Winnie The Pooh is Getting a Live Action Adaptation
Disney has set a live-action feature adaptation of the animated classic Winnie The Pooh.
Disney has hired Alex Ross Perry, the writer-director of the Sundance indie Listen Up Philip.
The focus will be Christopher Robin as an adult, which brings him back to A.A. Milne’s famous bear and the Hundred Acre Wood.
The most recent Winnie The Pooh film opened July 2011 under the direction of Stephen J. Anderson and Big Hero 6 producer Don Hall.
There’ve been five full-length Pooh movies since 1977, including 2000’s The Tigger Movie and 2003’s Piglet’s Big Movie.
The franchise is based on A.A. Milne’s set of classic characters who first debuted in the 1926 novel Winnie-the-Pooh.
In the past the studio had annouced it’s working on live-action versions of Mulan and Dumbo.
Meanwhile, the live-action Beauty and the Beast has been scheduled for March 2017, two years to the day after the live-action Cinderella.
Live-action versions of The Jungle Book and Pete’s Dragon will also hit cinemas in 2016.
Winnie-the-Pooh may be a bear of very little brain, but thanks to his friends Piglet, Eeyore and, of course, Christopher Robin, he’s never far from an adventure. In this story Pooh gets into a tight place, nearly catches a Woozle and heads off on an ‘expotition’ to the North Pole with the other animals.