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Two More Disney Classics Are Getting Remade Into Slasher Films, Is Mickey Mouse Next?

Bambi and Peter Pan slasher films
Credit: Disney

There is a certain genius behind the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Disney and Marvel created characters that could stand on their own but also be brought together for a massive collaboration. In theory, the MCU could go on forever, with new characters replacing the old ones or characters who are killed off in the films. As long as audiences keep coming and buying the products, it’s a license to print money. So, really, why would anyone want to stop?

Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Disneyland / Credit: Disney

But after seeing the success of the MCU, other directors and producers are trying to emulate that success, and one of them is actually using Disney properties to try to recreate that success. Director Rhys Frake-Waterfield and Producer Scott Jeffrey are back with the follow-up to the highly successful Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey (2023), and now they want their own Disney slasher universe.

Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey appalled fans of the classic Disney film earlier this year. The movie sees Pooh and his friend starving after Christopher Robin left them. The Friends from Pooh Corner then head on a killing spree to feed their appetites. The film was made for $100,000 and made more than $6 million in worldwide box office.

Despite being released months ago,¬†Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey has remained in the headlines. The film was banned in Tawaiin earlier this year because it uses Winnie the Pooh. Chinese censures have banned the beloved bear’s image after memes emerged comparing Pooh with Chinese President Xi Jinping. And just two weeks ago, the film came back into headlines after a teacher in Florida inadvertently showed the movie to a fourth-grade class.

Winnie the Pooh

Credit: D23

But now, Jeffrey and Frake-Waterfield are back with¬†Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey 2.¬†The film now has an expanded budget, and the director and producers claim that they have cut the movie down because there were “too many murders.”

The MCU-Like Plan

Jeffrey and Frake-Waterfield are in the process of creating an MCU-like world where Disney cartoons that entered into the public domain would be turned into slasher films. Much like¬†Iron Man (2008)¬†started the MCU,¬†Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey¬†is just the beginning of this new universe‚ÄĒnext up Peter Pan.¬†

Peter Pan's Flight lawsuit

Credit: Disney

The newest film,¬†Peter Pan’s Neverland Nightmare,¬†will see Peter as a killer and Tinker Bell addicted to “pixie dust,” a heroin-like substance. Their adaptation of¬†Peter Pan¬†is in post-production right now, and after the New Year, the duo is set to start on their version of¬†Bambi (1942). The script isn’t finished, but expect the title character to be taking revenge on one hunter in particular.

Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey 2¬†will be released on Valentine’s Day, 2024. Frake-Waterfield and Jeffrey convinced Olivier Award Winner Simon Callow to be one of the characters in the film. Callow is familiar with the MCU, showing up in an episode of Hawkeye.¬†He’s probably best known to American audiences from¬†Shakespeare In Love (1998) and Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994).

Bambi and his mother

Bambi and his mother. Credit: Disney

With Disney’s beloved Mickey Mouse coming into the public domain in 2024, the Hollywood Reporter asked the pair if they planned on turning the icon of the Walt Disney Company into a murderer. In a surprising response, they said there were no immediate plans for Mickey Mouse because that hit “a little too close to home.” Even the men behind some of the goriest films in recent memory are afraid of Disney’s lawyers.

For now, fans will have to be satisfied with the horror movie versions of Winnie the Pooh, Bambi, and Peter Pan. But who knows what beloved Disney characters will make their slasher film debut next?

We will continue to update this story at Disney Fanatic.

About Rick

Rick is an avid Disney fan. He first went to Disney World in 1986 with his parents and has been hooked ever since. Rick is married to another Disney fan and is in the process of turning his two children into fans as well. When he is not creating new Disney adventures, he loves to watch the New York Yankees and hang out with his dog, Buster. In the fall, you will catch him cheering for his beloved NY Giants.

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