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Somewhere between the late 2000s and early 2010s, a very peculiar phenomenon of fan-videos began to crop up. The exact origin of where it started is unknown; it could be linked to TonyDWA (who has no connection), but most people cited Brerdaniel as the one who lit the match.

The premise is as simplistic as it gets; take a show/movie/game/etc., insert various characters from other properties so that it would appear to be as if they were in on the action, (mainly Winnie-the-Pooh, being the namesake and all) and you're all set. The Adventures videos also have plenty of spin-offs, though the only difference between them is whose name appears in the title (Thomas and Twilight Sparkle, Brian Griffin, etc.) as the formula otherwise remains the same.

There have been many different creators that have their own Adventure series (although there is a lot of overlap between them). Among the most notable are Hiatt Gray, Maggie Girl Cartoons, Inc. Pictures (formerly known as Yakko Warner Films, not to be confused with the Animaniacs' Yakko Warner), Benny the Beast (who has since retired), and the possible creator himself, Brerdaniel. And also PerkyGoth14; who's doing something similar, as well as throwing OCs into the mix, despite claims of not being influenced by the series. Most, if not all of Christopher Spielberg's works (especially his Garfield and the Equestria Girls Series) can be seen as similar to this, though the jury's out on whether they were influenced by the series or not.


The Wiki Rule applies here too. It can be seen here. There's also a spin-off series by MovieManMDG focusing on Ed, Edd n Eddy called The Ultimate Ed-Chronicles. No, really. It also has its own page.

And now, we present our tropes:

