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The Book of Pooh
The Book of Pooh
is an American children's television series that aired on Disney Channel. It is the third television series to feature the characters from the Disney franchise based on A. A. Milne's works; the other two were the live-action Welcome to Pooh Corner
Welcome to Pooh Corner
(to which this series bears resemblance) and the animated The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh which ran from 1988–1991. It premiered on January 22, 2001 and completed its run on July 8, 2003. It was repeated on Playhouse Disney
Playhouse Disney
until September 2005 (May 2007 in the UK). The show is produced by Shadow Projects and Playhouse Disney. Walt Disney Pictures released the first of two films, a direct-to-video spin-off film based on the puppetry television series, The Book of Pooh: Stories from the Heart, 2001.

Contents

1 Overview 2 Film 3 Episodes

3.1 Series overview 3.2 Season 1 (2001) 3.3 Season 2 (2002–03) 3.4 Style of puppetry

4 Characters 5 Main themes 6 Puppeteers 7 Awards and nominations 8 See also 9 External links

Overview[edit] The series appears to take place some time after the events of Milne's original stories since his son Christopher Robin Milne
Christopher Robin Milne
is clearly a sixth grader and 11 years old. The series departs from many of the established facts of Milne's books; for example, Tigger
Tigger
resides in the Hundred Acre Wood
Hundred Acre Wood
from the start and Kanga and Roo are later introduced as newcomers. Neither Christopher nor his mother speak with an English accent, such is the case in The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh where Christopher has an American accent. Kessie, the bluebird from The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
episode, Find Her, Keep Her returns as a main character in this series. Each show begins entering Christopher Robin's bedroom and hearing his mother say "Christopher, time for school." Christopher Robin answers "OK, Mom!", grabs his backpack and leaves. This is where the book with Pooh and his friends in it opens and the theme song begins. The show can be viewed as non-canonical in other ways. For example, Tigger likes—or at least is shown to eat—honey (compared with most other adaptations where "Tiggers don't like honey!") and can climb up—but more importantly climb down from trees. Plus, in this show as well as The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Rabbit lives in a tree, as opposed to living in a burrow in other adaptations. Film[edit] Main article: The Book of Pooh: Stories from the Heart The Book of Pooh: Stories from the Heart is a direct-to-video animated spin-off based on the television series The Book of Pooh. It was produced by Walt Disney Pictures. The film was distributed by Buena Vista Television, produced by Shadow Projects and Walt Disney Television Animation and released on both VHS and DVD. It contains six episodes, each of which focuses on one character. It is wrapped together by a loose plot in which the characters wait in Christopher Robin's room for his arrival. As is typical with the series, each episode features an original musical number. It is a compilation film of footage from the TV series. Episodes[edit] Series overview[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired

First aired Last aired

1 13 January 22, 2001 (2001-01-22) September 23, 2001 (2001-09-23)

2 10 January 30, 2002 (2002-01-30) July 8, 2003 (2003-07-08)

Season 1 (2001)[edit]

No. Title Original air date

1 "Best Wishes, Winnie the Pooh / Double Time" January 22, 2001 (2001-01-22)

Best Wishes, Winnie the Pooh: Pooh grants everyone's wishes as The Great Pooh Dini. Double Time: Rabbit has to do double time after Pooh has X-ed his calendar to the next day.

2 "Are You Me? / Rabbit's Happy Birthday Party" January 22, 2001 (2001-01-22)

Pooh and Piglet prepare for Rabbit's birthday party but get lost on the way to his house and end up in Scary Woods.

3 "Circumference Equals Pirate 'Arrr' Squared / Pooh's to Do" January 23, 2001 (2001-01-23)

Pooh and his friends become pirates; they think their stories are no longer interesting with Christopher Robin; Pooh is late for Rabbit's meeting, so Rabbit devises a schedule for him.

4 "Pigletry / Dinosnores" February 26, 2001 (2001-02-26)

5 "I Came, I Sowed, I Conked It / I Get a Cake Out of You" March 5, 2001 (2001-03-05)

6 "Biglet / Home Very Sweet Home" March 14, 2001 (2001-03-14)

Piglet is sick of being small and wishes to be big; Pooh's scheme to steal honey results in a hive full of angry bees in his house.

7 "I Could Have Laughed All Night / X Spots the Mark" April 22, 2001 (2001-04-22)

Kessie
Kessie
thinks Tigger
Tigger
has a funny laugh, Tigger
Tigger
thinks that Kessie
Kessie
is teasing him so he decides to never laugh again; The gang goes for a treasure hunt for one of Owl's relatives' treasures which is buried in the Hundred Acre Wood. They try to find the X that marks the spot before they can find the treasure.

