A.A. Milne’s original ‘Winnie-the-Pooh’ stories entered the public domain this year and, while Disney still hold the copyright on their version of the character, the character as portrayed in the original books is fair game for anyone who wants to use him.
Writer/director Rhys Waterfield jumped at the opportunity and shot ‘Winnie The Pooh: Blood And Honey’ in 10 days, not far from Ashdown Forest, the inspiration for Milne’s imaginary Hundred Acre Wood.
‘Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey’ will see Pooh and Piglet as the main villains…going on a rampage after being abandoned by a college-bound Christopher Robin. 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. 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.Rhys Waterfield
The film can’t use Tigger as the character was not in the early books and hasn’t hit public domain yet but the film does feature Eeyore’s tombstone, the miserable donkey having been eaten by a starving Pooh and Piglet
No release but has been set for this low budget slasher that no one will mistake for a Disney film.