  • Abusive Parents: Benny's father, the King of some kingdom is apparently a tyrant who doesn't care for his son even after turning into a beast, and forced his wife and Queen to do domestic chores rather than using any servants.
  • Adaptational Heroism:
    • Panthy and Dagnino from El Arca play more heroic roles in stories made by LionKingHeart Fantasy Films, having redeemed themselves after the events of the movie.
    • Characters like Brian Griffin, who lives up to his reputation as a pretentious asshole and anti-heroic status, is presented in an almost completely heroic and selfless light here.
  • Back from the Dead:
    • Tends to happen a lot. Characters may even come back with absolutely no explanation. Just to die again in a future adventure. Dr. Facilier might be the most notable, as most, if not all of his defeats end with his death.
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    • Not all villains die in a story. Sometimes they just flee when they find they're beaten.
    • Handwaved in some stories. In Simba, Timon, and Pumbaa's Adventures of Robin Hood, for example, Dr. Facilier explains that he was able to return to the living world by offering his "Friends On the Other Side" Simba's soul in exchange for his freedom.
  • Big Bad Ensemble: Bowser (typically considered the true Big Bad), Ganondorf, The Fallen, Sunset Shimmer (an evil clone version), and Aku are considered some of the most dangerous and powerful villains Pooh and his friends have ever faced.
  • Big Bad Duumvirate: Like the heroes, there are plenty of villains that would team up with varying degrees of evil. How they were able to co-operate with each other is anyone's guess.
  • Big Good: Varies between characters like Optimus Prime, Princess Celestia and obviously, Winnie the Pooh himself.
  • Bowdlerise: Whenever there is one made of a mature film/show/game/etc, they censor any of the "inappropriate content." Well, at least some of it.
  • Continuity Snarl: Whenever they try to have continuity, like in The Ultimate Ed-Chronicles, this ends up happening.
  • Darker and Edgier: Hiatt Grey's works are this compared to most other Pooh's Adventures stories. The heroes are put in life-threatening situations, characters from franchises such as Thomas the Tank Engine and My Little Pony now own assault rifles among other things, the villains are far more sadistic, characters from Family Guy and many other adult cartoons join in on adventures, and many characters are even Killed Off for Real in pretty gruesome ways. They even have some mild cursing ("damn" and "hell" particularity.) Not to mention, other spin-off plots deal more with less kid-friendly subject matter than most of them.
  • Deconstruction Crossover:
    • Winnie The Pooh meets The Toxic Avenger showcases the problems that arise from featuring so many characters in a film not suited for them.
    • Pooh's Adventures of Façade deconstructs most of the tropes present in these videos:
      • While Pooh's group starts out with 100 characters, various circumstances led to only 8 characters remaining.
      • When they get to the Sodor train station, 20 characters including Aladar and Godzilla have to stay behind because they're too big to get in Thomas' coaches.
      • Pooh and his friends rush aboard, but many of the smaller ones including Lowly, the Wonder Pets!, Garfield and the Jungle Cubs get crushed by the crowd.
      • Pumbaa, due to not doing so well in crowds, ends up farting and suffocating many characters, forcing Kirby to swallow him.
      • Famous characters do get noticed, but not in a good way: Ronald McDonald and Mickey Mouse get arrested out of fear that they may be out to kidnap children.
      • Unlike most cases where animals that Pooh assoiciates with aren't feared by humans, Trip doesn't trust Simba and even kills him later on.
      • This time, Bowser’s scheme of the week isn't to team up with a villain and hope for the best, as Rabbit expected it to be.
      • Ash not using his Pokemon to help in situations comes to bite him in the ass when he gets called out by Pooh for not using them.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: For example, in this part of a cringe compilation, Diamond Tiara and Silver Spoon are being, well, Diamond Tiara and Silver Spoon. The Skarloey Railway Engines promptly open fire on them on Duncan's command with machineguns, rifles and rocket launchers.
  • Earth-Shattering Kaboom: In part 10 of Winnie the Pooh Meets the Toxic Avenger, Arnold Schwarzenegger comes in from the toon-overrun future and kills Homer, using his corpse to hit the History Eraser Button, destroying the world and all the toons within it.
  • Everyone Is Related:
  • Expy: Benny The Beast is one to, well, Beast. The two even share a crossover where they go through similar storylines.
  • Good Guns, Bad Guns: The villains in Hiatt Grey's works strictly use Imperial/Nazi German weaponry (most commonly the Luger P08 or a Walther P38, though there are some exceptions), while the heroes have weapons of various origins which are usually outdated or anachronistic depending on the scenario.
  • Gosh Darn It to Heck!: Any profanity is filtered to this, except in Hiatt Grey's videos and transcripts in addition to certain fanmade works. Even references to the city of Christchurch, New Zealand become "Louisechurch".
  • "Groundhog Day" Loop: Heavily implied to be the case for Pooh's Adventures when it comes to different teams going through the same movie.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Several villains have been brought back and reformed. Darth Vader and Boba Fett are particularly notable in this regard due to them being brought Back from the Dead for that purpose.
  • The Hero: Pooh, obviously.
  • Hero Antagonist: Drell in Cherry's Adventures, he also seems to favor Atticus over Cherry, who he makes as his own personal Butt-Monkey until Atticus gets back at him for abusing Cherry.
