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The Book of Pooh
GenreAdventure
Children
Puppetry
Created byMitchell Kriegman
Based onWinnie-the-Pooh (book)
by A. A. Milne
Developed byMitchell Kriegman
Directed byMitchell Kriegman
Dean Gordon
Jon Ludwig
Bruce Logan
Tom Guaddarrama
Voices ofJim Cummings
John Fiedler
Ken Sansom
Peter Cullen
Andre Stojka
Kath Soucie
Nikita Hopkins
Stephanie D'Abruzzo
Narrated byRoger L. Jackson
Opening theme"Everyone Knows He's Winnie the Pooh", written by Brian Woodbury and Mitchell Kriegman
Ending theme"Goodbye for Now", written by Brian Woodbury and Mitchell Kriegman
ComposersBrian Woodbury
Julian Harris
Sean Altman
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes51 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producerMitchell Kriegman
Running time22 minutes
Production companyShadow Projects
Original release
NetworkPlayhouse Disney (Disney Channel)
ReleaseJanuary 22, 2001 (2001-01-22) –
July 8, 2003 (2003-07-08)

The Book of Pooh is an American children's television series that aired on the Playhouse Disney block 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 (to which this series bears resemblance) and the animated The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh which ran from 1988 to 1991. It premiered on January 22, 2001 and completed its run on July 8, 2003. It was repeated on Playhouse Disney until June 2, 2006 (May 2007 in the UK). The show is produced by Shadow Projects. Walt Disney Pictures released the first of two films, a direct-to-video spin-off film based on the puppetry television series titled The Book of Pooh: Stories from the Heart in 2001.

Overview

The series take places after the events of Milne's original stories since his son Christopher Robin is clearly a 11 year old. The series departs from many of the established facts of Milne's books; for example, Tigger resides in the 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 episodes "Find Her, Keep Her" and "A Bird in the Hand" 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 "Okay, 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 can climb up—but more importantly climb down from trees and Christopher Robin and his mother's faces are never shown. Plus, Rabbit lives in a tree, as opposed to living in a burrow in other adaptations.

Cast

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 production design 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:

The show's versions of Tigger and Pooh later made an appearance in a music video by the We Are Family foundation.

Puppeteers

Style of puppetry

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.

Main themes

Episodes

Series overview

Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
1 26 January 22, 2001 (2001-01-22) April 3, 2002 (2002-04-03)
2 25 July 14, 2001 (2001-07-14) July 8, 2003 (2003-07-08)

Season 1 (2001)

