Original Production Animation Cels of Tigger & Rabbit from "The Many Adventures of Winnie The Pooh"
Original hand painted production animation cels of Tigger and Rabbit set on a lithographic background from "Winnie The Pooh and Tigger Too," 1974, Walt Disney Seal lower left; Rabbit cel numbered 61 and Tigger cel numbered 37 in ink lower right; Walt Disney Studios; With original Disneyana Certificate; Size - Tigger: 5 x 3 1/4", Rabbit: 4 1/2 x 2", Image 11 1/2 x 15 3/2"; Unframed.
"The wonderful thing about Tiggers / Is Tiggers are wonderful things / Their tops are made out of rubber / Their bottoms are made out of springs / They're bouncy, trouncy, flouncy, pouncy, fun, fun, fun, fun, fun / But the most wonderful thing about Tiggers is I'm the only one / IIIII'm the only one!" - Tigger
Tigger is one of the most loved characters in the Walt Disney pantheon! It is practically impossible to find anyone who does not love him. In the case of the Pooh stories, there were no real Villains; the closest thing would be Rabbit, who was the main antagonist. However, Tigger was simply fun loving and without question had some the best lines such as "The name's Tigger! T-I-double-guh-ER! That spells Tigger!" Tigger also has one of the best songs, "The Wonderful Thing about Tiggers."
"The Many Adventures of Winnie The Pooh," 1977 was composed of a series of featurettes Disney produced based upon the Winnie-the-Pooh books by A. A. Milne. Walt Disney wanted to introduce the public to the Pooh characters slowly over time and the released featurettes include, "Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree," 1966, "Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day." 1968, and "Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too," 1974. For the full length film in 1977, extra material was added and used to link the three featurettes together. A fourth, shorter featurette was added at the end of the film and was based on the final chapter of "The House at Pooh Corner."
In "Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too," Rabbit was animated by the great Don Bluth and was voiced by Junius Matthews; a veteran radio actor who also voiced the owl Archimedes in the Disney film "The Sword In The Stone," 1963. Tigger was animated by one of the greatest Disney animators ever, Milt Kahl and voiced by Paul Winchell. Winchell was a ventriloquist, actor, and comedian who would later provide the voice of Gargamel and Dick Dastardly. Winchell appeared in acting roles on numerous TV shows from the 1950's on through the 1970's. What many people do not know is that Paul Winchell, who had some medical training and was also an inventor; became the first person to build and patent a mechanical artificial heart which was implantable in the chest cavity. He was also honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for all of his work in television.
This is a wonderful two cel setup of a very bouncy Tigger and smiling hopping Rabbit! Both characters are full figure with Tigger bouncing and dancing around outside of Rabbit's home; and Rabbit hopping, smiling, and looking at him. A great two cel setup and a fantastic addition to any animation art collection.
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