Disney’s latest entertainment vehicle for its Winnie the Pooh franchise is ready for broadcast. CGI toon My Friends Tigger & Pooh will premiere on The Disney Channel’s preschool block on Saturday, May 12 at 10 a.m. While Pooh and bouncy sidekick Tigger are the focus of the series, viewers can expect to see other well-known residents of the Hundred Acre Wood, including Piglet and Eeyore. The new twist is that lead human character Christopher Robin has been replaced by a little girl named Darby and her dog Buster.
An in-house production of Walt Disney Television Animation, My Friends Tigger & Pooh marks the first time Pooh and the gang have been rendered in CGI. Each episode consists of two 11-minute stories and will lean on a problem-solving premise to explore educational themes appropriate for the preschool target. Music also plays a big role, with sing-a-longs and repeated theme music at the core of each 22-minute episode.
After it bows on Disney Channel in the US, My Friends Tigger & Pooh will roll out this summer across more than 70 territories that play host to a Disney Channel or Playhouse Disney outlet.