2022 is the year Winnie the Pooh hits the public domain. Disney has had the rules changed on several occasions to extend the life of their property on the characters, however, AA Milne’s original works and original art entered the public domain this year. Bambi’s original novel “Bambi, A Life in the Woods” by Felix Salten also entered the public domain this year.
Tigger is the only character of Winnie the Pooh which Disney can still control as he was a later character and won’t be in the public domain until 2024.
Here’s Ryan Reynolds doing exactly what we expect and love about him. Make fun of it and use it to its advantage. This time, using the public domain character in an ad for his company Mint Mobile. Its ads are generally fantastic. If you remember he even asked Rick Moranis to come in and advertise before.
I introduce you Winnie the Pounded:
Here is the drafting of the video:
“Yesterday, the original book starring Winnie-the-Pooh entered the public domain. I took some creative liberties, but it stays pretty close to the source material. Just added #MintMobile and changed “honey” to “money” really…“
Well done Ryan. Good game.
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