Disney has released the first trailer for Christopher Robin, the upcoming live-action take on Winnie the Pooh. Ewan McGregor stars as the grown-up iteration of the titular character who has lost his way.
Check out the Christopher Robin trailer below. Now it is up to his childhood friends, including Winnie the Pooh, to venture into our world and help Christopher Robin remember the loving and playful boy who is still inside.
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Look, there's a CGI Winnie the Pooh stuffed bear in this teaser who shows up on a park bench to tell Ewan McGregor he's got wrinkles in the voice of the animated Winnie the Pooh.
However, this particular Christopher Robin movie distinguishes itself as a non-fiction continuity sequel to the classic children's mythology. 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.
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He brings Christopher's other friends, too, including Tigger (Chris O'Dowd), Eeyore (Brad Garrett), Owl (Toby Jones), Piglet (Nick Mohammed), Rabbit (Peter Capaldi) and Kanga (Sophie Okonedo). "What to do?" he wonders to himself before Winnie the Pooh (Jim Cummings) appears behind him. "Christopher Robin" opens in theaters August 3. This project actually originated with acclaimed indie filmmaker Alex Ross Perry writing and directing, but he departed the director's chair and the screenplay is now credited to Perry and Allison Schroeder (Hidden Figures) with a story by Perry. Brigham Taylor and Kristin Burr produced the film, with Renee Wolfe and Jeremy Johns as executive producers.
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