Winnie-the-Pooh prequel movie is in the making with Dreamworks Animation.
Winnie-the-Pooh is in the making with the director Mike de Seve and writer John Reynolds. The Hollywood Reporter confirmed this news. The movie, followed by a television series, will reportedly have the same general path as the movie Paddington.
Reynold says, “We’re telling the surprising origin story of the ‘silly young bear’ and his friends, when they were still kids, in a way designed to connect with 21st-century kids.” Adding to that De Seve said, “I think this unsinkable young cub is totally relatable for today’s kids, with his hell-bent craving for honey and his ludicrous schemes to get it.”
The movie in making is by Winvest Group subsidiary IQI and De Seve’s animation studio Baboon. Charlene Kelly, CIO of Winvest and a former employee of Dreamworks, and Khiow Hui Lim, founder, and CSO of IQI, will serve as executive producers.
This year has been big for Winnie the Pooh. As Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey, a viral horror adaptation, is one of the new projects featuring the character that entered the public domain earlier this year. On February 15, Fathom Events will give that R-rated movie, which is based on the story’s protagonists, a single-day theatrical run. A follow-up will be created.