Fun Facts You Should Know About Tigger
He’s T-i-double grrrr – and he’s bouncy, flouncy, and trouncy! He’s Tigger, one of the most popular, lovable characters who lives in the Hundred Acre Wood. After his wonderful acting in Christopher Robin, we thought we’d get to know the adorable Tigger a little better. Here are some fun facts:
We first meet the print version of Tigger in A.A. Milne’s House at Pooh Corner, which debuted in 1928. Turn to Chapter Two and you will meet Tigger when he comes to Winnie-the-Pooh’s doorstep looking for food. Before you know it, he’s just one of the gang, becomes great friends with Roo and drives Rabbit crazy with all of his bouncing! His heart is in the best place, even if his bounces do get a little crazy and make quite a few messes.
Tigger is ready for his close-up!
Tigger makes his Hollywood debut in the Disney short film Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day, way back in 1968. If you want to watch his entire film career, you can see him in The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977), Winnie the Pooh and a Day for Eeyore (1983), Pooh’s Grand Adventure (1997), Piglet’s Big Movie (2003), Pooh’s Heffalump Movie (2003), and more.
Of course, he’s appeared in many of Pooh’s television shows as well. Now he just needs his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, right next to Winnie the Pooh’s!
He’s a star!
Tigger has become so popular that he starred in his own movie in 2000, appropriately named The Tigger Movie, where Tigger – who says that he’s the ‘only one’ – searches for his family tree and for other Tiggers.
Tigger had been voiced by the very talented Paul Winchell, but in this feature film, it’s the first time that he’s voiced by Jim Cummings, who is the legendary voice of Winnie the Pooh. Watch out Dwayne Johnson, because The Tigger Movie made $96,159,800 worldwide!
You know you know the words to Tigger’s song, “The Wonderful Thing About Tiggers.” He first sang it when he appeared in Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day and he’s repeated his performances many times since then. It’s so catchy!
He can super bounce!
You know he can bounce, but did you know that Tigger can super bounce! He tells Roo that “you can’t bounce the bounce if you can’t pronounce the bounce.”
So repeat after me: It’s the Whoopty-Dooper-Loopty-Looper-Alley-Ooper bounce! According to Tigger, the steps are as follows: lift your leg up high and twist your tail in tight (if you happen to have one), and with your eyes looking ahead, you let it all loose.
Tigger doesn’t indulge in honey, like his friend Winnie the Pooh. Instead he likes extract of malt, which he learned that he liked while living with Kanga and Roo. Extract of malt is what mama Kanga gives Roo so he grows up big and strong.
Meet Tigger in person!
At Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, Tigger can be found with Winnie the Pooh at Magic Kingdom Park’s Fantasyland for pictures and autographs.