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Tigger is a fictional tiger character originally introduced in A. A. Milne's book, The House at Pooh Corner. Just like the other characters Tigger was based on one of Christopher Robin Milnes stuffed animals. He is easily recognized by his orange and black stripes, beady eyes, a long chin, a springy tail, and his bouncy personality. As he says himself, "Bouncing is what Tiggers do best". Alice, a fictional character based on a real character from the work of Lewis Carroll. ... For other uses, see Tiger (disambiguation). ... Alan Alexander Milne (IPA pronunciation: ) (January 18, 1882 – January 31, 1956), also known as A. A. Milne, was an English author, best known for his books about the teddy bear Winnie-the-Pooh and for various childrens poems. ... A 1944 version of The House at Pooh Corner The House at Pooh Corner (1928) is the second volume of stories about Winnie the Pooh, by A. A. Milne. ...

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In literature

The real stuffed toys owned by Christopher Robin and featured in the Winnie-the-Pooh stories. Tigger is bottom left. They are on display in the Donnell Library Center in New York City.
The real stuffed toys owned by Christopher Robin and featured in the Winnie-the-Pooh stories. Tigger is bottom left. They are on display in the Donnell Library Center in New York City.

Tigger is introduced in Chapter II of House at Pooh Corner, when he shows up on Winnie-the-Pooh's doorstep in the middle of the night, announcing himself with a big bounce. Most of the rest of that chapter is taken up with the characters' search for a food that Tigger can eat for breakfast - despite Tigger's claims to like "everything", it is quickly proven that he does not like honey, acorns, thistles, or most of the contents of Kanga's pantry. In a happy coincidence, however, he discovers that what Tiggers really like best is extract of malt, which Kanga has on hand because she gives it to her son, Roo, as "strengthening medicine". Image File history File linksMetadata The_original_Winnie_the_Pooh_toys. ... Image File history File linksMetadata The_original_Winnie_the_Pooh_toys. ... Entrance to library Winnie the Pooh and friends in the Childrens Reading Room The Donnell Library Center is a branch of the New York City Library at 20 West 53rd Street just north of Rockefeller Center. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Winnie the Pooh Winnie-the-Pooh is a fictional bear created by A. A. Milne. ... For other uses, see Honey (disambiguation). ... This article is about the seed; for other meanings of the word, especially ACORN community organization, see acorn (disambiguation). ... Species See text Thistles are perennial flowering plants of the genus Cirsium. ... Kanga is the name of a fictional character in the books and cartoons about Winnie-the-Pooh. ... Malted barley Malting is a process applied to cereal grains, in which the grains are made to germinate and then are quickly dried before the plant develops. ... In the fictional world of the book series Winnie-the-Pooh by A. A. Milne, Roo is a young joey (a baby kangaroo) who is a good friend of Winnie-the-Pooh. ...


From that point on, Tigger lives with Kanga and Roo in their house in the northeastern part of the Hundred Acre Wood near the Sandy Pit. He becomes great friends with Roo, and Kanga treats him in much the same way she does her own son. Tigger also interacts enthusiastically with all the other characters - sometimes too enthusiastically for the likes of Rabbit, who sometimes seems exasperated by Tigger's constant bouncing, Eeyore, who is once bounced into the river by Tigger, and Piglet, who always seems a little nervous about the new, large, bouncy animal in the Forest. Nonetheless, the animals are all shown to be friends. The Hundred Acre Wood is the fictional land inhabited by Winnie the Pooh and his friends in the Pooh series of childrens stories by author A.A. Milne. ... The Disney adaptation of Rabbit In the fictional world of the book series and cartoons Winnie-the-Pooh, Rabbit is a responsible rabbit who happens to be a good friend of Winnie-the-Pooh. ... The original stuffed toys owned by Christopher Robin Milne and featured in the Winnie-the-Pooh stories. ... Classic Piglet Piglet is a fictional character from A. A. Milnes book Winnie-the-Pooh. ...


