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"Welcome To Pooh Corner" & "Dumbo's Flying Circus"

Discussion in 'Puppet News' started by Vic Romano, Sep 16, 2008.

  1. Vic Romano

    Vic Romano Well-Known Member

    Anybody remember these shows on the Disney Channel? I didn't realize JHC developed all the costumes. And does anyone know where I could buy/trade the episodes? :excited:
  2. wwfpooh

    wwfpooh Well-Known Member

    I remember both. Too bad the only episode of Poor Corner online is the "Too Smart for Strangers" PSA & the only episode of Dumbo's Circus online is bits and peices of the Halloween episode.
  3. redBoobergurl

    redBoobergurl Well-Known Member

    OMG Dave, I totally grew up on those shows, I watched them and then flipped over to Sesame Street, it was a routine! I didn't know that JHC developed the costumes, that is awesome! Looking back they really were the cheeziest shows ever, but I LOVE them. I have been wanting to find episodes too, there is half of a Halloween Dumbo's Circus out on Youtube, but that is about the best I've ever found.

    Sorry, just noticed wwfpooh mentioned the Halloween episode already, my bad.
  4. wwfpooh

    wwfpooh Well-Known Member

    Of they were cheesy and even used a precursor format akin to Dora, but at least when the audience was involved, it was involved in some guessing game or some useful activity (like walking, hopping, jumping, marching, skipping, etc. for exercize).
  5. TommyTheMad

    TommyTheMad Active Member

  6. Ilikemuppets

    Ilikemuppets Well-Known Member

    Wow! Didn't know but think it's so cool the JHC did the costumes/puppets!
  7. Redsonga

    Redsonga Well-Known Member

    It is a shame..I had one episode on a VHS I use to watch over and over..it was a good episode that focused on Rabbit doing a craft project and Piglet sang a song about cleaning...I wish that some people didn't think that the only episodes worth putting on youtube are the ones they can easly take out of context with bad jokes :o
  8. wwfpooh

    wwfpooh Well-Known Member

    Agreed. I stated my peice on the subject and how the PSA was fitting for the time period.
  9. Redsonga

    Redsonga Well-Known Member

    It was..and honestly, we need PSAs again I think:sympathy:
  10. wwfpooh

    wwfpooh Well-Known Member

    Yeah. But then we'd get "I want to take drugs so I can see my fav cartoon characters" jokes.
  11. Redsonga

    Redsonga Well-Known Member

    Well, it's better than the 'if we say nothing it's not real' feeling tv has today. The 'this is your brain on drags' thingies still stay in my mind...

    Anyway, I do wish there were more real fans on youtube posting unedited episodes or pure fan made music videos...
  12. wwfpooh

    wwfpooh Well-Known Member

    There are good people out there. You just gotta find 'em. I mean...you (OrangeFlaffy/Baloobius), me (TherealRNO), Colby (same as MC), Snowth (GroverKent), Oscarfan (MarshalGrover), and probably a slew of others are there on YT. So, all we need to do is find other kindred spirits.
  13. Vic Romano

    Vic Romano Well-Known Member

    I read a blog or review somewhere about how SS Workshop was so brilliant for coming up with the Old School collections (and they are, I L:flirt:VE them, they're absolutely fantastic!), and that more 70's and 80's shows should do the same.

    On the YT note, I recently joined and have two videos if you wanna' check em' out!

    Zac's Crazy Movie
    Shake It!
  14. wwfpooh

    wwfpooh Well-Known Member

    The videos are...unique, that's for sure.
  15. Buck-Beaver

    Buck-Beaver Well-Known Member

    Actually, I'm pretty sure that the JHC had nothing to do with the show. The puppets/animatronics were done by Ken Forsse who also invented Teddy Ruxpin.
  16. Redsonga

    Redsonga Well-Known Member

    That makes sense :). But I think Pooh was a lot less scary than Teddy in doll form :)
  17. wwfpooh

    wwfpooh Well-Known Member

    But Pooh was a teddy bear and book/cartoon star first, whereas Teddy was just a robotic storytelling bear-esque creature before the show aired.
  18. Erine81981

    Erine81981 Well-Known Member

    Loved these two shows. I would watch them every morning before going off to school. Loved being off during summer time and getting to watch it every morning without going off to school.

    I would love to see both of these shows to come to DVDs. I know i would buy them up.

  19. Vic Romano

    Vic Romano Well-Known Member

    Oh, that's what I read on Wikipedia:

  20. wwfpooh

    wwfpooh Well-Known Member

    Well, Henson may have assisted in the puppetry in some way, but the style itself was distinctly made by the dude who made Teddy, as seen via the pilot.

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