In January 2022, Walt Disney lost the rights to Winnie the Pooh by finally becoming a public domain work. That means that anyone can do what they really want with the character without having to dance the water to the company of the mouse. And people wanted the character: the proof is the trailer, bloody and groundbreaking, of ‘Winnie the Pooh: Blood and honey’.
Honey and hacks
Six novels (four by original author AA Milne), three Russian animated shorts, countless Disney adaptations, a live-action film (‘Christopher Robin’), and now, an old fashioned slasher: with a tiny budget, wanting to attract attention, teenagers with their heads about to separate from their bodies and some bad milk.
In the film we are told what happens after Christopher Robin leaves for college and leaves his friends stranded: Winnie and Piglet became homicidal maniacs that they even killed and ate Eeyore. Well, I just hope no parent puts him “one of Winnie the Pooh to the child so that he leaves us alone for a couple of hours”.
Be careful, because although the character can be used with his full name, the directors had to be careful that nothing related to the Disney version appeared: no red shirt, no velvety voice, nothing like that. oh of course they are already thinking about a sequelbecause it could not be otherwise.