“Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey” turned out to be a Box Office success, despite the fact that no one thought that would ever happen. While critically panned, the film clearly made enough to warrant a sequel. Now with a better budget, fans have been given a first glimpse at a new bear design for Pooh in the sequel.
Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey 2 is poised to make a substantial leap forward in terms of production quality, boasting a budget approximately ten times that of its predecessor.
While speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, with this increased financial backing, the filmmakers behind “Blood and Honey 2,” Rhys Frake-Waterfield and Scott Jeffrey, are determined to introduce a whole new look to the iconic bear, ensuring that the character no longer retains a low-budget aesthetic that defined the prequel film.
“Number two is better than number one in every single aspect. Because we’ve gone into this knowing on what platform scale it’s going, whereas in the first one, we didn’t really have much of an idea. We obviously didn’t expect it to go to the masses it did. This time we’ve gone into it knowing that will happen, so a lot more time can be dedicated towards it. I’ve not really worked on anything else this year. And that’s why all areas are now a massive jump up compared to the first.
For example, the look of the creatures is quite an important thing. Before we had a mask bought online, some cleaning gloves from the shop downstairs and a red lumberjack shirt from Amazon. The whole monster was about £630 ($770). But this time we have people doing the prosthetics — it’s a company that has worked on Harry Potter’s Voldemort and Star Wars. And they’ve been in charge of the redesigns of the creature. And that’s why Pooh looks a bit more scary. There’s an extra level of detail there.”
This partnership resulted in an intricate and terrifying redesign of the character, imbuing the once-beloved Pooh with an entirely new level of eeriness and attention to detail. Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Hone 2 is set to release on February 14, 2024, so it remains to be seen how the film will turn out.
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