I have to admit I didn’t see this one coming. However, all signs are that it’s true. Disney has confirmed it is working on a live-action Winnie-the-Pooh movie. The movie will follow Christopher Robin as an adult, when he returns to A.A. Milne’s storybook creatures and the 100 Acre Wood.
Come to think of it, that sounds like it could work. Sort of a cross between “Finding Neverland” and “Alice in Wonderland”. Considering Alice took in over $1 billion at the box office in 2010, Disney probably has pretty high hopes. Indie writer/director Alex Ross Perry will be writing the screenplay for the film.
Other Disney animated features scheduled for a live-action treatment include “The Jungle Book,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Mulan,” and “Dumbo.”
Disney’s animated Pooh films include 1977’s The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, 2000’s Tigger Movie, 2003’s Piglet’s Big Movie, 2005’s Pooh’s Heffalump Movie, and 2011’s Winnie the Pooh. Which was your favorite?