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Winnie the Pooh and Mormons: 5 Fascinating Connections


4. LDS animated film director Richard Rich was the assistant director of Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too (1974).

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Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too (1974) was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film. (The film's title is a play on the slogan "Tippecanoe and Tyler too," which was made famous during the 1840 U.S. presidential election.)

Rich was also an assistant director on the Disney animated films Robin Hood (1973), The Rescuers (1977), and Pete's Dragon (1977). He went on to direct The Fox and the Hound (1981) and The Black Cauldron (1985) before founding his own animation studio where he directed The Swan Princess (1994) and four sequels. He was born in 1951 and became the youngest animation director in the history of Disney during his employment.

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