TODAYS THE DAY A TEDDY BEAR HAS HIS PICNIC.
The characters of Winnie the Pooh, Piglet, Tigger and Eeyore, are etched into the minds of everyone, they were the staple of children growing up, and have been for many years, well get ready for something totally different, and it certainly is not an animated Disney syrupy sweet affair. Winnie the Pooh Blood and Honey, is a slasher movie, and one that hits home going for the jugular of not just the characters in the movie but also of the watching audience. We should ask ourselves are we really ready for a blood crazed Winnie and a menacing Piglet?
After all it could destroy all those childhood memories. I suppose the only way to find out is to go and see the movie when it finally hits the cinemas. I am sure horror fans can’t wait, but Disney I am certain do not feel the same way. How have they managed to take this cuddly roly poly lovable character and turn him into a manic killer, well the copyright that Disney had on Pooh ran out, so the producers of Blood and Honey saw this as an opportunity to alter the character and present him in a different light.
But they have surprisingly stuck to the characterization in the original book, and do not in any way infringe upon the little extras that Disney introduced. What has happened is that Christopher Robin like all children grew up and also grew out of playing with toys that he once loved, so he abandoned them in 100-acre wood, but whilst away things happened and changed, with both Winnie and Piglet becoming feral animals, who go on a bloodletting rampage and dispatching all the other animals in the wood.
Because they were abandoned by Christopher Robin, they have become resentful and thirsty for blood. Winnie the Pooh Blood and Honey, is an independent movie, which took just ten days to shoot. Directed by Rhys Frake Waterfield, who also wrote and co-produced the movie, it has a musical score by composer Andrew Scott Bell, who recently scored Psycho Storm Chaser (available on Howlin Wolf Records),
The composer has been utilizing some interesting sounds for the score including an instrument called a beehiveveolin which was developed by Tyler Thackray for the composer (Instagram.com/violintorture ).
Scott Bell came across Tyler Thackray’s work as a Luthier who was known for dismantling traditional instruments to deconstruct existing musical notions. Bell loved the thought of “breaking things with intention” and saw Thackray’s year-long bee-filled violin project, asking if he could use the instrument.
“I was fascinated by this person and the way he thinks about music. Specifically, he and I share a passion for destroying long-standing musical traditions and rebuilding wild and fun creations from the rubble. I have this idea about music theory specifically that we should learn the rules, so we can break them with intention. What I saw in Tyler was someone who’s breaking things with intention. I loved it.”
Andrew Scott Bell’s inventive score I am sure will get a CD or digital release at some point, and I for one cannot wait to hear the beehiveveolin in action.