The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

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

Parents say

age 5+
Based on 8 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
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Language
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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.

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User Reviews

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  • Kids say
Parent of a 4-year-old Written byDthomsenmt November 24, 2019

Way too scary for preschool!

I cant believe common sense media gave this such a good review. There is so much scary stuff!
Adult Written byAsnc881 March 8, 2020

Not appropriate

I generally trust Common Sense Media 100%, and I fondly remembered watching this as a kid, but was shocked they felt this appropriate for ages 3+. I started wat... Continue reading
Kid, 12 years old June 19, 2016

You can't go wrong with Winnie the Pooh!

Can't get enough of Pooh! Yes, I am 12, and YES, I am a hardcore fan! These "new/old" adventures are just as good as any if not better! I serious... Continue reading
Kid, 12 years old July 1, 2014

10-minute long version of the movies

This is a great show for kids.That little honey-loving bear will entertain your children.Out of the whole series there are only a few scary momments(all of them... 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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