My Friends Tigger & Pooh is an American computer animated television series, inspired by Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne. The television series features Winnie-the-Pooh and his friends, including two new characters: a brave, tomboyish six-year-old red-headed girl named Darby and her dog Buster. Darby is the main human friend of Pooh and the gang and the leader of the Super Sleuths, while her older best friend Christopher Robin, has moved away and only appears in two episodes.
Developed by Walt Disney Television Animation, the show premiered on Disney Channel's Playhouse Disney block on May 12, 2007. The show's theme song was written by Jellyfish lead singer Andy Sturmer and is sung by former Letters to Cleo singer Kay Hanley. In Season 2, the theme song was sung by Chloë Grace Moretz as Darby. Also, beginning with this series Travis Oates assumed the role of Piglet, taking over for John Fiedler, who had died in 2005, two years prior to the debut of the series. This was also the final Winnie the Pooh media to feature Ken Sansom as the voice of Rabbit and Peter Cullen as the voice of Eeyore, prior to Cullen's return as Eeyore in the Doc McStuffins special "Into the Hundred Acre Wood!"
On July 4, 2010, the show started airing outside of Playhouse Disney, while three new episodes aired in October as the series finale, and since February 14, 2011, after Playhouse Disney has been re-branded into Disney Junior, this show went on hiatus for five years until returning on September 12, 2016, for Pooh's 90th anniversary.
In July 2016, Disney Junior made available all episodes from the show, as well as several music videos and the special Super Duper Super Sleuths through its Watch Disney Junior app. Some music videos not made available on the website were instead released by Disney Junior through YouTube. While some content on the Watch Disney Junior service requires a sign-in through a cable/satellite service to watch, the episodes of My Friends Tigger & Pooh were for a time made freely available, in widescreen HD. While this was eventually discontinued, some episodes are made available freely on a rotating basis, with complete archives available to those who sign in using a provider.
The first two seasons (Season 3 was merged into Season 2) of the program were made available on Disney+ at launch.
Owl and Gopher are absent in the entire series, although the Beaver in the series loosely resembles Gopher. Beaver is a cameo character from Walt Disney's classic, Lady and the Tramp. However, in the direct-to-DVD film Tigger & Pooh And A Musical Too, when Beaver guesses the right password to go to Tigger's side of the Wood, Tigger disappointedly says "I miss Gopher."