The Book of Pooh

Disney Channel (ended 2003)


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The Book of Pooh

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A new Disney version of the classic childrens' stories about Winnie the Pooh and his friends. Rather than the animated versions of the past, this series is done entirely in a puppet format. In it, Tigger bounces, Piglet worries, Eeyore is gloomy, and Pooh just tries to get a tummy full of honey. Review panelists said, "State of the art fusion of modernized Bunraku/tabletop-style performing with 3-D interactive computer graphic sets, fed live to puppeteers as they work. All this technology aimed to wards realizing sweet, traditional characters in a setting rife with references to the literature. Traditional Winnie the Pooh and friends confront their daily challenges in the Hundred Acre Wood, which is actually a pop-up book." How Pooh Got His Start: The Featurette, "When Pooh Was Very Young," shares rare photographs, home movies, and audio clips of the real Christopher Robbin and the real Winnie the Pooh. It explains how a little boy playing with his toys inspired the books and why Walt Disney decided to make the first animated movie in the series, Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day. Fun Fact: Christopher Robbin Milne first called his favorite toy bear, "Edward." It was renamed Winnie the Pooh, after a visit to the London Zoo to see the popular American Black Bear, "Winnie." Theme Song Pooh Tum Tuddley Tee now Piglet Who could that be now Humming a melody? Tigger Could it be who there? Piglet Maybe it's Pooh Bear! Pooh Pooh? Why that's me! Piglet, Tigger, Rabbit, Eeyore, Owl & Kessie He's Winnie the Pooh Pooh Come and find me Piglet, Tigger, Rabbit, Eeyore, Owl & Kessie He's Winnie the Pooh Rabbit & Tigger He's in the book Piglet, Tigger, Rabbit, Eeyore, Owl & Kessie He's Winnie the Pooh Eeyore (Ya' needn't remind me) Piglet, Tigger, Rabbit, Eeyore, Owl & Kessie Everyone knows he's Winnie the Pooh He's Winnie the Pooh Pooh And all my friends here Piglet, Tigger, Rabbit, Eeyore, Owl & Kessie He's Winnie the Pooh Pooh Come have a look Piglet, Tigger, Rabbit, Eeyore, Owl & Kessie He's Winnie the Pooh Pooh The fun never ends here Piglet, Tigger, Rabbit, Eeyore, Owl & Kessie Everyone knows he's Winnie the Pooh Pooh, Piglet, Tigger, Rabbit, Eeyore, Owl & Kessie Winnie the Pooh! Goodbye for Now: Pooh Now's the time To close the book Piglet Though we've just begun It's true Tigger We'll say good-bye Until another day Pooh, Piglet & Tigger Another day with new adventures On the way Tigger They're on the way Pooh & Piglet We're on our way Pooh, Piglet, Rabbit, Tigger, Eeyore, Owl & Kessie So off we go We won't be far We'll be waiting here for you Pooh With hills to run Tigger And higher trees to climb Piglet And someone there to catch you In the nick of time Pooh, Piglet, Rabbit, Tigger, Eeyore, Owl & Kessie So it's goodbye for now Goodbye for now (Goodbye) To all of of you (To you) We'll meet again When you all come Into the Book of Pooh. Characters Pooh: Winnie the Pooh is the friendly bear. He is always helping others, no matter what the situation. The one thing, that Pooh loves the most is honey (his spelling: hunny). That is the one item, that is hard for him to live without. When, he runs out of it, he seeks for some more, or asks someone in the Hundred Acre Woods. (Catchphrase: "Rumbly in my tumbly") Piglet: Piglet may not be as big as his friends, but his dreams are great in size. He may become worried when something odd happens in the Hundred Acre Woods, but he is always willing to take the chance, and see what could be wrong. Piglet will never let you down because he is a great friend to everyone he meets. (Catchphrase: "Ohhh...d-d-dear.") Tigger: Tigger is the bouncy tiger. He is always jumping up and down because that is what Tiggers do best. Tigger never really knew his family, but in Roo's eyes, they Hundred Acre Woods' friends were his family. He (Catchphrase: "The wonderful thing about Tiggers, is that I'm the only one - T-I Double - That's what Tiggers do best!") Rabbit: Rabbit is very wise. He thinks about stuff, before he actually does, to keep out of danger. This usually helps Pooh, Piglet, and Tigger. One of Rabbit's favorite hobbies is gardening, something that he is good at, but is always ruined by someone or something. He took care of a young bird, Kessie, when she needed it and they became very good friends. Eeyore: Eeyore is the donkey, with a dull voice. He doesn't move as fast as everyone else, and his houses of twigs, never stay up. Eeyore's tail is always getting lost because it is pinned on. (Catchphrase: "Not that I expected ya' to notice me anyway.") Kessie: Kessie is the blue bird. She is sort of new to the Hundred Acre Woods. Rabbit found her, and took care of her. She made friends with everyone in the Hundred Acre Woods, and one of her good friends is Rabbit. Kanga: Kanga is the motherly kangaroo to Roo, and the rest of the Hundred Acre Woods' pals. She is always helpful to others. Kanga, comforts everyone & helps them when they are feeling weakened. Owl: Owl is the wise owl, who gives useful advice & suggestions. He likes to read books, and he can strike up a conversation. When he does begin talking, Pooh and friends need to sneak away, or they would be there for the whole day. Owl gives good directions, when a friend of his, is looking for someone. (Catchphrase: "As my Great Uncle always used to say...") Character Movie Roles Piglet: Piglet's Big Movie Roo: Springtime with Roo Eeyore: Winnie the Pooh and a Day for Eeyore Tigger: The Tigger Movie & Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too Also Recommended: Arthur Oswald Franklin Little Bear Blue's Clues Dora the Explorer Postcards from Buster Miss Spider's Sunny Patch Friends Note: All shows are age appropriate for children. Also see the animated series, The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh.moreless
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  • Where is the boxset?

