Winnie the Pooh and his friend Piglet, abandoned by Jean-Christophe who has become an adult and a doctor, massacre all the unconscious who would have the absurd idea of visiting the Forest of Blue Dreams…
Gore proofreading and mini-budget
The intellectual property of Winnie the Pooh, a character beloved by generations of children created in 1926 by Alan Alexander Milne and Ernest Howard Shepard, had been managed by Disney for several decades. Winnie having fallen into the public domain in early 2022, this opened a window of opportunity for producer, director and screenwriter Rhys Frake-Waterfield to offer a gory and crappy retelling at a mini-budget.
From $100,000 to $5 million
The film, unseen in French cinemas, has carved out a celebrity on the net thanks to the provocative trailers. Despite a scathing critical reception as evidenced by the aggregator Rotten Tomatoes with a 3% (!) favorable opinion, Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey is a real small success. Its worldwide receipts indeed peak at almost 5 million dollars, which is a great change for a production broke at 100,000 dollars!
The 4K UHD version of Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey, published by ESC Éditions on July 19 in a limited Steelbook box set, includes the film in 4K, the same on Blu-Ray, the film poster as well as two postcards.