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The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh was a cartoon on Disney Channel in the eighties based around the popular children's book series. Unlike the original books, this series targeted older kids, with action and moments of peril. It takes place in the Hundred Acre Wood. It has been on several blocks including One Saturday Morning and later on Playhouse Disney and Disney Junior.

CharactersEdit

  • Winnie the Pooh- a bear who is often called "Pooh Bear" or "Pooh" for short. He is lovable and loves honey. He is voiced by Jim Cummings. He was initially named after a goose named "Winnie" and the "pooh" is simply onomotapoeic for the sound he makes when he lands on his butt.
  • Rabbit- a fussbudget who hates bugs eating his crops. He is the only character with digits.
  • Tigger- a tiger who is the "only one of his kind" and bounces on his tail excitedly all over the place. Considered to be the only member of his species.
  • Piglet- a timid piglet who stutters a lot. He is Pooh's best friend.
  • Owl- the wise elder of the Hundred Acre Wood. His stories often go on indefinitely.
  • Kanga- a friendly, mother kangaroo.
  • Roo- Kanga's only joey. He is best friends with Tigger, as they both bounce a lot.
  • Christopher Robin- Pooh's best friend. He is British in the original film, but American in the New Adventures.
  • Hephalumps and Woozles- the scariest creatures in the Hundred Acre Wood. They are based on elephants and weasels, respectively. They were introduced in the film by Tigger.
  • Gopher- a prospector-like gopher who lives in tunnels. His specialty is digging.
  • Eeyore- a lonely, pessimistic donkey who is always seen with a raincloud no matter the weather.

TriviaEdit

  • One episode is a musical western about the Masked Bear. This is an allusion to the Lone Ranger.
  • In one episode, it is revealed that Eeyore actually has something that makes him happy. This turns out to be Aurora Borealis (The Northern Lights).
  • In one episode, Pooh and his friends travel to "The Land of Milk and Honey". This is an allusion to a Biblical legend, where the title was given to the land of Israel.
    • The citizens of this land, however, are pigmy piglets who worship Piglet as a deity due to his resemblance to a sacred statue.
    • In the same episode, a monkey band led by an ape is taking requests for songs. One song mentioned is "The Last Train to Clarksville", which is a hit song by sixties pop band The Monkees.
      • This is also an allusion to a popular toy, typically featuring a monkey clashing cymbals.
  • 100 acres is 0.4 square kilometers.

SpecialEdit

  • A Christmas special was filmed in which Pooh tries to make up for the wind blowing their letter to Santa southward, only to have Santa deliver their presents after all.

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