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happy Public Domain Day! the first Winnie-the-Pooh book just entered the public domain in the US

but not Tigger—Tigger wasn't in a book until 1928, so you can't use him in your gritty Hundred Acre Wood noir story until 2024

web.law.duke.edu/cspd/publicdo

I mean I GUESS there's the possibility that the Corporate Ratfuckers that own Tigger now will fight tooth and nail to get the copyright term extended again (especially considering that Steamboat Willie is *also* set to go PD in 2024)

but considering that everyone involved in the LAST extension has said how bad an idea it is, I really don't think it's going to happen

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@nowionlywantatriumph Presumably Pooh has to be naked (unless it's winter) as well, since it was Disney who made him wear a shirt full-time

@agafnd considering that E.H. Shepard's original illustrations DID feature Pooh in a shirt, not necessarily!

you wouldn't be able to redesign him to exactly match the Disney Pooh, and of course the Sherman Brothers songs are still locked up. and if you were to voice him, you probably couldn't imitate Sterling Holloway or Jim Cummings too closely.

@nowionlywantatriumph I seem to recall Milne describing his voice as "gruff", which is appropriate for a bear, but pretty dissimilar to Holloway

@agafnd a gruff voice would definitely sound more bear-like—but you could also make the argument that a softer voice makes more sense considering he's a STUFFED bear

(and that's disregarding the fact that, for as fuck-Disney as I am... I *still* read his words in Holloway's voice, because their brainworms are insidious like that)

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But feel free to write "Winnie - The Pooh, Co-Starring Nicolas Cage as Himself".

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