Winnie the Pooh is set to transform from a silly old bear to nightmare fuel in a horror film titled Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey.
The beloved childhood character, first seen as "Pooh" in 1926, will likely have an unrecognizable character in the picture directed by Rhys Frake-Waterfield.
The copyright for Pooh Bear expired at the start of 2022, and the character entered the public domain, according to a report.
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Now, the beloved bear is free to be used by anyone without needing the consent of the author's estate.
Prior to the copyright's expiration, the rights to the character were the exclusive property of Disney licensing.
Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey is a horror retelling of "the famous legend of Winnie the Poo." 💉🍯— IGN (@IGN) May 26, 2022
This, of course, is not being done by Disney – Winnie entered the public domain in January of 2022. pic.twitter.com/lQyPzqMIEw
In the public domain, Winnie the Pooh is free to be re-imagined in new works, including movies, musicals, and plays.
Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey is just one example.
Pooh and Piglet will feature as "the main villains … going on a rampage" following their abandonment at the hands of the college-bound Christopher Robin, Waterfield said.
"Christopher Robin is pulled away from them, and he's not [given] them food. It's made Pooh and Piglet's life quite difficult."
"Because they've had to fend for themselves so much, they've essentially become feral," he continued. "So they've gone back to their animal roots. They're no longer tame: They're like a vicious bear and pig who want to go around and try and find prey."
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The film was shot over 10 days in England, and the release date is to be determined, according to a report.