Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey proves that nothing is sacred once it becomes the public domain. A.A. Milne has died for 66 years and has no living descendants. So that means no Estate owns this franchise anymore. No legal action will be taken against you by anyone as long as your Pooh Bear does not resemble the one created by Disney. Other characters now considered to be in the public domain include the early Disney princesses, Zorro, and Popeye the Sailor Man. They will become accessible to everyone in the year 2025. Spiderman will be Public Domain in 95 years, and I think if Marvel is still a thing in a century, they may renew its copyright.