Welcome to Pooh Corner (partially found Disney Channel live-action puppet series; 1983-1986)

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Status: Partially Found

Welcome to Pooh Corner is a Disney Channel show that began airing the same day the Disney Channel began airing, on April 18th, 1983. It is notable for being the first Winnie-the-Pooh TV series.

The show starred mostly costumed actors in live-action, with Roo being a puppet (later portrayed by a smaller actor in costume). [1]. Although the show ended in 1986, reruns went through 1997. Six volumes were released by Walt Disney Home Video in the US, along with a VHS release of the educational special "Too Smart For Strangers." [2]. Each volume contained 4 episodes each. 6 episodes were released in the UK, in a series that showcased other early Disney Channel shows. Two of the educational specials were released on DVD in "Disney Safety Hits Vol. 2" - these were "Pooh's Great School Bus Adventure" and "Too Smart for Strangers." Because the show's runtime went mostly when recording devices were uncommon, most of the 120+ episodes were lost.

The show was dubbed in French as Les Aventures de Winnie l'Ourson ("The Adventures of Winnie the Bear Cub"). The French version changed various aspects of the show, most notably the opening sequence. In the French opening, Rabbit is shown as a drawing rather than a stuffed animal. This happens to Piglet in later episodes as well. It had two different narrators/hosts during its run: Vincent Perrot and Jean Rochefort, whereas the English version only had one, Laurie Main.

Episodes[edit | edit source]

Including the holiday specials, there are 120 original episodes of Welcome to Pooh Corner. According to Winniepedia, there are two different episodes named Strawberry Time. However, this could be a mistake. Some episodes may be found with names that are not on the table, so the total number of episodes may be more than currently known.

