Winnie the Pooh, Piglet, Eyeore, Tigger and all their friends are real and they’re back to help an adult Christopher Robin navigate the seemingly impossible maze that is being an adult in London. Disney’s ‘live-action’ “Christopher Robin” uses the advanced photo realistic animation film special effects that Disney has become known for as of late (Jungle Book) to make the lovable bear and his band of stuffed animals come to life on the big screen as you’ve never seen them before.
The first trailer is out along with the official movie poster and a few new stills.
The new official poster:
I’m always on board for another Ewan McGregor (Christopher Robin) movie and I’ve adored Hayley Atwell (Evelyn) in everything I’ve seen her in; Mark Gatiss (Giles Winslow) knows how to chew up the scenery as good as any actor these days too. The film has a great line up for the characters voices too: Jim Cummings as Winnie the Pooh and Tigger; Brad Garrett as Eeyore; Toby Jones as Owl; Nick Mohammed as Piglet; Peter Capaldi as Rabbit; and Sophie Okonedo as Kanga. Having Jim Cummings voice Pooh and Tigger is appreciated, but the rest are not the usual voices, but I’m hopeful their performances fit the characters we know and love well.
From the Hundred Acre Wood into the city, this is an entirely new way to think about A.A. Milne’s Winnie the Pooh characters. Disney, of course, has had great success on TV and film with the stuffed with fluff characters. Although I had my doubts when it was announced, this film looks like it has the potential to recapture some of that magic. What do you think of what we’ve seen so far?
About the film:
In the heartwarming live action adventure Disney’s “Christopher Robin,” the young boy who shared countless adventures with his band of lovable stuffed animals in the Hundred Acre Wood is now grown up and living in London but he has lost his way. Now it is up to his childhood friends to venture into our world and help Christopher Robin rediscover the joys of family life, the value of friendship and to appreciate the simple pleasures in life once again.
Disney’s “Christopher Robin” is directed by Marc Forster from a screenplay by Alex Ross Perry and Allison Schroeder and a story by Perry based on characters created by A.A. Milne and E.H. Shepard. The producers are Brigham Taylor and Kristin Burr with Renée Wolfe and Jeremy Johns serving as executive producers. The film stars Ewan McGregor as Christopher Robin; Hayley Atwell as his wife Evelyn; Bronte Carmichael as his daughter Madeline; and Mark Gatiss as Giles Winslow, Robin’s boss. The film also features the voices of: Jim Cummings as Winnie the Pooh and Tigger; Brad Garrett as Eeyore; Toby Jones as Owl; Nick Mohammed as Piglet; Peter Capaldi as Rabbit; and Sophie Okonedo as Kanga.
Disney’s “Christopher Robin” is due in theaters August 3rd