【tdr0142】Peaceful voice of Pooh became villain?


Speaking of bear stuffed toy, the adorable figure of yellow and round, peaceful voice, and doing things at own his pace is “Winnie the Pooh”. Since the short film of “Winnie the Pooh” was released in 1966, the popularity of it got increased gradually and Pooh is very popular character that in 1998, the sales of Pooh goods exceeded than Mickey Mouse.

And Pooh’s voice is so distinctive.

He has peaceful, as if he is half asleep, and the pace when he talks is so unique. The original voice actor who did Pooh’s voice was “Sterling Holloway”.

Actually this voice actor did many other Disney films other than “Winnie the Pooh” series. Among those, villain character “Kaa” from “The Jungle Book” was impressive.

“The Jungle Book” is a feature-length animation film that produced by Disney and it was released in 1967, October 18th in United States of America and 1968, August 6th in Japan.

The one tries to eat main character “Mowgli” by using hypnotism is python “Kaa”. He is very an outstanding villain in this film, but his voice is Pooh.

Many people think “Pooh’s voice doesn’t match the role of villain” and people were against that back in those days, but Walt said “it is not necessary villain to sound villain”, then it was decided.

Actually what Walt said could be understandable.

With Japanese dubbing version, the second voice actor of Pooh “Shun Yashiro” also did “Kaa” from “The Jungle Book”. The Pooh’s voice was suitable for Japanese dubbing version too.

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