My Friends Tigger & Pooh

TV review by
Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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New girl pal joins the Hundred Acre Wood gang.
Parents recommend

Parents say

age 3+
Based on 9 reviews

Kids say

age 2+
Based on 11 reviews

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The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.

Positive Messages

The characters rely on being inquisitive and piecing together clues to solve mysteries. As a team, they always respect and welcome each other's ideas. Young viewers are encouraged to think and interact along with the characters. Six-year-old heroine Darby (who stands in for traditional Pooh pal Christopher Robin) is adventurous and resourceful.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this engaging preschool series offers a twist on the classic Winnie the Pooh tales: Christopher Robin has been replaced by a 6-year-old girl named Darby. Purists may quibble, but she's an endearing character who fits right in. Overall, this is a delightful show that encourages kids to think critically about the world around them by involving them in fun puzzle solving. Plus, it's got upbeat songs, which kids are sure to love.

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Parent of a 10 and 11 year old Written bymaddox121 February 15, 2016

75% Reviews Stink

In reality..... It is a good show, they discontinued it for NO reason.
Adult Written bylalife90089 April 9, 2008
Cute show. The theme song gets stuck in my head everytime we watch.
Teen, 14 years old Written byNorthernNights June 6, 2010

Its fine

I don't hate it, but it doesn't give the old cartoon justice. Why do they keep trying to make remakes of the classics instead of just SHOWING the clas... Continue reading
Kid, 11 years old April 23, 2011

Love it!!!

Winnie the pooh and all his other friends are really good role models! I love this show even though I am too young to watch it!

What's the story?

MY FRIENDS TIGGER & POOH follows newcomers 6-year-old Darby (voiced by Chloe Grace Moretz) and her puppy, Buster (Dee Baker), as they set off on adventures in their new home. (Pooh's traditional human pal, Christopher Robin, is nowhere to be found in this iteration.) And when there's a mystery to be solved, her new friends are quick to ask for help. Together with Pooh (Jim Cummings) and Tigger (Cummings again), Darby and Buster don their Super Sleuth costumes and set to work gathering clues.

Is it any good?

Life in the Hundred Acre Wood is always full of fun and frolic, especially when there are new friends to share it with. And for Darby and Buster, being with friends like Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Piglet, and Eeyore often means helping them puzzle through the curious things that happen in their everyday lives. As the team solves mysteries, they show preschoolers the value of being inquisitive and reflective about the world around them -- as well as the benefits of teamwork. Throughout the discovery process, the characters interact directly with their young viewers, posing questions like "Can you think of where that might be?" and pausing for answers. They also encourage little ones' participation in catchy sing-along songs that quickly become familiar to regular viewers.

The series' bright, engaging animation and simple storylines are sure to capture preschoolers' attention, and parents will probably enjoy this endearing show almost as much as their kids do. And even though Christopher Robin is MIA, there's no need for long-time fans of A.A. Milne's classic characters to worry: In this case, modernization only enhances what you already love about Pooh and his pals, and the newcomers fit flawlessly into the fold.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about how this show is similar to and different from other versions of Winnie the Pooh. Which characters are the same? Which are new? Do you like the new ones better than the old ones? Why or why not? Families can also discuss solving puzzles. Kids: What mysteries did Darby and her friends solve in this episode? Which clues helped them figure out the answer? How did they work together to find the answer? Which puzzles have you had to work out? Did you have clues that helped? How did you find them? What did they tell you? Did someone else help you?

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