Winnie the Pooh: A New Musical Adaptation

by Puppet Nerd

There is no doubt that Disney World and its characters fascinate kids as well as adults. Even more so when people see them in REAL life. But, can you meet them in real life? Well, you can see them walking around at the theme parks, but if you really want to see them jumping around and singing as they do on the screen, you will have to see this LIVE show! Winnie the Pooh: A New Musical Adaptation!

The Hundred Acre Wood’ never looked better! This bouncing, colorful, fun filled show feels like a storybook coming to life. Especially with the help of these amazing puppeteers. The cast includes Jake Bazel as Pooh; Chris Palmieri as Tigger; Kirsty Moon as Piglet/Roo; Emmanuel Elpenord as Eeyore, Rabbit, and Owl; and Kristina Dizon as Kanga/Owl.

These puppeteers turn this foam, fleece, and fur into fully realized characters through expert manipulation. It is the perfect illusion that the puppet is alive.


All the puppets featured in the show were designed and constructed within the walls of Rockefeller Productions by a talented team of artists, designers, patternmakers, builders, welders and fabricators.

Inspired by Disney’s original character designs, and Christopher Robin’s real-life counterparts, each larger-than-life size character ‘full of fluff’, covered in fur (or feathers) has been built lovingly many times over to get their look and movement just right.’

The puppets were created by Rockefeller Productions with lead builders Matthew Lish, Ben Durocher, and John Cody. Additional builders Sarah Lafferty, Jessica Marie Lorence, Laura Manns, Chris Palmieri, Brian Carson, Sebastiano Ricci, Rebecca Grazi, Brandan Malafronte, Timmy Turner, Jessica Simon, Jamie Bressler, Tyler Holland, Kelly Selznick, Ricold Wille, Janet Castel, Robyn Coffey, Adam Kreutinger, Alexandra Limpert, Julia Moreno, Kate Mulhauser, and David Valentine. With Creative Director Jonathan Rockefeller.


Winnie the Pooh has had millions of followers since 1926. When A. A Milne first chronicled the adventures of Christopher Robin’s best friends in the Hundred Acre Wood. The whole story became immensely popular.

Disney’s iconic Winnie the Pooh, Christopher Robin, and their best buddies Eeyore, Kanga, Roo, Rabbit, Piglet, Owl, and Tigger will be arriving soon to steal the stage in beautifully crafted Winnie the Pooh: The new Musical Adaptation.

You’ll experience the most stunning life-size puppetry through the eyes of your favorite characters. This fresh and beautifully crafted musical stage adaptation features the Sherman Brothers’ classical Grammy-award-winning music with additional songs by A.A. Milne.

This New Musical Adaptation is brought in association with Disney Theatrical Productions. Rockefeller Productions supported the challenge and worked on re-imagining of Disney’s Winnie the Pooh for a new audience. The audience would love seeing their favorite characters jump from the page and into puppet form.

The show features the original characters along with a real-life Christopher Robin.

The audience feels the real connection; their hearts get captivated by the characters, and their world of imagination will soar with these life-size puppets. If the puppets don’t win you over, then the classic tale will.

This time puppets are even larger, resembling the size of real-life characters. In this instance, the team of puppeteers built the puppets several times to ensure that overall appearance and size are accurate.

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