Honey for a Bunny/Trap as Trap Can
- Episode aired Apr 5, 1991
Rabbit tries to get honey for Pooh to trade for a bookend. Papa and Junior Heffalump return to the 100 Acre Wood.Rabbit tries to get honey for Pooh to trade for a bookend. Papa and Junior Heffalump return to the 100 Acre Wood.Rabbit tries to get honey for Pooh to trade for a bookend. Papa and Junior Heffalump return to the 100 Acre Wood.
While the original three 60s-70s short films ('Honey Tree', 'Blustery Day' and 'Tigger Too') and the 1977 'The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh' are just a little better, 'The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh' is one of the Winnie the Pooh franchise's high points. "Honey for a Bunny" is one of my favourites from the show, "Trap as Trap Can" is a lot of fun but there has already been a preference, as far as the episodes featuring the Heffalump family go, for "There's No Camp Like Home".
The animation is very bright, well drawn and colourful, everything looking lush, detailed and smooth. The music is playfully jaunty and beautifully orchestrated, enhancing sadder moments with poignant and particularly lush and emotional scoring and the more playful moments with a jaunty touch. The theme tune is very rousing and one of the catchiest theme songs of any animated show of the late 80s.
Writing has a perfect mix of whimsy, drollness, wit, charm and childhood innocence, the humour and sentiment being timed to perfection in both episodes. Rabbit and Tigger's exchange regarding the shoes being double-knotted or not in "Honey for a Bunny" is one of the show's most hilarious moments, Tigger's "what's a knot?" will have anyone busting their gut with laughter. The stories are endlessly charming and clever, never feeling over-crowded or too thin, especially "Honey for a Bunny".
All the characters are wonderful, Tigger is my favourite but Piglet really shines here. Love the innocent and adorable chemistry between the characters as well, and the heffalumps are very amusing supporting characters in "Trap as Trap Can", Papa Heffalump is often riotously funny. The voice acting is excellent, particularly from Jim Cummings and the incomparable Paul Winchell.
Overall, two must watch episodes, one of them one of the classics, from a consistently great show, a rare case of a show with not a bad episode. 10/10 Bethany Cox
- Sep 27, 2016