I love how our classic favorites are reemerging and sharing more of the stories that we love about beloved childhood characters. This is why I am so excited to see Disney’s Christopher Robin starring Ewan McGregor.
In the heartwarming live-action adventure, 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 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 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 Giles Winslow, Robin’s boss. The film also
features the voices of Jim Cummings (“Winnie the Pooh”) as Winnie the Pooh and 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
CHRISTOPHER ROBIN arrives in theatres everywhere on August 3!
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CHRISTOPHER ROBIN arrives in theatres everywhere on August 3, 2018!