My Friends Tigger & Pooh
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|My Friends Tigger & Pooh|
|Created by||A. A. Milne (characters)|
|Presented by||Chloë Grace Moretz|
|Starring||Dee Bradley Baker|
|Theme music composer||Andy Sturmer|
|Opening theme||"My Friends Tigger & Pooh Theme Song" (performed by Kay Hanley (season 1), Chloë Grace Moretz (seasons 2–3)|
|Ending theme||"My Friends Tigger & Pooh Theme Song" (instrumental with a summary of one of chosen episodes)|
|Composer(s)||Andy Sturmer (score/songs)|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||3|
|No. of episodes||63 (list of episodes)|
|Running time||22 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Walt Disney Television Animation|
Polygon Pictures, Inc.
|Distributor||Buena Vista Television (May–July 2007)|
Disney–ABC Domestic Television (July 2007 – October 2010)
|Original network||Playhouse Disney|
|Picture format||480i (4:3 SDTV)|
1080i (16:9 HDTV)
|Audio format||Dolby Digital 5.1|
|Original release||May 12, 2007 – October 9, 2010|
My Friends Tigger & Pooh is an American computer-animated children's television series inspired by A. A. Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh. The series was developed by Walt Disney Television Animation, and was executive produced by Brian Hohlfeld.
The series features Pooh and other characters from the book and prior television adaptations and introduces two new characters: a feisty and imaginative 6-year-old red-headed girl named Darby and her dog Buster. Darby is the main human protagonist and the series' hostess and the leader of the Super Sleuths. Christopher Robin, makes two appearances over the course of the series.
|First aired||Last aired|
|1||26||May 12, 2007||August 16, 2008|
|2||19||September 27, 2008||July 12, 2009|
|3||18||September 8, 2009||October 9, 2010|
|Films||3 films||December 6, 2008||April 10, 2010|
- Chloë Grace Moretz as Darby
- Dee Bradley Baker as Buster
- Jim Cummings as Winnie the Pooh and Tigger
- Travis Oates as Piglet
- Peter Cullen as Eeyore
- Ken Sansom as Rabbit
- Kath Soucie as Kanga
- Max Burkholder as Roo
- Kyle Stanger as Lumpy
- Struan Erlenborn as Christopher Robin
- Dee Bradley Baker as Woodpecker
- Jim Cummings as Beaver
- Tara Strong as Porcupine and Vixen
- Mikaila Baumel as Holly
- Mark Hamill as Turtle
- Rob Paulsen as Raccoon
- James Arnold Taylor as Skunk
- Brenda Blethyn as Mama Heffalump
- Sydney Saylor as the Possums
Production and broadcast
Developed by Walt Disney Television Animation with animation from Japanese company Polygon Pictures, My Friends Tigger & Pooh was executive produced and story edited by Brian Hohlfeld. It premiered on Disney Channel's Playhouse Disney block on May 12, 2007. The series was renewed for a second season in June 2007. Beginning with the second season Travis Oates assumed the role of Piglet, taking over for John Fiedler, who died on June 25, 2005, two years prior to the debut of the series. It was renewed for a 35-episode segement third season in March 2008.
The show's theme song is a pop song that is played at the beginning of each episode. It was written by Jellyfish lead singer Andy Sturmer and is performed by former Letters to Cleo singer Kay Hanley. Starting with Season 2, Chloë Grace Moretz as Darby (replacing Kay Hanley) performed the theme.
- The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh: Friendship Edition (June 19, 2007)
- Rabbit's Ruta-Wakening / Tigger's Shadow of a Doubt
- Super Sleuth Christmas Movie (November 20, 2007)
- Super Sleuth Christmas Movie
- Symphony for a Rabbit / Tigger Goes Snowflaky
- Friendly Tails (March 4, 2008)
- Darby, Solo Sleuth / Doggone Buster
- Darby's Tail / Tigger's Delivery Service
- Pooh-Rates of the Hundred Acre Wood / Tigger's Hiccup Pickup
- Hundred Acre Wood Haunt (September 2, 2008)
- Super-Sized Darby / Piglet's Lightning Fightening
- Eeyore's Trip to the Moon / The Incredible Shrinking Roo
- Eeyore's Home Sweet Home / Rabbit's Prized Pumpkin
- Tigger & Pooh and a Musical Too (April 7, 2009)
- Tigger & Pooh and a Musical Too
- Super Duper Super Sleuths (April 6, 2010)
- Super Duper Super Sleuths
- Darby Gets Lemons, Makes Lemonade / Dancing with Darby
- Bedtime with Pooh (August 17, 2010)
- Eeyore's Sad Day / Tigger's Bedtime for Bouncer
- Buster's Bath / Once in a Pooh Moon
- Pooh's Double Trouble / Eeyore Sleeps on It
My Friends Tigger & Pooh was the number 1-ranked television series in kids 2–5 during its first season, earning a 5.2 rating. It also ranked as the top kid series with women 18–49 (0.7 rating), according to Disney Channel. The series continued to be the top-ranked show in kids 2–5 during its season season.
Owl and Gopher
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Owl and Gopher never appeared in the series, although Beaver loosely resembles Gopher, and Owl did appear in some books based on the series. Beaver is a cameo character from Disney's 1955 classic, Lady and the Tramp.
Also, in the direct-to-DVD film Tigger & Pooh and a Musical Too, when Beaver guesses the right password to go to Tigger's side of the forest, Tigger turns to Pooh and, disappointed, says "I miss Gopher."
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- Michael Schneider (March 27, 2008). "Disney goes to 'Jungle Junction' – 'Clubhouse', 'Tigger & Pooh' get third seasons". Variety. Retrieved 2018-09-16.
- Justin Kroll (September 17, 2008). "'Bell,' 'Girl' tie for Humanitas award". Variety. Retrieved 2018-09-16.
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