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code
11"Best Wishes, Winnie the Pooh”
”Double Time"
Mitchell KriegmanMark ZasloveJanuary 22, 2001 (2001-01-22)101
Pooh attempts to grant everyone's wishes as The Great Pooh-Dini.
Rabbit thinks he has to do double time after Pooh has X-ed his calendar to the next day.
Songs: "Your Best Wishes" by Pooh and Piglet; and "On the Double" by Rabbit.
22"Are You Me?”
”Rabbit's Happy Birthday Party"
Mitchell KriegmanMitchell KriegmanJanuary 23, 2001 (2001-01-23)102
Pooh receives a note from someone called "Me" and tries to figure out who sent it.
Pooh and Piglet prepare for Rabbit's birthday party but get lost on the way to his house and end up in Scary Woods.
Songs: "Who Is Me?" by Pooh; and "Think, Think, Think" by Pooh and Piglet.
33"Circumference = Pirates 'Arrre' Squared”
”Pooh's to Do"
Mitchell KriegmanJymn Magon
Claudia Silver
January 24, 2001 (2001-01-24)103
Pooh and his friends become pirates and think their stories are no longer interesting with Christopher Robin.
Pooh is late for Rabbit's meeting, so Rabbit devises a schedule for him.
Songs: "A Pirate Has Got to Have Arrr" by Tigger, Rabbit, Kessie, Pooh, and Piglet; and “A Day in the Life of a Pooh" by Pooh and the cast.
44"Pigletry”
”Dinosnores"
Bruce LoganMark ZasloveJanuary 25, 2001 (2001-01-25)104
Piglet tries reading a poem he wrote, but his friends keep making changes to it.
Owl reads a book about dinosaurs to the gang and they then go to search for a dinosaur, or "dinosnore," as they call it.
Songs: "What Piglets Are" by Piglet; and "Dinosnores" (one of a few songs not sung by the cast).
55"My Gloomy Valentine”
”Mr. Narrator"
Mitchell KriegmanMitchell KriegmanJanuary 26, 2001 (2001-01-26)108
Everyone has a Valentine except Eeyore, so Pooh and his friends try 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.
Songs: "Everyone Wants a Valentine" by the cast [sans Eeyore]; and "That's What We Do" by the cast.
66"Whooo Dunnit”
”Biglet"
Mitchell Kriegman
Dean Gordon
Andy YerkesJanuary 27, 2001 (2001-01-27)106
One of Pooh’s honey jars goes missing and mystery-loving Owl decides to take on the case and interrogates everyone.
Piglet is sick of being small and wishes to be big.
Songs: "We've Got a Mystery on Our Hands" by Owl, Pooh and Piglet; and "If I Could Be Big" by Piglet.
77"I Could Have Laughed All Night”
”X Spots the Mark"
Mitchell KriegmanJymn MagonJanuary 28, 2001 (2001-01-28)107
When Kessie says she thinks Tigger has a funny laugh, Tigger thinks that 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.
Songs: "Isn't That Funny?" by Pooh, Piglet, Rabbit, Eeyore and Tigger; and "Find the X" by Pooh, Piglet, Tigger and Rabbit.
88"I Came, I Sowed, I Conked It”
”I Get a Cake Out of You"
Dean GordonJymn MagonJanuary 29, 2001 (2001-01-29)105
Tigger accidentally messes up the signs in Rabbit's garden when he bounces Piglet and tries to fix them. But then the wrong plants begin growing at the wrong signs.
The gang decides to celebrate reaching page 100 of the book by baking a cake. However, nobody listens completely to Owl’s instructions.
Songs: "I Watch for Signs" by Rabbit; and "We're Making a Cake" by Pooh, Piglet, Tigger and Rabbit
99"The Vegetable of Contents”
”A Welcome to Beat the Band With"
Dean GordonJymn MagonJanuary 30, 2001 (2001-01-30)109
Rabbit is unable to tend to his garden due to his physical condition, so he calls upon Pooh and Piglet to do the work for him.
Rabbit recruits his friends to perform as a band to welcome Kessie back to the Hundred Acre Wood but becomes too obsessed with a “perfect” performance.
Songs: "Keep it Simple" By Pooh and Rabbit; and "One Rabbit Band" by Rabbit.
1010"Owl's Book”
”Tigger's Autobiography"
Dean GordonJonathan Greenberg
Claudia Silver
January 31, 2001 (2001-01-31)110
Pooh, Piglet, Rabbit and 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 wants to write the story of his life. (This story is also entitled “The Autobiography of Tigger”.)
Songs: "The Best Book Ever" by Pooh, Piglet, Tigger and Rabbit; and "The Story of Tigger" by Tigger, Pooh, Piglet and Rabbit.
1111"You Can Lead Eeyore to Books”
”The Spice of Life"
Dean GordonJonathan GreenbergMarch 12, 2001 (2001-03-12)111
Everyone's 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?
Songs: "Have You Got a Book for Me?" by Eeyore, Pooh, Piglet, Tigger and Owl; and "Give it a Try" by Piglet, Rabbit and Tigger.
1212"Mr. Narrator”
”Honey Glazed Hamlet"
Mitchell KriegmanMitchell Kriegman
Mitchell Kriegman and Andy Yerkes
March 19, 2001 (2001-03-19)112
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. (This is a repeat of a story shown earlier in the season.)
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.
Songs: "That's What We Do" by the cast; and "The Play's the Thing" by the cast.
1313"Bee-Friended”
”The Nightmare"
Mitchell Kriegman
Dean Gordon
Mitchell Kriegman and Andy Yerkes
Jonathan Greenberg
March 26, 2001 (2001-03-26)113
A bee gets lost, so Pooh and Piglet try to help it find its way back home.
Piglet recruits his friends to help him stop having nightmares.
Songs: "On Your Way Back Home" by Pooh, Piglet and Bee; and "The Nightmare Wranglers" by Pooh and Tigger.
1414"A Win Who Won Situation”
”Best Wishes, Winnie the Pooh"
Mitchell KriegmanMark ZasloveApril 2, 2001 (2001-04-02)114
Tigger and Rabbit compete to see who's faster.
Pooh attempts to grant everyone's wishes as The Great Pooh-Dini. (This is a repeat of a story shown earlier in the season.)
