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Winnie-the-Pooh: Disney hops to live-action adaptation? Don’t. This time, it’s personal.

WAIT, WHAT?: Chairman of the creative board: A new writer is set to take on a live-action version of Milne’s beloved bear and friends. (Courtesy of Disney)

OH, BOTHER. This time, it’s personal.

As Disney desecrates plumbs its deep and historic vault of animated classics for live-action adaptations, today’s news takes the honey-cake.

As we’ve reported, Disney’s barn door, if not its circus tent, has been flung wide open since the Sleeping Beauty retelling “Maleficent” scored big last year. And on its slippered heels, “Cinderella’s” current box-office success has only quickened the pace.

“Mulan!” “Beauty and the Beast!” “Dumbo!” Everything must go! Everything in the Disney library that can be green-screened can be greenlit. It’s the circle of Hollywood life.

But today brings word that even Winnie-the-Pooh — a property that Disney has had to fight to retain amid legal wrangling with creator A.A. Milne’s heirs — will get the live-action treatment. “Edgy” filmmaker Alex Ross Perry (“Listen Up Philip,” Spirit Award-nominated “The Color Wheel”) will script the new Hundred-Acre Wood adventure, Deadline Hollywood reports in an exclusive.

Tut-tut, looks like gain.

Hundreds of millions to gain, really, for the House of Mouse, which can fast-track the repurposing of its every beloved cartoon through the magic of CGI and GPT (gross per theater). Disney can sell us back our childhoods while also imprinting itself on the next generation of kiddoes with repackaged fare. Yes, it’s the circle of tykes.

It’s inevitable. It’s incorrigible. And yes, as I said earlier, it’s personal.

That’s because I had a relative of some distance (same family tree, though it’s a huge Hundred-Acre Ancestral Wood) who voiced Rabbit for more than two decades. And I long thought this relative had the ideal job: Create an iconic vocal for screens big and small while never having to even don a costume. You can even age in Hollywood as long as your voice doesn’t — what better way to stay unseen but oft-heard?

And the beauty is, the magic of the Pooh animation (like the original E.H. Shepard illustrations) is so beguiling, I was never distracted by hearing a relative’s voice as Rabbit. The level of craft toward character was that engrossing.

Now, though, as Disney sees the honey-pot of gold, I think Pooh Bear is one step too far. I’ll give Tim Burton’s Dumbo a try, sure. And Mulan could work. But seeing Tigger as a live-action character, even if it’s motion-capture hocus-pocus (“mo-ho-po”?), is just too far beyond my artistic skies, no matter the balloon commute. That’s an aesthetic hole from which I may not come unstuck.

Although I should add, amid all my bluster, there is one casting choice that might lure me to Disney’s new take on a blustery day. I might even muzzle my Eeyore groan and bounce into stride if the studio makes one hire:

For Christopher Robin’s adapted stuffed-toy circus, give us Andy Serkis — the master of the mo-cap. You might even let him try to voice and act out Rabbit.

That might even be worthy of my dear late relative’s memory.

Silly old bear.

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