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Gopher is a fictional gray anthropomorphic gopher character who first appeared in the 1966 Disney animated film Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree, introducing himself as Samuel J. Gopher. He has a habit of whistling out his sibilant consonants, and was fleshed out a bit further in the television series The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh. He is portrayed as generally hard-working, especially in his tunnels (which he inevitably falls into at least once). He does not appear in the original books by A. A. Milne (a fact that is regularly pointed out in Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree, in which he says that he's "not in the book, y'know", which can also mean that he would not be in a phone book). Gopher's voice was originally done by Howard Morris, who retired from the role and was replaced by Michael Gough.

Gopher has a minor part in the Christmas special Winnie the Pooh and Christmas Too. After amending their wishes on Christopher Robin's letter to Santa Claus, Tigger, Rabbit, and Eeyore awaken Gopher from his winter hibernation to request his help in finding a big Christmas tree. Gopher at first doesn't want to help, but relents when they tell him it's for Santa. He chops down the biggest tree in the Hundred Acre Wood and, under Tigger and Rabbit's guidance, finds a spot to put it... right on top of his house. Unfortunately, broadcasts of the special on Freeform in 2018 cut Gopher's sequence out.

In A Very Merry Pooh Year, he comes over to Pooh's house to spend Christmas with the gang.

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