Songs: "Point of Me/Point of You" by the cast [sans Kessie]; and "Your Best Wishes" by Pooh and Piglet.
1515"Biglet”
”Home Very Sweet Home"
Dean GordonAndy YerkesApril 9, 2001 (2001-04-09)115
Piglet is sick of being small and wishes to be big. (This is a repeat of a story shown earlier in the season.)
Pooh's scheme to steal honey results in a hive full of angry bees in his house.
Songs: "If I Could Be Big" by Piglet; and "Queen of the Bees" by Pooh, Piglet, Tigger and Rabbit.
1616"Don Pooh-Xote”
”Beastly Burden"
Dean GordonJymn MagonApril 16, 2001 (2001-04-16)116
Pooh and Piglet role play their own spin on the classic tale of Don Quixote and search for the Land "Bee-yond".
Eeyore feels like he lacks a purpose, so his friends set out to figure out what Eeyores do best.
Songs: "That Sweet Thing You Are Seeking" by Pooh and Piglet; and "Carry On" by Eeyore, Pooh and Piglet.
1717"It's a Bird? Yes!”
”A Breezy Little Story"
Jon LudwigMark ZasloveApril 23, 2001 (2001-04-23)117
Kessie's debut as a superhero proves that heroes don't just fly around looking cool.
Piglet and Tigger attempt to construct a kite without the instructions on a breezy day in the woods.
Songs: "The Plumed Protector" by Kessie; and "Up, Up and Away".
1818"The Small Wonders”
”Are You Me?"
Dean Gordon
Mitchell Kriegman
Chris Hoey
Mitchell Kriegman
April 30, 2001 (2001-04-30)118
Kessie and Piglet perform in a talent show.
Pooh receives a note from someone called "Me" and tries to figure out who sent it. (This is a repeat of a story shown earlier in the season.)
Songs: "The Bluebird Song" by Piglet, Kessie and the cast; and "Who Is Me?" by Pooh.
1919"Night of the Brussels Sprout”
”I Could Have Laughed All Night"
Dean Gordon
Mitchell Kriegman
Mark Zaslove
Jymn Magon
May 7, 2001 (2001-05-07)119
An unidentified object lands in Rabbit's garden.
When Kessie says she thinks Tigger has a funny laugh, Tigger thinks that Kessie is teasing him so he decides to never laugh again. (This is a repeat of a story shown earlier in the season.)
Songs: "The Green Thing" by Tigger, Pooh, Piglet, Rabbit and Eeyore; and "Isn't That Funny?" by Pooh, Piglet, Rabbit, Eeyore and Tigger.
2020"Kessie Wises Up”
”Eeyore's Tailiversary"
Mitchell Kriegman
Dean Gordon
Claudia SilverMay 14, 2001 (2001-05-14)125
Upset about her limited knowledge, Kessie asks Owl to teach her everything so she will be better able to help her friends when they need it.
Rabbit sets the gang in pairs to make a surprise party for Eeyore to commemorate his Tailiversary – the anniversary of the day he got his tail.
Songs: "I Want to Know Everything Now" by Kessie and Owl; and "Happy Tailiversary" by the cast [sans Eeyore].
Note: Both stories are featured in the direct-to-video film The Book of Pooh: Stories from the Heart (2001).
2121"The Words Are Out”
”Brain Drain"
Dean GordonMark ZasloveMay 21, 2001 (2001-05-21)121
Piglet wakes up one morning with laryngitis and Pooh believes that his "words are lost" so he promises Piglet he'll find his missing words.
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.
Songs: "Where Do Words Go?" and "Show the Sign".
2222"Pleas and Thank-You's”
”The Rumor Millstone"
Bruce LoganJymn MagonMay 28, 2001 (2001-05-28)122
Tigger thinks please is a magic word and tries to use its magic to fly like a bird. Can Kessie stop Tigger from trying to fly?
Rabbit gets upset with Tigger when he makes his spaghetti squish, so Rabbit tells a lie that a monster will take away his bounce. Tigger and the others hide from the monster.
Songs: "Thank You, Please" by Owl and Tigger; and "When You're a Monster Too" by Tigger, Pooh, Piglet and Eeyore.
2323"Busy as a Spelling Bee”
”Up in the Air Junior Bird Donkey"
Bruce LoganMark ZasloveJune 4, 2001 (2001-06-04)123
A bee stings Piglet.
Kessie thinks Eeyore looks especially gloomy so she tries to teach him how to fly.
Songs: "Under a Spelling Bee's Spell" by Owl, Pooh and Piglet; and "Carried Away with Books" by Owl and the cast [sans Eeyore and Rabbit].
2424"Tigger's Replacement”
”Over the Hill"
Dean Gordon
Mitchell Kriegman
Jymn Magon
Mitchell Kriegman and Andy Yerkes
April 1, 2002 (2002-04-01)124
Tigger goes on a journey to get in touch with his wild side.
Pooh decides to go over the hill in search for adventure.
Songs: "Mental Altitude" by Tigger and Piglet; and "Adventure" by Pooh.
Note: Both stories are featured in the direct-to-video film The Book of Pooh: Stories from the Heart (2001).
2525"Take Me to What River?”
”My Gloomy Valentine"
Dean Gordon
Mitchell Kriegman
Chris Hoey
Mitchell Kriegman
April 2, 2002 (2002-04-02)120
Pooh and Piglet decide to name the river in the Hundred Acre Wood.
Everyone has a Valentine except Eeyore, so Pooh and his friends try to get their gloomy friend a Valentine gift. (This is a repeat of a story shown earlier in the season.)
Songs: "What's Your Name, River?" by Pooh and Piglet; and "Everyone Wants a Valentine" by the cast [sans Eeyore].
2626"Greenhorn with a Green Thumb”
”Night of the Waking Tigger"
Dean GordonJymn Magon
Mark Zaslove
April 3, 2002 (2002-04-03)126
Tigger learns about gardening from Rabbit.
Tigger resolves that he is wasting too much fun time by sleeping through the night, so he tries to stay up constantly.
Songs: "Get Growing" by Tigger; and "Tigger's Lullaby" by Pooh, Piglet and Rabbit.
Note: Both stories are featured in the direct-to-video film The Book of Pooh: Stories from the Heart (2001).

