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Christopher Robin (2018)

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A working-class family man, Christopher Robin, encounters his childhood friend Winnie-the-Pooh, who helps him to rediscover the joys of life.

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Marc Forster

Writers:

A.A. Milne (based on characters created by), Ernest Shepard (based on characters created by) (as E.H. Shepard) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ewan McGregor ... Christopher Robin
Hayley Atwell ... Evelyn Robin
Bronte Carmichael ... Madeline Robin
Mark Gatiss ... Giles Winslow
Oliver Ford Davies ... Old Man Winslow
Ronke Adekoluejo ... Katherine Dane
Adrian Scarborough ... Hal Gallsworthy
Roger Ashton-Griffiths ... Ralph Butterworth
Ken Nwosu ... Paul Hastings
John Dagleish ... Matthew Leadbetter
Amanda Lawrence ... Joan MacMillan
Orton O'Brien Orton O'Brien ... Young Christopher Robin
Katy Carmichael ... Christopher's Mother
Tristan Sturrock ... Christopher's Father
Jasmine-Simone Charles Jasmine-Simone Charles ... Little Girl
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Storyline

An adult Christopher Robin, who is now focused on his new life, work, and family, suddenly meets his old friend Winnie the Pooh, who returns to his unforgotten childhood past to help him return to the Hundred Acre Wood and help find Pooh's lost friends. Written by Jon Meyer

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Sooner or later, your past catches up to you. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some action | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official Site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 August 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Winnie the Pooh See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$24,585,139, 5 August 2018, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$99,215,042, 29 November 2018

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$89,961,162, 19 August 2018
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Winnie-the-Pooh and his friends in this film are a combination of their Disney animated versions (where they were walking talking animals), and A.A. Milne's Pooh children's stories (where they were stuffed animals). The filmmakers also studied the drawings of Winnie the Pooh artist Ernest Shepard for influence. See more »

Goofs

When Madeline's parents find her on the steps of the city, she turns around to her right to interact with Eeyore, and the next moment she is turned around to her left looking at him, then the right, then the left. See more »

Quotes

Christopher Robin: Eeyore, this is Evelyn, my wife.
Eeyore: Hello, Evelyn my wife.
Evelyn Robin: Hello, talking donkey, how are you doing today?
Eeyore: Don't get me started.
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Crazy Credits

There is a scene in the closing credits: Winslow Luggages employees are at the beach playing and relaxing (with Pooh and his friends with them), while Disney Legend and composer Richard M. Sherman sings and plays "Busy Doing Nothing" on the piano. See more »

Connections

References Treasure Island (1950) See more »

Soundtracks

Could This Be Love
Written by Glenn Crytzer
Performed by Glenn Crytzer's Savoy Seven
Courtesy of Ledbetter Entertainment
Under license from Ford Music Services
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- So much love in this film, with themes of friendship, love, family and tenderness
1 August 2018 | by rannynmSee all my reviews

What day is it? Why it is today, my favorite day. I am a life-long Disney fan. While it is not surprising I loved seeing the characters from the Hundred Acre Wood come to life via CGI transformation, I was surprised to see A.A. Milne's beloved characters in their original book form, not their Disney animation form.

Christopher Robin does not spend a lot of time introducing the viewer to the characters from the idyllic forest where a young British boy spent time creating adventures with his friends - Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Piglet, Eeyore, Rabbit, Owl, Kanga and Roo. If one is not a Disney-phile, it may be hard to comprehend why a boy arrives from a tree to have picnics with animals.

That said, the Winnie the Pooh, Disney lover that I am, saw so much love in this film with its themes of friendship, love, family and tenderness. The vintage, live-action look is appealing and kept me intrigued wondering what the "silly old bear" would do next. Winne the Pooh is quite the adventurous wanderer as he goes in search of Christopher Robin who has grown up and works in London. The adventures suspend belief as grown-up Christopher Robin, well played by Ewan McGregor, originally annoyed by Pooh, remembers some of his favorite things, like "doing nothing" and realizing true north is his family and friends, plush or live.

As a grown man who has returned from World War II, married to Evelyn (Hayley Atwell) and father of a daughter, Christopher Robin is an efficiency manager for a luggage company or "a fish in the sea" as Winnie the Pooh says. He is a work-a-holic and has a taskmaster as a thankless boss. When told he must work rather than go on holiday to the country with his family, Christopher Robin attempts to take Pooh back to the forest where he and his woodsy friends awaken the lost child from within. They also meet his daughter Madeleine (Bronte Carmichael) and another adventure ensues. Madeline assists Pooh in getting to Christopher Robin when he needs all of them most.

For a franchise, which has historically targeted the very young, the film has melancholy themes. Visually, it is beautiful with its artistic production values and cinematography. The score is also very good. I give this film 4.5 out of 5 stars for the casting, cinematography, life lessons, amazing cult Winnie the Pooh references and music. I recommend it to ages 8 to 18, due to some mature themes. Reviewed by Kimbirly O., KIDS FIRST! Adult Juror.


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