Winnie The Pooh: Blood and Honey Film Will Feature Horrific Pooh & Piglet

Diego Garcia, Staff Writer

Everyone remembers or has at least heard of Winnie the Pooh, an old children’s animated Disney show. What if I told you that Winnie the Pooh is no longer the lovely bear we always knew?

In May 2022, director Rhys Waterfield announced a new Winnie the Pooh movie. However, this wasn’t just any movie, this was a Winnie the Pooh horror movie. This movie is known as Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey. This new film is tentatively scheduled to be released next year on February 15, 2023.

On January 1st, 2022, Winnie the Pooh became public domain. This meant that any corporation or individual can use the bear in their movies and books without paying a fee to Disney, who had bought the rights to Winnie the Pooh in 1961. The characters first appeared in books and print in 1926 when they were copyrighted by author A.A. Milne.

Winnie the Pooh and Eeyore Image: Flickr (Creative Commons)

This is when Jagged Edge Productions picked up Winnie the Pooh. Jagged Edge Productions is a European horror film company. When first announced back in May, the film was met with initial disbelief since it was hard to imagine an adorable and funny bear becoming a horror character.

It seems that the two main antagonists of the movie are Winnie the Pooh and Piglet. According to the director, Waterfield, this was due to the abandonment of Pooh and Piglet by Christopher Robin who had entered college.

Last August 31, 2022, the trailer for the film was released. As seen throughout the trailer, Pooh and Piglet are on a rampage as Christopher Robin returns to the famous “Hundred Acre Wood.” Unfortunately, not all the “Winnie the Pooh” characters are returning to the film. One character happened to not fall under the public domain. This character is Tigger, the lovable bouncy tiger.

The trailer has left many fans surprised. One of these major surprises was at the beginning of the trailer. We are shown a scene of Christopher Robin walking through the Hundred Acre Wood. In this scene, many fans spotted a tombstone in the corner of the shot. The tombstone read “Rip Eeyore.”

The entire film has introduced many dramatic turns that have left fans puzzled. Starring Nikolai Leon, Craig David Dowsett, and Chris Cordell, the film was projected to be released on October 20th, 2022.  That date has now been pushed back to next February.