The first international trailer for Disney’s upcoming Christopher Robin is here, and it reunites Pooh with all of his old friends.
Nearly three months after the release of the official teaser trailer, this new trailer gives us an idea of what to expect from director Marc Forster’s film. The little boy from A.A. Milne’s beloved Winnie the Pooh stories is all grown up, and life is getting him down. He works in an office where he has lost the spark of imagination that fueled so many of his childhood aventures. But he’s about to find it again as Winnie the Pooh shows up seeking his assistance in finding the other residents of the Hundred Acre Wood.
Christopher Robin is stuck in a job where he is overworked, underpaid and facing an uncertain future. He has a family of his own, but his work has become his life, leaving little time for his wife and daughter, and he has all but forgotten his idyllic childhood spent with a simple-minded, honey-loving stuffed bear and his friends. But when he is reunited with Winnie the Pooh, now tattered and soiled from years of hugs and play, a spark is rekindled, and he is reminded of the endless days of childlike wonder and make believe that defined his youth, when doing nothing could be considered something. Following an unfortunate mishap with Christopher Robin’s briefcase, Pooh and the rest of the gang including Piglet, Eeyore and Tigger, step out of the forest and into London to return the crucial possessions…because best friends will always be there for you.
Christopher Robin stars Ewan McGregor as Christopher Robin, Hayley Atwell as his wife Evelyn, Bronte Carmichael as his daughter Madeline, and Mark Gatiss as Keith Winslow, Robin’s boss. The voice cast includes Jim Cummings as Winnie the Pooh, Chris O’Dowd as Tigger, Brad Garrett as Eeyore, Toby Jones as Owl, Nick Mohammed as Piglet, Peter Capaldi as Rabbit, and Sophie Okonedo as Kanga. The film hits theaters on August 3, 2018.
As a child, I loved the Winnie the Pooh stories, and to this day, the books are among some of my favorites in all of literature. As an adult, I will be in the theater watching this through tears as I ugly cry and cause a scene. I’m pretty sure people will think that I’m a freak. I have extremely high hopes for this movie and the trailers have evoked unexpected emotions in me, but what do you think? Will you be seeing this in the theaters, or will you pass?