Disney’s Christopher Robin is a delightful movie! I saw it twice, it was my once a year Disney press junket trip, and I can tell you this movie is wonderful, heartwarming, and th perfect movie to help us through these rough times! Pooh’s in dominatable spirit is refreshing and uplifting!
On Nov. 6, Disney’s “Christopher Robin,” the wondrous, live-action film in which Winnie the Pooh and friends venture into mid-century London to help grown-up Christopher Robin (Ewan McGregor), arrives instantly on Digital and Movies Anywhere and on Blu-ray™ and DVD with captivating, behind-the-scenes extras. The fun-filled tale features A.A. Milne’s timeless characters from the Hundred Acre Wood — Pooh, Tigger, Piglet, Eeyore, Kanga, Roo, Rabbit and Owl — making their first appearance as three-dimensional characters who remind Christopher Robin, and viewers of all ages, to appreciate the simple pleasures in life. 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.
The ﬁlm stars Golden Globe® winner and Emmy® nominee Ewan McGregor as Christopher Robin; Golden Globe nominee Hayley Atwell as his wife, Evelyn; Bronte Carmichael as his daughter, Madeline; and Emmy winner Mark Gatiss as Giles Winslow, Robin’s boss. The ﬁlm also features the voices of Jim Cummings as Winnie the Pooh and Tigger, three-time Emmy winner Brad Garrett as Eeyore, Golden Globe nominee Toby Jones as Owl, Nick Mohammed as Piglet, Oscar® winner Peter Capaldi as Rabbit and Oscar nominee and Tony Award® winner Sophie Okonedo as Kanga. All of the interviews I did with the cast are linked to after the social media links, please read them all!
This entirely new take on the Winnie the Pooh stories will transport parents back to the imaginative, carefree days of childhood and allow them to share their love of Pooh and friends with their own children. This is a must own movie for all of the family to see often!
And the extras are fabulous! Bonus features provide a heartfelt look at the making of “Christopher Robin,” showcasing the magical artistry that brings the classic characters to life, the human actors’ techniques for interacting with stuffed animals, and the filmmakers’ passion for their project. Bronte Carmichael, who plays Christopher Robin’s daughter Madeline, takes viewers on an exciting journey from the drawing board to film locations throughout the United Kingdom. Features flash back to highlight Walt Disney’s fondness for Winnie the Pooh and recall the voice actors who lovingly portrayed the unforgettable voice of the iconic character. An exclusive digital bonus feature explores the actual teddy bear, given to Christopher Robin Milne 98 years ago, which inspired the original Pooh stories that have been shared and adored by families around the globe.
Bonus features include*:
BLU-RAY & DIGITAL HD:
-In Which … A Movie Is Made for Pooh – Filmmakers and cast share their passion for this story in a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the movie.
-In Which … Pooh Finds His Voice – Discover what it’s like to voice Winnie the Pooh, from voice actors Sterling Holloway to Jim Cummings.
-In Which … Pooh and Walt Become Friends – How did Walt Disney and Pooh meet? Take a journey through time to explore the legacy of Walt’s first encounter with Pooh.
-In Which … Pooh and Friends Come to Life – See how Winnie the Pooh and Friends were brought to life as walking and talking stuffed animals in this magical live-action world.
EXCLUSIVE DIGITAL BONUS FEATURE:
-In Which … We Were Very Young – Meet the actual, original teddy bear who, along with his best friends, has inspired so much love worldwide for almost a century.
A little photo from my red carpet experience:
It was an honor to congratulate Director Marc Forster after the premiere!
I also had the thrill of a lifetime, I met Richard Sherman:
Disney legend Richard M. Sherman provides three new songs for the Christopher Robin movie. Two songs appear in the end credits and one, “Goodbye, Farewell,” which is performed by the animals from the Hundred Acre Wood, can be heard in the opening scene. “Busy Doing Nothing” and “Christopher Robin” are both performed by Richard Sherman himself.
This is possibly the greatest celebrity picture I will ever get. Richard Sherman and his (now deceased) brother wrote the music for numerous animated Winnie the Pooh movies. (They also wrote the score for Mary Poppins, do you remember how they were portrayed in “Saving Mr. Banks,” trying to work with P. L. Travers, the author of the original Mary Poppins book?)
As the credits start to roll at the end of the Christopher Robin movie, do not leave your seat, do not pause the TV, because that is when there is a special scene on the beach, and Mr. Sherman is playing the piano and singing “Busy Doing Nothing.” It is the perfect ending to a beautiful movie.