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The Book of Pooh
Directed by Paula Armstrong
Written by Paula Armstrong
Jymn Magon
Claudia Silver
Mark Zaslove
Starring Jim Cummings
Peter Cullen
Ken Sansom
John Fiedler
Nikita Hopkins
Kath Soucie
Music by Brian Woodbury, Andrew Wyatt, Mitchell Kriegman
Distributed by Walt Disney Home Video
Running time 30 minutes (USA)
Country  United States
Language English

The Book of Pooh was a show that aired on the Disney Channel. It is the third television series to feature the characters from the Disney franchise based on A. A. Milne's works; the other two were the live-action Welcome to Pooh Corner (to which this series bears resemblance) and the animated The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh which ran from 1988-1991.

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Overview

The series appears to take place some time after the events of Milne's original stories since his son Christopher Robin Milne is clearly a child of school age. The series departs from many of the established facts of Milne's books; for example, Tigger resides in the Hundred Acre Wood from the start, and Kanga and Roo are later introduced as newcomers. Neither Christopher nor his mother speak with an English accent.

Each show begins entering Christopher Robin's bedroom and hearing his mother say, "Christopher, it's time for school." Christopher Robin answers, "OK, Mom!", grabs a book and leaves. This is where the book with Pooh and his friends in it opens and the theme song begins. The show can be viewed as non-canonical in other ways. For example, Tigger likes - or at least is shown to eat - honey (compared with most other versions of the Winnie the Pooh stories where "Tiggers don't like honey!") and can climb up - but more importantly climb DOWN from trees. In addition, Rabbit lives in a tree, as opposed to living in a burrow in other versions. However, it is explained why in The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh .

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Style of puppetry

The style of puppetry is based on Japanese bunraku puppetry, and this — along with the cut-out style backgrounds gives the show the look of a pop-up book — hence "The Book of Pooh". It was the first use of the Shadowmation process developed by creator Mitchell Kriegman which was later used in the PBS series "It's A Big Big World".

Characters

Characters in the show regularly sing and dance in ways that enhance the story being told. Many of the episodes do not have much basis in the main A.A. Milne stories, excepting the characters.

Design and animation of the show was done by Chris Renaud

The series received two Emmy Awards.

The characters who appear regularly are:

See also

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