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Welcome to Pooh Corner Review
Welcome To Pooh Corner Television Series
Do you remember the television series Welcome to Pooh Corner? The popular children's television show aired for three years, beginning in 1983 and it also ran in reruns until 1997.
Welcome to Pooh Corner was a Disney Channel live-action puppet series featuring real people, people in costumes with radio controlled 'puppetronics' and one 'ordinary' puppet. The animatronic costumes were developed by Ken Forsse and Alchemy II who later developed the very popular Teddy Ruxpin.
Each show was presented by a friendly and warm older man played by Laurie Main. He opened each episode from a comfy chair with a book on his lap and a stuffed toy at his side. He would tell the tale of an event that had happened in the Hundred Acre Wood and relate it to a topic at hand and then he would read a story from Welcome to Pooh Corner. As he narrated, the action was recreated by the Pooh chracters.
Welcome to Pooh Corner featured no commercials as it was created for The Disney Channel before it began airing commercials. Each episode therefore is actually 30 minutes long. After the main story finished, there were two shorter stories. One of these segments was a music video and the other, an arts and crafts segment. There were regular episodes made as well as holiday and educational episodes.
The Welcome To Pooh Corner series was sold on VHS videotape and has never been reproduced on DVD, making the videotapes somewhat rare, much sought after and very expensive. Note that not every episode was released on video.
On this page, read more about Welcome to Pooh Corner and, if you are searching for copies of these shows, you will find links to buy the videos so that you can add these rare VHS videotapes to your collection.
Welcome To Pooh Corner
followed the movie,
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
Welcome To Pooh Corner Video - This video features the original commercial advertisement for this Winnie The Pooh television show.
Welcome To Pooh Corner Introduction Video - This video features the opening of the show.
Fast Facts About Welcome To Pooh Corner
Hal Smith - Pooh and Owl
Will Ryan - Tigger and Rabbit
Phil Baron - Piglet
Ron Gans - Eeyore
Kim Christianson - Kanga and Roo
- DIRECTOR: Denise McKenna
- WRITERS: A.A. Milne and Mark Stratton
- RELEASE DATE: April 18, 1983
- RUNTIME: 30 minutes per episode
- DVD RELEASE DATE: Only available on VHS videotape. No DVD version has been released.
Wikipedia Lists These Differences Between This and Other Winnie The Pooh Shows
- Piglet always wears a scarf or a muffler and is musically inclined.
- Tigger is not orange but rather red with black stripes and he is artistically inclined.
- Rabbit is both a gardener and a magician.
- Eeyore loves and is a talented dancer.
- Owl wears glasses and often a pilot's hat and scarf. He also loves to cook.
- Roo began as a toddler. However, later in the series he was more of a preschool aged child. He always was dressed in red.
Amazon Customer Review
"My words cannot describe how good Welcome to Pooh Corner is. No other children's show comes close to the quality of this series…Every episode had warmth, humor, and charm, and taught good values. It appeals to adults as well as children. The songs were fabulous. The backdrops and scenery were beautiful also. What an amazing bunch of talented people worked on this show! I watched Welcome to Pooh Corner with my sons when they were little and now watch with my granddaughter." ~ Ferrin Sanders
Walt Disney Home Video Released Six VHS Videotapes In The United States in the 1980s - (Different tapes were released in the United Kingdom.)
- VOLUME ONE: You Need A Friend, Doing What I Do Best, The Pooh Scouts and Brighten Your Corner.
- VOLUME TWO: Safety First, Rabbit Learns to Share, The Great Outdoors and Surprise, Surprise.
- VOLUME THREE: Piglet Pride, Roo's Great Adventure, Eeyore Talks to Himself and Snow Falls On Pooh Corner.
- VOLUME FOUR: Hello, Hello There, Practice Makes Perfect, The Old Swimming Hole and Pooh Makes a Trade.
