Winnie The Pooh is a franchise that a lot of us hold dear, whether you've seen the cartoons and/or read the books. However, Pooh doesn't seem to do well in theaters. Critically speaking, the films are all well received, but financially, they either lose money or only make a little money back. (Though I'm not sure how the theatrical shorts do). The only exception is The Tigger Movie, which made about 96 million dollars on a 15-30 million dollar budget, making it the highest grossing Pooh movie, and it's still well received. Look at the other films released theatrically: 1. I can't find the financial status for the 1977 Many Adventures Of Winnie The Pooh film, whether it made money or lost money. All I know is that it's well received. 2. Piglet's Big Movie only made about 63 million dollars on a 46 million dollar budget. 3. Pooh's Heffalump Movie only made about 53 million dollars on a 20 million dollar budget. 4. Winnie the Pooh (2011) has two theories. One is that it made only 30 million dollars on a 33 million dollar budget. Another theory is that it made 50 million dollars on a 30 million dollar budget. Either way, it bombed financially, and after serious consideration, Disney cancelled plans for any more hand drawn movies. One thing some people think might've hurt Pooh's theatrical reputation would be its status as "for preschoolers". Winnie The Pooh has had three shows: The New Adventures Of Winnie The Pooh, The Book Of Pooh, and My Friends Tigger And Pooh. Of the three, TNAOWTP was released on ABC back when it aired educational content with frequent reruns on Playhouse Disney/Disney Junior, while the latter two shows were produced specifically for Playhouse Disney/Disney Junior. Pooh's most recent project was a crossover with Doc McStuffins, another Disney Junior show. All of Pooh's theatrical projects are G rated. Even though G means it's for general audiences, Hollywood seems to think it's strictly for little kids. Not helping things is how all the G rated theatrical films this decade (whether short term or long term) are either A) Based on a movie franchise that started before the 2010s, meaning it's not completely original (the Toy Story movies and the Cars movies for examples) B) Lost money (like the aforementioned 2011 Winnie the Pooh) C) Get mixed or negative reception (Equestria Girls 1, Cars 2, Cars 3 are mixed while Oogieloves is flat out panned) When you think of more recent theatrical films that adapt children's books like Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs or How To Train Your Dragon or Tangled, they're all rated PG in order to secure that adults will come without alienating kids, and they put in plenty of parental bonuses. The live action Winnie The Pooh will most likely be PG since live action films of animated movies like Jungle Book and Beauty And The Beast are PG rated to G rayed animated films. With all this in mind, Is Winnie The Pooh's Preschool Status Why It Doesn't Do Well Theatrically? What Could Be Done To Help Out? What else do you think causes Pooh movies to not do well financially? Tell me your thoughts below.