Saturday, September 6, 2008
Too Much Pooh?
The Walt Disney Company makes close to two billion dollars a year in merchandise from the cuddly little bear.
This gives them a great incentive to keep coming out with new films, television shows and toys among other things. So after it was announced about the cancellation of "My Friends Tigger and Pooh", I got to thinking about the animated offerings the Mouse has come out with since Walt made that first short many, many years ago. It made me wonder, is this enough? Have they mined the Hundred Acre Woods until there's nothing left to use?
* 1966: Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree
* 1968: Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day
* 1974: Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too!
* 1983: Winnie the Pooh and a Day for Eeyore
* 1977: The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (the trilogy of the Honey Tree, Blustery Day, and Tigger Too!)
* 1985: Winnie the Pooh and Friends (re-release of Day for Eeyore with additional shorts)
* 1997: Pooh's Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin
* 1999: Winnie the Pooh: Seasons of Giving
* 2000: The Tigger Movie
* 2002: Winnie the Pooh: A Very Merry Pooh Year* Winnie the Pooh's Camping Trip Adventure
* 2003: Piglet's Big Movie
* 2004: Winnie the Pooh: Springtime with Roo
* 2005: Pooh's Heffalump Movie
* 2005: Pooh's Heffalump Halloween Movie
* Welcome to Pooh Corner (Disney Channel, 1983-1995)
* The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (American Broadcasting Company, 1988-1991)
* The Book of Pooh (Disney Channel, 2001-2002)
* My Friends Tigger & Pooh (Disney Channel, 2007-2008)
Holiday TV specials
* 1994: Winnie the Pooh & Christmas Too!
* 1996: Boo! To You Too! Winnie the Pooh
* 1998: A Winnie the Pooh Thanksgiving
* 1998: Winnie the Pooh, A Valentine For You
I never realized that for a bear that just wants to spend his days lazily frolicking with his friends... he's a very busy bear!
So what do you think? Have we had enough of him? Or is it just the stories that have been told weren't worthy of being told?