With the announcement of a Winnie the Pooh horror movie about to be released, I decided to rewatch the only Pooh live-action reboot that matters: Christopher Robin.
The movie poses the question: What happens when Christopher Robin (Ewan McGregor) grows up? The answer? He grows up, gets married, has a family, becomes a workaholic, and leaves any wonder and imagination in the past where it belongs. He’s an adult now. There’s no time for that sort of thing, and his friends from the 100- Acre Wood are best left as a distant memory.
But some memories refuse to be forgotten. Pooh (Jim Cummings) wakes up one morning to find his friends missing. Not knowing what to do, he goes to find his old friend Christopher Robin for help. Thinking he’s hallucinating, Christopher refuses to believe his childhood friend is real, then he’s deep to return Pooh home so he can return to his real adult life. It’s up to Pooh and the rest to remind Christopher that it’s alright to be childish sometimes. If he doesn’t, he could risk losing everything important.
This movie is one of Disney’s best remakes, if you can even call it that. It’s more of a continuation. It’s heartwarming and funny. Brad Garrett as Eyore was the perfect casting. Perfect voice for the role and so funny! Another standout was Toby Jones as Piglet. Even better as Piglet than as Dobby. And he was great as Dobby. And it was smart on Disney’s part to bring Jim Cummings back as both Pooh and Tigger as well.
Christopher Robin is the perfect Pooh live-action remake. It’s great for adults while keeping the spirit of the original source material in tact. They can keep that Horror piece of crap. This is the only live-action version I need! You can stream it now on Disney Plus.