    We got the Stories From The Heart dvd and my 16 month old daughter absolutely loves it! Where is the whole box set? So far, I can only find one Halloween short,

    (product ID B0000A1HUF on Amazon dot com)

    and what appears to be some kind of VHS rip of Fun With Manners, available in Torrents if you're in to that sort of thing, or available for sale here (product ID VWDS-4638 on cdjapan dot co dot jp).

    Teddy Ruxpin has his own a boxset, for cryin' out loud. This show is substantially better than Teddy Ruxpin! =)moreless
  • What would you do for a klondike bar?

    The above is an excellent question, but has nothing to do with this show nor for the review.

    Personally I thought it was a great show. I may be a bigger fan of traditional animation, but who can hate puppets? They're just so cute and funny. Love watching them walk in the show, it's somewhat awkward and yet hilarious.

    It was also fun to see the narrator interact with the characters. It's nice to see them breaking the fourth-wall. I started to actually see the narrator as a person, rather than a wonderful voice from the sky.

    HOWEVER, there is one reason why I'm not giving this review a perfect ten. And it's not too important, but only a personal peeve. You see, I happen to be a hardcore Rabbit fan. Love the yellow critter. And from "The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh", my favorite episode was "Find Her, Keep Her". Even as a child, I could tell that it was about parents having to let their children leave the nest. How you can't force your children to give up their dreams, in order to stay with you. It broke my little heart to see Rabbit and Kessie cry. But I hate the sequel episode, where Kessie returns. She wanted to change the Father/Daughter relationship into a mere friendship. Hearing Kessie call the hare "Rabbit", instead of "Rabbie", was a slap to the face! It was like saying I cried for nothing. That's where this show comes in. They went with the "Friendship" aspect, rather than the "family" one. It seems like a continuation of the sequal. Like I said, this is a very personal preference. As I read, others seem to really like this new Kessie. (Which I liked her to. Her personality is fine. It's the relations part I can't stand!) I'm just not feeling their love anymore, I suppose...

    Other than that, I love everything else. A lovely show for young and old.moreless
  • The last good show that premiered on Playhouse Disney.

    I remember loving this show when it first aired. I recorded the first airing of the first episode, and basically did the same for all the next episodes (minus the last one and a few others). What I really like about this show is that it shows the 100 Acre Wood in a different way. Instead of the animation that one is most commonly familiar with, the show has a style similar to that of a pop-up book.

    And, of course, the characters aren't different in any way. They're the characters that we all know. Not the Super Sleuths.

    But, of course, we mustn't forget the songs. The songs in the show are very appealing to me, and I find them all very catchy. All of these factors add to the awesomeness of virtually every episode in this show. To not see this show would be a shame, because it is a true classic.moreless
  • Open the book of Pooh

    Open the book of Pooh! hI EVERYONE I loved this show. It so didnt deserve to get cancled. I loved Kessie she was so cute and little. This show is one of the former playhouse disney greats. The puppet things were adorable and looked so fluffy. The theme song was cute. This Show had almoat all the character My Friends Tigger And Pooh has and yet people seem to like that one better and I just do not see or comprehend why this is a least favorite. Pooh is a great and i love pooh to tears. This is my review.moreless
  • I can't believe it got cancelled!

    I loved watching this with my sister who was eight when it came out. I have always loved Winnie the Pooh. He may be a little ditzy sometimes, but he is very cuddly and sweet. I loved The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, but I loved this show even better. It made me laugh a lot, and the way the characters and the narrator actually communicated back and forth with each other was very funny, and we got to know the narrator a bit too.

    This show teaches children a lot, including friendship, teamwork, using your imagination, and how to be a good person. I miss this show.moreless