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Christopher Robin is an upcoming American fantasy comedy-drama film directed by Marc Forster, with a screenplay written by Tom McCarthy, Alex Ross Perry, and Allison Schroeder and from a story by Perry. The film is inspired by A. A. Milne's book Winnie-the-Pooh and is a live-action/CGI continuation of the Disney franchise of the same name. The film will star Ewan McGregor as Christopher Robin, with Hayley Atwell, Bronte Carmichael, and Mark Gatiss in supporting roles, along with the voices of Jim Cummings, Chris O'Dowd, Brad Garrett, Toby Jones, Nick Mohammed, Peter Capaldi, and Sophie Okonedo.

Christopher Robin
Christopher Robin teaser poster.jpg
Teaser poster
Directed by Marc Forster
Produced by
  • Brigham Taylor
  • Kristin Burr
Screenplay by
Story by Alex Ross Perry
Based on
Starring
Music by Klaus Badelt
Cinematography Matthias Koenigswieser
Production
company
Distributed by Walt Disney Studios
Motion Pictures
Release date
  • August 3, 2018 (2018-08-03) (US)
Country United States
Language English

Christopher Robin is scheduled to be released on August 3, 2018 by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures in the United States.

Contents

PlotEdit

Christopher Robin, the little boy from the Winnie-the-Pooh stories, is now all grown up, and has lost all sense of imagination. Pooh and his friends from the Hundred Acre Wood re-enter Christopher's life to help him find it again.[1]

CastEdit

  • Ewan McGregor as Christopher Robin, a businessman who was once an imaginative boy.
    • Orton O'Brien as young Christopher Robin[2]
  • Hayley Atwell as Evelyn Robin, Christopher's wife.
  • Bronte Carmichael as Madeline Robin, Christopher's daughter.
  • Mark Gatiss as Giles Winslow, Christopher's boss.

Voice castEdit

  • Jim Cummings as Winnie the Pooh, a honey loving stuffed bear who lives in the Hundred Acre Wood.[3]
  • Chris O'Dowd as Tigger, a stuffed tiger, who lives in the Hundred Acre Wood, that loves to bounce on his tail like a spring.
  • Brad Garrett as Eeyore, a stuffed donkey in the Hundred Acre Wood who always loses his tail and talks with a deep depressing voice and tone.
  • Toby Jones as Owl, a stuffed owl who is the Wiseman of the Hundred Acre Wood.
  • Nick Mohammed as Piglet, a diminutive stuffed pig in the Hundred Acre Wood who is afraid of everything but has a big heart.
  • Peter Capaldi as Rabbit, a stuffed rabbit who is a neat freak and a vegetable farmer in the Hundred Acre Wood.
  • Sophie Okonedo as Kanga, a stuffed kangaroo in Hundred Acre Wood who is the mother of Roo.
  • Wyatt Dean Hall as Roo, a stuffed joey in Hundred Acre Wood who is the son of Kanga.[4][5]

ProductionEdit

DevelopmentEdit

On April 2, 2015, Walt Disney Pictures announced that a live-action adaptation based on the characters from the Winnie the Pooh franchise was in development which would take a similar pattern to 2010's Alice in Wonderland, 2014's Maleficent and 2015's Cinderella. Alex Ross Perry was hired to write the script and Brigham Taylor hired to produce the film, about an adult Christopher Robin returning to the Hundred Acre Wood to spend time with Pooh and the gang.[6] On November 18, 2016, it was reported that the studio had hired Marc Forster to direct the film, titled Christopher Robin, and the project would have "strong elements of magical realism as it seeks to tell an emotional journey with heartwarming adventure."[7] On March 1, 2017, Tom McCarthy was hired to rewrite the existing screenplay.[8]

CastingEdit

On April 26, 2017, Ewan McGregor was announced to play the title character while Allison Schroeder was recruited to do additional work on the script.[9][10] On June 22, 2017, it was revealed that Gemma Arterton had been in negotiations to portray the wife of the title character but, ultimately, she passed on the role.[11] In August and September 2017, Hayley Atwell and Mark Gatiss were cast as Evelyn, Christopher Robin's wife and Giles Winslow, Christopher Robin's boss, while Brad Garrett and Nick Mohammed were cast as Eeyore and Piglet and Jim Cummings reprising his role as Winnie the Pooh.[1][12][13][14] In January 2018, Peter Capaldi, Chris O'Dowd, Sophie Okonedo and Toby Jones were cast as Rabbit, Tigger, Kanga and Owl respectively.[15]

FilmingEdit

Principal photography on the film began in early-August 2017 in the United Kingdom.[16][17][11]

