The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh first aired in 1988 on Disney Channel. The show moved to ABC in the fall of that same year. After production was over in 1991, reruns continued to air on ABC until September 4, 1993. In 1996, when Disney took over ABC's One Saturday Morning programming, The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh was brought back in reruns, in which it aired until One Saturday Morning became ABC Kids in 2002. The Disney Channel began airing the series on October 3, 1994, and continued to air until September 1, 2006. The show also aired on Playhouse Disney from 1999 to 2006, as well as on Toon Disney from the channel's launch in 1998 until 2008. In the UK, the program aired from 2000 to 2011 on Playhouse Disney.
The show is currently airing on the Disney Channel in Czech Republic (in the Disney Junior block), Germany, India (also in the Disney Junior block), Russia, and Turkey, as well as on Disney Junior in Turkey.
In some countries outside of the US, notably Denmark, Poland, Russia, have aired this show on their versions of The Disney Afternoon (known as Disney Sjov in Denmark). It's one of the various shows not to air on the Disney Afternoon block in the US but has aired in Disney Afternoon blocks in other countries.
The complete series is available on Disney+, remastered in high-definition but retaining the program's original 4:3 aspect ratio. The high-definition remaster was previously made available in some non-U.S. markets prior to the Disney+ release.
In the television program, Christopher Robin speaks with a distinctly American accent, for the first time since the Pooh short Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree. In the more recent shorts, he had a British accent.
Early seasons have the original intro with a synthesized theme song and later seasons have the intro with different clips and a calypso version of the theme song. The opening credits consisted of clips from various episodes.
This is the last Winnie the Pooh media with the involvement of Hal Smith (who voiced Owl since the character's debut in Winnie-the-Pooh and the Honey Tree) before his eventual death in 1994.
As of 2018, Jim Cummings (and probably Peter Cullen) remains the only cast member from the series to still provide the voices of his characters (both Pooh and Tigger) for various Pooh-related media that followed (especially the 2011 film Winnie the Pooh and the 2018 live-action film, Christopher Robin), considering most of cast members either retired from their characters or have passed away, and, as a result, have new actors succeeding them.
This is so far the only Pooh series where Christopher Robin is a regularly-recurring character. He was absent in the previous Pooh series, Welcome to Pooh Corner (though he was mentioned in the special, Pooh's Great School Bus Adventure) and only made either small or rare appearances in The Book of Pooh and My Friends Tigger and Pooh.
This is the first animated television series to be based on a Disney animated feature.