Monday, June 27, 2005

The Curse of the Hundred-Acre Woods

First Tigger, now Piglet.

Paul Winchell, the man who created the voice for Tigger in the Disney animated Winnie-the-Pooh films, died last Friday. He was also an accomplished ventriloquist and inventor.

Now we learn that John Fiedler, who did the voice of Piglet in the same film, has died. He was a great character actor, appearing as a gentle milquetoast-like character on shows like The Bob Newhart Show, but also played a creepy alien on an episode of the original Star Trek series.

Both Mr. Winchell and Mr. Fiedler were gentle souls and will be missed.