My Friends Tigger & Pooh
My Friends Tigger & Pooh is an American CGI animated preschool show created by Bobs Gannaway, who also created Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. It lasted from 2007 to 2010.
Why It Should Be Part Of The Super Sleuths
- Slightly faithful to the original Winnie the Pooh.
- The Super Sleuths are amazing characters with deep, relatable and diverse personalities such as the optimistic leader Darby, and her best friends, the silly old bear Winnie the Pooh, the happy-go-lucky Tigger, and the loyal cute puppy Buster.
- In one episode, "Bursting Pooh's Bubble", when Pooh get’s trapped in a bubble, this references The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh episode, "Bubble Trouble". This time, however, this episode is executed way better than the other Winnie the Pooh episode.
- The theme song is super catchy. And even better, Darby starts singing along when Season 2 starts.
- Many of the other classic characters also appear, like Piglet, Eeyore, Rabbit, Kanga, Roo, and Lumpy, which is awesome.
- Amazing CGI animation, just like in Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.
- The Think, Think, Think song that plays in every episode is both catchy and nostalgic.
- The other songs in the show were also good, like Who, What, Where, When, Why, or How?
- Christopher Robin guest appears in two episodes, which is great.
- Doesn't try to cash in on the latest trends and treats the audience with a very high level of respect.
- Very educational, as it teaches young children about mystery solving, thinking solutions, ask questions, teamwork, etc.
- A great way to introduce kids to Disney.
- The characters are all still very cute.
- Has 3 television movies, Super Sleuth Christmas Movie, Tigger & Pooh and a Musical Too, and Super Duper Super Sleuths, which are all amazing, dramatic, and emotional movies.
- Amazing plotlines with some continuity.
- Properly utilizes the talents of Jim Cummings, Travis Oates, Peter Cullen, Ken Sansom, Kath Soucie, Max Burkholder, Kyle Stanger, and many other talented voice actors.
- Chloë Grace Moretz was amazing as Darby, and Dee Bradley Baker did a good job voicing Buster.
- Hilarious moments, mainly from Pooh and Tigger.
- Owl and Gopher are absent in the show, which is disappointing for children who grew up with the classic Winnie The Pooh.
- Some people may find Darby annoying. She treats the audience like how Dora from Dora the Explorer, Diego from Go, Diego, Go!, the Little Einsteins, the narrators and puppets from Baby Einstein, JoJo from JoJo's Circus, the Sensational Six from Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Barney the Dinosaur, Elmo from the Sesame Street segment Elmo's World and the other Sesame Street characters in the later seasons, Joe from the later episodes of Blue's Clues, Blue from Blue's Room, and the Teletubbies do.
- The switch to CGI really didn’t fly over well with fans.
- This show is one of those shows where the characters (especially Darby) consistently break the fourth wall, making the show absolutely bland and repetitive over time.
The show received mixed to positive reviews, Common Sense Media gave the show 4 out of 5, stating “New girl pal joins the Hundred Acre Wood gang.", IMDb gave it a 5.8 out of 10 rating.
However, on iTunes, it received a 3.3 star rating for season 2, and a 3.7 for season 1.
- This is the last Playhouse Disney/Disney Junior show to be based on Winnie-the-Pooh, as well as the last Winnie-the-Pooh animated TV series.
- The Winnie-the-Pooh franchise would later reappear on Disney Junior, in a crossover with Doc McStuffins, in the Season 4 episode, “Into the Hundred Acre Wood”.