Eeyore's house with a pretend Eeyore. Someone’s coming. He comes behind them, but it's only Christopher Robin. They’ve trapped themselves and accidentally trap him. They tell Christopher Robin that they’re scared of the April Fool. Christopher Robin tells them that he was the one doing the April Fooling, though the tricks weren’t meant to frighten. Honey for Pooh, gentle pets for Piglet, cuddly pajamas for Tigger and a balloon for Rabbit. But they played the best trick on Christopher Robin, so they’re the April Fools.

Characters

Cast

Voice actor Character
Jim Cummings Winnie the Pooh and Tigger
John Fiedler Piglet
Ken Sansom Rabbit
Peter Cullen Eeyore
Tim Hoskins Christopher Robin

Credits

Produced by
WALT DISNEY
TELEVISION ANIMATION

Producer/Supervising Director
KEN KESSEL

Story Editor
BRUCE TALKINGTON

Director
TERENCE HARRISON

Assistant Story Editor
CARTER CROCKER

“To Bee or Not to Bee”
Written by
CARTER CROCKER

“April Pooh”
Written by
ERIC LEWALD

With the Voice Talents of
JOHN FIEDLER
KEN SANSOM
MICHAEL GOUGH
PETER CULLEN
PATTY PARRIS
TIM HOSKINS
FRANK WELKER

JIM CUMMINGS
as Winnie the Pooh and Tigger

Assistant Producer
PEGGY BECKER

Assistant Director
ED GHERTNER

Storyboard Designers
RON CAMPBELL
JIM McLEAN
RHOYDON SHISHIDO

Key Layout Designers
ED GHERTNER
DENNIS GRECO

Character Design
LEONARD SMITH

Background Stylist
PARO HOZUMI

Color Stylist
JILL STIRDIVANT

Supervising Timing Director
BOB SHELLHORN

Timing Directors

CAROLE BEERS

MIKE STRIBLING

JAMES T. WALKER

Track Reader

SKIP CRAIG

Script Coordinator

MIRITH SCHILDER

Archives Administrator

KRISTA BUNN

Artwork Coordinator

KAREN SILVA

Talent Coordinator
OLIVIA MINER

Post Production Manager
SARA DURAN

Post Production Supervisor

JOSEPH HATHAWAY

Post Production Coordinator

JEFFREY ARTHUR

Production Assistants

MICHELLE PAPPLARDO

NANCI BATTELLE

WADE ZIA NASSIR

JOHN ROYER

Managing Film Editor
RICH HARRISON

Supervising Editor

CHARLIE KING

Editor

RICK HINSON

Assistant Editors

CRAIG PAULSEN

DAVID LYNCH

Apprentice Editors

THOMAS NEEDELL

JENNIFER HARRISON

Songs Written and Produced

by

STEVE NELSON

Music by

STEVE NELSON

&

THOM SHARP

“To Bee or Not to Bee”

Animation Production by

WALT DISNEY

TELEVISION ANIMATION

AUSTRALIA

Animation Supervisor

DALE CASE

Animation Directors

GAIRDEN COOKE

IAN HARROWELL

HENRY NEVILLE

Layout Director

ALEX NICHOLAS

Layout Artists
YOSH BARRY      SCOTT BENNETT
ZHIGIANG DING            JOHN HILL
VICTOR JUY            STEVE LYONS
MARK MULGREW DAVID SKINNER
BUN UNG              KEVIN WOTTON

Animators
ROWEN AVON-SMITH         WALLY MICATI
TY BOSCO                     KATHIE O’ROURKE
CHRIS BRADLEY                  KEVIN PEATY
ANDREW COLLINS               CAROL SEIDL
GEOFF COLLINS RICHARD SLAPCZYNSKI
DICK DUNN                         PAULO SANTO
ARIEL FERRARI             MIKE STAPLETON
PETER GARDINER   ANDREW SZEMENYEI
WARWICK GILBERT    MARIA SZEMENYEI
GERRY GRABNER           STEVEN TAYLOR
LIANNE HUGHES       STEVEN TRENBIRTH
DWAYNE LABBE                      JEAN TYCH
MORRIS LEE                      KANG-LIN ZHU
HELEN McADAM                                       

Assistant Supervisors

JANEY DUNN

MICKIE CASSIDY

DI RUDDER

Background Supervisor

BEVERLEY McNAMARA

Background Artists

BARRY DEAN       JERRY LIEW

PAUL PATTIE HELLEN STELLE

KEN WRIGHT

Production Manager

DAN FORSTER

“April Pooh”

Animation Production by
WALT DISNEY
TELEVISION ANIMATION
U.K. LIMITED

Directors

CLIVE PALLANT

VINCENT WOODCOCK

Assistant Director

JEREMY SPRINGETT

Animators

GARY ANDREWS     CARON CREED

JOE EKERS                  AL GAIVOTO

TEDDY HALL       RAMON MODIANO

ANNA SAUNDERS DUNCAN VARLEY

SIMON WARD HORNER

Junior Animators

JON COLLIER

ANDREW PAINTER

BOB WILK

Background Artists

MICHAEL HIRSH

COLIN STIMPSON

ANDREW McNAB

Layout Artists

NEIL GRAHAM

DAVE ELVIN

PETER BIELICKI

CLIVE HUTCHINGS

Video Operator
PETER JESSETT

Production Coordinator
STEVE HOLLOWELL

Assistant Animator

STEPHEN PERRY

BG Final Line
DOUGLAS KIRK

EFX Animator
DAVID PRITCHARD

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©1990 The Walt Disney Company
All Rights Reserved

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