Season 2 (2002)

No.TitleOriginal air date
27"The Wood Without Pooh"
"Friends of a Different Stripe"
July 14, 2001 (2001-07-14)
Pooh is worried about leaving his friends because his special, "good" honey lives far away.
When Rabbit's house is flooded by the storm, Tigger invites him to spend the night at his place.

Song for The Wood Without Pooh: "A Wood Without Pooh" by Piglet, Rabbit and Tigger

Song for Friends of a Different Stripe: "Impossible to Live With" by Tigger and Rabbit
28"Mothers of Invention / Once Upon a Happy Ending"July 15, 2001 (2001-07-15)

Rabbit babysits Roo for a day, only for 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 stuck in a tree. In search for answers, he goes back to the beginning to find Tigger diligently chasing an acorn around the Hundred Acre Wood for Piglet.

Song for Mothers of Invention: "Rhyme-A-Bye" by Rabbit, Roo and Tigger

Song for Once Upon a Happy Ending: "Friends Til The End" by Tigger and Piglet
29"Piglet's Perfect Party / A Wood Divided"July 16, 2001 (2001-07-16)

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

Song for Piglet's Perfect Party: "Perfect Party" by Piglet and Pooh

Song for A Wood Divided: "If We Were Talkin" by Tigger, Rabbit and the cast
30"Day of the Knights / Come as Eeyore"July 23, 2001 (2001-07-23)

The story of King Arthur inspires the gang; Eeyore starts to think that he is too boring to show up at Tigger's party.

Song for Day of the Knights: "Knights of the Round Table" by Pooh, Piglet, Tigger and Rabbit

Song for Come as Eeyore: "You Party Animal, You" by Owl and Eeyore
31"Bravehat / Scaredy Cat"July 30, 2001 (2001-07-30)

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.

Song for Bravehat: "Bravehat" by Piglet

Song for Scaredy Cat: "That's All It Was" by Tigger, Piglet and Rabbit
32"On a Clear Day You Can Bounce Forever / The Best Day Ever"August 6, 2001 (2001-08-06)

When Rabbit tells Tigger he is reading a book about a rabbit who wants to eat carrots forever, Tigger gets the idea that he wants to bounce forever; Pooh and Piglet plan to have the perfect day with all of the activities that they enjoy doing together. However, they face a problem when they realize that things aren't going the way they planned.

Song for On a Clear Day You Can Bounce Forever: "Bouncin'" by Tigger and Rabbit

Song for The Best Day Ever: "Favorite Day" by Pooh and Piglet
33"Roo Sticks / The Hundred Acre Scrapbook"August 13, 2001 (2001-08-13)

Tigger finds a stick which reminds him of the day that Kanga and Roo first moved in; When Piglet goes on a trip, he tells Pooh to tell him all about what happened while he was gone. But Pooh can't figure out exactly how to do it.

