tigger.jpgIn light of Disney losing a federal court ruling revealed today over Winnie the Pooh rights, I’m told that the Disney Channel is getting ready to unveil its My Friends Tigger & Pooh cable TV show. This is basically a re-launch of the company’s very profitable Pooh franchise. Tens of millions of dollars have been poured into the creation of this new CG TV series, all with the hope of freshening up A.A. Milnes’ characters and making Pooh & pals seem that more appealing to the SpongeBob generation. Even more to the point, I’m told the Mouse House has already lined up dozens of licensees to create My Friends Tigger & Pooh merchandise, which supposedly is due to hit store shelves this Fall. With this huge new Pooh push about to get underway, the company can’t want negative publicity to undermine what Disney hopes will be as big a goldmine as that new Mickey Mouse Clubhouse CH TV series has proved to be. Talk about bad timing…