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The dark truth behind Eeyore’s Winnie The Pooh: Blood And Honey absence

Chris Weston May 28, 2022

Those familiar with the wonderful world of Winnie The Pooh will surely have lots of happy and nostalgic memories to look back on.

Whether you were acquainting yourselves with Pooh and his anthropomorphic friends on the page or on the screen, it was a pleasure all the same.

Created by English author A. A. Milne and illustrator E. H. Shepard, the honey-loving bear is an iconic childhood favourite for many and has been reimagined across numerous iterations across the decades.

Despite numerous versions, the appeal of the character ties them all together. This is a creation for families and children… until now.

Winnie The Pooh: Blood And Honey is the most radical departure from the source material yet, reimagining the loveable titular character as a bloodthirsty slasher on a killing spree. Yes, seriously.

Stills have revealed that another familiar character is along for the ride, but where does Eeeyore fit into Winnie The Pooh: Blood And Honey?

still from Winnie the Pooh official trailer, Walt Disney Animation Studios

Winnie The Pooh: Blood And Honey is no friend of Eeyore

The pessimistic donkey Eeyore will be no stranger to those who grew up seeing friends in Piglet, Roo, Tigger and the others.

If you’d have expected Rhys Waterfield’s forthcoming horror movie to feature any supporting characters, it would perhaps be Eeyore. With all of the others being so chirpy and happy-go-lucky much of the time, it would make sense.

However, the creators behind the slasher effort had different plans for the four-legged mope.

During a conversation with the Metro, Rhys explained that Eeyore isn’t seen in the recent promotional stills because he isn’t involved in the rampage orchestrated by Pooh and Piglet that are teased.

Instead, he reveals that “Eventually, it got to the point where it was so dire and there was no food in the forest for Pooh and Piglet, and they made the tough decision to kill and eat Eeyore.” Yikes.

“They’ve struggled to survive”

Looking at the string of stills, you may find yourselves wondering whether the villains are supposed to be real animals or just people wearing Winnie the Pooh masks.

The filmmaker explained to the Metro that they’re intended to be the characters we’re familiar with who have turned to extreme measures after being abandoned by Christopher Robin, who helped them get food:

“It’s really massively changed them as they’ve grown up, and they become this kind of unhinged, feral beings who are really sadistic and twisted, it’s altered their perception so much that they’re just absolutely deranged.”

So, audiences are essentially invited to strap in and watch Pooh and Piglet embark upon a massacre motivated by hunger and revenge against humanity.

What would motivate somebody to make something so wild? Well, Rhys explains that he was getting bored of the same kinds of antagonists in horror movies.

Abandoned | Official Trailer

Abandoned | Official Trailer

It’s yet to find a home

A release date for Winnie The Pooh: Blood And Honey is yet to be confirmed because it hasn’t actually secured distribution just yet.

Rhys told Metro that he is hoping for a “theatrical release or an exclusive signing with Netflix,” so it’s likely that viewers will finally get to check out this bizarre reimagining later this year, whether that’s on the big or small screen.

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Chris has a First Class Film and Journalism (Joint Honours) degree from De Montfort University and previously studied film at A-level, making him HITC’s resident movie guy. Chris's passion for all things cinema has been with him from a very young age and he has written for a number of publications, from Taste of Cinema to local sites. He has been with HITC for a five years, exploring the world of film and television while looking out for the latest titles to excite and inspire audiences.