Song for Roo Sticks: "Someone New To Meet" by Owl, Pooh, Piglet, Tigger and Rabbit

Song for The Hundred Acre Scrapbook: "Everyday Is A Song" by Kessie and Pooh
34"Where the Heffalumps Roam / And a Good Time Was Had By All"August 27, 2001 (2001-08-27)

Piglet wonders what Heffalumps look like, so he and Pooh go on a safari to find out for themselves; Owl lends Pooh a watch that needs winding, which causes Pooh to think that time has stopped.

Song for Where the Heffalumps Roam: "When I Meet A Heffalump" by Pooh and Piglet

Song for And a Good Time Was Had By All: "Time Stands Still" by Pooh and Piglet
35"What's News Tigger-Cat? / Pooh's 24 Hour Bug"September 28, 2001 (2001-09-28)

Rabbit decides to start a newspaper business after he and Tigger learned about it from Christopher Robin, though Tigger has a hard time trying to come up with a good story; Pooh has come down with a case of the Sneezles, and Tigger, Rabbit, and Piglet have 24 hours to find everything on Owl's list for a cure.

Song for What's News Tigger-Cat?: "Who What When Where Why" by Rabbit and Tigger

Song for Pooh's 24 Hour Bug: "Twenty Four Hours To Save The Day" by Piglet, Tigger and Rabbit
36"Blue Ribbon Bunny / Under the Pig Top"December 26, 2001 (2001-12-26)

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 to do it.

Song for Blue Ribbon Bunny: "Gardener of the Year" by Rabbit and the cast [sans Owl and possibly Pooh and Piglet]

Song for Under the Pig Top: "Hundred Acre Circus" by the cast (sans Piglet and Owl)
37"The Best Laid Planets / Happy Harvest Hare"November 13, 2001 (2001-11-13)

Kanga reads Roo and Tigger a story about a space adventure; Piglet finds Rabbit dancing after his harvest has finally been completed.

Song for The Best Laid Planets: "Into Outer Space" by Tigger and Roo

Song for Happy Harvest Hare: "Blissful Bossa Nova" by Rabbit
38"Bounce of a Lifetime / Hare and Share Alike"May 19, 2001 (2001-05-19)

Tigger says to everyone that he can leap over the Scary Woods in a single bounce. But is that really possible?; Rabbit tries to keep his best harvest ever to himself rather than share it with his friends.

Song for Bounce of a Lifetime: "My Hero" by Roo, Tigger and Kanga

Song for Hare and Share Alike: "If You Don't Have Friends" by Rabbit
39"The Terrific Talking Tomato / Kessie Flies for a Spell"March 3, 2003 (2003-03-03)

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

Song for The Terrific Talking Tomato: "Talking Tomato" by the cast (sans Kanga and Owl)

Song for Kessie Flies for a Spell: "Flying" by Kessie and Owl
40"The Book of Boo"October 1, 2001 (2001-10-01)

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 but winds up scaring him, and wins the scary costume contest. Everyone now enjoys Halloween in the Hundred Acre Wood, even Eeyore.

Songs: "I Wanna Be Scary" by Piglet, "Nuthin' Much Scares Me" by Eeyore, "The Hundred Acre Halloween" by the cast
41"Kessie Gets the Message / Map of the Wood"October 15, 2002 (2002-10-15)

Kessie feels left out of what the gang is doing, so Rabbit tells her she can help deliver messages to the others, but when everyone gives her a lot of messages, she gets tired and has a hard time remembering them; Pooh gets lost and he misses lunch time at Rabbit's house, so his friends help him make a map of the Hundred Acre Wood so he'll never get lost again.

Song for Kessie Gets the Message: "Ring Your Bell" by Kessie

Song for Map of the Wood: "Map of the Wood" by Pooh, Piglet, Tigger and Roo
42"The Stickiest Glue of All / A Smackeral in Every Pot"March 17, 2003 (2003-03-17)

Pooh borrows Piglet’s friendship plate and accidentally breaks it. Thinking the friendship plate represents their own friendship, Pooh believes that their friendship is broken; Tigger hits the campaign trail when the residents of the Hundred Acre Wood get hit by election fever.

Song for The Stickiest Glue of All: "Broken Friendships" by Pooh and Piglet

Song for A Smackeral in Every Pot: "Vote For Me" by Tigger, Piglet and the cast [sans Rabbit]
43"Do the Roo / Buck-a-Roo"March 24, 2003 (2003-03-24)

Roo wants to dance for his mother Kanga on her birthday, so he asks his friends for help; Roo is sick in bed, so in order to make him feel better Kanga tells him a story about him as a cowboy.

