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Winnie the Pooh and a Day for Eeyore is a short featurette that premiered on March 11, 1983.


The film's plot is based primarily on two A.A. Milne stories: "In which Pooh invents a new game and Eeyore joins in" (Chapter VI from The House at Pooh Corner), and "In which Eeyore has a birthday and gets two presents" (Chapter VI of Winnie-the-Pooh (book)).


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Pooh visits the wooden bridge where he stumbles upon a fir cone and accidentally drops it in the river. After discovering that the cone went under the bridge, Pooh invents the game Poohsticks.

Later, when Pooh, Piglet, Rabbit, and Roo are playing Pooh-sticks, they notice Eeyore floating in the river. Pooh suggests to use stones to get Eeyore out to shore, which surprisingly works. Then Eeyore claims that he was in the river due to getting bounced. Tigger, who bounces by, claims that he actually coughed on Eeyore, but Mr. Narrator reveals that he did bounce Eeyore.

Pooh follows Eeyore to his gloomy place to ask what's wrong. Eeyore believes that everyone forgot about his birthday. Pooh decides to help out and plans to give Eeyore a jar of honey, but he ends up eating it. With the help of Owl, the empty pot turns into a greeting pot with love from Pooh. Then Owl flies to tell Christopher Robin about Eeyore’s many happy returns of the day. Piglet had a big red balloon ready for Eeyore, but he pops it.

A depressed Piglet shows Eeyore his spoiled gift, while Pooh shows him the greeting pot. Now Eeyore has a place to put his balloon.

The gang throws a surprise party for Eeyore. A short time later, Tigger bounces by and haves Rabbit’s piece of cake, after Owl had a conversation talk. Rabbit disapproves of this and wants him to leave. But Roo wants Tigger to stay, which he told RabbitChristopher Robin decides to have a game of Pooh-sticks to settle this. Eeyore wins most of the games and Tigger won none at all. Causing him to conclude that "Tiggers don't like Pooh-sticks". However, while Kanga, Roo, Owl and Rabbit decide to go home, because they had to go to bed, Christopher Robin waves goodbye and Eeyore said "Thank you.", but Tigger walks away sadly from the bridge the other way out, because he did not win at all as Eeyore approaches him. Eeyore's secret for winning, as he explains to Tigger afterwards, is to "let his stick drop in a twitchy sort of way." As Tigger bounces Eeyore again, they both go home and Christopher Robin, Pooh and finally Piglet all decide that "Tigger’s all right, really."

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Home video

The featurette made its video debut in 1984 with the compilation VHS, Winnie the Pooh and Friends. It is added as a fourth featurette on the VHS, DVD, and Blu-Ray Pack of The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh as a separate bonus feature and not in the film itself. 

It includes in the whole film. 



Winnie the Pooh and a Day for Eeyore/Transcript


Hal Smith took over Sterling Holloway's role when the latter chose not to take part in this film.


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