'Winnie the Pooh' Live-Action Movie Being Developed by Disney

Disney developing Winnie the Pooh live-action movie

We learned earlier this week that Mulan is joining the ranks of classic stories-turned Disney animated features that have received (or will soon receive) modern live-action remakes from the Mouse House. Today, we can add yet another beloved property to that list - namely, Winnie the Pooh.

A.A. Milne's Winnie the Pooh literature has been adapted for the big screen by Disney before - most recently, with the 2011 film Winnie the Pooh. However, the new project based around the residents of the Hundred Acre Wood - Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Piglet, Rabbit, and Eeyore among them - might not be a straight-forward live-action "re-imagining." Case in point: this feature will reportedly revolve around a grown-up Christopher Robin, who ends up reuniting with his old friends - including, of course, the lovable "Bear of Very Little Brain."

Deadline broke the news that Winnie the Pooh is being written and directed by indie filmmaker Alex Ross Perry. That means he's the second rising indie talent recruited to work on a Disney live-action retelling - after David Lowery (Ain't Them Bodies Saints), who is currently shooting the Pete's Dragon remake. No additional details have been revealed about Perry's project at the moment, though it will (presumably) be a live-action/CGI hybrid.

Elisabeth Moss and Jason Schwartzman in Listen Up Philip
Elisabeth Moss and Jason Schwartzman in Alex Ross Perry's 'Listen Up Philip'

Perry referenced Lowery on Twitter in response to the news about his Winnie the Pooh movie being let out of the bag (see below). The filmmaker then offered some brief insight on his approach to the charming world that was originally envisioned by Milne.

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