8 "My Gloomy Valentine / Mr. Narrator" May 30, 2001 (2001-05-30)

Everyone has a Valentine except Eeyore, so Pooh and his friends tried to get their gloomy friend a Valentine gift; There's no story today in The Book of Pooh! Mr. Narrator tries making up a story of his own to compromise, but he gets the characters' personalities all mixed up.

9 "Vegetable of Contents / A Welcome to Beat the Band With" June 2, 2001 (2001-06-02)

Piglet accidentally mixes up all the labels Rabbit uses to identify the plants in his garden; Rabbit recruits his friends to perform as a band to welcome Kessie
Kessie
back to the Hundred Acre Wood
Hundred Acre Wood
but becomes too obsessed with a 'perfect' performance.

10 "Owl's Book / The Autobiography of Tigger" June 18, 2001 (2001-06-18)

Pooh, Piglet, Rabbit and Tigger
Tigger
think they've accidentally taken all the words out of one of Owl's books and decide to rewrite it themselves - with mixed results; Tigger
Tigger
wants to write the story of his life.

11 "You Can Lead Eeyore
Eeyore
to Books / The Spice of Life" June 24, 2001 (2001-06-24)

Everyone got a book at the library except Eeyore, who will help Eeyore pick out a book for him? The bees have gone on vacation, leaving no honey for Pooh. Can his friends find a way to help Pooh eat?

12 "Mr. Narrator / Honey Gazed Hamlet" July 9, 2001 (2001-07-09)

There's no story today in The Book of Pooh! Mr. Narrator tries making up a story of his own to compromise, but he gets the characters' personalities all mixed up; Owl is hit with nostalgia when he rediscovers his old Shakespeare book. Pooh and the gang try to "cure Owl of his nostalgia" and make him happy again.

13 "The Words Are Out / Brain Drain" September 23, 2001 (2001-09-23)

Piglet wakes up one morning with laryngitis and Pooh believes that his "word are lost" so he promises Piglet he'll find his missing words; Eeyore
Eeyore
forgets something he was trying to remember, and Owl comments that he's having a "brain drain." That simple comment puts everyone in fear that they're all suffering from the "brain drain" and are in danger of forgetting everything.

Season 2 (2002–03)[edit]

No. Title Original air date

14 "Please and Thank-You's / The Rumor Millstone" January 30, 2002 (2002-01-30)

Tigger
Tigger
thinks please is a magic word and tries to use its magic to fly like a bird. Can Kessie
Kessie
stop Tigger
Tigger
from trying to fly?; Rabbit gets upset with Tigger
Tigger
when he makes his spaghetti squish, so Rabbit tells a lie that a monster will take away his bounce. Tigger
Tigger
and the others hide from the monster.

15 "Over the Hill / Tigger's Replacement" March 3, 2002 (2002-03-03)

At Owl's suggestion, Pooh decides to go over the hill in search for adventure. He gets distracted by a butterfly and unknowingly returns to the direction he had come from. Pooh believes he is exploring another land when he is actually still in the Hundred Acre Wood. Tigger
Tigger
goes on journey to get in touch with his wild side and teaches Piglet to be his replacement while he is gone. When he comes back briefly after realizing he'd forgotten his toothbrush, Tigger overhears Rabbit saying that Piglet is an improvement over the old Tigger, and decides to leave permanently.

16 "The Wood Without Pooh / Friends of a Different Stripe" April 1, 2002 (2002-04-01)

Pooh is worried about waiting for his friends because his special, "good" honey lives far away, Owl tells Pooh to leave a note for his friends. When Pooh is about to go he accidentally knocks his honey pot onto his note and doesn't realize it covers the word "honey." When Piglet, Rabbit, and Tigger
Tigger
arrived Pooh's house and found a note, it says "Gone for Good." Will they bring their friend back home? When Rabbit's house is flooded by the storm, Tigger
Tigger
invites him to spend the night at his place, Rabbit is not sure he will like because it is different.

17 "Mothers of Invention / Once Upon a Happy Ending" April 27, 2002 (2002-04-27)

Rabbit babysits Roo for a day, only for Tigger
Tigger
to come along and wake Roo up during nap time. Now they must figure out a way to get bouncy, energetic Roo back to sleep. Mr. Narrator accidentally skips to the end of the story where we find Tigger
Tigger
stuck in a tree. In search for answers, he goes back to the beginning to find Tigger
Tigger
diligently chasing an acorn around the Hundred Acre Wood
Hundred Acre Wood
for Piglet.

18 "Piglet's Perfect Party / A Wood Divided" May 9, 2002 (2002-05-09)

Piglet is throwing a party, but he wants to make it perfect for his friends; Tigger
Tigger
and Rabbit have a big fight and decide not to talk each other again.

19 "Bravehat / Scaredy Cat" June 16, 2002 (2002-06-16)

Piglet is not sure the hat he found makes him brave; Owl puts Tigger in charge of watching over his house while he's away. When nighttime comes he, Piglet, and Rabbit hear some strange noises inside of Owl's house.

