Christopher Robin - Movie Review

After the publication of the classic book Winnie-the-Pooh in 1926 and 50 years of the cartoon, Disney brings the live-action feature, Christopher Robin, to the big screen. The film stars Ewan McGregor as Christopher Robin, the once young boy who used to venture through the Hundred Acre Wood along with his friends Pooh Bear, Tigger, Piglet, and Eeyore.

Directed by Marc Forster, it follows Christopher Robin as an adult living in mid-century London with his wife, Evelyn (Hayley Atwell), and young daughter, Madeline (Bronte Carmichael). The stresses and responsibilities of adulthood have made him forget the magical childhood he once had. However, just when he feels the whole world is against him, his adorable honey-loving friend, Winnie the Pooh, shows up in London and asks Christopher Robin to travel back with him to the Hundred Acre Wood to help him find his friends.

The delightful toy characters created by British author A.A. Milne are the heart of the film and are brought to life by an incredibly talented cast. Jim Cummings, one of the most well-known voiceover actors in animation, provides the voice of Winnie the Pooh, as he has done for the past 30 years. He is also the voice of Tigger, the energetic fun-loving tiger. British actor Nick Mohammed is the voice of the soft-spoken Piglet, and Brad Garrett of Eeyore, the old gray donkey who wallows in misery.

Christopher Robin is an incredibly charming film and is sure to delight younger audiences. It will certainly strike a chord with the adults who have grown up with these unforgettable characters, too.