Monday, June 27, 2005

The Rain Rain Rain Came Down Down Down

It never rains, but it pours. Not only did the man behind Tigger die this weekend, but we also lost Piglet.

John Fiedler, like Paul Winchell and pretty much the entire voice cast of Walt Disney's Pooh cartoons, was an enormously talented performer who seemed to pop up all over the place. Stage, big screen and television were all familiar arenas for Fiedler. While other Hundred Acre Wood residents have been performed by different actors over the years -- even Paul Winchell was replaced by Jim Cummings, who also succeeded Sterling Holloway as Winnie the Pooh -- there has only ever been one Piglet.

I can't imagine anyone else filling John Fiedler's shoes as Piglet. Perhaps it's time for Disney to stop making any more new Pooh films and TV shows.

This evening, I am going to sit down with my children and watch The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh on DVD. They never get tired of it, and they never stop laughing.

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