20 "Blue Ribbon Bunny / Under the Pig Top" August 4, 2002 (2002-08-04)

The gang surprises Rabbit with a gardening award and it goes to his head. Piglet writes a story about running away to the circus and Pooh and his friends thinks he actually wants do.

21 "The Book of Boo" October 25, 2002 (2002-10-25)

On Halloween evening, everyone gathers at Owl's house to listen to the spooky story, "The Goose Who Hated Halloween." Eeyore, however claims to not be scared of much, and doesn't understand the fuss of Halloween. He moves to the Scary Woods after people keep on knocking over his house of sticks. Piglet goes looking for Eeyore
Eeyore
but winds up scaring him, and wins the scary costume contest. Everyone now enjoys Halloween in the Hundred Acre Wood, even Eeyore.

22 "Could it Be Magic? / Diary of a Mad Gardener" June 17, 2003 (2003-06-17)

Tigger
Tigger
takes up magic. The gang read Rabbit's garden diary and thinks he is criticizing their behavior, so they try to change to make him happy.

23 "The Case of the Disappeared Donkey / The Littest Dinosnore" July 8, 2003 (2003-07-08)

Tigger
Tigger
becomes detective "Stripey McSnarl" and investigates Eeyore's mysterious disappearance. Roo is too little to join his friends on an expedition, so Tigger
Tigger
cheers him up with some tall tales about "The Littlest Dinosnore" and the big things he did.

24 "The Terrific Talking Tomato / Kessie
Kessie
flies for a Spell" January 1, 2003 (2003-01-01)

Tigger
Tigger
tricks everyone by making it appear that one of Rabbit's tomatoes can talk. Owl hurts his wing whiling teaching Kessie
Kessie
some flight tricks. He reminisces about his glory days as an air show star, and Kessie
Kessie
gets inspired to put her own air show to cheer up Owl.

Style of puppetry[edit] The style of puppetry is based on Japanese bunraku puppetry, and that — along with the cut-out-styled backgrounds — gives the show the look of a pop-up book, hence "The Book of Pooh". It was the first use of the Shadowmation process developed by creator Mitchell Kriegman which was later used in the PBS series, It's a Big Big World. Characters[edit] The characters in the show regularly sing and dance in ways that enhance the story being told. Many of the episodes do not have much basis in the original stories by A.A. Milne besides the characters. The design and animation of the show was done by Chris Renaud, who would later become the co-director of the 2010 film, Despicable Me. The characters who appear regularly and the actors who voice them are:

Christopher Robin: Paul Tiesler Pooh Bear and Tigger: Jim Cummings Piglet: John Fiedler
John Fiedler
(speaking voice)/ Jeff Bennett (singing voice) Rabbit: Ken Sansom Eeyore: Peter Cullen Owl: Andre Stojka Kessie: Stephanie D'Abruzzo Kanga: Kath Soucie Roo: Nikita Hopkins Christopher Robin's Mom: Vicki Kenderes Eibner Mr. Narrator: Roger L. Jackson

The versions of Tigger
Tigger
and Pooh seen on this show later made an appearance in a music video by the We Are Family foundation. Main themes[edit]

"Everyone Knows He's Winnie the Pooh" (opening theme) "Goodbye for Now" (closing theme)

Puppeteers[edit]

Jennifer Barnhart Carol Binion Ron Binion Matthew Brooks Tyler Bunch Todd Coyle Sophie Doyle Vicki Kenderes Eibner Eric Englehardt Preston Foreder James Godwin B.J. Guyer Robin Howard Eric Jacobson Liz Joyce

Jim Kroupa Tim Lagasse Peter Linz Jon Ludwig Rick Lyon Lara MacLean Noel MacNeal Amanda Maddock Cathy McCullough Paul McGinnis Anney McKilligan John Pavlik Robin Walsh Victor Yerrid Bryant Young

Awards and nominations[edit] The series received four Emmy Awards and tied with Sesame Street
Sesame Street
for Outstanding Directing in a Children's Series in 2002. See also[edit]

Welcome to Pooh Corner The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh My Friends Tigger
Tigger
& Pooh

External links[edit]

The Book of Pooh
The Book of Pooh
on IMDb The Book of Pooh
The Book of Pooh
at TV.com

v t e

Playhouse Disney

1990s

Bear in the Big Blue House PB&J Otter Rolie Polie Olie Out of the Box

2000s

The Book of Pooh Stanley JoJo's Circus Shanna's Show Higglytown Heroes Breakfast with Bear Little Einsteins My Friends Tigger
Tigger
& Pooh Bunnytown Johnny and the Sprites Charlie and Lola Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Handy Manny Happy Monster Band Imagination Movers Tasty Time with ZeFronk This is Daniel Cook This is Emily Yeung Jungle Junction Where Is Warehouse Mouse? Special
Special
Agent Oso

