Script

Audition Central: Disney's Winnie the Pooh KIDS

Script: Eeyore

SIDE 1

(EEYORE enters.)

EEYORE
What are you doing down there, Rabbit?

RABBIT
Help me, Eeyore! The Backson s trapped me! If I don t get out of this trap, he ll come take me away, just like he did Christopher Robin.

EEYORE
Grab my tail. I ll pull you out.

RABBIT
Thank you, Eeyore.

(RABBIT grabs EEYORE's tail, which comes off.)

EEYORE
Now what did you do that for?

RABBIT
I didn t mean to. It just came off in my hand!

EEYORE
Now I ll have to get another one. Probably won t be as good as the last one. They never are.

RABBIT
Wait, Eeyore, don t leave me!

EEYORE
I ll be back. Eventually!

(#13 TIGGER BOUNCES IN. as EEYORE starts to exit, TIGGER bounces in. He then bounces EEYORE and himself into the trap.)

TIGGER
Hello there! Good to see you, Eeyore.

EEYORE
What s good about it?

RABBIT
Tigger, we re trapped in a Backson trap. Can you bounce out and get help?

SIDE 2

ORANGE
Just then, the animals heard footsteps coming through the Wood.

RABBIT
Backson!

(EVERYONE scrambles to hide.)

RED
But it wasn t the Backson, after all.

YELLOW
It was their friend, Christopher Robin.

CHRISTOPHER ROBIN
(entering)
Hello? Anybody there? Where is everyone?

(The ANIMALS come out from hiding and sit or kneel so CHRISTOPHER ROBIN is the tallest.)

There you are!

POOH
Christopher Robin!

CHRISTOPHER ROBIN
Hello there, Pooh.

(CHRISTOPHER ROBIN greets the ANIMALS in turn.)

RABBIT
However did you escape from the Backson?

CHRISTOPHER ROBIN
What s a Backson?

KANGA
He wakes up children.

PIGLET
He puts out the lights.

TIGGER
He rips your pants! If you wear pants. Tiggers don t.

OWL
It is without a doubt, the most wretched creature one could ever encounter.

POOH
We thought he d kidnapped you.

CHRISTOPHER ROBIN
Why would you think that?

OWL
Because of this!

(OWL hands the note to CHRISTOPHER ROBIN.)

CHRISTOPHER ROBIN
Oh. All I meant to say is that I was busy, and that I would be back soon.

RABBIT
Oh.

ROO
(disappointed)
So there really isn t a monster?

POOH
And we were scared for nothing?

EEYORE
It figures.

RABBIT
Don t blame me! It was Owl who told us about the Backsons!

(All look at OWL.)

OWL
Aherm. Perhaps I could have reviewed the document a bit more carefully. As my niece Letitia would say   Sor-ry.

POOH
I guess even Owls can make mistakes. But at least we ve got Christopher Robin back again.

CHRISTOPHER ROBIN
But not for long, I m afraid.

RABBIT
Afraid?

EEYORE
I knew it was too good to be true.

CHRISTOPHER ROBIN
It s going to be autumn soon, and I ll be going to school. So that means I won t have as much time to play with you as I used to.

ROO
Forever?

CHRISTOPHER ROBIN
Not forever, Roo. I ll still have nights and weekends. And when next summer comes around, we ll spend every day together.

POOH
But next summer s a long way away. Lots of breakfasts, and lunchtimes, and afternoon snacks away.

CHRISTOPHER ROBIN
But school hasn t started yet, Pooh. And that s why I came out here today. So we could have one last summer picnic.

EVERYBODY
Yay! A picnic!

(The NARRATORS enter and form a rainbow.)