MusicEdit

Jóhann Jóhannsson was hired to score the film, shortly before his death on February 9, 2018.[18] As of March 6, Klaus Badelt became attached as the film's composer.[19]

ReleaseEdit

Christopher Robin is scheduled to be released on August 3, 2018 by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.[20]

MarketingEdit

The first teaser poster of the film was released on March 5, 2018,[21] and the first teaser trailer was unveiled the following day.[22]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Justin Kroll (August 2, 2017). "'Agent Carter' Star Hayley Atwell Joins Ewan McGregor in Disney's 'Christopher Robin' (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved September 17, 2017. 
  2. ^ @disneyfilmfacts (October 12, 2017). "Orton O'Brien will play a young Christopher Robin. In Disney's live action adaptation of Winnie The Pooh starring Ewan McGregor" (Tweet) – via Twitter. 
  3. ^ "Brad Garrett to Voice Eeyore in Disney's "Christopher Robin" Movie Starring Ewan McGregor". Tracking Board. August 14, 2017. Retrieved March 31, 2018. 
  4. ^ Schuler, Kristen (September 17, 2017). "Anderson-Lopez and Wyatt Dean Hall Join Christopher Robbin Voice Cast!". Disney Film Facts. Retrieved March 31, 2018. 
  5. ^ NBC4 Staff (March 6, 2018). "'Christopher Robin' trailer shows Pooh reunite with old friend". NBC4i.com. Nexstar Media Group, Inc. Retrieved March 31, 2018. 
  6. ^ Mike Fleming Jr (April 2, 2015). "Disney Sets Live-Action 'Winnie The Pooh' Film; Alex Ross Perry To Write". Deadline.com. Retrieved September 17, 2017. 
  7. ^ Borys Kit (November 18, 2016). "Marc Forster to Direct Live-Action Movie About Winnie the Pooh's Pal, 'Christopher Robin' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved September 17, 2017. 
  8. ^ Dave McNary (March 1, 2017). "'Spotlight's' Tom McCarthy to Re-Write Disney's Live-Action 'Christopher Robin'". Variety. Retrieved September 17, 2017. 
  9. ^ Silas Lesnick (April 26, 2017). "Ewan McGregor Will Headline Disney's Christopher Robin Movie". Comingsoon.net. Retrieved September 17, 2017. 
  10. ^ Rebecca Ford; Borys Kit (April 26, 2017). "Ewan McGregor to Star in Disney's 'Christopher Robin' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved September 17, 2017. .
  11. ^ a b Borys Kit (June 22, 2017). "Gemma Arterton No Longer In Talks to Join 'Christopher Robin'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved September 17, 2017. 
  12. ^ BRAD GARRETT TO VOICE EEYORE IN DISNEY’S “CHRISTOPHER ROBIN” MOVIE STARRING EWAN MCGREGOR
  13. ^ Sandy Schaefer (August 14, 2017). "Christopher Robin: Winnie the Pooh, Eeyore & More Possibly Cast". Screen Rant. Retrieved September 17, 2017. 
  14. ^ Matthew Mueller (August 30, 2017). "Disney Casts Piglet For Live-Action Christopher Robin Movie". comicbook.com. Retrieved September 17, 2017. 
  15. ^ Disney Releases Official Synopsis for 'Christopher Robin' Live Action Movie
  16. ^ Nia Daniels (August 9, 2017). "Disney's Christopher Robin starts filming in the UK | KFTV News". www.kftv.com. Kent Live. Retrieved September 17, 2017. 
  17. ^ Callum Wilson (August 7, 2017). "Disney is shooting a film in Dover and you could be a paid extra". Kent Live. Retrieved September 17, 2017. 
  18. ^ https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/johann-johannssons-death-leaves-friends-shocked-questions-unanswered-1084815
  19. ^ "Disney's Christopher Robin Trailer Arrives". Screen Rant. 2018-03-06. Retrieved 2018-03-07. 
  20. ^ Anthony D'Alessandro (September 12, 2017). "'Star Wars: Episode IX' Moves To Dec. 2019, Disney's Christopher Robin Project Opens Next August". Deadline.com. Retrieved September 17, 2017. 
  21. ^ Nguyen, Crystal (March 5, 2018). "THE CASTING AND NEW POSTER FOR DISNEY'S CHRISTOPHER ROBIN ARE HERE". Oh My Disney. Disney. Retrieved March 6, 2018. 
  22. ^ Disney Movie Trailers (March 6, 2018). "Christopher Robin Official Teaser Trailer". YouTube. Retrieved March 6, 2018. 

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