The Info List - Seasons Of Giving

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Seasons of Giving is a 1999 American direct-to-video animated musical comedy-drama film which included A Winnie the Pooh Thanksgiving, and two episodes from The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (Groundpiglet Day and Find Her, Keep Her). It features new songs by The Sherman Brothers.


1 Plot 2 Cast

2.1 Uncredited

3 Home video 4 External links

Plot[edit] The story begins with Tigger wanting to ski, but Winnie the Pooh and Piglet point out that there's no snow. So, they go ask Rabbit what day of the year it is, but after opening his front door and letting the wind blow in, Rabbit's calendar pages (November to February) get torn off and get swept under Rabbit's bed, but he doesn't realize it, and claims that it's February 2, Groundhog Day. In an effort to find out if there are two more weeks of winter or if spring comes tomorrow, they ask Gopher if he sees his shadow. Gopher angrily points out he's a gopher not a groundhog, so they have Piglet pretend to be a groundhog. His hat falls over his eyes, preventing him from seeing. Thinking that winter is over, they all prepare for spring by airing out their houses, planting gardens and spring cleaning. Piglet returns home, feeling happy about telling his friends that winter is over, but later that day, it snows. Tigger is puzzled to see that it's snowing during spring while snow is being blown into Pooh's house. A discouraged Rabbit confronts Piglet for lying to them and tells him that it's all his fault, and goes home to see wind blowing into his house and the calendar pages being blown outside. After putting the lost pages back on the calendar, he realizes that it's not Groundhog Day, it's only November 13. Feeling awful for what he said, Rabbit goes to apologize to Piglet, only to find a note from Piglet saying that he's gone to look for a real groundhog. Rabbit frantically goes looking for Piglet. Meanwhile, Piglet can't find a groundhog, and decides to go home after a pile of snow falls on him, and he leaves his hat behind on the pile of snow. Rabbit finds the pile of snow. Thinking that it's Piglet frozen solid, he rushes to Pooh's house, where he, Tigger and Pooh melt the snow. Thinking that Piglet has melted, Rabbit solemnly cries, and apologizes for everything, only to realize that the real Piglet is behind him and the melted snow was just a normal pile of snow. Rabbit tells everyone that it's November 13. So, they decide to get ready for Thanksgiving. A month later, on Christmas Eve, Rabbit tells the story of how he met a baby bluebird named Kessie. Later that summer, Owl teaches her to fly. Rabbit refuses to let her fly, and with that, they go home. In the fall, Kessie looks out the window to see wild ducks flying South for the winter. For days, she tries to fly, but is discovered by Pooh, who promises not to tell Rabbit. Pooh, Tigger, and Piglet have an idea on how to get Kessie South for the winter, a giant slingshot. When Kessie is about to take off, Rabbit arrives, and stops him. He yells at Pooh, and tells Tigger to let go of the slingshot. Tigger lets go, and Rabbit is hit, and falls off the same cliff Kessie had fallen off of that summer. Kessie quickly swoops down, and grabs Rabbit, and brings him back to the top. The next morning, Owl, Pooh, Piglet, and Tigger say goodbye to Kessie as she prepares to fly South. Meanwhile, Rabbit is in his garden feeling sad, and stubs his toe on a potted carrot, that Kessie had planted. He rushes to say goodbye to Kessie, but finds he's too late now and Kessie is gone. However, he is happy when Kessie comes back to say goodbye. Later that day, Pooh and Piglet are relaxing by Christopher Robin's favorite tree talking about how Rabbit loved Kessie, and how they can't wait to see her again. Back in the present, Rabbit tells Roo that he hasn't seen Kessie since then, as Tigger cries. Rabbit looks at his clock to see that it's getting late, and hurries everyone outside to decorate a tree. Christopher Robin arrives to help decorate. After the tree is done, Rabbit realizes he forgot the most important part, a star to go on top of the tree. Rabbit is really sad, but then sees a falling star. Everyone gathers to make a wish, only to realize that it's not a falling star, it's Kessie holding a star, which she puts on the tree. Rabbit and Kessie hug, and Kessie wishes Rabbit a Merry Christmas, ending the story. Cast[edit]

Jim Cummings as Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Paul Winchell as Tigger (Archive Footage), Andrew Collins served as the supervising animator for Tigger. Steve Schatzberg as Piglet John Fiedler as Piglet (archive footage only) Ken Sansom as Rabbit Brady Bluhm as Christopher Robin Gregg Berger as Eeyore Peter Cullen as Eeyore (archive footage) Laura Mooney as Kessie (Archive Footage) Nikita Hopkins as Roo Tress MacNeille as Kanga Andre Stojka as Owl Michael Gough as Gopher Laurie Main as The Narrator Tim Hoskins as Christopher Robin (archive footage)


Hal Smith as Owl (archive footage)

