The cartoon that fulfilled childhood, Winnie the Pooh leaves the land of the Hundred Acre Wood for the world of independent horror films. That’s right, the horror villain has discovered the existence of Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey. It is an upcoming image that features a golden bear in his own scary movie. A standalone feature from Rhys Frake-Waterfield, the film released a series of stills on Wednesday. It showcased its lurid content, reminiscent of the gory killers of yesteryear.
Something like Blood and Honey doesn’t need Disney’s approval. It is because they no longer own exclusive rights to AA Milne’s work. Historically, the famous anthropomorphic bear first appeared in 1926. And, since it was a project released before 1976, the copyright lasted for 95 years before passing into the public domain.
Now that anyone can create their own Pooh story. Frake-Waterfield is pushing the limits as much as he can. Little has been revealed about the film itself given its standalone status. Though, the film’s IMDb page lists the cast as including Amber Doig-Thorne, Maria Taylor, and Danielle Scott.