Making any movie with beloved characters is a risk, and one that make many fans hold their breathes. Generations have grown up with Winnie the Pooh and his friends from 100 Acre Forest, and depending on your age you may have fallen in love with the characters in the books, stories or cartoons. From animated movies to bed time stories, the characters have worked their way into all of our hearts and we all have a character we can relate to. When the first clips of Disney’s Christopher Robin came out we all melted, not only had our characters come to life in beautiful computer graphics but the wisdom and humor of Pooh seemed to be back and in live action.
We were able to see Christopher Robin before it released, and held our breathes a little hoping that the movie would meet our expectations. As the movie starts, any fears will be put at ease as you see your favorite characters on the screen just as you would have imagined them as a kid. The movie takes us on the life journey with Christopher Robin as if the story was in all of the books we grew up enjoying, and shows his transition to an imaginative kid to the serious adult that all of us grow into. Over the years, the magic of his childhood and his friends got lost for being an efficient adult and there was a shifting in priorities. Seriousness and responsibility have taken priority over even family and joy.
At the point he needs it the most, Pooh Bear comes back into his life to help save him from the Heffalumps and Woozles in his life. And he helps Christopher Robins in a very Pooh way. The movie is a bit slower paced in this world so consumed with super hero movies, and action films that whiz by. But this slower pace helps you slow down, take in the moments of joy and laughter and remember why we loved Winnie the Pooh and his friends in the first place. It’s like taking a reflective walk with your friends, and finding that joy inside yourself again.
There are points in the movie that you will find yourself disliking Christopher Robin as a character. Even as an adult there are parts that are harsh and hard to relate to, even as an adult. But mixed with the humor of Pooh and his friends, the tender hearted moments will have you melting all over again. From laughter to tears, Christopher Robin will have you feeling like a kid again, and is a movie you can share with your family members of all ages.
CHRISTOPHER ROBIN arrives in theaters everywhere Today!
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About Christopher Robin:
In the heartwarming live action adventure Disney’s “Christopher Robin,” the young boy who embarked on countless adventures in the Hundred Acre Wood with his band of spirited and lovable stuffed animals, has grown up and lost his way. Now it is up to his childhood friends to venture into our world and help Christopher Robin remember the loving and playful boy who is still inside.
Now grown up, Christopher Robin is stuck in a job where he is overworked, underpaid and facing an uncertain future. He has a family of his own, but his work has become his life, leaving little time for his wife and daughter. Christopher has all but forgotten his idyllic childhood spent with a simple-minded, honey-loving stuffed bear and his friends. But when he is reunited with Winnie-the-Pooh, now tattered and soiled from years of hugs and play, their friendship is rekindled, reminding Christopher of the endless days of childlike wonder and make believe that defined his youth, when doing nothing was considered the very best something. Following an unfortunate mishap with Christopher Robin’s briefcase, Pooh and the rest of the gang including Piglet, Eeyore and Tigger, step out of the forest and venture into London to return the crucial possessions…because best friends will always be there for you.
Disney’s “Christopher Robin” is directed by Golden Globe® nominee Marc Forster (“Finding Neverland”) from a screenplay by Alex Ross Perry (“Golden Exits”) and Oscar® nominee Allison Schroeder (“Hidden Figures”) and a story by Perry based on characters created by A.A. Milne. The producers are Brigham Taylor and Kristin Burr with Renée Wolfe and Jeremy Johns serving as executive producers. The film stars Golden Globe winner Ewan McGregor (“Fargo”) as Christopher Robin; Golden Globe nominee Hayley Atwell (“Agent Carter”) as his wife Evelyn; Bronte Carmichael as his daughter Madeline; and Emmy® winner Mark Gatiss (“Sherlock”) as Keith Winslow, Robin’s boss. The film also features the voices of: Jim Cummings (“Winnie the Pooh”) as Winnie-the-Pooh; Chris O’Dowd (“Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children”) as Tigger; three-time Emmy winner Brad Garrett (“Everybody Loves Raymond”) as Eeyore; Golden Globe nominee Toby Jones (“Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets”) as Owl; Nick Mohammed (“The Martian”) as Piglet; Oscar winner Peter Capaldi (“Dr. Who”) as Rabbit;
and Oscar nominee Sophie Okonedo (“The Secret Life of Bees”) as Kanga.
Disney has a history with the A.A. Milne characters dating back to 1966 when the studio released the animated short “Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree” featuring the character Christopher Robin, which was followed by the shorts “Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day” and “Winnie the Pooh and Tigger, Too,” as well as several full-length features and numerous direct-to-DVD titles.
Disney’s “Christopher Robin” will be released nationwide August 3, 2018.