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'Winnie the Pooh' film pulled from Hong Kong cinemasBy KANIS LEUNG HONG KONG
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Pooh looks too much like Xi.
I can't imagine how anyone believed it would ever be released. I mean, the allegory, intended or not, is clear as day.
Is anything unspoiled and sacred anymore? Next thing you'll see if Yogi Bear with an AR-47 demanding parkgoers to 'Gimme yo pickynick baskets, now! Yeeeee-eeeee-eeee-eeeaaayyyy!!!!!'.
Allegorical or not, these storybooks and cartoons ought to just be left alone.
After gouging on honey in Moscow, Winnie the Pooh goes on a rampage in East Asia.
Just goes to show just how fragile, insecure and trivial the Xi-male is.
LOL! Winnie the Pooh meets The Brain from Pinky and the Brain.
Why does Yogi sound like a Black gangsta
AND a Redneck MAGA head all at the same time?
Now, Can someone pull that image of the disturbing looking Pooh head from my memory?
I’m not sure if that’s such a bad thing.
Being pulled due to censorship is bad. It gets a story that the world sees, talks about and shares.
Being removed due to poor/no profits is something completely different. Nobody talks about failed films, unless they are really, really, bad. A failed film created by Wang and his buddies in their garage with neighborhood actors doesn't get any press at all.
This is called "The Streisand Effect". https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Streisand_Effect Xi and the CCP do so many things that cause the Streisand Effect when just letting them die on their own would have been faster and gotten much less coverage.
Elvis is here
Who can blame him after the failed 0 covid policy and the protests that shook his foundations!!!
You believe protests made Xi change his policy?
Made me smile.
Elvis is here
Excellent! Interesting that you jumped to the conclusion that the protests made him changed his policy. If you reread my post I stated that the protests "shook his foundations". C3POTOMO said "protests made Xi change his policy"
Pleased I could enlighten your day!
"Somebody" has very delicate feelings.
He literally went years with no change and then right after protest, about face. Must have worked. If only the Chinese would realize they could end the CCP tyranny tomorrow.
That’s simply only another small mosaic part of the big psychiatric or forensic pattern that can be observed everywhere. Some turn crazy when seeing a cartoon figure, others when criticizing a country’s king or elected leader, again others prohibit the Z letter in public or car numbers containing 88 and so many more other irrational incidents or rulings everywhere. More generally said, the whole globe is currently severely sick in the brains. Look around wherever you like, but completely normal people with (formerly) normal behavior have become the very rare statistical outlier almost everywhere.
As it is in all dictatorships, China/HK pulled this movie from the cinemas because they're scared. Junky as this film appears, there's something in it that strikes a negative vibe to the CCP and their toadies. They are scared. Just like the now-defunct GDR was with their east Berlin Wall. That was up because the East German authorities were scared.
HK may be truly part of China now but the people there aren't going to take it sitting down and the CCP is doing their darndest to make sure nothing sparks the fires of revolt.
The CCP and their yes-people are scared, fraidy-cats.
Censorship in all its forms is oppression. It’s rampant in these facist states and also taking foothold in the West with van le culture and changing old books etc.
Elvis is here
Indeed. Just look at how Gary Lineker has been treated in the country of your abode.
Immature and regressive to say the least
Could you be more specific? Maybe give us some examples?
You seem most concerned with Canada and Trudeau in particular. What’s the situation there with censorship?
Mr Linekar always says bad things and mocks Crystal Palace on MOTD., I find him childish. Haven’t really followed that MOTD lark/ dispute TBH, I find it all to be very queer and incredibly silly.
Call it for what it his first : a horror movie.
Will the slasher kill all or one will survive ?
Funny they don't give any clue of the story that could explain the censorship.
I would not be interested in watching it ever since it is apparently a third-rated movie, a real dud.
Not at all surprising, at least for anybody that is paying attention.
Production of the film became possible in 2022 after A. A. Milne's novel "Winnie-the-Pooh" (1926) entered the public domain in the U.S., which marked the first appearances of Winnie-the-Pooh, Piglet and Christopher Robin, thus lapsing the characters into the public domain. The film's characters could not, however, resemble the Disney versions, who debuted in 1966 and are protected by copyright.
It is also illegal in Europe since copyright is in force until 2027.
China censors many western films.
The official CCP excuse is 'Western bourgeoisie elite decadence contrary to the morals and values of the Communist nation , its Party and the youth'. IOW, bullcrap. The CCP is scared.
Sad, pathetic - and fully expected in China’s backwater, Hong Kong.
Where are all those people claiming Hong Kong is not an authoritarian police state? Truly awful place where any opposition to the Communist regime can and does see citizens go "missing".
Hong Kong used to be one of the world's great cities... but no longer is, since Emperor Xi sank his talons into it :( Now, the people are leaving in droves, and who can blame them?
Love the photo above showing some HK citizens winding up the scum HK police in '18 with a Pooh toy.
Doing so in the sewer that is present Hong Kong would result in arrest - and God knows what else.
Good. Sounds like total garbage.
So they turn The Banana Splits into killer robots, and now Pooh into a slasher. What next? Josie and the Pussycats as vigilante prostitutes? Droopy as a farmer out for revenge when his family is murdered?
Thin skinned Xi.
No mention as to who made the movie , nor what it was about, straight to the political. Woulda liked a little more background info. Was the movie made to ride the wave of instant controversy and free press, or is there any actual substance to it. Anyone seen it? Any good?
Although the urge to take pleasure in cheap and low grade humiliation is strong, have to admit somehow it’s not sitting well with me. Remember we have to be the dignified ones to defeat the bitter and resentful dark forces on the horizon. This all seems a bit like ‘kids in the sandbox’ unfortunately.
Keep in mind that one of the driving forces for the CCP is the claim and belief that the 100 years of humiliation needs payback. Let’s go easy ay. Take the moral high ground wherever possible, try and encourage mutual respect even if the other side doesn’t. This is the way, the only winning ( Winnie ? ) strategy. Spread the honey around!
We now have proof the Chinese Communists are more scared of Pooh Bear than their neighbor, the Russian Bear, because everybody knows what bears do in the woods.
I honestly thought that picture was of Xi.
The Chinese CCP is behind many of our current woes, and you've yet to realize it. They are masters of deception, subtilty, infiltration and manipulation - making Putin's attempts at these, seem like a child attempting to mimic an experienced Magician in Comparison. In order to defeat this antagonistic behavior one has to consider taking drastic actions - the decoupling of China from the Global Supply chain should be the first step.... painful it may seem, but beneficially everywhere in the long term.
When I was in the Navy, based in California there was an article in a San Francisco newspaper about a HK 'brain drain' already occurring That was in 1987.
When I went to college afterward the exodus kept snowballing, and we all knew about the Tiananmen Square Massacre of 1989.
Now it's obvious to all why HKers were already exiting any way they could.
Interesting - thanks.
Once the repression ramps up - as it has done, and unfortunately will continue to do in HK - the brightest and best, and those with money, are always the first to leave. It happened in East Germany and it's also happening in Russia right now. It truly is a tragedy that some governments spend so much of their resources on brutally oppressing their people, rather than improving their lives.
Read the plot summary of the film.
Hong Kong and Macao were right to cancel the film. A film that should have never been produced by anyone in the first place.
Did the filmmakers have the rights to Pooh from Disney? I do not think so.
Dean,the copyright expired,anyone can make a Pooh movie,when is the Pooh anime hit the cinema,most anime studios do not know this Google Winnie the Pooh Copyright