A peculiar new movie featuring one of the most beloved Disney characters of all time is in the works. Unfortunately for the family entertainment giant, they have no control over it. Winnie the Pooh entered the public domain in January of this year, and one ambitious filmmaker is taking advantage of the lack of intellectual property protection for the beloved character.
“Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey” is reportedly in post-production. The film takes the character, who is now free from Disney’s ownership, and imagines him in a dark world of horror. The slasher flick is being written and directed by Rhys Franke-Waterfield.
Shocking images of the “reimagined” Winnie the Pooh have already served as nightmare fuel for millions. Disney can do nothing but sit back and watch as childhoods are corrupted and ruined by the new horrific creation. Once the character entered the public domain, Disney no longer had any claim to its ownership.
Several screenshots from the upcoming movie have been circulating online. Even Pooh’s friends appear as horrifying renditions of their beloved and well-known cartoon counterparts. It looks like Pooh Bear is out for blood.
The famous teddy bear was created by A.A. Milne and illustrated by E.H. Shepard. In the 1960s, Disney began making films featuring the character. That is when they scooped up the intellectual property rights.
Now that Pooh is a free bear, “Blood and Honey” is on its way. It didn’t take long to create a horrific monstrosity out of one of the most beloved childhood characters of all time. No release date for the movie has been set.
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