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  • "Do It Yourself" Theme Tune: Jim Cummings also took a turn singing the theme.
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: A few episodes are available on the Growing Up With Winnie The Pooh DVDs and many VHS tapes contained episodes of the series back when that format was commonplace, but the vast majority of the series remains difficult to find. For those that have thrift stores, Goodwills or swap meets in their area, the VHS tapes are not uncommon finds there, along with a VCR to play them if you don't have one, often selling for $5 or less.
    • Some miscellaneous Winnie the Pooh DVDs have episodes of The New Adventures as bonus features, but at least one of those DVDs — The Tigger Movie 10th Anniversary Edition, usurped in 2012 by the DVD included in the "Bounce-a-Riffic Special Edition" Blu-Ray/DVD combo pack — has gone out of print.
    • Two episodes, "Pooh Oughta Be in Pictures" and "Cleanliness is Next to Impossible", are only available on long-out-of-print Region 2 videotapes, and another two, "To Bee or Not to Bee" and "Sorry, Wrong Slusher", are unavailable on home video in any format, the latter most likely due to its disturbing subject matter.
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    • With some searching, the entire series can be found online via YouTube or Dailymotion, and other video sharing sites.
    • The entire series has in fact been remastered in HD format, though only particular countries such as Russia, Japan and Germany have saw a proper rerelease. As shown here.
    • The only way you can watch the Christmas Too special on DVD is through the Direct-to-Video film A Very Merry Pooh Year. While the special is remastered for the film, Rabbit's fur was painted yellow as commonly portrayed, while Christopher Robin's voice was re-dubbed by the actor who voiced the character in the new bridging sequences. The original special returned to television in 2007 on ABC, but several scenes were cut for commercial time. This version was the basis for the Freeform airings as part of their 25 Days of Christmas block from 2008 until 2013. The special returned to Freeform in 2018 and restored some scenes (notably Pooh's friends wishing him well when he unsuccessfully attempts to deliver the letter to Santa personally) but cuts others like Gopher helping Tigger and Rabbit set up their Christmas tree and subsequently decorating it, and uses Christopher Robin's voice track from A Very Merry Pooh Year. So far, the 1994 VHS release of the special remains the only way to watch it in its original form.
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    • Averted as of September 2019, as the series has since been confirmed for Disney+. It's even shown in its' remastered high-definition format!
  • Long Runner: It actually lasted longer in reruns than it did during its first run. It started on The Disney Channel on January 17, 1988 and ran until April 10, 1988. It then moved to ABC in first-run from September 10, 1988 until October 26, 1991 (during the 1989-90 season it was paired up with the newly-moved-networks Gummi Bears as the Gummi Bears/Winnie-The-Pooh Hour), then aired reruns until September 4, 1993. Reruns then started airing on ABC again on December 9, 1995, lasting through the entirety of the One Saturday Morning block (mostly to fulfill E/I requirements, however), continuing until that block's end on September 7, 2002 (with only a small break during the fall of the 1996-97 season). And of course there were the seemingly endless amounts of Pooh-related VHS tapes released during the 90s, reruns on the Disney Channel from October 3, 1994 until September 1, 2006, and on Toon Disney from April 1998 until November 2007, to the point it probably made more than one casual observer think the show lasted way longer than it actually did.
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  • No Export for You: Believe it or not, the show actually got a full HD remaster (albeit with a 16:9 crop)...which Disney has been shockingly quiet about. It's aired in a few foreign markets including Germany, Japan, Croatia, and the Czech Republic, but for whatever reason, it has yet to see the light of day in its own country. There is potential Disney is saving it for their streaming service, but it's pretty shocking that they would be so quiet and secretive over such a restoration.
  • The Other Darrin: By the time the third season began production, Jim Cummings, already voicing Pooh, replaced Paul Winchell as Tigger, reportedly due to Winchell's declining healthnote . Cummings also filled in for Winchell in odd episodes of the previous seasons starting with "King Of The Beasties".
    • Cummings, meanwhile, starting with this series, inherited the role of Pooh from Sterling Holloway (who voiced Pooh in the original featurettes), who declined to reprise his role for retirement and health reasons (Holloway would die in 1992, the year after New Adventures aired its last episode). Similarly, Ken Sansom was cast as Rabbit (replacing Will Ryan) and Peter Cullen was cast as Eeyore.
    • Reportedly, during times where Cummings couldn't show up, Hal Smith also provided some odd voice work for Pooh for the series (having previously voiced him in Welcome to Pooh Corner and A Day For Eeyore).
    • Voice actor Michael Gough (not to be confused with another Michael Gough) was brought in to replace Howard Morris as the voice of Gopher, as Morris was under contract to Garfield and Friends. When Morris decided to retire from voice acting altogether, Gough became Gopher's permanent voice.
    • Minor example with Christopher Robin: he was voiced by Timothy Hoskins for the show's entire run, but in the Christmas Too special he was replaced by Edan Gross. When the special was edited into A Very Merry Pooh Year, Gross' voice was dubbed over by William Green, who voiced Christopher in the bridging sequences.
  • Recycled Premise: A few plot points from the novels are loosely adapted in the series. "The Old Switcheroo" for example reuses the premise of Piglet taking Roo's place in Kanga's pouch, and getting trolled by Kanga as payback. Other way round, a few story ideas from the series were loosely reused in The Book of Pooh, while the episode "Owl In The Family" even seems close in concept to The Tigger Movie.
  • Role Reprise: John Fiedler, Paul Winchell and Hal Smith all reprise their roles as Piglet, Tigger and Owl respectively from the original shorts and original film almost two decades before. Smith does not reprise his previous role as Pooh however, the role inherited by Jim Cummings from this show onward.

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