Just forget the words and sing along

Saturday, December 10, 2005

Remember that episode of The Simpsons where it was felt they had to update Itchy and Scratchy, so they added the new character, Poochie the Dog? Don't you love it when life imitates art?

Next year - 2006 - is going to mark the 80th anniversary of Winnie the Pooh. So, as part of their 80th Anniversary merchandising blitz, Disney is currently developing a brand-new Winnie the Pooh cartoon.

But, gone is Christopher Robin. Christopher Robin is being replaced with a 6-year old girl. This currently nameless character is being described as a "redheaded tomboy who's into extreme sports."

According to a Disney spokesperson, it was decided that "these timeless characters needed a breath of fresh air."

Well, I'm going to be tuning into this new cartoon. I'm going to love to see this new character jump in and start singing: "My name's Poochie D and I rock the telly!/I'm a half Joe Camel and a third Fonzerelli." Sometimes, you just can't help but slow down for the train wreck.

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Oh, by the way, in a move that I figure would be enough fresh air, this new toon is going to be completely computer animated.

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