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At 17th January of 1988, the first episode of "The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh" aired on Disney Channel. "The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh" is an American Saturday morning animated children's television series produced by Walt Disney Television that ran from January 17, 1988 to October 26, 1991, inspired by A. A. Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh stories. It has been released on VHS and DVD.

During the 1980’s, when Walt Disney Television Animation was beginning their rise to popularity, their parent company tried to find numerous ways to recycle some of the studio’s characters, into newer properties.

Carl Barks’ adventuresome Scrooge McDuck character, would be translated into the TV entity known as "Ducktales". Chip and Dale would find a new group of friends, and become adventuresome detectives, in "Chip and Dale’s Rescue Rangers".

For a younger set, that bear of very little brain, Winnie the Pooh, would entertain the Saturday Morning Cartoon circuit, with "The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh", starting in 1988. This series would expand the world of The Hundred Acre Wood, both in scope and character, beyond what had been written by Pooh’s creator, A.A. Milne.

Winnie-the-Pooh was based on a real bear, well, a stuffed bear and Christopher Robin was a real boy, the son of acclaimed English author A.A. Milne. Pooh and the rest of the Hundred Acre Wood gang, who first appeared as characters in 1926, were based on Christopher Robin's exceptionally vivid, imaginative adventures with his own stuffed animals.

Before he became a Disney property, Pooh was featured in a couple of books by Milne that unexpectedly captured that magical time in childhood, when one's imagination (almost literally) comes to life. So, it shouldn't be a surprise that Hundred Acre Wood, where all of this happened, was also a real place.

The characters themselves are the heart of the show and it just doesn’t get any better. The animals have evolved from their A. A. Milne origins into more slapstick, 20th-century versions of themselves. Pooh himself carries the show on his back with his dim-witted earnestness and unflinching kindness to his friends.

But there’s a rich supporting cast in bounce-obsessed Tigger, cowardly Roo, persnickety Rabbit, “wise” Owl, mopey old Eeyore, the irrepressible Gopher, and the mother-daughter duo of Kanga and Roo.

Of course, there’s also Christopher Robin, the ostensible master of the animals and occasional participant in their wacky misadventures. They’re brought to life by an incredibly talented voice cast, led by the prolific Jim Cummings as Pooh (and later Tigger as well after Paul Winchell’s passing).

In 1989, Disney's "Gummi Bears", which ran for 4 successful seasons on NBC, moved to ABC and merged with "The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh" with all-new episodes for Saturday mornings. With over 50 episodes produced, each episode is full of adventures, light-hearted humor and beautifully depicted messages of friendship; all set behind an innocent, carefree, and peaceful woods.

You get to see the characters solve the problems of the day in their whimsical and thoughtful ways. The heartwarming stories are heartfelt and are great for the entire family, leaving unforgettable childhood memories.

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