  • Importation Expansion: These videos are mostly already-existing movies with "guest stars" edited into the footage every once in a while, and poorly at that. Often, these characters might steal lines of dialogue spoken by the actual film characters, if the line wasn't something that particular character would ever say, or even reworded to sound like something that they would've said if they were actually present.
  • Interspecies Romance: Played to extremely ridiculous levels.
  • Just Train Wrong: Whenever the Thomas And Friends locomotive characters are featured, they're able to grab, hold, and operate objects, sprout limbs, and go anywhere they please without the use of rails.
  • Karma Houdini:
  • Knight of Cerebus: The level of vileness of a villain is Depending on the Writer, but Hiatt Grey's villains definitely qualify.
  • Laughably Evil: Most of the villains are this. Even to ones who are treated seriously within their own show, like Team Rocket.
  • Loads and Loads of Characters: It can reach flat-out insane levels.
  • Loophole Abuse: The rules for what can be put on the PA wiki are very arbitrary and vague, so the intended G and PG content of the wiki dips into harder violence or partially censored forms of subject matter now and again.
  • Massive Multiplayer Crossover: You won't believe how many works they've tried to cram into one package.
  • "Not Making This Up" Disclaimer: Anytime anyone reviews them or talks about them, this trope is usually quoted because the crossovers and situations in them are just that absurd.
  • No Antagonist: Some Pooh's Adventures movies (like Brerdaniel's Pooh's Adventures of A Goofy movie) may have Pooh and pals go into the events of a movie that have no Big Bad, and other villains like Team Rocket will likely be absent.
  • Original Generation:
    • Leo, Benny, and Johnny, the Author Avatars of LionheartCaptain, Startanica, and LionKingRulezAgain, are this in their own spin-off series along with all other characters created by them. Unlike Pooh, Ash Ketchum, Twilight Sparkle, and Thomas the Tank Engine, they do not belong to any already-existing franchises and are instead original characters.
    • Several "spin-off" series' contain original characters (many who serve as the lead/s of their own adventure series').
  • Out of Focus: Ironically, Winnie the Pooh himself is hardly featured in some of the more large-scale projects in favor of Thomas the Tank Engine, MLP: FiM and Family Guy characters.
  • Overly Long Gag: Whenever the inserted characters introduce themselves, react in shock/horror to something, etc, due to the aforementioned Loads and Loads of Characters.
  • Parental Abandonment: Cherry and Atticus were abandoned at an orphanage. Cherry found and reunited with her parents in Cherry Goes to Jurassic Park, and Atticus reunites with his family in Scamp and Atticus's Adventure.
  • Perky Goth: Cherry. Her creator's screen name is even "PerkyGoth14".
  • Pinball Protagonist: Pooh, Twilight Sparkle, Thomas the Tank Engine...just about anyone added in contributes nothing to the plot, other than reactions and lines. It's more glaring since some characters added can actually take out the villain at any time, yet remain in the sidelines.
  • Show Within a Show: Many of Pooh's adventures are staged as plays that are performed by Pooh and the gang.
  • Self-Insert: There are some makers that would insert themselves into the picture.
  • Soundtrack Dissonance: One instance is where the Blue Fairy was singing Love is the Light Inside Your Heart, during the climax of Return of the Jedi when Darth Vader was getting electrocuted by Emperor Palpatine whilst saving Luke Skywalker.
  • Spotlight-Stealing Squad: The majority (if not all) of the members of the "Adventure Teams" that are deployed could qualify. The fact that many crossovers are called "Pooh's Adventures of [X]" or "Thomas and Twilight Sparkle's Adventures of [X]" make it seem like they're hijacking the film from the main protagonist.
  • Steam Never Dies: The trains, of course. They can appear in any time period without the need of rails, it seems.
  • Story-Breaker Team-Up: The videos run on this trope. The main character, Winnie-the-Pooh, crosses over with people like Batman, the Ghostbusters, the Gargoyles, and many others dipping into either a very high Super Weight (even for a stuffed animal) or the darkest part of town, or even both. Then there's the allies Pooh has, although not a lot of them could affect the plot, some do with just a few super powers.
  • Tangled Family Tree: Many characters are revealed, unceremoniously, to have some sort of relation in one way or another. This usually doesn't affect the plots in any way.
  • Unholy Matrimony: Bowser is married to Mistress Nine, which in turn makes her Bowser Jr.'s stepmother.
  • Unusually Uninteresting Sight:
    • Taken to ludicrous extremes. No matter where the characters end up, this is how a lot of people tend to react. Talking stuffed animals? That's nothing. Living, breathing locomotives? Another day in the life. Kids who carry strange creatures around with them in spheres, and train them to fight? What else is new?
    • Zigzagged in Simba, Timon, and Pumbaa's Adventures of The Princess and the Frog, which is set when New Orleans is celebrating Mardis Gras. Because most of the people participating in the celebration are dressed up as animals, the titular protagonists don't have to worry about getting shot at like Louis. Later on, however, when the public finds out they're really animals, they scream and run away.
  • Villain Team-Up: Many stories often have villains from other franchises teaming up with those featured in certain movies to take down the heroes.
  • Weird Crossover: Many of these feature characters from completely different genres.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: The videos tend to include a lot of characters during the theme song and character introduction scenes, only for a lot of them to have little to no screen-time later.
  • Why Don't You Just Shoot Him?: A good chunk of moments become this. A good example is if Sora is in the crew, as he has proven to kick the collective asses of almost every major Disney villain, some on multiple occasions, yet doesn't do anything.

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