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Christopher Robin [2018] (2 discs)

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Director:Marc Forster
Writer:Alex Ross Perry
Allison Schroeder
Tom McCarthy
Composer:Geoff Zanelli
Jon Brion
Length:104 minutes
(1 hour 44 minutes)
MPAA Rating:PG
Sorting Category:Family
IMDB Rating:7.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:72%
Amazon Rating:4.5/5 stars
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Classifications:
  • Family
  • Comedy
  • Kids
  • Fantasy
  • CG
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Synopsis: A working-class family man, Christopher Robin, encounters his childhood friend Winnie-the-Pooh, who helps him to rediscover the joys of life.


Reaction: Charming, adorable, and fun. Pooh has some of the funniest/cutest lines I've heard.


Personal Rating: 8/10

Marc Forster => Director
Alex Ross Perry => Writer
Allison Schroeder => Writer
Tom McCarthy => Writer
Geoff Zanelli => Composer
Jon Brion => Composer
Brad Garrett => Eeyore (voice)
Bronte Carmichael => Madeline Robin
Chris Pratt => Sussex Train Porter
David Hartley => Man on Bus
Ewan McGregor => Christopher Robin
Gareth Mason => Balloon Vendor
Hayley Atwell => Evelyn Robin
Jim Cummings => Tigger (voice) / Winnie the Pooh
Mackenzie Crook => Newspaper Seller
Mark Gatiss => Giles Winslow
Matt Berry => Policeman Bobby
Nick Mohammed => Piglet (voice)
Oliver Ford Davies => Old Man Winslow
Peter Capaldi => Rabbit (voice)
Richard M. Sherman => Singer (uncredited)
Sara Sheen => Roo (voice)
Sophie Okonedo => Kanga (voice)
Toby Jones => Owl (voice)

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • Some elements from the A.A. Milne stories appear in this film which did not appear in the previous Disney adaptations. Such as the fact of Owl and Rabbit being the only animals who are REAL animals, rather than stuffed toys, Piglet's predilection for acorns (or "haycorns," as he calls them) and the use of the word "expotition."
  • When Eeyore reads a poem at the farewell party it is an abridged version of the poem he recited in the last Pooh story, "The House at Pooh Corner".
  • Irish actor Chris O'Dowd was initially announced as the voice of Tigger, but he was replaced with his long time voice actor Jim Cummings, alongside Pooh Bear, in the final film due to test audiences not finding O'Dowd's take on Tigger with a British accent very fitting for the character. This would have been O'Dowd's second voice over role after Epic (2013). However his second voice over role was in Mary Poppins Returns (2018) which came out 4 months later after this films release.
  • Jim Cummings and Brad Garrett are the only voice actors from the animated films to reprise their roles [Cummings has been the voice of Winnie the Pooh since 1988 and Tigger full time since 1999 (though partially since 1989) while Garrett voiced Eeyore in Animated StoryBook: Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree (1995)], making this the first time in a live-action adaptation of a Disney animated feature film to do so, followed by Frank Welker who reprised Abu and The Cave of Wonders in the live-action Aladdin movie and James Earl Jones who would later reprise his role as Mufasa in the live-action adaptation of The Lion King (1994).
  • The story is somewhat reminiscent of the film Hook (1991). In both cases, the young hero of a magical world leaves for the real world where he gets married and has children, only to become obsessed with work and to forget his childhood. A character from that magical world comes to the real world, brings the hero back to the magical world, and reminds them how to be young and happy. Both films are set partially in London and are based on popular British children's books which were adapted into animated films by Walt Disney.
  • Several of Christopher Robin's co-workers - Hal Gallsworthy, Ralph Butterworth, Paul Hastings, Matthew Leadbetter, and Joan MacMillan - are named after the original voice actors for the Winnie the Pooh characters in the 1960s: Hal Smith (Owl), Ralph Wright (Eeyore), Paul Winchell (Tigger), Junius Matthews (Rabbit), and John Fiedler (Piglet).
  • [?] Travis Oates, Tom Kenny, and Craig Ferguson were rumored to reprise their roles as Piglet, Rabbit, and Owl from Winnie the Pooh (2011) but were sadly dropped and were replaced with Nick Mohammed, Peter Capaldi, and Toby Jones respectively.
  • Dustin Hoffman, Chris O'Dowd, Alan Tudyk, Andy Richter, Stephen Root, and Martin Short were all considered to voice Tigger.
  • The first Winnie the Pooh movie to be nominated for an Academy Award since Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day (1968), 50 years earlier.
  • Gemma Arterton was considered to play Evelyn Robin. However she later decided to not take on the role.
  • Tigger sees his reflection and confuses it for another tigger, just as he did in Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day (1968).
  • Jim Cummings and Brad Garrett are the only American actors in the film while the rest of the cast members are from the UK doing British Accents for their respective characters to reflect the film now having a more England setting like the original books as opposed to a North American one like Previous Disney Adaptions, although Hayley Atwell has a dual American-British citizenship.
  • At the end of the film, Christopher Robin saves the company by suggesting the idea of giving employees paid vacation in order to encourage them to buy more luggage. The first American businessman to give his employees both Saturday AND Sunday off of work was [?] Henry Ford, and he only did it so that they would drive more.
  • On the weekend of its release in the USA, this was held off the top spot by Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018).
  • [?] Wyatt Dean Hall was originally considered to reprise his role of Roo for this movie but a girl named Sara Sheen replaced him as the voice of Roo due to his young voice hitting puberty at the time.
  • Christopher Robin's life as depicted in the film bears many parallels to his real-life inspiration, [?] C.R. Milne (A.A. Milne's son, who was the basis for Christopher Robin in his stories). Both Christopher Robins severed their ties with Pooh once they attended boarding school and served in World War II. Both also married and had a daughter; Madeline in the film, Clare in real life. But while Madeline is perfectly healthy, Clare had a severe case of cerebral palsy and she and her mother set up a trust fund to help raise awareness of her disability.
  • The opening segment, in which the animals bid Christopher Robin farewell and he promises not to forget Pooh, is loosely adapted from the very last Pooh story written by A.A. Milne.