Christopher Robin, Pooh & Friends Hit Theatres In Live Action Movie
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Disney’s live action Christopher Robin hits theatres Aug. 3.
In a quaint philosophical musing one might classify as distinctly “Pooh-ian,” A.A. Milne’s beloved Winnie the Pooh once declared that, “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” It’s precisely the sort of predicament in which Pooh’s beloved human friend finds himself in the new film that bares his name — Christopher Robin.
The movie depicts Christopher, played by Ewan McGregor, 47, entrenched firmly in middle age, having traded the carefree Hundred Acre Wood for a demanding desk job that saps him of any remaining sense of imagination (not to mention time with his wife and young daughter).
Cue Pooh — who, along with Tigger, is played by their long-time Disney cartoon voice actor Jim Cummings, 65 — and friends Piglet, Eeyore, Owl, Rabbit, Kanga and Roo, who venture out of the woods and into the city to reignite Christopher’s sense of wonderment.