Bouncing… and mayhem is what Tiggers do best in the new trailer for the slasher sequel Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey 2. A few years ago, filmmaker Rhys Frake-Waterfield discovered that the 1926 book Winnie-the-Pooh was about to enter the public domain. Inspired by this, he directed a low-budget horror film called Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey featuring the beloved honey-loving teddy as a murderous monster.
Of course, the first images from the film and the trailer went viral last year. It left Disney fans clutching their pearls from seeing their childhood favorite transformed into a bloodthirsty killer.
During the production of Blood and Honey, Frake-Waterfield faced a limitation in featuring Pooh’s sidekick Tigger. As Tigger’s first appearance in The House at Pooh Corner in 1928 had not yet entered the public domain, he was unable to be included. However, fans will be delighted to know that Pooh’s tiger companion does make an appearance in the director’s sequel, Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey 2, as showcased in the recently released trailer.
In the upcoming sequel to Blood and Honey, Winnie-the-Pooh, Piglet, Owl, and Tigger face a threat to their woodland home and lives when Christopher Robin exposes their existence. Tired of living in secrecy, the group decides to bring the gore to the town of Ashdown, leaving a trail of guts, blood, and honey behind them. There’s no official release date for the film as of yet.
‘Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey 2’ Isn’t the Only Upcoming Slasher Starring a Beloved Children’s Character
Of course, Pooh and Tigger aren’t alone in getting the slasher film treatment. On New Year’s Day, “Steamboat Willie”, a 1928 short film featuring the earliest non-speaking versions of Mickey and Minnie Mouse, officially entered the public domain in the US. This allows unrestricted use of those cartoon versions without permission or cost.
Opportunists wasted no time in diving headfirst into the legal loophole. They seized the chance to unleash a Mickey Mouse slasher film trailer on the very same day.
In the horror comedy Mickey’s Mouse Trap, a young woman gets a surprise birthday bash at an amusement arcade. But things take a twisted turn as she and her pals encounter a knife-wielding intruder dressed as Mickey Mouse.
The movie appears to be striving for a similar atmosphere as last year’s popular horror sensation, Five Nights at Freddy’s. However, it certainly had to be influenced by the viral success of Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey.
Hold the phone. Could this be the beginning of a Public Domain Disney Slasher Universe? Tigger, Pooh & Mickey Mouse: Cheese, Blood and Honey.
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