While a lot of fans would rather see him in a Star Wars movie, Ewan McGregor has worked with Disney to bring to live-action the characters of Winnie the Pooh. Yesterday saw the release of the Mary Poppins Returns teaser, and now we have the preview for Christopher Robin.
McGregor will play a grown-up Christopher Robin and Hayley Atwell (Agent Carter) will be playing his wife Evelyn. As for the characters of the Hundred-Acre Wood, the voice cast includes Jimm Cummings (Pooh Bear), Nick Mohammad (Piglet), Chris O’ Dowd (Tigger), Peter Capaldi (Rabbit), Brad Garrett (Eeyore), Toby Jones (Owl), and Sophie Okonedo (Kanga).
Here’s the official description:
In the heartwarming live action adventure “Disney’s Christopher Robin,” the young boy who embarked on countless adventures in the Hundred Acre Wood with his band of spirited and lovable stuffed animals, has grown up and lost his way. Now it is up to his childhood friends to venture into our world and help Christopher Robin remember the loving and playful boy who is still inside.
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.
With the movie coming out in August, we should expect a full trailer featuring all the characters to come out sometime in the middle of the year. Disney has been making a lot of bank with these live-action reboots, and I’m sure a lot of audience members will be coming to see the film based on nostalgia alone.
Christopher Robin hits theaters Aug. 3.