I am so excited for Christopher Robin to arrive in theaters everywhere August 3rd! This movie is such a wonderful family film for both young and old. There’s just no denying how adorable Winnie the Pooh is and no one outgrows the adorable teddy bear. He’s a classic childhood favorite that has once again made his way back into our hearts with the upcoming release of the Christopher Robin movie. I had the opportunity to see this film two times this week during my recent trip to L.A. and I cannot wait to take my family to see it this weekend! I was invited by Disney to attend the #ChristopherRobinEvent to watch the premiere, interview the cast, and share my experiences with you. All expenses were paid and all opinions are my own. Here is my review of Disney’s Christopher Robin Movie:
About Disney’s Christopher Robin Movie:
We got to see a different side of Ewan McGregor who plays Christopher Robin in this film . Check out my recent exclusive interview with Ewan McGregor. The story first unfolds when Christopher Robin has to say goodbye to his friends from the Hundred Acre Wood, including his best friend Winnie the Pooh (voiced by Jim Cummings). He promises his friends he would never forget them, leaving them behind for boarding school.
Later in the movie, Christopher Robin is now an adult and he meets his future wife and they have their first child together. He is sent off to war for several years and returns to his daughter and wife that he now has to financially support. He begins his career at Winslow Luggage trying to support his family. As now a father and provider, he is always working late in the office and never home. His relationship with his wife (played by Hayley Atwell), and daughter Madeline (played by Bronte Carmichael) are suffering as a result from his absence.
Back in the Hundred Acre Wood, Winnie the Pooh has lost his friends Tigger, Owl, Piglet, Eeyore, Rabbit, Kanga, and Roo. He searches for Christopher Robin after many years of being apart, hoping Christopher can help him find them. Successfully, Winnie the Pooh and Christopher reunite in London.
Throughout the story, Winnie the Pooh helps Christopher to rediscover what is most important in life, like family, friendships and just being happy and Christopher helps Winnie the Pooh reunite with his friends.
Ewan McGregor who plays Christopher Robin:
Everyone may know Ewan McGregor from movies as Obi Wan Kenobe from the Star Wars prequel trilogy (1999–2005), but we got to see a different side of Ewan McGregor that I am sure the fans will just adore. He had an instant connection to the role of Christopher Robin, and played the part just effortlessly.
Hayley Atwell who plays Christopher’s wife, Evelyn Robin:
We may be familiar with Hayley Atwell with her Marvel experience from the ABC action-adventure series Agent Carter, but it was nice to see her play a different side as the wife of Christopher Robin. In her role, she is determined to make a point across to Christopher Robin that his priorities were not aligned with hers and how it was more important being a father and a wife than being primarily focused on his career.
Bronte Carmichael who plays the daughter, Madeline:
I don’t think that Director Mark Forester, could have picked a better child for the role of Madeline. Bronte Carmichael is just an absolutely amazing child, very talented, creative and gentle, and has a deep love for the Pooh characters in real life.
Jim Cummings, the voice of Winnie the Pooh and Tigger:
Jim Cummings has been the voice of Winnie the Pooh and Tigger for over 40 years, and now appears in Christopher Robin.
I had the chance to interview Jim Cummings and one of my favorite things he said was,”No matter how old you are…..Winnie the Pooh’s voice brings comfort to everyone.” This lies true as watching this movie, listening to the voice and wisdom of Winnie the Pooh brought joy to my heart.
The Message That Everyone May Take Away From Christopher Robin:
During our recent interview with Ewan McGregor, he explains that “everyone will review the movie in a different way but there is an underlining message about connection, being available to each other, and just being present.” As a mother myself, I felt the story told in this movie really delivers with that powerful message. Being more present and available for my children, family, and friends is so important. Often times we let the day to day obligations take over and before we know it, we spend less and less time with who loves us the most.
My Final Thoughts and Review of Disney’s Christopher Robin Movie:
If you loved Winnie the Pooh as a child, you are going to love the movie Christopher Robin! The charming film was so heartwarming with a wonderful message of family, connection, and friendship. There are some incredibly funny scenes in the movie that will just make you smile or burst out in laughter, or you may even have to have some tissues nearby. Winnie the Pooh is known for his wisdom and while the day of reading Winnie the Pooh may be behind us as adults, that doesn’t mean that some of our favorite Winnie the Pooh quotes didn’t stick with us throughout our lives! You will be happy to know that this movie brings new tidbits of Winnie the Pooh wisdom and new quotes that I know everyone will just admire! This beautiful film plays everywhere in theaters August 3rd and one that every family should see!
Christopher Robin Extended Sneak Peek:
Here is an extended sneak peek of Disney’s upcoming live-action adventure Christopher Robin with new footage from the film starring Ewan McGregor and Hayley Atwell!
Cast of Christopher Robin:
- 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 ChristopherRobin
- Hayley Atwell as his wife Evelyn
- Bronte Carmichael as his daughter Madeline;
- Mark Gatiss as Keith 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
- Sophie Okonedo as Kanga
Christopher Robin Opens in Theaters August 3rd!