‘Winnie-The-Pooh’ and ‘Bambi’ Have Entered the Public Domain
One of the major reasons Bram Stoker’s Dracula and Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes are the two most popularly adapted characters of all time is the fact that both literary icons are part of the public domain and can be read by anyone who sees the best.
It’s also the reason why we have numerous new twists on the most well-known figures like Robin Hood, Zorro, Frankenstein’s Monster, Hercules, Tarzan, King Arthur and many more. In the present, however there are two loved characters have been made public property, which could be the possibility of a tense situation for one specifically.
A.A. Milne’s first Winnie-the-Poohbook in 1926, which comprises Piglet, Kanga, Roo Eeyore Rabbit, Owl and Christopher Robin It is now accessible without copyright restrictions, though Tigger isn’t in the storyline, having first appeared in 1928. Disney retains the trademark on the property however, which means that the merchandising possibilities are limited.
Felix Staten’s Bambi, the film Life in the Woodsis also now in the public domain. So it is possible that this Mouse House will need to make a move with the live-action/CGI remake recently announced in case an ambitious producer comes in to profit from the name worth of the original material, hoping to knock them out of the park.