# Episode Title English Status French Status
1 Pooh Borrows Trouble Lost Lost
2 Handyman Tigger Lost Lost
3 Pooh Shows Tigger a Bright Side Lost Lost
4 Eeyore Solves a Problem Lost Lost
5 Owl Has a Party for his Auntiversary Lost Lost
6 Kanga and Roo Learn Where Home Is Lost Lost
7 Pooh and his Friends Take Pot Luck Lost Lost
8 Big Little Piglet Found Lost
9 There's No Place Like Owl's Place Lost Lost
10 Roo's Great Adventure Found Lost
11 You Need a Friend Found Lost
12 A Brand New Sign Found Lost
13 Piglet Sings Out (previously thought to be 'Piglet Signs Out') Found Lost
14 Pooh Corner Singing Society Found Lost
15 Pooh Gets a Turn Lost Found
16 A House is Blown Down Existence Unconfirmed Existence Unconfirmed
17 Singing Helps the Work Along Lost Lost
18 Be of Good Cheer Lost Lost
19 The Old Swimming Hole Found Lost
20 Practice Makes Perfect Found Lost
21 Pooh and his Friends Play Follow the Leader Lost Lost
22 A House of a Different Color Lost Found
23 Piglet Pride Found Lost
24 Eeyore Joins the Band Found Lost
25 Eeyore's Costume Party Found Lost
26 Eeyore's Gift Found Lost
27 Feelings Found Lost
28 A Swing for Eeyore Found Lost
29 Little Things Found Lost
30 Rabbit and Eeyore do a Good Deed Lost Lost
31 Piglet Lends a Helping Hand Found Lost
32 Do it Now Partially Found Found (1 | 2)
33 Pooh Goes Boom Found Lost
34 It Must Be Fall Lost Lost
35 It Must Be Spring Lost Lost
36 It Must Be Summer Found Lost
37 Rabbit's Treasure Hunt Found Lost
38 Strawberry Time Lost Lost
39 Sleepytime Tigger Lost Lost
40 Eeyore's Tea Party Lost Lost
41 Safety First Found Lost
42 Clouds Found Lost
43 Rules of the Game Lost Lost
44 Wishing Found Lost
45 The Fastest Rabbit in the World Found Lost
46 Piglet Cares for a Carrot Found Lost
47 Carrots, Carrots, and More Carrots Found Lost
48 Eeyore's Island Found Lost
49 The Pooh Scouts Found Lost
50 Let's Pretend Lost Found
51 Song of Eeyore Found Lost
52 Pooh Corner Carnival Lost Lost
53 Many Things: Lost and Found Lost Lost
54 Roo Gets Lost Found Found
55 Hi Neighbor Found Found
56 Happy Birthday, Roo Found Lost
57 All Fall Down Lost Lost
58 Rabbit Wins One For Tigger Lost Lost
59 Spaghetti, Spaghetti, Spaghetti Found (1 | 2 | 3) Lost
60 Eeyore Goes Exploring Lost Lost
61 Pooh Corner On Parade Found Lost
62 Tale of a Tail Found (1 | 2) Lost
63 Iceboat Cometh Found Lost
64 Rabbit Learns to Share Found Lost
65 Tigger's Day Off Found Lost
66 Rabbit's Cousin Lost Lost
67 Tigger Takes a Fall Found Lost
68 Dress Up Day Lost Lost
69 Bright Idea Lost Lost
70 Piglet's Secret Place is Safe Lost Lost
71 The Great Outdoors Found Lost
72 Pooh Forgets to Remember Lost Lost
73 Pooh Learns to Remember Found Lost
74 The Great Kite Race Lost Lost
75 Stay at Home Adventure Lost Lost
76 Surprise, Surprise Found Lost
77 Look Around, Look Around Lost Lost
78 Fine, Feathered Friend Found Lost
79 Pooh Builds a Bee House Found Lost
80 Doing What I Do Best Found (1 | 2) Lost
81 To Be a Friend Lost Lost
82 Eeyore Talks to Himself Found Lost
83 Pooh Makes a Trade Found Lost
84 Hello, Hello There Found Lost
85 Butterflies Tigger Lost Lost
86 Piglet Sees Spots Lost Lost
87 Pooh Scouts Campout Lost Lost
88 The Man in the Moon is a Tigger Lost Lost
89 Heat Wave Lost Lost
90 My Echo and I Lost Lost
91 Snow Falls on Pooh Corner Found Lost
92 The Long, Long, Walk Found Lost
93 Don't Quit Found Lost
94 Mystery of the Missing Tail Found Lost
95 Now You See It Lost Lost
96 Strawberry Time Existence Unconfirmed Existence Unconfirmed
97 Pooh Corner School Found Lost
98 Poor Eeyore Lost Lost
99 Piglet's Slumber Party Found Found
100 Piglet Finds Out Who Friends Are Lost Lost
101 A Mysterious Noise Keeps Piglet Awake Lost Lost
102 Treasures Island Found Lost
103 When I was Younger Lost Lost
104 Very Beautiful Day Lost Lost
105 Piglet Learns to Swing Lost Lost
106 There's a Party Going Round Lost Lost
107 Almost Perfect Picnic Found Lost
108 A Bicycle Built for Five Found Partially Found
109 Home is Better Lost Lost
110 Day for Knights Found Lost
111 The Fastest Does Not Win the Race Lost Lost
112 Brighten Your Corner Found Lost
113 Pooh and His Friends Switch Places Lost Lost
114 Pooh Cleans Up Lost Lost
115 Tigger Finds a Hobby Found Lost

Holiday Specials[edit | edit source]

Five holiday specials were made for the show, airing sometime between 1985 and 1987. Three of the English episodes have been found, and two remain lost. No French version of these episodes have been found.

Episode Title English Status French Status
Because it's Halloween Found Lost
Pooh Corner Thanksgiving Lost Lost
Christmas at Pooh Corner Found Lost
Holiday for Pooh Bear Found Lost
Christmas is for Sharing Lost Lost

Educational Specials[edit | edit source]

Four educational episodes were also made, two of which aired in 1989, five years after the show's original run. All English versions of these episodes have been found, though the existence of a French dub of these episodes are currently unknown.

Episode Title English Status French Status
Too Smart for Strangers Found Existence Unconfirmed
Pooh's Great School Bus Adventure Found Existence Unconfirmed
One and Only You Found Existence Unconfirmed
Responsible Persons Found Existence Unconfirmed

A Part of Me[edit | edit source]

At the end of episodes that were shorter than 30 minutes, a character would sing a song about parts of the body. Currently, four of these segments have been found and one remains lost. It is thought that a sixth segment about Rabbit singing about his hands exists, but its existence is currently unconfirmed.

Song Name Singer Status
Eyes Owl Found
Ears Pooh Found
Feet Piglet Found
Nose Tigger Found
Mouth Eeyore Lost
Hands Rabbit Existence Unconfirmed

See Also[edit | edit source]

Winnie the Pooh[edit | edit source]

Disney Channel[edit | edit source]

Playhouse Disney[edit | edit source]

Disney Junior[edit | edit source]

Toon Disney[edit | edit source]

Disney XD[edit | edit source]

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