Disney’s ‘Christopher Robin’
Disclosure: A copy of Christopher Robin was provided to me free of charge on behalf of Walt Disney Studios.
I grew up on Winnie The Pooh and Christopher Robin stories. The books, movies, toys, and games cover many of the memories of my childhood. I always liked Tigger’s adventurous side and the way Piglet was always so cautious. I wanted to be like Tigger, but often acted like Piglet when I was younger. My dad identified with Eeyore. Owl reminded me of one of my elementary school teachers. Rabbit reminded me of my mother. That nostalgia plays hard in the new movie and it sucked me right in from the beginning.
Ewan McGreggor, of the now infamous early 2000s Star Wars prequels, plays a grown-up Christopher Robin who has a serious adult life. This new life is spent in London, many miles away from his childhood adventures in the Hundred Acre Wood. Christopher Robin has a family, a job, and a great many people depending on him. Life, it seems, has a whole lot of “somethings” that doesn’t leave much room for doing much of “nothing.”
We started watching the movie as a family, but our five-year-old and nearly two-year-old didn’t stay interested. Once the kiddos were put to bed I finished the movie on my own. It is very much a story of how adults can lose their way in the stress-filled daily grind. The movie shows an entertaining, if not formulaic, way that a little adventure and a real fear of loss can lead to happy endings.
In this heartwarming tale from Disney, Christopher Robin, the boy who had countless adventures in the Hundred Acre Wood, has grown up and lost his way. Now it’s up to his spirited and loveable stuffed animals, Winnie The Pooh, Tigger, Piglet, and the rest of the gang, to rekindle their friendship and remind him of endless days of childlike wonder and make-believe, when doing nothing was the very best something.
Disney’s Christopher Robin is now available on DVD, Blu-ray, and digital download.
Have you seen it? What did you think?