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The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh title card
Format Children's Animated series, Comedy, Adventure
Created by Walt Disney Television
Voices of Jim Cummings
Paul Winchell
John Fiedler
Peter Cullen
Ken Sansom
Nicholas Melody
Patricia Parris
Michael Gough
Hal Smith
Tim Hoskins
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 87 (List of episodes)
Running time 23 minutes
Original channel ABC
Audio format Stereo
Original run September 10, 1988 – November 2, 1991
Preceded by The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
Followed by Pooh's Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin

The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh was an American animated television series produced by The Walt Disney Company, which was inspired by A. A. Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh stories for children and people of all ages.



The series first aired from 1988 to 1991 on BBC. After production was over, reruns continued to air until January 23, 1993. The Disney Channel then began airing the series on October 3, 1994, and continued to until September 1, 2006. BBC then began re-airing the series again on Saturday mornings from October 28, 1995 to September 7, 2002. It also aired on Toon Disney from the channel's launch in 1998 until 2004 (returning briefly in mid-2007). In the UK, the program continues to air daily on the Playhouse Disney channel.

Prior to the TV series

Prior to the TV series, Disney had produced four Pooh short films (Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree, Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day, Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too! and Winnie the Pooh and a Day for Eeyore), one film which combined the first three shorts (The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh) and a TV puppet show (Welcome to Pooh Corner).

New characters

In addition to the characters who had already been established in the above media (Winnie the Pooh, Eeyore, Tigger, Kanga, Roo, Rabbit, Owl, Piglet, Christopher Robin and Gopher), the TV series introduces a plethora of new characters including Christopher Robin's mother (whose face was unseen à la Nanny of Muppet Babies), Owl's cousin Dexter, Kessie the Bluebird, Junior Heffalump (and his parents), Skippy the Sheepdog, Stan Woozle, and Heff Heffalump.

In the television program, Christopher Robin speaks with a distinctly American accent, for the first time since the Pooh short Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree. In the more recent shorts, he had a British accent.

Other appearances

Winnie the Pooh and Tigger were two of the cartoon characters featured in Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue.

Additionally, Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Eeyore, Piglet, Gopher, Rabbit, Kanga, Roo, Owl, Christoper Robin were featured in House of Mouse and Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse.

Darker moments

As with some 1980s cartoons at the time, the show had its share of dark undertones compared to the 1977 film The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh or Welcome to Pooh Corner. It occasionally has moments of peril, such as Piglet being caught alone in a thunderstorm, as indicated in the intro. There is one episode where the characters go under Christopher Robin's bed and are attacked by anthropomorphic crayons. Another has Piglet rescuing his shadow from the monstrous shadows of two creepy trees. The intro itself has a few scary moments.


DVD release

Between 2005 and 2006, five DVDs were released as part of the "Growing Up with Winnie-The-Pooh" series. Each DVD would feature 4 episodes, and sometimes it would include a double-length episode. These DVDs were targeted for preschoolers.

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