|Directed by Jun Falkenstein|
Country United States
Director Jun Falkenstein
|Running time 22 minutes|
Initial release 22 November 1998 (USA)
|Release date November 22, 1998 (1998-11-22)|
Produced by Disney Television Animation
Distributed by Disney–ABC Domestic Television
Nominations Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Children's Program
Cast Jim Cummings, John Fiedler, Peter Cullen, Paul Winchell, Ken Sansom
Similar Seasons of Giving, Winnie the Pooh and Christma, Pooh's Grand Adventur, Boo to You Too! Winnie th, A Very Merry Pooh Year
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 time in the Hundred Acre Wood and Winnie the Pooh and his friends bring food for the big dinner. Piglet brings haycorns(acorns), Pooh brings honey, Owl brings biscuits, Tigger brings ice cream, Gopher brings lemonade, and Eeyore brings thistles. But things change when Rabbit informs them that Thanksgiving is a special time of year that should include things special items, so Pooh and the gang set off to find those very items.
The special originally aired Thanksgiving Day 1998 at 8 pm on ABC. It reaired every year on Thanksgiving until 2003. According to TVTango.com's ratings database, the first airing brought in a 3.8 household Nielsen rating.
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.