New Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey images reveal a young Christopher Robin in the upcoming slasher film. With Winne-the-Pooh now in the public domain, meaning that Walt Disney no longer holds exclusive rights to the characters, this allowed writer/director Rhys Frake-Waterfield to develop a demented reimagining of A. A. Milne and E. H. Shepard’s Winnie-the-Pooh books. The horror film takes the two beloved childhood icons, Winnie-the-Pooh and Piglet, and turns them into sadistic serial killers. The film features a dark twist on Toy Story 3‘s plot as, after Christopher Robin abandons them when he goes to college, Pooh and Piglet embark on a murderous rampage throughout the Hundred Acre Wood.
Now, three months before the film releases in theaters, IGN has the first look at a young Christopher Robin in Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey. Other than Pooh and Piglet’s childhood friend, the images reveal some new looks at the teddy bear in the midst of his killing spree, including some sweet shots of Pooh silhouetted against a fiery backdrop. Check out the images below:
When Will Blood & Honey be Released?
The new Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey images are sure to continue drumming up excitement for the buzzy slasher film releasing in theaters on February 15. Other than the foreboding photos of Pooh Bear, the Christopher Robin image reveals some insight into how the two beloved childhood icons became bloodthirsty killers. Based on the blurred filter on the image, it appears Pooh and Piglet still remember their childhood friend with fondness, or at least did at one point.
It is only when Christopher Robin goes off to college and stops feeding them that Pooh and Piglet become feral and unhinged. Other than Nikolai Leon as an older Christopher Robin who later returns to the Hundred Acre Wood, Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey also stars Craig David Dowsett as Winnie-the-Pooh, Chris Cordell as Piglet, along with an ensemble cast that includes Amber Doig-Thorne, Maria Taylor, Danielle Ronald, Natasha Tosini, May Kelly, Paula Coiz, and Natasha Rose Mills. Ahead of Blood and Honey‘s release in February, Frake-Waterfield is reportedly already developing a sequel along with a twisted take on Peter Pan.
Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey caused quite a stir online when it released its first images earlier this year and continued to become a viral sensation on social media with the release of its first trailer. This viral marketing campaign paid off when Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey secured a theatrical release in February 2023. For a one-night-only event, audiences can see the horror film in theaters courtesy of Fathom Events, Altitude Film Distribution, Cineplex Entertainment, and Cinemex.