POOH AND HIS PALS HELP A LOVESICK CHRISTOPHER ROBIN
IN "WINNIE THE POOH, A VALENTINE FOR YOU," AIRING
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 12, ON THE ABC TELEVISION NETWORK
Everyone's favorite bear celebrates Valentine's Day with the ABC special, "Winnie the Pooh, a Valentine for You," airing SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 12 (8:30-9:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. (Rebroadcast. OAD: 2/13/99)
"Winnie the Pooh, a Valentine for You" finds the gang a bit jealous when Christopher Robin devotes his time to making a Valentine's Day card for a girl. After Owl diagnoses that the boy is lovesick -- having been bitten by a love bug (known as "The Smitten") -- Pooh leads the group on a quest to capture another "smitten" in order to cure their friend. They discover that Christopher Robin doesn't need curing at all -- he has enough love for his friends and the girl . . . and that love is something that can spread as far as it needs.
The special highlights three original songs by Michael and Patty Silversher: The poignant "Places in the Heart," Owl's enlightening "Girls Are Like Boys" and the ensemble's revealing "When the Love Bug Bites."
"Winnie the Pooh, a Valentine for You" features the vocal talents of Paul Winchell as the voice of Tigger, a role he originated for Disney in the 1960s. Jim Cummings portrays Winnie the Pooh, with John Fiedler as Piglet, Peter Cullen as Eeyore, Michael Gough as Gopher, Ken Sansom as Rabbit, Andre Stojka as Owl and Brady Bluhm voicing Christopher Robin. David Warner serves as narrator.
The special is a production of Walt Disney Television Animation. Keith Ingham is producer/director of "Winnie the Pooh, a Valentine for You." Carter Crocker is the writer. Sharon Morrill is executive vice president, Walt Disney Television Animation. (CLOSED-CAPTIONED) (Broadcast in stereo where available)
This special carries a TV-Y parental guideline.