The first trailer for
Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey
has dropped, and the cuddly bear has grown rabid, thirsty for revenge after being abandoned by Christopher Robin.
The trailer shows a pretty standard slasher flick, a group of teenage girls terrorized by two axe-wielding murderers,
What’s interesting is that these two sickos are depicted as the original Pooh and Piglet, having grown old and unhinged over the years.
This is only possible because A.A. Milne’s original
book has finally lapsed into the public domain
being one of the most culturally relevant stories to have broken free of copyright recently
Disney has retained control over the franchise for several decades, ever since adapting the original books into animated films.
But these days, the Hundred Acre Wood has been relatively quiet, as the most recent
Winnie the Pooh
animated movie was released in 2011
Disney still releases a steady stream of shows, books and merchandise featuring Pooh and friends.
Now, Milne’s first book could potentially be adapted into a new animation to rival Disney’s iconic films