Unlike the rest of the world, China’s moviegoers don’t get to reminisce about their childhood with Disney’s latest Pooh movie.
No reason was given as to why Beijing didn’t grant the filmmakers permission to screen Christopher Robin in the country, although it’s typical of the authorities to act in this fashion when rejecting movies from Hollywood studios.
The ban could be part of the ruling party’s crackdown on Pooh, The Hollywood Reporter said, citing an anonymous source. The honey-loving cartoon bear was cast out of the mainland last year because Chinese internet users to Chinese president Xi Jinping in several memes on Weibo, China’s Twitter-esque platform.
CNET has reached out to Disney for a comment.
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