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Winnie the Pooh is set to get the live-action treatment

04.02.2015

Now who the hell saw this coming? With CINDERELLA out in theaters and BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, THE JUNGLE BOOK and MULAN on deck, the next in what's sure to be a long list of Disney animated films turned live-action is going to feature a bear and his never ending quest to get all up in that honey. That's right, it's Winnie the Pooh. Alex Ross Perry (LISTEN UP PHILIP) has been brought on to tell the tale of an adult Christopher Robin who returns to the Hundred Acre Wood as well as all of the inhabitants within.

Do you remember what happened when the internet let loose with their own version of the Paddington Bear ad campaign? Yeah, that's exactly what I'm imagining for this. I didn't know we needed a live-action Winnie the Pooh but when there's money to be made, might as well go for it! Disney's new slogan aside, they can crank out as many iterations of classic animated stuff as they like, as long as they bring it on the Marvel and Star Wars front.

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4:59AM on 04/03/2015
Wasn't there already a live action Jungle Book movie? And a 101 Dalmations movie? It's not that new a thing.
Wasn't there already a live action Jungle Book movie? And a 101 Dalmations movie? It's not that new a thing.
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10:02AM on 04/03/2015
Point taken. However, I think with the success of Maleficent, Paddington and Cinderella, they've been winning streaks so far. I couldn't remember how Jungle Book movie (with Jason Scott Lee) was received when it was released but I remember 101 Dalmatians with Glenn Close was very well received so even then it was 50-50 chance for it to be a success.
Point taken. However, I think with the success of Maleficent, Paddington and Cinderella, they've been winning streaks so far. I couldn't remember how Jungle Book movie (with Jason Scott Lee) was received when it was released but I remember 101 Dalmatians with Glenn Close was very well received so even then it was 50-50 chance for it to be a success.
7:12PM on 04/02/2015
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3:49PM on 04/02/2015
They need to get Jim Cummings to do the voice-work. Sometimes there's a tendency to get a name actor to voice a character just because their name could draw in audiences. There's a quaintness to the denizens of the Hundred-Acre Woods that feels almost anti-commercial. Disney has tended to be pretty good at honoring that, so maybe this will be fine. Still not sure why Christopher Robin needs to be a grown-up. That might make things a bit more awkward.
They need to get Jim Cummings to do the voice-work. Sometimes there's a tendency to get a name actor to voice a character just because their name could draw in audiences. There's a quaintness to the denizens of the Hundred-Acre Woods that feels almost anti-commercial. Disney has tended to be pretty good at honoring that, so maybe this will be fine. Still not sure why Christopher Robin needs to be a grown-up. That might make things a bit more awkward.
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3:30PM on 04/02/2015
Dear Disney, thanks for ruining my childhood... AGAIN...
Dear Disney, thanks for ruining my childhood... AGAIN...
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2:41PM on 04/02/2015
I'm down on this one. Disney is 2 and 0 with their live action remakes. Cinderella was great and Melificent, while not as good as I thought, wasn't completely horrible. And after all, box office dollars don't lie. There is definitely a market for this. I predict that Beauty and the Beast will be a hit next year. Jungle Book will be amazing given the talent and CGI advancements in the past few years. Mulan, never watched it but I can see the appeal for live-action. I have no reason to
I'm down on this one. Disney is 2 and 0 with their live action remakes. Cinderella was great and Melificent, while not as good as I thought, wasn't completely horrible. And after all, box office dollars don't lie. There is definitely a market for this. I predict that Beauty and the Beast will be a hit next year. Jungle Book will be amazing given the talent and CGI advancements in the past few years. Mulan, never watched it but I can see the appeal for live-action. I have no reason to believe this is a bad idea. However, it would be better if they moved forward with a live-action adaptation of Aladdin. That movie would be unreal.
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5:44PM on 04/02/2015
That's a great call to do Aladdin - I think it could be a kind of proper prince of Persia type film and I think it could be awesome - I'm not sure about WTP - personally I love the Roald Dahl books and I think the BFG Or The Twits and another Witches film could be awesome. I'd like them to maybe look at another sword in stone live action version as that's my favourite Disney old film - that an Robin Hood but live action foxes would just be some weird shit :/
That's a great call to do Aladdin - I think it could be a kind of proper prince of Persia type film and I think it could be awesome - I'm not sure about WTP - personally I love the Roald Dahl books and I think the BFG Or The Twits and another Witches film could be awesome. I'd like them to maybe look at another sword in stone live action version as that's my favourite Disney old film - that an Robin Hood but live action foxes would just be some weird shit :/
2:29PM on 04/02/2015

Give him some honey already.

What's the point of making this "live action" when most of the characters will most likely be created using CGI? It's essentially another animated version. They should go the practical route like Where the Wild Things Are or don't "bother" at all.
What's the point of making this "live action" when most of the characters will most likely be created using CGI? It's essentially another animated version. They should go the practical route like Where the Wild Things Are or don't "bother" at all.
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2:29PM on 04/02/2015
Im not sure what you mean about the Paddington bear thing, that movie was unexpectedly good.

I like that Disney is doing live-action remakes of their movies, some of them could really use it. But not this one. Winnie the Pooh, to me, was always suppose to be a cartoon. It's like making a live action Mickey Mouse movie, it'll just be weird and loose it's spirit. Why not do Black Cauldron, The Rescuers, or Pocahontas instead.
Im not sure what you mean about the Paddington bear thing, that movie was unexpectedly good.

I like that Disney is doing live-action remakes of their movies, some of them could really use it. But not this one. Winnie the Pooh, to me, was always suppose to be a cartoon. It's like making a live action Mickey Mouse movie, it'll just be weird and loose it's spirit. Why not do Black Cauldron, The Rescuers, or Pocahontas instead.
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2:15PM on 04/02/2015
Oh bother!
Oh bother!
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2:15PM on 04/02/2015
So a non explicit Ted??
So a non explicit Ted??
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