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Video: Jim Cummings Shares Mother’s Day Message as ‘Winnie the Pooh,’ ‘Tigger,’ and More

Voice actor Jim Cummings took to TikTok this morning to share a special message with fans just for Mother’s Day with a little help from a couple of “friends.” Included in the video, are messages from Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Darkwing Duck, and Ray from The Princess and the Frog (2009). Take a look below:

@jimjcummings

#mothersday #jimcummings #fyp #g #whinnythepooh #tigger #darkeingduck #raythefirefly #familia #ootd

♬ original sound – Jim Cummings

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Throughout his lifetime, Jim Cummings has voiced nearly 400 different roles for Disney, Warner Bros., Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, and more, with some of his most notable roles including Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Darkwing Duck, and Ray.

Tigger, Winnie the Pooh

Credit: Disney

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Cummings first portrayed Winnie the Pooh in 1988, when he took on the role from the character’s original voice actor, Disney Legend Sterling Holloway. He later became the understudy to voice Tigger for a number of years, before he became the sole voice for Tigger in The Tigger Movie (2000).

In the early 1990s, Cummings became a familiar voice to kids watching the Disney Afternoon series, Darkwing Duck, where he portrayed the superhero titular character as well as his alter-ego, Drake Mallard.

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For Walt Disney Studios’ last hand-drawn full-length animated film in 2009 with The Princess and the Frog, Cummings voices Ray, the loveable Cajun firefly who helps Tiana and Prince Naveen (and who gets much of the audience to shed more than a few tears!)

It may be surprising to hear, but Jim Cummings has not (yet?) been named a Disney Legend. Fans created an online petition earlier this year hoping to recognize the talented voice actor so that he may become a Disney Legend. The Disney Legend announcements usually come out in late spring/early summer, with the ceremony taking place around the end of August, so if Cummings is given this honor we will keep you updated here on Disney Fanatic.

About Brittany DiCologero

Brittany is a New England-based writer focused on the history of the Walt Disney World Resort. She is the author of "Red, White, and Disney: The Myths and Reality of American History at the Walt Disney World Resort," and "Brittany Earns Her Ears."