Remember the joy you felt reading about Winnie The Pooh, Piglet, Tigger and their bunch of ragtag friends going on adventures in the Hundred Acre Wood?
Yeah, well, someone wants to ruin those memories forever.
A.A. Milne’s 1926 collection of Winnie-the-Pooh books have recently entered the public domain, meaning they are no longer protected by intellectual property laws like copyright, trademark or patent laws. Now, anyone can use the character names, imagery or story line.
That means you could write your own Winnie the Pooh books, make a cute cartoon, or if you’re truly tapped, turn Winnie the Pooh into a mass murderer in a movie.
Pooh is soon to star in Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey, and the internet is having a slight meltdown over some photos that have just been released.
All we know is that either someone donning a ‘Winnie the Pooh’ mask or a strange human/bear hybrid thing goes on a murder spree joined by a deranged re-imagining of our beloved Piglet.