The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

TV review by
Tara Swords, Common Sense Media
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Classic characters will delight preschoolers.
Popular with kids

Parents say

age 3+
Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 3+
Based on 14 reviews

A lot or a little?

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

Positive Messages

Age-appropriate lessons on friendship and sharing.

Violence & Scariness
Sexy Stuff
Language
Consumerism
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Disney's late-'80s incarnation of the well-known yellow bear was a big hit with kids and families. All of the original characters appear -- Winnie the Pooh, Piglet, Tigger, Rabbit, Eeyore, and Owl -- allowing the show to stick to the same themes as the original cartoons, but with new adventures and songs. Lessons are kid-friendly and relevant to the age group.

User Reviews

Adult Written byMidnightCresent June 22, 2010

It was so dang cute, and fun, it had a good welcoming feeling with it

Okay, NorthernNights took the words out of my mouth, well out of my fingers.. whatever. Well, I agree, its classic Disney, it was good and friendly, and its not... Continue reading
Adult Written bycagseg April 9, 2008

Love This Show

This half hour show may not be faithful to the classic, but it is very enjoyable. Somebody always learns a lesson, friendships are always important, and these... Continue reading
Kid, 11 years old April 25, 2011

My all time favorite disney classic!

THIS IS THE BEST WALT DISNEY CLASSIC EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! No other disney classic is better than this! It is my favorite disney movie!!!!!! Winnie the pooh r... Continue reading
Teen, 13 years old Written bySomeoneYouDon'tKnow April 19, 2012

Great Pooh show will appeal to fans

I haven't seen much of this TV show, but I like what I've seen so far. It looks like it's been exploring some "adventure" themes inspir... Continue reading

What's the story?

THE NEW ADVENTURES OF WINNIE THE POOH is based on A.A. Milne's Pooh character and Pooh's well-known animal friends who live together in the Hundred Acre Wood.

Is it any good?

Although these are supposed to be the "new" adventures, the lessons are just as classic and time-tested as the characters. Kids will be drawn to these characters because their personalities are so distinct: Pooh (voiced by Jim Cummings) is still simple and loves "hunny"; Eeyore (Peter Cullen) is still charming in a self-effacing sort of way; Rabbit (Ken Sansom) is still a little stand-offish and impatient.

The only hints at newness occasionally appear in the dialogue. For example, in one episode Tigger (Paul Winchell) remarked to viewers that he thought another animal was "one taco short of a combination plate." These touches probably make the show a little more relatable to today's generation, but the messages -- such as the importance of friendship, sharing, and believing in yourself -- will always hold up.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the series and the lasting impact Winnie has had on several generations. What is it about these characters and their situations that continue to draw kids and families? Who do kids identify with most? When they feel sad like Eeyore, what do they do?

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