In addition to chapter II, Tigger also appears in chapters IV, VI, VII, and X of The House at Pooh Corner, and is mentioned in several others. He is the only new major character to be introduced in The House at Pooh Corner; all of the others had been established in the earlier Winnie-the-Pooh book. Winnie the Pooh Winnie-the-Pooh is a fictional bear created by A. A. Milne. ...


Depictions

In Ernest H. Shepard's illustrations, Tigger appears to walk (or more often, bounce) on four feet as opposed to two. He is, however, capable of holding a pen with one of his front paws - at least well enough to make a BLOT. Though Tigger is described by Rabbit and Piglet as "large", he does not seem particularly big in the illustrations. Pooh states once that "He always seems bigger because of his bounces", implying that the other animals think of Tigger as being larger than he truly is. Ratty and Mole messing about in boats in E.H. Shepards illustration to The Wind in the Willows Ernest Howard Shepard (December 10, 1879 – March 24, 1976) was an English artist and book illustrator. ...


Personality traits

That assessment fits well with Tigger's personality and his assessment of his own abilities, which he always overestimates. He is cheerful, outgoing, competitive in a friendly way, and completely confident in himself. Some of the things which he claims Tiggers can do include flying, jumping farther than a kangaroo, swimming, climbing trees. He never actually attempts any of the first three things in the course of the story, but he does try to climb a tree. He only succeeds half-way, being able to climb up but not to climb down again. Tigger also says that Tiggers "never get lost"; unlike most of his other claims, that one seems to be true - he is able to find his way through the Forest even in a thick mist, despite Rabbit's attempts to lose him. Species Macropus rufus Macropus giganteus Macropus fuliginosus Macropus antilopinus A kangaroo is a marsupial from the family Macropodidae (macropods, meaning large foot). In common use the term is used to describe the largest species from this family, the Red Kangaroo, the Antilopine Kangaroo, and the Eastern and Western Grey Kangaroo...


Like most of the characters in Winnie-the-Pooh, Tigger was based on one of Christopher Robin Milne's stuffed animals, in this case a stuffed tiger. However, the word "tiger" is never actually used in the book. The term "Tigger" is used instead, both as the character's name and as a description of his type of animal. No other "Tiggers" appear in the story, and at one point Tigger (who has just seen his reflection in a looking glass and mistaken it for another individual) comments that he thought he was the only one. Despite that belief, he constantly uses the term in the plural, as in "Tiggers don't like honey." and "So that's what Tiggers like!", etc. The term is always capitalized. Christopher Robin Milne (August 21, 1920 – April 20, 1996) was the son of author Alan Alexander Milne and Dorothy de Selincourt. ... This article is about the Strategic Commands Airborne Nuclear Command Post. ...


Associates

Some of Tigger's friends in the book include Winnie-the-Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore, Rabbit, Roo, Kanga, Owl, and Christopher Robin. Winnie the Pooh Winnie-the-Pooh is a fictional bear created by A. A. Milne. ... The real stuffed toys owned by Christopher Robin and featured in the Winnie-the-Pooh stories. ... The original stuffed toys owned by Christopher Robin Milne and featured in the Winnie-the-Pooh stories. ... In the fictional world of the book series and cartoons Winnie the Pooh, Rabbit is a responsible rabbit who happens to be a good friend of Winnie the Pooh. ... In the fictional world of the book series Winnie-the-Pooh by A. A. Milne, Roo is a young joey (a baby kangaroo) who is a good friend of Winnie-the-Pooh. ... Kanga is the name of a fictional character in the books and cartoons about Winnie-the-Pooh. ... Disneys interpretation of Owl Owl is a fictional character in A. A. Milnes Winnie-the-Pooh books and in Disneys Winnie the Pooh cartoons. ... Christopher Robin is a character in the Winnie-the-Pooh stories. ...


