Winnie the Pooh has been turned into a horror character in a new movie that sees the honey-loving child bear run amok in Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey.
The Plot – In Brief
According to the film’s director, Rhys Waterfield, the film will see Pooh and Piglet as “the main villains who go on a rampage” when they are abandoned by their friend Christopher Robin, who is away at college.
“Christopher Robin is kept away from them, and he doesn’t give them food, it’s made life for Pooh and Piglet quite difficult,” Waterfield said. Variety in an interview.
However, the standalone horror film will also include characters named Caged Man and Mauled Woman, giving an indication of how dark the film is.
Additionally, the company that spearheaded the film’s production, Jagged Edge Productions, also made The Curse of Humpty Dumpty and The Legend of Jack and Jill – two particularly dark fairy tale retellings.
Pooh Bear was originally created by author AA Milne in 1926. On January 1 of that year, however, the book’s copyright expired, meaning Pooh was in the public domain and could be reinvented at the as filmmakers or playwrights.
Sadly, though for all Tigger fans, the stripped-down, anthropomorphic plush tiger wasn’t introduced to Pooh’s world until 1928 and therefore remains under Disney’s copyright.
Disney had, until now, owned the rights to Pooh, even giving the bear his famous red T-shirt.
What was said?
“Because of all the press and stuff, we’re just going to start ramping up the edit and getting it into post-production as fast as we can,” Waterfield said in his interview with Variety.
“But also, making sure it’s always good. This will be a high priority. Because they had to fend for themselves so much, they basically went wild.”
Waterfield continued, “So they went back to their animal roots. They are no longer tame: they are like a bear and a vicious pig who want to wander around and try to find prey.”