Entertainment NewsWinnie the Pooh vs Mickey Mouse Horror Movie is Coming Soon

Winnie the Pooh vs Mickey Mouse Horror Movie is Coming Soon

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Key Takeaways:

– Classic children's book characters, Winnie the Pooh and Mickey Mouse, will in an upcoming horror film titled Mickey vs. Winnie.
– The evolution of public domain characters into horror figures is already underway with projects like the Twisted Childhood Universe and films like Mickey's Mouse Trap or Screamboat.
– Mickey vs. Winnie is a standalone directed by Glenn Douglas Packard and coproduced by Untouchables Entertainment, iHorror, and involves transformed, live-action horror renditions of the iconic figures.

Cash-In on Public Domain Status

With the lapse of A.A. Milne's 1926 children's book Winnie-the-Pooh into the public domain last year, the stage was set for the Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey horror franchise. Riding this wave of repurposing children's tales into horror narratives came other movies such as 's Neverland Nightmare, Bambi: The Reckoning, Pinocchio Unstrung, culminating into the crossover movie Poohniverse: Monsters Assemble. This trend has continued, and the earliest versions of Disney icon, Mickey Mouse, are not spared either.

Horror Adaptations of Public Domain Characters

By January 1st, the earliest versions of Mickey Mouse, as seen in animated shorts like Plane Crazy, The Gallopin' Gaucho, and Steamboat Willie, became public domain. This opening led to an explosion of Mickey-based horror movies. Three days into the new year already saw the production of The Vanishing of S.S. Willie short film, the release of the trailer for Mickey's Mouse Trap, and an announcement for a Steamboat Willie-inspired horror flick, now titled Screamboat.

The Mickey vs. Winnie Film: A Standalone Spectacle of Horror

Mickey vs. Winnie carves its path distinctive from other projects making use of public domain resourcefulness. This project, driven by Glenn Douglas Packard, an Emmy-nominated choreographer-cum-filmmaker, is a standalone venture.

Mickey vs. Winnie journeys into the heart of an accursed forest with two 1920s convicts whose escape leads not to freedom but an unforeseen, appalling fate. They are consumed and distorted by the forest, morphing into monstrously twisted versions of the childhood icons Mickey Mouse and Winnie-The-Pooh. Fast forward to a century later, a group of friends unwittingly embark on a panic-stricken ride while holidaying in the same woods. The friends' idyllic stay turns into a terrifying nightmare as the transformed convicts wreak havoc, sparking a bloody comeuppance in the quiet forest.

Director's Take on Mickey vs. Winnie

Packard expressed his enthusiasm for the project, referring to it as a tribute to the thrill that iconic crossovers bring to horror . He hinted at capturing the excitement similar to that evoked by high-profile cinema entities like Aliens and Avengers.

The production initiative of Mickey vs. Winnie is under Packard's banner, Untouchables Entertainment, where he works alongside creative partner Rachel Carter. Also involved is the founder of iHorror, Anthony Pernicka, producing for his same name company.

Pernicka voiced his anticipation for unveiling a new, unique take on horror for fans. He promised an unprecedented representation of Mickey Mouse, emphasizing the blend of innocence and wickedness the character would ooze in the film.

It remains to be seen how audiences receive these horror renditions of their favorite public domain characters. Does the idea of Mickey and Winnie locked in gruesome warfare intrigue you? Share your thoughts.

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