In film

Darby, Tigger, Piglet, and Pooh (left to right), in a screenshot from the My Friends Tigger & Pooh program

Tigger also appears in the Disney cartoon versions of the Winnie-the-Pooh stories, beginning with Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day in 1968. He has even starred in his own film, The Tigger Movie (Disney, 2000), along with his friends from the Hundred Acre Wood. Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Darby, Tigger, Piglet, and Pooh, in a screenshot from the My Friends Tigger & Pooh program (left to right) My Friends Tigger & Pooh is a computer-animated television series, based on the books by A. A. Milne. ... Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day is an animated featurette released by Walt Disney Productions on December 20, 1968. ... The Tigger Movie is a 2000 film produced by The Walt Disney Company and directed by Jun Falkenstein. ... Disney redirects here. ... The Hundred Acre Wood is the fictional land inhabited by Winnie the Pooh and his friends in the Pooh series of childrens stories by author A.A. Milne. ...


Tigger was originally voiced by Paul Winchell. Since 1990, he has been voiced by Jim Cummings (who is also the voice of Pooh). On June 24, 2005, Winchell died; John Fiedler, the voice of Piglet in some of those films, died the next day. Paul Winchell (December 21, 1922 – June 24, 2005), born Pinkus Wilchinski (the family later shortened it to Wilchin), was an American ventriloquist and voice actor from New York City whose career flourished in the 1950s and 1960s. ... James Jonah Jim Cummings (born November 3, 1952[1] in Youngstown, Ohio) is an American voice actor who is best known for his work on the Winnie the Pooh animated series. ... is the 175th day of the year (176th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... John Donald Fiedler (February 3, 1925 – June 25, 2005) was an American voice actor and character actor in stage, film, television and radio. ... The real stuffed toys owned by Christopher Robin and featured in the Winnie-the-Pooh stories. ...

Tigger as seen in The Tigger Movie.
Tigger as seen in The Tigger Movie.

In the movies, Tigger has his own theme song, "The Wonderful Thing about Tiggers". The music for it was written by Richard M. Sherman, with lyrics by Robert B. Sherman. An interesting quirk about Tigger is that, according to his theme song, "the most wonderful thing about Tiggers is (he's) the only one." This song leads to his search for his family in The Tigger Movie. Image File history File links The_Tigger_Movie_film. ... Image File history File links The_Tigger_Movie_film. ... The Tigger Movie is a 2000 film produced by The Walt Disney Company and directed by Jun Falkenstein. ... The Wonderful Thing about Tiggers is the theme song and personal anthem of Tigger, a fictional tiger from the childrens book series Winnie-the-Pooh. ... Robert B. Sherman (born December 19, 1925) and Richard M. Sherman (born June 12, 1928) are Academy Award-winning American songwriters, who specialize in musical film. ... Robert B. Sherman (born December 19, 1925) (see also: Sherman Brothers) is an Academy Award-winning American songwriter who specializes in musical films with his brother Richard M. Sherman. ... The Tigger Movie is a 2000 film produced by The Walt Disney Company and directed by Jun Falkenstein. ...


The Disney version of Tigger was featured in both Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue and the TV series House of Mouse. Tigger can be also found at the Walt Disney Parks and Resorts for meet and greets The characters around Michael Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue is an animated drug prevention television special starring many of the popular cartoon characters from American Saturday morning television, among them Winnie-the-Pooh, Bugs Bunny, ALF, the Muppet Babies, and several others. ... The House of Mouse is a Disney cartoon show where Mickey Mouse and his friends run a nighclub called The House of Mouse, which shows Disney cartons as part of its floor show. ... Disney Parks Worldwide logo Walt Disney Parks and Resorts is the division of The Walt Disney Company that conceives, builds and manages the companys theme parks and vacation resorts, as well as a variety of additional family-oriented leisure enterprises. ...


Personality traits

Tigger's personality in the cartoons is much like his personality in the book. He is very confident and has quite an ego, he often thinks of himself as being handsome, and some of his other comments suggest that he has a high opinion of himself. Also, he often undertakes tasks with gusto, only to later realize that they were not as easy as he had originally imagined. As in the books, Tigger never refers to himself as a tiger, just as a "Tigger". When Tigger introduces himself, he often says the proper way to spell his name is: "T-I-double-guh-err (T,i,gg,r) , which spells Tigger."

Tigger as the Masked Offender.

