EntertainmentDisney loses rights as Mickey Mouse turns into a bikini-clad woman's nightmare

Disney loses rights as Mickey Mouse turns into a bikini-clad woman's nightmare

A scene from the horror movie "Mickey's Mouse Trap"
A scene from the horror movie "Mickey's Mouse Trap"
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12:53 PM EST, January 2, 2024

Last year, a low-budget horror film called "Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey" was released in theaters. Its characters, familiar to everyone through books for children written by A.A. Milne, were placed in a disturbing scenario. Murderous incarnations of Winnie the Pooh and Piglet turned the Hundred Acre Wood into a brutal murder scene. Though the film received rightfully negative responses, it surprisingly made five million dollars, and a sequel is now in the works.

After recently entering the public domain, Winnie the Pooh has become an unlikely star of the slasher genre. "Mark my words, we'll probably see Mickey Mouse in a similar low-budget film, brutally murdering women in bikinis," warned Stuart Heritage from "The Guardian" earlier last year. His prediction became prescient when, on Monday, Disney lost its rights over the oldest version of Mickey Mouse. Now, following the footsteps of Winnie the Pooh, anyone can use this image in their content.

The fact that Disney has lost the rights over the old Mickey Mouse character was confirmed when "Mickey’s Mouse Trap" was produced. The protagonist of the movie is Alex, who, rather than celebrating her 21st birthday, works a late shift at an amusement park. An unfortunate surprise from her friends turns into a horrific encounter with a serial killer bearing an astonishing resemblance to Mickey Mouse.

See: trailer for the movie "Mickey's Mouse Trap"

The director of the gruesome film in question is Jamie Bailey. A trailer for the movie has already been released online. The release is scheduled for March, and it remains to be seen if Polish theaters will screen this film.

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