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The director of Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honeythe horror film with which the childhood imagination of the tender yellow teddy bear greedy for honey is torn to pieces, has decided to become the serial killer of the childish icons of today’s forty-year-olds.
Rhys Frake-Waterfield after the horror version of AA Milne’s stories wants to continue in his bloody mission. In a recent interview he revealed his desired: do it his way The Ninja Turtles And The Teletubbies. There will be laughs. Indeed no: there will be trembling. And to cry, for the most nostalgic of childhood innocence.
But still fans de The Ninja Turtles And The Teletubbies for now they need not fear: copyright laws will not allow Frake-Waterfield to do to Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello, Michelangelo, Tinky-Winky, Dipsy, Laa Laa and Po what he did to Winnie and Piglet.
Precisely because of the copyright law in force in the United States, he was able to proceed with the work of AA Milne (since we are talking about writings dating back to 1926).
Perri Nemiroff of the US magazine Colliders interviewed the director, deepening the discussion of how works in the public domain can and cannot be used. The journalist then asked Frake-Waterfield the following question: “What existing work would you like to re-read in a horror key, if only the copyright laws would allow it?”. And he replied like this: “Lately I’ve been really excited about Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles because I think the story has a very horrific undertone to it anyway because it’s these half-human, half-turtle living in the sewers that have a rat king following, and then they come out of the sewer with guns. [Ride] It all starts to connect to me. So I’d like to do that. I’d like to have them like in an alley tearing people apart, feeding them to their rat king with pizza or something. I hope I can get the copyright, but I don’t know if I can”.
Even the Teletubbies have come into Frake-Waterfield’s sights
But director Frake-Waterfield didn’t stop at the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: he suggested instilling some “healthy” carnage even in a beloved children’s television series with an even more junior target: “I want to do Teletubbies too! ”.
Perri Nemiroff by Colliders reassures everyone (moms and dads in primis): “Given the copyright laws, Teletubbies And Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles they’re untouchables for Frake-Waterfield and company, but the ideas are still a lot of fun to consider.”
Rhys Frake-Waterfield’s horror rereadings
Director Rhys Frake-Waterfield dared to put a horror spin on AA Milne’s first collection of Winnie-the-Pooh stories, which was published in 1926.
The title of the thrilling film is Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey and tells what happens when Christopher Robin (played by Nikolai Leon) abandons Pooh, Piglet and his other friends of Hundred Acre Wood (the 100 Acre Wood, in the Italian translation) making them become bloodthirsty savages. When Christopher returns home, he will be horrified to see what has become of his childhood friends. Meanwhile Maria (Maria Taylor), Jess (Natasha Rose Mills), Alice (Amber Doig-Thorne), Zoe (Danielle Ronald) and Lara (Natasha Tosini) arrive in the area to enjoy a weekend at a remote cabin, unaware that a bloodthirsty bear and piglet are ready to do the “disgraces of the house”, that’s it.
Bambi and Peter Pan are the director’s next projects
Winnie the Pooh isn’t the only character to get the horror treatment from Frake-Waterfield and the team at Jagged Edge Productions. In fact, they are also working on a film about Bambi and one about Peter Pan, since Bambi, Life in the Woods, Little White Bird and Peter and Wendy are all in the public domain. “If that weren’t the case, horror spins on these characters would be out of the question,” da points out Colliders.