- By Kenne Hoffman
- Photo Courtesy of Disney
“Deep in the Hundred Acre Wood, where Christopher Robin plays, you’ll find the enchanted neighborhood of Christopher’s childhood days”. Walt Disney brings us Christopher Robin the live action/CGI extension of the franchise based on A.A. Milne & E.H. Shepard’s book Winnie the Pooh. Following a similar pattern to Alice In Wonderland, Maleficent, and Cinderella, Christopher Robin delivers exuberant, or as Pooh would say, ex-Pooh-berant elements of magical realism and an emotional journey with heart-warming adventure.
Christopher Robin (played by Ewan McGregor) is the continuation of the story with adult Christopher Robin returning to the Hundred Acre Wood to spend time with Pooh and the gang. Pooh and friends re-enter Robin’s life, now grown, to help find his lost sense of imagination. McGregor is joined by an all-star cast bringing life to all our childhood favorites. Jim Cummings (Aladdin), Brad Garrett (Tangled), Toby Jones (Jurassic World), and Dr. Who’s Peter Capaldi voice Pooh, Tigger, Eeyore, and Rabbit. Newcomer Orton O’Brien plays young Christopher Robin and Agent Carter’s Hayley Atwell and Sherlock’s Mark Gatiss round out the live action portion of the cast as Robin’s wife and boss. Directed by Marc Forster, scored by Johann Johannsson and Klaus Badelt and recorded by Jon Brion, legendary Disney composer Richard Sherman delivers three original songs to join the iconic Winnie the Pooh theme song. Relive the wonderment you felt as a child with Christopher Robin and friends.
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