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  • Gopher (Winnie the Pooh)
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  • Gopher was the only character in the original shorts that was an original character and not based on someone from the A.A. Milne books, a fact he notes in his first appearance when he says "I'm not in the book, you know!" Instead, he was initially developed by Disney as a replacement for Piglet. Apparently, the proposed character of Gopher was thought to have a more "folksy, all-American, grass-roots image" than Piglet. While American audiences loved the character, British audiences were less than pleased. Like most Pooh Bear characters, he's named after his own species.
Alignment
  • Good
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Dislikes
  • His digging upsetting the others, Rabbit disturbing Pooh Bear's appetite on his swing shift, The Crows using his holes to steal Rabbit's vegetables, being woke up from Winter Hibernation, dark, falling down his own holes
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Inspiration
  • Mr. Busy from Lady and the Tramp
Voice
Games
Shorts
Likes
  • Digging, dynamite
Appearance
  • Gray gopher
Name
  • Gopher
Personality
  • Busy, hard-working, passionate, comical, kind, dedicated to his job, quirky.
Shows
Fate
  • Constantly falls into his own holes
rides
Enemies
  • Heffalumps, Woozles, Jagulars, Bees, Crows, Pack Rats
Powers
  • Digging, communication with other rodents
Home
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Occupation
  • Miner
Family
  • Grand Pappy
Fullname
  • Samuel J. Gopher
Films
Friends
possessions
  • Pickaxe, axe, helmet
Quote
  • "By Dinghy!"
  • "I'm not in the book.."
  • "Say, what's wrong Sonny?"
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  • Gopher was the only character in the original shorts that was an original character and not based on someone from the A.A. Milne books, a fact he notes in his first appearance when he says "I'm not in the book, you know!" Instead, he was initially developed by Disney as a replacement for Piglet. Apparently, the proposed character of Gopher was thought to have a more "folksy, all-American, grass-roots image" than Piglet. While American audiences loved the character, British audiences were less than pleased. Like most Pooh Bear characters, he's named after his own species. Gopher is also known for his unique voice characterization. He tends to whistle his consonants, particularly his S's. This is lampshaded in his debut; when Pooh mimics Gopher while asking for honey, Gopher tells Pooh he should do something about his speech impediment.
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