Since it was first announced, we’ve been providing updates on the upcoming horror film Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey. Today, that coverage continues as we share the very first trailer for the film.
You can check it out below, courtesy of YouTuber/Horror aficionado Cris Parker.
Now, it should be noted that the film is not connected to Disney in any way, shape, or form, however it has garnered strong interest from fans in both the horror and Disney communities.
The film’s IMDB page indicates that the film is a “horror retelling of the famous legend of Winnie the Pooh”, however it’s unclear if the killers will be dressed up as the character and his friends or if they will just be anthropomorphic creatures that come out and kill people.
Despite not being connect to Disney, it is interesting that, even after 2018’s Christopher Robin, someone found a way to make a darker film with those characters.
The character was first created b A. A. Milne and E. H. Shepard in the 1920s. It wasn’t until the 1960s that Disney gained exclusive access to use the characters and subsequently created numerous projects with them at the center. Similar to how Dracula and Frankenstein were originally based off characters in popular books and now there are countless iterations of them everywhere, this film is only possible because the character of Winnie the Pooh is now public domain.
Interestingly enough, this isn’t the only character Disney has entering public domain in the near future. Mickey Mouse is expected to enter the public domain in 2024. Does that mean we’ll eventually see the character become a horror icon too? Who knows? But we’re certain it’s a day that the company is dreading – mostly for branding reasons.
Despite not official release date, we believe the film will be available to view just in time for this Halloween season.
We’ll continue to provide more details as they become available.
SOURCE: Cris Parker