Home video[edit] Seasons of Giving was originally released on VHS in 1999 and was later re-released on VHS on October 31, 2000. It was released on DVD on November 4, 2003. It was reissued again as a 10th anniversary gift set edition on DVD on September 29, 2009 the same day as Muppet Christmas: Letters to Santa DVD. This release included a collectible stocking gift pack. External links[edit]

Official website Seasons of Giving on IMDb Seasons of Giving at The Big Cartoon DataBase

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Disney Christmas films

Theatrical shorts

Empty Socks (1927) Mickey's Orphans (1931) Santa's Workshop (1932) Mickey's Good Deed (1932) The Night Before Christmas (1933) Broken Toys (1935) Toy Tinkers (1949) Pluto's Christmas Tree (1952) The Small One (1978) Mickey's Christmas Carol (1983) The Little Matchgirl (2006) Olaf's Frozen Adventure (2017)

Theatrical features

Babes in Toyland (1961) One Magic Christmas (1985) The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992) The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) The Santa Clause (1994) I'll Be Home for Christmas (1998) The Santa Clause 2 (2002) The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006) Disney's A Christmas Carol (2009)


Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas (1997) Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas (1999) Winnie the Pooh: Seasons of Giving (1999) Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse (2001) Recess Christmas: Miracle on Third Street (2001) Winnie the Pooh: A Very Merry Pooh Year (2002) Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas (2004) My Friends Tigger & Pooh: Super Sleuth Christmas Movie (2007) Santa Buddies (2009) The Search for Santa Paws (2010) Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups (2012)

Made for TV

Winnie the Pooh and Christmas Too (special, 1991) The Ultimate Christmas Present (DCOM, 2000) 'Twas the Night (DCOM, 2001) A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa (special, 2008) Phineas and Ferb Christmas Vacation (episode, 2009) Prep & Landing (special 2009) Prep & Landing: Operation: Secret Santa (special 2010) Good Luck Charlie, It's Christmas! (DCOM, 2011) Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice (special, 2011) Lady Gaga and the Muppets Holiday Spectacular (special, 2013) Toy Story That Time Forgot (special, 2014)

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Disney home entertainment animated features


The Return of Jafar (1994) Aladdin and the King of Thieves (1996) Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas (1997) Belle's Magical World (1998) Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World (1998) The Lion King II: Simba's Pride (1998) An Extremely Goofy Movie (2000) The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea (2000) Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure (2001) Cinderella II: Dreams Come True (2002) The Hunchback of Notre Dame II (2002) Atlantis: Milo's Return (2003) 101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure (2003) The Lion King 1½ (2004) Mulan II (2004) Tarzan II (2005) Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch (2005) Kronk's New Groove (2005) Bambi II (2006) Brother Bear 2 (2006) The Fox and the Hound 2 (2006) Cinderella III: A Twist in Time (2007) The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning (2008)

Films based on TV series

Recess Christmas: Miracle on Third Street (2001) Recess: Taking the Fifth Grade (2003) Recess: All Growed Down (2003) Leroy & Stitch (2006)

TV series pilots and compilations

Gargoyles the Movie: The Heroes Awaken (1995) Mighty Ducks the Movie: The First Face-Off (1997) Hercules: Zero to Hero (1998) Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: The Adventure Begins (2000) Tarzan & Jane (2002) A Very Merry Pooh Year (2002) Stitch! The Movie (2003) Once Upon a Halloween (2005) Pooh's Heffalump Halloween Movie (2005)

Original stories

Pooh's Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin (1997) Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas (1999) Springtime with Roo (2004) Mickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three Musketeers (2004) Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas (2004)


Disney Princess Enchanted Tales: Follow Your Dreams (2007) Tinker Bell (2008) Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure (2009) Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue (2010) Secret of the Wings (2012) The Pirate Fairy (2014) Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast (2015)


Winnie the Pooh: Seasons of Giving (1999) Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse (2001) Tarzan & Jane (2002) Mickey's House of Villains (2002) Disney Sing-Along Songs series (1986–2006)

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The Sherman Brothers

Richard M. Sherman Robert B. Sherman

Motion pictures

The Parent Trap (1961) The Absent-Minded Professor (1961) Greyfriars Bobby (1961) Bon Voyage! (1962) A Symposium on Popular Songs (1962) In Search of the Castaways (1962) Big Red (1962) Moon Pilot (1962) Summer Magic (1963) The Sword in the Stone (1963) The Misadventures of Merlin Jones (1964) The Moon-Spinners (1964) Mary Poppins (1964) Those Calloways (1965) The Monkey's Uncle (1965) That Darn Cat! (1965) Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree (1966) Follow Me Boys (1966) The Happiest Millionaire (1967) The Jungle Book (1967) The Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin (1967) The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band (1968) Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968) Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day (1968) The Aristocats (1970) Goldilocks (1971) Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971) Snoopy, Come Home (1972) Charlotte's Web (1973) Tom Sawyer (1973) Huckleberry Finn (1974) Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too (1974) The Slipper and the Rose (1976) The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977) The Magic of Lassie (1978) Magic Journeys (1982) Winnie the Pooh and a Day for Eeyore (1983) Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland (1992) The Mighty Kong (1998) Seasons of Giving (1999) The Tigger Movie (2000)

