Famous Friday: Tigger

by Paws on Your Heart on November 1, 2013

Tigger is a beloved character from the Winnie The Pooh series. He’s a cheerful, confident, and very outgoing tiger (well, technically he’s a stuffed animal), and he’s bounced his way into the hearts of many, becoming one of the most famous cats in popular culture.

The character of Tigger was introduced in 1928 in A.A. Milne’s book The House At Pooh Corner. The book was written about the author’s son’s stuffed animal collection, which featured a bear, a piglet, a donkey, a kangaroo, and of course, a tiger. While the book was popular in its own right, the popularity of the characters really took off when Disney picked up the story and began to launch even more books, movies, television shows, and merchandise featuring the characters.

So what is it about Tigger that makes him such a loveable character? Well, not only is he a cute looking tiger, but he is a fun character with a big ego. He loves to bounce around on his tail, because according to Tigger “bouncing is what Tiggers do best.” Although Tigger is not very big, Pooh likes to say that Tigger always seems bigger because of the size of his bounces. In addition to his love of bouncing, Tigger loves the extract of malt… but he doesn’t like honey, acorns or thistles!

Tigger has become such a popular character from the series that he was given his own movie in 2000 called The Tigger Movie. He’s also one of the most common characters in the Disney theme parks all over the world.

Still wondering what’s so wonderful about Tigger? Well, we think that Tigger can tell you that one himself… in his infamous song The Wonderful Thing About Tiggers.

Who’s your favourite famous feline?  Is there a famous feline you’d like to see featured in one of our Famous Friday posts? Let us know in the comments section below.

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