Speaking to Kidscreen, de Seve says the idea to adapt it again came from listening to a sped-up version of the novel’s audiobook “on the hunch that this was really witty, funny stuff that everybody usually reads too sleepy-slowly.”
“At 2x speed, it was hilarious! Winnie-the-Pooh and Piglet rival Gumball and Darwin as a duo filled with ridiculous kid ideas and even worse kid execution,” he says. “For me, that’s the real Pooh, and we’re super-excited to be the ones to make that version come alive for the first time.”
Mike de Seve: “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 whole gang is hilarious, and are even more hilarious as kids, we’re finding out.”
Kelly: “A.A. Milne’s bear has aged gracefully in the last hundred years. But what happened, back when, that made him and his pals who they are in the book? A heck of a big adventure, that’s what – one that needs a big screen. Audiences will be transported to somewhere they never expected.”
.The film helmed by former DreamWorks creator is expected to arrive in 2024
“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,” said Reynolds.
Baboon Animation and IQI Media have revealed they’re working on an animated prequel feature and series to A.A. Milne’s 1926 children’s book Winnie-the-Pooh.
DreamWorks sta lavorando ad un film prequel su Winnie the Pooh, che ricalcherà progetti come Paddington.
The feature film is being planned for release in 2024, to be followed immediately by an animated series.
As for what Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore, Rabbit and the rest of the Hundred Acre Wood squad first illustrated by E.H. Shepard will look like with a modern animated makeover, Kelly advises: “Brace yourself for a surprise.”
‘Winnie the Pooh’ Origin Story Prequel in the Works at Baboon Animation, IQI