The new live-action Disney film imagines Pooh's human friend all grown up (played by Ewan McGregor) re-encountering the honey-loving bear. However, Christopher Robin isn't an actual remake, so it may not be expected to do quite as much business as something like Beauty and the Beast.
Directed by Marc Forster (World War Z/Finding Neverland) from an original script by Tom McCarthy (Spotlight), Alex Ross Perry (Listen Up Philip), and Allison Schroeder (Hidden Figures) Christopher Robin looks set to be another box office smash for Disney. 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.
Christopher Robin is stuck in a job where he is overworked, underpaid and facing an uncertain future. In addition to Jim Cummings, the actors lending their voices to the CG animals include Chris O'Dowd (The Cloverfield Paradox) as Tigger, Brad Garrett (Fargo) as Eeyore, Toby Jones (Wayward Pines) as Owl, Nick Mohammed (Uncle) as Piglet, Peter Capaldi (Doctor Who) as Rabbit, and Sophie Okonedo (The Hollow Crown) as Kanga.
"Disney's Christopher Robin" is directed by Golden Globe® nominee Marc Forster ("Finding Neverland") and written by Oscar® victor Tom McCarthy ("Spotlight"), Alex Ross Perry ("Golden Exits") and Oscar nominee Allison Schroeder ("Hidden Figures") based on characters created by A.A. Milne.
The trailer opens with a now-adult Christopher Robin, whose boss is pressuring him to cancel a family vacation for a meeting.
If the title sounds really familiar, you might be thinking of Goodbye Christopher Robin, a biopic of Winnie the Pooh author A.A. Milne that came out previous year. Renée Wolfe and Jeremy Johns served as executive producers.