Disney continues to make adaptations of classic animations to live-action movies, and our childhood teddy bear “Winnie the Pooh” is definitely next on the list! Isn’t that exciting?
As reported in Deadline, Disney hired independent film writer-director Alex Ross Perry, known for his work in “Listen Up Philip”, will be the writer of “Winnie the Pooh” live adaptation movie. The much-awaited movie will focus on the life story of the grown-up Christopher Robin as he returns back to the Hundred Acre Wood, which will lead to a very interesting family film about growing up and not forgetting one’s inner child.
AA Milne created the bear character of Winnie the Pooh for a story collections in the books “The House at Pooh Corner” (1028) and “Winnie-the-Pooh” (1926). In 1961, Disney then licensed the rights which lead to the book character’s featurE in TV shows and four feature films: “Winnie the Pooh”, “The Tigger Movie”, “Pooh’s Heffalump Movie” and “Piglet’s Big Movie.”
According to Variety, RatPac Entertainment of Brett Ratner’s has acquired the rights to “Finding Winnie” book, which tells about a bear’s story that has been an inspiration to the character of Pooh. The book’s writer is Lindsay Mattick and the book’s illustrator is Sophie Blackall.
Apart from the live adaptation, it has also been reported that a Winnie the Pooh anthology would be released in October 2016 to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the original book. As reported by Inquisitr, the collection will be the sequel to the “Return to the Hundred Acre Wood” short stories published in 2009 about Pooh, Piglet, Tigger, Eeyore and the rest of the gang.
With the rebooting of Disney’s animated library with live-action versions, Disney seems to see a skyrocketing success of the remaking project. Its recent successful remaking include “Maleficent”, “Alice in Wonderland” and “Cinderella.” Also lined-up for a live-action version are the upcoming “Jungle Book” and “Beauty and the Beast.”
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