Winnie-the-Pooh and his friends hear a strange noise and find a set of large, perfectly circular foorprints in the Hundred Acre Wood. They jump to the conclusion that the noise and prints are from a heffalump, and Rabbit organizes an expedition to go try to catch it; but Roo is told to stay behind, as everyone believes the expedition is too dangerous for one as young as he.
Roo slips out on his own in search of the heffalump. He finds it: it is a playful young four-footed creature named Heffridge Trumpler Brompet Heffalump IV (nicknamed "Lumpy"), colored lavender and having a British accent and a trunk like an elephant, but being not much larger than Roo. Roo is afraid at first but the two quickly make friends and play. Roo asks Lumpy to come home with him to meet all of Roo's friends; Lumpy is afraid because of what he thinks they might be like, but Roo reassures him and they return to the Hundred Acre Wood, which is deserted, as everyone else is still out searching for the heffalump.
The pair eventually meet up with the rest of Roo's friends, who are frightened and immediately try to "rescue" Roo and capture the Lumpy. Lumpy runs away; in running after him Roo ends up in a tight spot, and it's up to Lumpy's mother to save Roo and show everyone that heffalumps are nice and not to be feared.
- Despite the popular Heffalumps and Woozles song from The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, there are no woozles in this film.
- Owl and Gopher are also absent. This is the first theatrical Pooh film without an appearance by Owl.
- Disney castle turns into a cloud.
- Christopher Robin appears only during the end credits, and does not speak, for the first time in a Pooh movie.
- This was the last 2D film released by Disney theatrically. It was supposed to be the last 2D film released ever by Disney, this was not the case thanks to the Universal Pictures animated film, Curious George.
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