In The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, he has an alter-ego known as The Masked Offender (A mispronunciation of "masked avenger"), who is featured in Christopher Robin's bedtime stories. Image File history File linksMetadata MaskedOffender. ... Image File history File linksMetadata MaskedOffender. ... The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh is an American animated television series made by The Walt Disney Company, and inspired by A. A. Milnes Winnie-the-Pooh stories. ...


Tigger's birthday is believed to be in October of 1928, the year that The House at Pooh Corner was first published. However, on Tigger-related merchandise, Disney often indicates Tigger's birthyear as 1968, a reference to the first year that Tigger appeared in a Disney production, Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day. Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day is an animated featurette released by Walt Disney Productions on December 20, 1968. ...


Disney's Tigger is also remembered for his song when he made is first appearance. The Tigger Song lyrics goes as follow:


"The most 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. Oh, III'm the only one!"


"Oh, the wonderful thing about Tiggers is, Tiggers are wonderful chaps. They're loaded with vim and vigor. They love to leap in your lap. They're jumpy, bumpy, clumpy, thumpy, Fun! Fun! Fun! Fun! Fun! But the most wonderful thing about Tiggers is ... III'm the only one!"


Associates

Some of Tigger's friends in the movies include Winnie-the-Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore, Rabbit, Roo, Kanga, Owl, Gopher and Christopher Robin. Winnie the Pooh Winnie-the-Pooh is a fictional bear created by A. A. Milne. ... The real stuffed toys owned by Christopher Robin and featured in the Winnie-the-Pooh stories. ... The original stuffed toys owned by Christopher Robin Milne and featured in the Winnie-the-Pooh stories. ... In the fictional world of the book series and cartoons Winnie the Pooh, Rabbit is a responsible rabbit who happens to be a good friend of Winnie the Pooh. ... In the fictional world of the book series Winnie-the-Pooh by A. A. Milne, Roo is a young joey (a baby kangaroo) who is a good friend of Winnie-the-Pooh. ... Kanga is the name of a fictional character in the books and cartoons about Winnie-the-Pooh. ... Disneys interpretation of Owl Owl is a fictional character in A. A. Milnes Winnie-the-Pooh books and in Disneys Winnie the Pooh cartoons. ... The character of Gopher first appeared in the 1966 Disney animated film Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree. ... Christopher Robin is a character in the Winnie-the-Pooh stories. ...


In video games

Kingdom Hearts

Tigger also appears as a character in the video game Kingdom Hearts. In the game, Tigger (ティガー Tigā?) loves to bounce more than anything. Sometimes his bouncing gets out of hand, but he doesn’t mean any harm. Underneath that happy-go-lucky exterior beats a surprisingly sensitive, gentle heart. He is voiced by Jim Cummings in the English version and Tesshō Genda in the Japanese version. This article contains information on the first Kingdom Hearts video game. ... James Jonah Jim Cummings (born November 3, 1952[1] in Youngstown, Ohio) is an American voice actor who is best known for his work on the Winnie the Pooh animated series. ... // Tesshō Genda Tesshō Genda ) is a seiyÅ«, or voice actor who was born in Okayama Prefecture, Japan on May 20, 1948. ...


In popular culture

  • In a skit on Saturday Night Live, there is a game show where one question is, "What is the name of Winnie the Pooh's feline friend?" When the contestant answers, a censor sign goes up. The game show's host (played by Bernie Mac) is then seen attacking the contestant, who is saying, "I said Tigger, with a T!"

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Winnie the Pooh - Tigger (148 words)
He looks a bit like a tiger but the most wonderful thing about Tiggers is that "I'm the only one!" Tigger likes to bounce a lot, "cause that is what Tiggers do best." However, bouncing can get him and the others into a lot of trouble sometimes.
Tigger lives somewhere near Kanga and Roo in 100 Acre Wood North.
His favourite food is an extract of malt and he is known to hate hunny, haycorns, and thistles.
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Amy adopted Tigger when he was about 9 months old, while she was living in Orlando Florida, in 1990.
Tigger was definetly not your average cat, he was unique.
Tigger loved to ignore us all the time, well, almost all the time, when he decided to be, he could be the cuddliest most lovable ball of fur you could ever have in your arms.
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