'Tigger & Pooh' Renewed After One-Month Debut
Barely one month after its premiere on the Disney Channel’s “Playhouse Disney” pre-school weekend block, Winnie the Pooh’s new CG-animated show My Friends Tigger & Pooh has been picked up for a second season, according to Variety.
Since its bow on May 12th, the show has ranked No. 1 among all TV shows in kids 2-5 (with a 5.2 rating), and also ranks tops among children’s series with women 18-49 (0.7 rating), according to the network.
“From day one, My Friends Tigger & Pooh resonated with our audience, and we were able to introduce a new generation of preschoolers to these lovable characters,” said Nancy Kanter, senior VP of original programming at Disney Channel. “We hope to continue to create fun-filled storylines that help encourage young minds to think, share and learn the importance of teamwork, community and friendship.”
The show focuses on the classic A.A. Milne characters of Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Piglet, Eeyore and others, but adds a young girl to the mix — the curious 6-year-old Darby — replacing traditional character Christopher Robin. Tigger, Pooh and Darby make up the “Super Sleuths,” who stress thinking skills to solve problems.
My Friends Tigger & Pooh has also started to launch internationally, with airings now in France and beginning this week in Canada.