Western Animation The New Adventures Of Winnie The Pooh Discussion

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12:09:04 PM Jul 11th 2017
I've pulled this:
  • Foreign Remake: The cartoon counts as one. In 1977, Jackanory aired original Winnie-the-Pooh stories on CBBC (who also aired Noddy's Toyland Adventures and Pingu), but when this was first broadcast The BBC could not believe their eyes! They were surprised at how Disney bought the rights to the protagonist! They were originally going to broadcast him on CBBC, but they didn't like how many superstitions there were, and thus, the cartoon aired on ITV.

Firstly, I'm not really sure that counts as a foreign remake by the definition of the trope; it wasn't based on the UK version (which was just a narration of the story, because that's how Jackanory worked), just a separate adaptation of the same book.

It seems unlkely the BBC would have been surprised to learn Disney had the rights to Winnie-the-Pooh in 1988, given that they'd been showing the shorts that made up The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, either in full or as part of the Clip Show Disney Time, as a regular part of the school holiday schedules for over a decade by this point.

I have no idea what "superstitions" is intended to mean in this context, but I'm not aware of any evidence that the BBC ever had plans to buy the series, any more than The Wuzzles or Gummi Bears. Disney's Saturday morning cartoons had been pretty well established as an ITV thing by this point.
02:37:53 PM Jul 7th 2015
edited by HeroGal2347
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