We all have lovely memories from our childhood, of all the cartoons and animated shows which used to entertain us way before Netflix, Amazon Prime and other OTT platforms. We’d wake up, turn to our favourite cartoon and wish to meet them at least once. Life was so much better and we were completely unaware of the truth. Our parents let us believe in the fictional world of these cute characters, but now that we have grown up, things have changed and we guess, so have our favourite cartoon characters.
Winnie the Pooh is one of the most famous cartoon shows among kids, and to be honest, we don’t mind a little bit of honey and loving friends even now ;) Most of us had soft toyed Winnie sleeping with us at night, and his friends Piglet, Owl, Rabbit and Eeyore were also among our favourites. Well, we don’t want to do this with you but there is a new movie everyone is talking about and let’s just say you may not want your kids to see this one.
Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey, as the name suggests, isn’t going to be one of those fun, loving and cheerful Pooh movies of Pooh. Christopher Robin became friends with Winnie and the others when he was young. Years have passed and he is now a kid who has college to attend, so he has to leave everyone behind. This disturbs Winnie and his friends because they are left without anyone to take care of them. There is no one to feed them and they are left to starve. Their survival instincts push them too hard and Pooh, Piglet, Owl and Rabbit end up killing and eating Eeyore. As someone who has watched, enjoyed and loved the show in childhood, this can come out to be a traumatic event. One of the sweetest childhood memories ruined by a movie, which might be a reason that this hasn’t received many positive reviews.
Not only the viewers, but this event also leaves Winnie and his friends traumatised. They killed him under the influence of starvation but regretted it later on. They develop hatred against humans because it wouldn’t have happened if Christopher never left them alone. They decide that they will leave their human nature behind and return to their instincts, like hunting and gathering, and will never talk again like humans. Five years later Christopher returns to the Hundred Acre Wood, the homeland of Winnie the Pooh and his friends, with his fiancee. He was left speechless to see the condition of the woods. Piglet attacks Christopher’s fiance, and he tries to save her thinking that Piglet won’t harm him as they were childhood friends, but he was wrong. Christopher was scared and ran away to save his life. The movie continues with more horrific scenes, which are too hard to digest.
Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey, premiered in Mexico on 26th March 2023 and will be theatrically released on 10th March. The movie has received backlash and hatred. Viewers have defined the movie as “This is so bad, that it's good”. It is a freshly weird take on this beloved character and never in our wildest dreams have we imagined seeing a deadly bloodthirsty version of Pooh. Let’s see how the rest of the audience reacts once the movie is released internationally!