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The public is a funny thing. On the one hand, this means that an author’s creations can live on long after they’re dead, allowing fans to take these characters on new adventures. However, there are no limits here either, so the trend of children’s stories becoming horror films will continue. The makers of Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey are counting on the film being so successful that they have already announced a sequel.
The film has yet to be brought to theaters as it is currently slated for a wide release on February 15th. The creators aren’t waiting for those box office numbers, however, and have released a tweet already looking at the film’s franchise potential.
The film follows Winnie the Pooh and Piglet who are abandoned and starved to death by Christopher Robin. This neglect has driven the couple wild, and the first trailer reveals that they ate Eeyore before the movie started. Since Tigger is not in the public domain, he is never mentioned or seen. That’s not to say the prancing tiger couldn’t be in the sequel, as its copyright ends on January 1, 2024.
Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey was first announced in May 2022, where its premise alone drew tons of attention for being the first major commons to be used in this way. The film was even shot in English in Ashdown Forest, the very place that inspired AA Milne to create the Hundred Acre Wood.
This isn’t the only property to be treated this way by writer/director Rhys Frake-Watefield, either. Other horror films, Peter Pan: Neverland Nightmare and Bambi: The Reckoning, will continue to ransack the public domain for childhood-ruining cinemas.
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