Song for Do the Roo: "Do the Roo" by Roo, Kanga, Pooh, Piglet, Tigger and Rabbit

Song for Buck-a-Roo: "Call Me Buck-A-Roo" by Roo and the cast
44"Could it Be Magic? / Diary of a Mad Gardener"October 29, 2002 (2002-10-29)

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.

Song for Could it Be Magic?: "It's Only Magic" by Tigger and Piglet

Song for Diary of a Mad Gardener: "I Never" by Pooh, Piglet, Tigger and Eeyore
45"I Was King of the Heffalumps / Tigger's Club"June 24, 2003 (2003-06-24)

Piglet dreams of having the ability to talk to Heffalumps; Tigger starts a fan club for himself and invites everyone to join in. However, that soon evolves into a lot of trouble.

Song for I Was King of the Heffalumps: "King of the Heffalumps" by Piglet

Song for Tigger's Club: "Pouncing Panther Pledge" by Tigger
46"Chez Piglet / Pandora's Suggestion Box"February 6, 2003 (2003-02-06)

Piglet decides to open his own restaurant; Rabbit has an idea for a suggestion box, but it doesn't work out the way he expected.

Song for Chez Piglet: "At Chez Piglet" by Rabbit and Piglet

Song for Pandora's Suggestion Box: "A Perfect Forest" by Rabbit
47"Enter Braying / Weather or Not"July 3, 2003 (2003-07-03)

Rabbit stages a play which Eeyore wrote; Rabbit needs rain for his garden, so Pooh, Piglet, and Tigger try to find a way to make it rain.

Song for Enter Braying: "That's How You Put on a Show" by Rabbit and the cast

Song for Weather or Not: "Let it Rain" by Pooh, Piglet, Tigger and Roo
48"The Case of the Disappeared Donkey / The Littest Dinosnore"July 8, 2003 (2003-07-08)

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

Song for The Case of the Disappeared Donkey: "Stripey McSnarl Always Gets His Man" by Tigger

Song for The Littest Dinosnore: "The Littlest Dinosnore" by Tigger and the Male Chorus
49"Piglet's Inadvertent Adventure / Power of the Pencil"March 15, 2003 (2003-03-15)

Piglet ends up having an adventure, even though he was just going to his mailbox; It's Owl Appreciation Day, and Pooh and his friends have to get ready for it.

Song for Piglet's Inadvertent Adventure: "Nothing Ever Happens" by Piglet

Song for Power of the Pencil: "Power of the Pencil" by Owl and the cast
50"The Wishing Tree"December 3, 2001 (2001-12-03)

Roo sets out on a Christmas Eve adventure with Pooh, Piglet and Tigger in search of a tree that grants wishes, while Rabbit follows a magazine's step-by-step instructions for the perfect holiday party.

Songs: "The Wishing Tree" by Kanga, reprise by the cast, "At Least There's Still Christmas" by Pooh, Piglet, Tigger and Roo, "Wish Big" by Pooh, Piglet, Tigger and Roo
51"The Great Honey Pot / Paging Piglet"November 5, 2002 (2002-11-05)

Pooh goes on a search for a honey pot called "The Great Honey Pot."; Pooh and Piglet are flying a kite when Piglet becomes attached to it and blows away. Pooh asks around for help but nobody seems to know where Piglet is, and it isn’t until Mr. Narrator suggests Piglet might be in an entirely different story that the search really picks up.

Song for The Great Honey Pot: "Too Much Honey"

Song for Paging Piglet: "Lost in a Book" by Mr. Narrator and Pooh

Awards and nominations

The series received three Emmy Awards nominations,[1] and tied with Sesame Street for Outstanding Directing in a Children's Series at the 29th Daytime Emmy Awards in 2002.[2]

Film

Main article: The Book of Pooh: Stories from the Heart

The Book of Pooh: The 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 6 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.

Home media

Several VHS Tapes were released in 2001 and 2002:

Fun with Words

Fun with Friends

A Valentine for Eeyore

Fun with Manners

Fun with Make-Believe

The show became available to stream on Disney+ on its launch, November 12, 2019.

See also

References

  1. ^ Craig Offman (March 13, 2002). "Daytime Emmy noms announced". Variety. Retrieved April 21, 2018.
  2. ^ "PBS, ABC top Emmy nods". Variety. May 12, 2002. Retrieved April 21, 2018.