- VOLUME FIVE: A Bicycle Built for Five, My Echo and I, Pooh Learns to Remember and Wishing.
- VOLUME SIX: Don't Quit, Holiday for Pooh Bear, Pooh Builds a Bee House and Piglet Lends a Helping Hand.
Holiday and Educational Welcome To Pooh Corner Episodes
- Because It's Halloween
- Pooh Corner Thanksgiving
- Christmas at Pooh Corner
- Pooh's Funny Valentine's Day
- Christmas Is For Sharing
- Too Smart for Strangers
- Pooh's Great School Bus Adventure
Welcome to Pooh Corner's Too Smart For Strangers Video - The Not-Okay Touching Video
Welcome To Pooh Corner is
"truly 80s and truly a gem.
It was the first Winnie-the-Pooh
show to ever air (even before
"The Adventures of Winnie-the-Pooh"
cartoon show) and it had all the
campy charm and wholesome fun,
which appealed to kids and adults..."
~~ Johnny Italian
Welcome To Pooh Corner Episode List
Pooh Borrows Trouble
Pooh Shows Tigger A Bright Side
Eeyore Solves A Problem
Owl Has A Party For His Auntiversary
Kanga and Roo Learn Where Home Is
Pooh and His Friends Take Potluck
Big Little Piglet
There's No Place Like Owl's Place
Roo's Great Adventure
You Need a Friend
A Brand New Sign
Piglet Sings Out
Pooh Corner Singing Society
Pooh Gets a Turn
A House is Blown Down
Singing Helps the Work Along
Be of Good Cheer
The Old Swimming Hole
Practice Makes Perfect
Pooh and His Friends Play Follow the Leader
A House of a Different Color
Eeyore Joins the Band
Eeyore's Costume Party
A Swing for Eeyore
Rabbit and Eeyore Do a Good Deed
Piglet Lends A Helping Hand
Do It Now
Pooh Goes Boom
It Must Be Fall
It Must Be Spring
It Must Be Summer
Rabbit's Treasure Hunt
Eeyore's Tea Party
Rules of the Game
The Fastest Rabbit in the Wood
Piglet Cares for a Carrot
Carrots, Carrots and More Carrots
The Pooh Scouts
Song of Eeyore
Pooh Corner Carnival
Many Things: Lost and Found
Roo Gets Lost
Happy Birthday, Roo
All Fall Down
Rabbit Wins One for the Tigger
Eeyore Goes Exploring
Pooh Corner On Parade
Tale of a Tail
Rabbit Learns to Share
Tigger's Day Off
Tigger Takes A Fall
Dress Up Day
Piglet's Secret Place is Safe
The Great Outdoors
Pooh Forgets to Remember
Pooh Learns to Remember
The Great Kite Race
Stay at Home Adventure
Look Around, Look Around
Pooh Builds a Bee House
Doing What I Do Best
To Be A Friend
Eeyore Talks to Himself
Pooh Makes a Trade
Hello, Hello There
Piglet Sees Spots
Pooh Scouts Campout
The Man in the Moon is a Tigger
My Echo and I
Snow Falls on Pooh Corner
The Long, Long Walk
Mystery of the Missing Tail
Now You See It
Pooh Corner School
Piglet's Slumber Party
Piglet Finds Out Who His Friends Are
A Mysterious Noise Keeps Piglet Awake
When I Was Younger
Very Beautiful Day
Piglet Learns to Swing
There's A Party Going Round
Almost Perfect Picnic
A Bicycle Built for Five
Home is Better
Day for Knights
The Fastest Does Not Win the Race
Brighten Your Corner
Pooh and His Friends Switch Places
Pooh Cleans Up
Tigger Finds A Hobby
Order Your Copy of Welcome To Pooh Corner From Amazon
I have shown here just three of the six titles that were available on VHS video tape. By clicking through to the link shown below, you will find more information about Volumes 1 through 6 available from sellers on Amazon without any obligation to purchase.
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