Horror film that features an insane version of Pooh Bear (honey-and-hug-loving) and his best friend Piglet (the very-much alive stuffed animals illustrated in A.A. Milne’s beloved children’s books.
Only in “Blood and Honey” is Pooh silent and wielding knives and chloroform while seeking angrily revenge against Christopher Robin, his best friend forever (and some random woman in hot tubs, this being a cheesy, slasher movie).
It is possible this could be happening to the old bear, who once said that a hug is always the right size. Will Disney, who acquired the rights back in 1961 to the Pooh characters, go out of business?
What’s the basis of “Winnie the Pooh”: Blood and Honey?
Milne’s characters are the inspiration for this movie.
e Robin was away from school and the once-family friends became “feral” as they sought food and survival. Waterfield stated that it has made Pooh’s and Piglet’s lives very difficult.
Filming took only 10 days in England. The film was not far from Ashdown Forest which inspired Milne’s fictional Hundred Acre Wood in the Winnie the Pooh stories.
Last month, a “Blood and Honey” poster was displayed with the warning “This isn’t a bedtime story.”
The film’s release date has not been revealed.
What is the Disney version of ‘Winnie the Pooh – Blood and Honey?
Disney is not involved. Jagged Edge Productions produced the film, and ITN Studios will distribute.
How is it possible, then, to use the sweet honey name? Pooh and Piglet were introduced in 1926’s book “Winnie-the-Pooh” and became public in 2022.
Copyright laws in the United States are usually limited to the author’s lifetime plus 70 years. In 1998, the Copyright Term Extension Act was implemented. It protects corporate authorship rights for 95 year from the date of its first publication, or 120 years, whichever comes sooner.
Disney is losing Winnie the Pooh.
Producers of “Blood and Honey” had to be careful not to copy Disney’s version. The mask of the movie character is clearly Disney Pooh. However, the bear has changed his famous red shirt for a lumberjack shirt while Piglet wears all black.
What does Walt Disney think about this?
The House of the Mouse did not comment on the film or the bloody outcry.
According to The Motley Fool, Winnie the Pooh is one of the most valuable media franchises. It has amassed more than $80billion over the years. According to the investment advice company, Pooh and his friends bring in $3 billion to $6 million annually for Disney.
“Disney will lose millions of dollars and a valuable copyright it has been able leverage on many different merchandise. e
This bloodbath spared Tigger?
“The stuff that makes nightmares: Pooh the killer bear.”
Copyright still protects Tigger, Milne’s rambunctious tiger that first appeared in his works in 1928. He won’t be appearing in “Blood and Honey.” Brace yourself, however: The trailer features Eeyore’s crude, bloody grave, which is a victim to this upside-down world.
Will the righteous protest stop the release ‘Blood and Honey?
Not a chance. Producers of the film are enjoying a huge publicity win.Receive the Everyone’s Talking newsletter right to your inbox
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Waterfield stated to Variety that filmmakers are racing for attention while they have it.
He said that “Because all the media and stuff, we just going to expedite the edit and get it through post production as fast as possible,” and promised to make sure it was still good. This will be a top priority.
The Mean One is a Christmas slasher that takes inspiration from ‘Blood and Honey.
Winnie the Pooh isn’t the only childhood favorite to get the horror movie treatment.
“The Mean One” is a parody of Dr. Seuss’ Grinch character, the green-haired holiday curmudgeon and green-haired beast popularized in the 1957 children’s book and later the 1966 TV movie, “How The Grinch Stole Christmas!”
The dark twist is that The Mean One “butchered the parents of Cindy You Know-Who,” a play on Cindy Lou Who’s “Grinch” protagonist, 20 years ago. Cindy returns to “seek closure” for the death of her parents, but she discovers that The Mean One still has his murderous thirst or desire to “carve the roast beast.”
The film is scheduled for release Dec. 15. It stars David Howard Thornton, “Terrifier 2”, as The Mean One, and Krystle Martin, “The Sandra West Diaries,” as Cindy You-Knows-Who.