Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Every disney Hero Has a Voice Mowgli Shared a Voice with Winnie the Pooh!

Every Disney Hero Has a Voice

The Jungle Book

Bruce Reitherman

Mowgli Shared a Voice With Winnie the Pooh

September 15th, 1955


Bruce Reitherman (born September 15, 1955) is an American filmmaker and former child actor and singer. He is the son of the late Disney animation director Wolfgang Reitherman

Life and work

Reitherman was born in Burbank, California. He provided the voices of Mowgli in The Jungle Book and Christopher Robin in Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree.

After graduating from U.C. Berkeley in 1977 with an independent major in Natural Resources and a minor in Spanish, subsequent work experience included stints as a river guide, field biologist, naturalist, expedition leader and biological consultant.

Reitherman has worked on natural history productions in exotic locations from Alaska to Australia. Starting out as a freelance cameraman in 1983, Reitherman has gone on to produce documentaries broadcast by PBS, National Geographic Television, The Discovery Channel, the BBC and Canal Plus. He's served as cameraman, producer, writer and director, in the 1990s in shows like In the Wild, Nature, and Big Bear Week.

Reitherman lives in Santa Barbara, California with his wife, artist Erika Hill, and their daughter Camilla.



  • Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree (1966) (voice of Christopher Robin)
  • The Jungle Book (1967) (voice of Mowgli)
  • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977) (voice of Christopher Robin in the Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree segment)

Director, Writer, Producer

  • Nature (1982) TV Series (episode "The Living Edens: Big Sur - California's Wild Coast")

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