I get it — the new ‘thing to do’ is to make a live-action movie based on every classic cartoon. However, Disney’s plan to recreate ‘Winnie the Pooh’ is one of the worst ideas I’ve ever heard.
Yes, it’s really happening. Following of Disney creating a live-action Mulan, our sister site Deadline has revealed that Disney is also working on a live-action Winnie the Pooh, which will follow “Christopher Robin as an adult.” It will apparently “bring him back to A.A. Milne’s famous bear and the Hundred Acre Wood.” Are you over it yet, because I am.
‘Winnie the Pooh’ Live-Action Movie — It’s Not A Good Idea
Disney has reportedly pulled in Alex Ross Perry, the writer-director of the Sundance indie Listen Up Philip to create the new Winnie the Pooh movie, so I’m sure it will look great. I assume they’ll be using the Paddington bear-style since well, a human can’t play a pantless bear.
However, I have more questions. Mainly, WHY?
After the success of Cinderella, I get the point, but Disney is already working on Beauty and the Beast, Dumbo, The Jungle Book, Pete’s Dragon, and the latest announced, Mulan. But why Winnie the Pooh? The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh aired in 1977, and was followed up with The Tigger Movie followed, Piglet’s Big Movie, Pooh’s Heffalump Movie and Winnie the Pooh. All were successful, but is there really anything else to do?
Plus, who exactly wants to see little Christopher Robin as an adult? Sure, Toy Story 3 made it work when Andy went off to college, but this is totally different. He’s just a little babe and while he hoped it would last forever and ever, we just like to remember him like this. Right?
So TTFN, I guess!
— Emily Longeretta