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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Paul Winchell and John Fielder - tied for number 14

I am going to present a series of three duos - people who should be named, in my opinion, as Disney Legends together. This first duo has a unique tie together. Not only did they work together in many Disney films, they also died very close to each other. Paul Winchell was the voice of Tigger for many years and died June 24, 2005. John Fielder was the voice of Piglet for many years and died on June 25, 2005! Both actors are famous for other roles outside of Disney and both have stars on the Hollywood Walk of fame.

  • Winchell won a Grammy Award for his performance in Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too.
  • Winchell played Tigger one more time in the attraction The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh featured in the Disney theme parks.
  • Winchell voiced Shun Gun the Chinese cat in Aristocats.
  • He was Boomer in The Fox and the Hound.
  • He also played Zummi Gummi in the first five seasons of Disney's Adventures of the Gummi Bears.
  • Winchell's daughter April has also been a voice actress for Disney (Cruella DeVil, Clarabelle Cow).
  • Fielder also had several other roles for Disney including Sexton Mouse in Robin Hood.
  • Fielder voiced the Deacon Owl in The Rescuers and Porcupine in The Fox and the Hound.
  • He had the role of Cy Jenkins int he live-action film Rascal.
  • John had finished recording his lines for Piglet in Pooh's Heffalump Movie, which was released in February 2005, just 4 months before his death and he had reprised his role as Piglet for the direct-to-video sequel, Pooh's Heffalump Halloween Movie, but died before he could finish recording all of his lines.
  • He was Howie Cummings in The Shaggy DA.
  • He made a guest appearance in Golden Girls.
  • His last film was a voice appearance in Kronk's New Groove (as Rudy).

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