Another Winnie The Pooh character gets an R-rated twist, with the new mature series Christopher Robin in development. The new series will be the second distorted adaption of A.A. Milne’s classic tale of Winnie The Pooh. Winnie The Pooh: Blood and Honey focused on the titular character of Pooh as the antagonist, but this new series promises its own twist as it focuses on Pooh’s human friend Christopher Robin in an unexpected setting.
Variety reports that the Christopher Robin series is in development with Boat Rocker Studios and Bay Mills Studios and is expected to be a hybrid series, featuring both live-action and animation. Charlie Kesslering (Foreign Relations) has written the script and is set to executive produce, with Conrad Vernon (Shrek 2, Sausage Party) also set to executive produce and direct the pilot. Read the official series logline below:
“Christopher Robin is a disillusioned New Yorker navigating his quarter-life crisis with the help of the weird talking animals who live beyond a drug-induced portal outside his derelict apartment complex, the Hundred Acres.”
The Winnie The Pooh Horror Movie Began A New Trend For Children’s Tale
An altered iteration of children’s stories such as Winnie The Pooh: Blood and Honey brought a shock factor to the horror genre. The first children’s horror adaption came after copyright protection for Milne’s Winnie The Pooh expired in 2022, opening the property up to public use and making Pooh Bear and the rest of The Hundred Acre Woods fair game to any production companies.
While Pooh was the first childhood character to get the horror treatment, there could be a new wave of childhood-inspired horror movies as more classic tales move to the public domain. This new sub-genre of horror has some real potential, with other titles like Oswald The Lucky Rabbit entering the public domain in 2023.
Other children’s titles are already following suit, with Teletubbies and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles being considered for horror movies. While it may ruin some childhoods, adapting Winnie The Pooh was a shocking move for the genre, and the new Christopher Robin series seems to be taking notes by adapting to the more mature content with characters like Pooh and Christopher Robin and putting them in some horrifying situations.
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