Winnie the Pooh will now have a facet that we don’t know about in this bloody movie.
winnie the pooh (or in translations known as Winnie the Pooh) is a fictional character that represents an anthropomorphic teddy bear who starred in some children’s books created by Alan Alexander Milne. And later, numerous adaptations of the character were made, being The Walt Disney Company the one that would finally adopt it for its collection of stories.
Namely, the first illustrations in a collection of stories appeared in a Winnie-the-Pooh book (1926), followed by The House at Pooh Corner (1928). However, after the translations and adaptations of the little yellow bear appeared at Disney, the image of him as one of the most beloved and adorable characters in the franchise became popular and widespread.
In fact, throughout various stories that narrate the life of Winnie the Pooh and his friends Tigger, Igor, Rabbit, Kangaroo, Owl, Rito and Piglet, fans quickly fell in love with the cute bear who loves to eat honey. Of course, fans also identified with the rest of the cast, who had very movie personalities, but just as lovable.
Thus it is that for decades Winnie the Pooh was present in the childhood of many of his fans as one of the most curious, friendly and a bit slow bears. So any change in his behavior would almost be unbelievable and, of course, would upset the fans who for years had the image of him even at children’s parties or their own room.
And the latter was what happened with a horror movie that turned the lovable, easy-going Winnie the Pooh into an unintelligent killer.
Winnie The Pooh: Blood and Honey, a controversial movie
Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey was announced a long time ago, a horror film that was going to star a rough and dark version of the bear -which we now do not know- that is dedicated to killing. Unsurprisingly, most reactions to the idea of changing the character’s concept were negative. On the one hand, horror fans have considered giving it a try, while the rest think the idea is ludicrous.
The first time such a feature film was announced was earlier this year. But the controversy made the news quickly go viral on the networks. While is true that AA Milne’s early stories are out of copyright so that anyone can use or build them as they see fit, it seems that they have taken it too seriously. Filmmaker Rhys Frake-Waterfield saw this as an opportunity to make his own horror story.
Nevertheless, now that there is a trailer, the first wave of opinions and reactions were negative. There were many users citing a news story calling the trailer “disgusting”, while fans of the yellow bear seem really angry. Some of them even hoped that Disney would interfere so that the project would not be carried out, but this is out of the hands of the franchise since, as we mentioned, Pooh and Piglet are characters in the public domain, and Disney only owns the modifications or details created for their own versions.
In Tigger’s case, it is copyrighted, so it won’t appear. So if they want to round out the cast, they may have to wait another few years to add it to a movie sequel.
In the trailer, audiences get a glimpse of Christopher Robin, whose abandonment of Winnie The Pooh and the rest of his friends from the 100 Acre Wood seem to anticipate the scene of an unprecedented massacre. A vengeful and spiteful Winnie The Pooh is what motivates him and Piglet to bring their instincts to life, as they stalk young Christopher Robin throughout the film.
Here it is below:
The first trailer for the WINNIE THE POOH horror film has been released
Titled WINNIE THE POOH: BLOOD AND HONEY, the film follows Winnie and Piglet on a rampage after being abandoned by Christopher Robin
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“No one is going to confuse this [con Disney]”Waterfield commented a few months ago. “When you see the cover of this and you see the trailers and the stills and all that, there’s no way anyone is going to think this is a kid’s version.”.
And right away you can see some of the reactions of the film:
I hate society so much. I hate it. I hate that people go to see this movie. I hate all the sick and twisted takes people have on Winnie the Pooh. he is a lovable bear. who likes honey His best friends are a little boy and a sweet eager pig. I will not tolerate it!
- dana ◡̈ (@danalilys) August 31, 2022