Winnie the Pooh Blood and Honey: Release Date, Cast & More 2023

Soumya Nair

Written by Soumya Nair

Updated On November 27, 2023

winnie the pooh blood and honey movie
Winnie the Pooh Blood and Honey

With the horror genre taking over the world of cinema, filmmakers have been experimenting a lot to stand out in the game. But when our cutesy talking teddy bear Winnie the Pooh was introduced as a wicked and gruesome character in Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey, in all honesty, I wasn’t prepared. I was not the only one though. The audience had a mixed reaction to the movie as it portrays a beloved childhood character in a dark light. 

The full-on slasher movie, Winnie the Pooh did not leave any scope for us to remember the adorable bear with a red t-shirt who is always hungry for honey and loves to play with his friends in the 100-acre wood. 

Winnie the Pooh Blood and Honey: Box Office, Budget, Director, Ratings, and More

Release Date10 March 2023
DirectorRhys Frake Waterfield
CastCraig David Dowsett, Chris Cordell, Nikolai Leon, Maria Taylor
Rotten Tomatoes Rating3%
Run Time84 minutes
GenreHorror, Slasher
Box Office $5.2 million

As soon as the copyright on the comic book lapsed director Rhys Frake Waterfield quickly jumped into the scene with his idea of Pooh as a slasher character. The idea itself felt hard to digest for most of the audience resulting in a considerable backlash but there is no limit to a creative mind. Even with a Rotten Tomatoes rating of only 3% the movie has gained its reputation as a box office success.

Is Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey Streaming Online?

With Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey making headlines, the makers have decided to bring the movie to the streaming platform. Winnie-the-Pooh Movie release date was announced and the movie got its OTT release on the streaming platform Peacock and has been available since 1st October, just in time for Halloween. 

For those who need more options, you can also rent the movie on other streaming platforms like Apple TV and Amazon Prime Video to watch.

Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey Release Date

As soon as Winnie the Pooh Movie release date was announce everyone got the best (or the worst) out of their curiosity and lined up for the new avatar of Pooh. The slasher movie got its theatrical release on 10th March 2023 and managed to collect 10 times its budget despite having bad reviews from the audience. 

Clearly, people were curious to watch Pooh getting a slasher remake. Blood and Honey managed to grab the attention of the audience and hence was a trending topic even before its theatrical release. 

Pooh’s Dark Turn: Blood and Honey Cast and Trailer

Winnie the Pooh Blood and Honey Cast

Pooh’s Dark Turn: Blood and Honey Cast Overview 

Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey had all the characters we could remember from our childhood comic book. Craig David Dowsett played the twisted character of Pooh accompanied by Chris Cordell as Piglet. The star cast feels perfect as they convincingly portrayed each character and despite the movie receiving backlash for its storyline, we can’t help but praise the actors. 

Craig David DowsettWinnie the Pooh
Chris CordellPiglet
Nikolai LeonCristopher Robin
Maria TaylorMaria
Natasha Rose MillsJessica 
Amber Doig-ThorneAlice
Danielle RonaldZoe
Natasha TosiniLara
Paula CoizMary

Watch the Trailer for Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey

If you haven’t already watched the movie here is the trailer for Winnie the Pooh Blood and Honey. The trailer might also help you to ease up on the concept of the movie. So, without wasting time watch Trailer now.

Winnie the Pooh Movie Plot

If you have watched the 2018 release, Christopher Robin, this is the polar opposite of how Pooh and his friends were portrayed in the absence of Christopher. We have already mentioned the base story of Winnie the Pooh movie. 

The plot begins when Christopher Robin leaves Pooh and his friends for a long time for his college. 

The friends struggle to survive on their own in the 100 Acre Wood. When anger and desperation take over Pooh and Piglet they murder Eeyore and that is just the beginning of the streak of murders that the duo commences. 

On his return, Christopher is heartbroken to see that his merry land has turned into a haunted land with proof of bloodshed and violence everywhere. Let us warn you once again, the movie will change your whole perspective of the bear you all have adored since childhood. 

Is There Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey 2 Coming?

With the movie becoming the talk of the town, makers were quick to announce a Winnie the Pooh Blood and Honey 2 even before the release of the first part. 

The box office success of Winnie the Pooh Movie has only made the speculations stronger. 

Though the audience was not quite impressed with the movie and did not like the changed avatar of Winnie the Pooh, the movie did earn a reputation for being one of the most successful slasher movies. 

We will have to wait and see if the movie becomes a trendsetter in the horror genre and if we get to see more of such iconic childhood characters in a hard-to-digest polar opposite avatar. 


Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey is director Rhys Frake Waterfield’s unique vision. His artistic desire to bring something unique to the audience. Right now the audience is divided regarding the movie but it has the potential to become a cult classic in the coming years. 

We have witnessed a lot of movies that were not welcomed during the time of release but later became cult classics thanks to the unique path they chose.

People Also Ask 

Ans: Do not make the mistake of going by the title. Winnie the Pooh Blood and Honey is not for kids.

Ans: Winnie the Pooh Blood and Honey was released on the streaming platform Peacock on 1st October and is available for streaming.

Ans: Winnie the Pooh Blood and Honey is a horror-slasher film with an R rating.

Ans: Disney’s Winnie the Pooh entered the public domain in January 2022 allowing anyone to remake the classic story of the character as long as it sticks to the original origin story. Hence, director Rhys Frake Waterfield came up with the idea of Pooh as a slasher character.

Author: Soumya Nair

Soumya Nair is an entertainment industry enthusiast who loves to write and bring in all the gossip and news to everyone interested. She always make sure to keep a keen eye on everything that goes behind the glam and glitter of the industry.

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