Disney is currently in the process of bringing to live-action several classic animated characters. This August will see Winnie the Pooh and friends coming to life in the Christopher Robin.
The film actually has a new poster, and it has Robin (Ewan McGregor) standing alongside all of his childhood friends.
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For now we only have a look at four of Christopher Robin’s toys, Pooh, Piglet, Tigger, and Eeyore; but the movie also promises to bring us the likes of Rabbit, Kanga, and Owl. The only thing missing is a heffalump.
Ewan McGregor is taking the lead role of Christopher Robin. Hayley Atwell playing the role of Evelyn. Mark Gatiss (Sherlock, Game of Thrones) is also in the movie as Robin’s boss, Keith Winslow.
Here’s the official synopsis for the film:
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.
Christopher Robin premieres on Aug. 3.