The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

Common Sense Media says

Classic characters will delight preschoolers.





What parents need to know

Positive messages

Age-appropriate lessons on friendship and sharing.

Violence & scariness
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Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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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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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.

Families can talk 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?

TV details

Cast:Jim Cummings, John Fiedler, Paul Winchell
Network:Disney Channel
Genre:Kids' Animation
Topics:Adventures, Book characters, Friendship, Music and sing-along
TV rating:TV-Y
Available on:DVD, Streaming

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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 end well)that arnen't that scary,I just thought of bringing it up.
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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 inspired by Pooh's Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin, which is one of my favorite Pooh films. It also has some nice humor (some of which is modernized) and still has the charm of the original Pooh media. Very nice!
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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 rocks! Very cute cartoon.
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