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My theory was that she was meant to inherit her grandmother’s gift, which was the casita. However, the grandmother’s behavior leading up to the ceremony stopped that from happening. Once the doorknob was placed on the rebuilt house, the gift was transferred.
This article is incorrect when claiming that Disney will still own the merchandising rights to Pooh. The judgment in the linked article is based on the copyright still being enforced. Before the copyright expires, Disney owns the licensing rights for any Winnie the Pooh merchandise. With the original book (and characters) entering public domain, Disney only owns the merchandising rights to their depiction of the characters.
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Think of it like Peter Pan. The novel is in the public domain. You’re free to make derivative works based off of the original story.
At the time that Disney made their first Peter Pan movie, they had to license the story from the copyright holders. The copyright of their movie and the character designs they created for it didn’t enter the public domain when the book did. They have been able to create derivative works after the book entered public domain without having to get another licensing agreement.
The copyright for the Peter Pan stage play hasn’t entered public domain yet, so there is some gray area here. You could make your own play, but if it is too similar to the current one, you’re likely to be sued for copyright infringement.