Following the success of animation turned live-action films such as the recently released “Cinderella”, the unforgettable side of “Maleficent” and the magical world of “Alice in Wonderland”, Disney once again proves that they can turn anything into reality.
Surely, they may have put into heart what Walt Disney once said that, “If you can dream it, you can do it” as they announced the creation of the first live-action version of Winnie-the-Pooh; a well loved classic character. The plot of this movie would involve an adult Christopher Robin who reunites with Pooh in the Hundred Acre Wood.
Thirty-year-old indie director and writer Alex Ross Perry was given the task to lead the adaptation. Many were surprised as his last film was an American psychological thriller titled, “Queen of Earth”. However, Perry confirmed the news through his official Twitter account last April 2, saying that, “I imagine a lot of people are about to be very confused”. He also tweeted that, “All joking and April Fools proximity aside, I truly love Pooh Bear and have my whole life so this will be for young kids AND people like me.”
The honey-loving bear is named Winnie-the-Pooh who lives with with his friends, Piglet, Eeyore, Tigger, Owl, Rabbit, Kanga and Roo in the Hundred Acre Wood. These lovable characters were created by A.A. Milne in 1924. Disney acquired the rights to it in 1961; giving way to producing one of the most successful franchises to date.
Mixed reactions of people were posted on the internet. Some were excited that a childhood favorite would make a comeback on the big screen. However, some also criticized Disney for wanting to earn more money and for having ran out of ideas.
A release date, plot and cast details have yet to be released.
Meanwhile, Disney is also planning additional live-action adaptations of Mulan, Beauty and the Beast and The Jungle Book.