See also

Disney Channel Disney Junior Walt Disney Television Animation

v t e

Winnie-the-Pooh
Winnie-the-Pooh
by A. A. Milne

Books

When We Were Very Young
When We Were Very Young
(1924) Winnie-the-Pooh
Winnie-the-Pooh
(1926) Now We Are Six
Now We Are Six
(1927) The House at Pooh Corner
The House at Pooh Corner
(1928) Return to the Hundred Acre Wood
Return to the Hundred Acre Wood
(2009) The Best Bear in All the World (2016) Winnie-the-Pooh
Winnie-the-Pooh
Meets the Queen (2016)

Characters

Winnie-the-Pooh

Disney version

Piglet Tigger Christopher Robin Rabbit Eeyore Owl Roo Heffalumps Gopher

Featurettes

Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree
Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree
(1966) Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day
Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day
(1968) Winnie-the-Pooh
Winnie-the-Pooh
(1969) Winnie-the-Pooh
Winnie-the-Pooh
Pays a Visit (1971) Winnie-the-Pooh
Winnie-the-Pooh
and a Busy Day (1972) Winnie the Pooh and Tigger
Tigger
Too (1974) Winnie the Pooh and a Day for Eeyore
Eeyore
(1983)

Short films

Winnie the Pooh Discovers the Seasons (1981)

Feature films

Walt Disney Animation Studios
Walt Disney Animation Studios
films

The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
(1977) Winnie the Pooh (2011)

DisneyToon Studios
DisneyToon Studios
films

The Tigger
Tigger
Movie (2000) Piglet's Big Movie
Piglet's Big Movie
(2003) Pooh's Heffalump
Heffalump
Movie (2005)

Live-action remake

Christopher Robin (2018)

Direct-to-video films

Pooh's Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin (1997) Winnie the Pooh: Seasons of Giving
Seasons of Giving
(1999) The Book of Pooh: Stories from the Heart (2001) Winnie the Pooh: A Very Merry Pooh Year (2002) Winnie the Pooh: Springtime with Roo (2004) Pooh's Heffalump
Heffalump
Halloween Movie (2005) Super Sleuth Christmas Movie
Super Sleuth Christmas Movie
(2007) Tigger
Tigger
& Pooh and a Musical Too (2009) Super Duper Super Sleuths
Super Duper Super Sleuths
(2010)

Television

Welcome to Pooh Corner
Welcome to Pooh Corner
(1983–1987) The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
(1988–1991) The Book of Pooh
The Book of Pooh
(2001–2004) My Friends Tigger
Tigger
& Pooh (2007–2010)

Specials

Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue
Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue
(1990) Winnie the Pooh and Christmas Too (1991) Boo to You Too! Winnie the Pooh (1996) A Winnie the Pooh Thanksgiving
A Winnie the Pooh Thanksgiving
(1998) A Valentine for You (1999)

Video games

Winnie the Pooh in the Hundred Acre Wood
Winnie the Pooh in the Hundred Acre Wood
(1986) Disney's Animated Storybook

Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree
Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree
(1995) Winnie the Pooh and Tigger
Tigger
Too (1999) Kingdom Hearts
Kingdom Hearts
(2002 onwards

Ready to Read with Pooh (1997) Tigger's Honey Hunt
Tigger's Honey Hunt
(2000) Piglet's Big Game
Piglet's Big Game
(2003) Winnie the Pooh's Rumbly Tumbly Adventure
Winnie the Pooh's Rumbly Tumbly Adventure
(2005) Disney Friends
Disney Friends
(2007) Winnie the Pooh's Home Run Derby (2007)

Songs

"Winnie the Pooh" (1966) "Up, Down and Touch the Ground" (1966) "Rumbly in My Tumbly" (1966) "Little Black Rain Cloud" (1966) "Mind over Matter" (1966) "A Rather Blustery Day" (1968) "The Wonderful Thing About Tiggers" (1968) "Heffalumps and Woozles" (1968) "The Rain Rain Rain Came Down Down Down" (1968) "Hip Hip Pooh-Ray!" (1968) "House at Pooh Corner" (1970) "I Hum to Myself" (1983) "The Right Side" (1983) "You're the Only You" (1983) "Try a Little Something New" (1983)

People

Christopher Robin Milne E. H. Shepard Harry Colebourn Shirley Slesinger Lasswell Stephen Slesinger Sherman Brothers David Benedictus Mark Burgess

Related

Ashdown Forest Bother! The Brain of Pooh Disney franchise Hundred Acre Wood The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
attraction More Songs from Pooh Corner Pooh's Hunny Hunt Poohsticks Return to Pooh Corner The Tao of Pooh The Te of Piglet Eeyore's Birthday Party Winnipeg the Bear A Bear Named Winnie Goodbye Chris

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