Stage musicals and musical revues

Victory Canteen (1971) Over Here! (1974) Dawgs (1983) The Slipper and the Rose (1984) Busker Alley (1994) Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (2002) On the Record (2004) Mary Poppins (2004) Merry-Go-Round workshop (2007) A Spoonful of Sherman (2014)

Theme park attractions

Golden Horseshoe Revue (1955) King Arthur Carrousel (1955) Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room (1963) It's a Small World (1966) Adventure Thru Inner Space (1967) Main Street Electrical Parade (1972) America Sings (1974) Walt Disney's Carousel of Progress (1975) America on Parade (1975) CommuniCore (1982) Imagination! (1982) Magic Journeys (1982) The World Showcase March (1982) Japan (Epcot) (1982) Journey into Imagination (1983) Meet the World (1983) Innoventions (1998) Rocket Rods (1998) The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1999) Disneyland Forever (2015)


Walt's Time: from before to beyond (1998) Moose: Chapters From My Life (2013)


The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story (2009) Saving Mr. Banks (2013) The Jungle Book (2016)

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Winnie-the-Pooh by A. A. Milne


When We Were Very Young (1924) Winnie-the-Pooh (1926) Now We Are Six (1927) The House at Pooh Corner (1928) Return to the Hundred Acre Wood (2009) The Best Bear in All the World (2016) Winnie-the-Pooh Meets the Queen (2016)



Disney version

Piglet Tigger Christopher Robin Rabbit Eeyore Owl Roo Heffalumps Gopher


Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree (1966) Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day (1968) Winnie-the-Pooh (1969) Winnie-the-Pooh Pays a Visit (1971) Winnie-the-Pooh and a Busy Day (1972) Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too (1974) Winnie the Pooh and a Day for Eeyore (1983)

Short films

Winnie the Pooh Discovers the Seasons (1981)

Feature films

Walt Disney Animation Studios films

The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977) Winnie the Pooh (2011)

DisneyToon Studios films

The Tigger Movie (2000) Piglet's Big Movie (2003) Pooh's Heffalump Movie (2005)

Live-action remake

Christopher Robin (2018)

Direct-to-video films

Pooh's Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin (1997) Winnie the Pooh: Seasons of Giving (1999) The Book of Pooh: Stories from the Heart (2001) Winnie the Pooh: A Very Merry Pooh Year (2002) Winnie the Pooh: Springtime with Roo (2004) Pooh's Heffalump Halloween Movie (2005) Super Sleuth Christmas Movie (2007) Tigger & Pooh and a Musical Too (2009) Super Duper Super Sleuths (2010)


Welcome to Pooh Corner (1983–1987) The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1988–1991) The Book of Pooh (2001–2004) My Friends Tigger & Pooh (2007–2010)


Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue (1990) Winnie the Pooh and Christmas Too (1991) Boo to You Too! Winnie the Pooh (1996) A Winnie the Pooh Thanksgiving (1998) A Valentine for You (1999)

Video games

Winnie the Pooh in the Hundred Acre Wood (1986) Disney's Animated Storybook

Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree (1995) Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too (1999) Kingdom Hearts (2002 onwards

Ready to Read with Pooh (1997) Tigger's Honey Hunt (2000) Piglet's Big Game (2003) Winnie the Pooh's Rumbly Tumbly Adventure (2005) Disney Friends (2007) Winnie the Pooh's Home Run Derby (2007)


"Winnie the Pooh" (1966) "Up, Down and Touch the Ground" (1966) "Rumbly in My Tumbly" (1966) "Little Black Rain Cloud" (1966) "Mind over Matter" (1966) "A Rather Blustery Day" (1968) "The Wonderful Thing About Tiggers" (1968) "Heffalumps and Woozles" (1968) "The Rain Rain Rain Came Down Down Down" (1968) "Hip Hip Pooh-Ray!" (1968) "House at Pooh Corner" (1970) "I Hum to Myself" (1983) "The Right Side" (1983) "You're the Only You" (1983) "Try a Little Something New" (1983)


Christopher Robin Milne E. H. Shepard Harry Colebourn Shirley Slesinger Lasswell Stephen Slesinger Sherman Brothers David Benedictus Mark Burgess


Ashdown Forest Bother! The Brain of Pooh Disney franchise Hundred Acre Wood The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh attraction More Songs from Pooh Corner Pooh's Hunny Hunt Poohsticks Return to Pooh Corner The Tao of Pooh The Te of Piglet Eeyore's Birthday Party Winnipeg the Bear A Bear Named Winnie Goodbye