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Christopher Robin is an upcoming American comedy-drama adventure film directed by Marc Forster, with a screenplay written by Tom McCarthy, Alex Ross Perry, and Allison Schroeder. The film is inspired by A. A. Milne's book Winnie-the-Pooh and is a live-action adaptation of the Disney franchise of same name. It will star Ewan McGregor and Hayley Atwell. Christopher Robin is scheduled to be released on August 3, 2018 by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures in the United States.

Christopher Robin
Directed by Marc Forster
Produced by
Screenplay by
Based on
Music by Klaus Badelt
Cinematography Matthias Koenigswieser
Distributed by Walt Disney Studios
Motion Pictures
Release date
  • August 3, 2018 (2018-08-03) (US)
Country United States
Language English



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 re-enter Christopher's life to help him find it again.[1]


Voice castEdit


Development and castingEdit

On April 2, 2015, Walt Disney Pictures announced that a live-action adaptation based on the characters from the Winnie the Pooh franchise is in development which would take a similar pattern to 2010's Alice in Wonderland, 2014's Maleficent and 2015's Cinderella, with Alex Ross Perry hired to write the script and Brigham Taylor to produce the film, about an adult boy Christopher Robin returns to the Hundred Acre Wood and spend time with Pooh and the gang.[3] 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."[4] On March 1, 2017, Tom McCarthy was hired to rewrite the existing screenplay.[5]

The following month, Ewan McGregor was announced to play the title character and that Allison Schroeder would do additional work on the script.[6][7] 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.[8] In August and September 2017, Hayley Atwell and Mark Gatiss were cast as Evelyn, Christopher Robin's wife and Giles, Christopher Robin's boss, while Jim Cummings, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, and Wyatt Hall are set to reprise their voice roles of Winnie the Pooh, Kanga, and Roo with Brad Garrett and Nick Mohammed cast as Eeyore and Piglet, respectively. Alan Tudyk is currently interested in voicing Tigger, though it should also be noted that Cummings has been the voice of Tigger, occasionally since 1990, starting with the 2000 film The Tigger Movie, so it is possible that he could end up doing the voice for the character, despite Alan Tudyk's desire to voicing the character, however it is unknown if Tudyk, Cummings, or another newcomer will ever get the chance do the character.[1][9][10][11]


Principal photography on the film began in early-August 2017 in the United Kingdom.[12][13][8]


Christopher Robin is scheduled to be released on August 3, 2018 by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.[14]


  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. ^ a b Skyler Shuler (September 17, 2017). "Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Wyatt Dean Hall join Christopher Robin voice cast". Disney Film Facts. Retrieved September 17, 2017. 
  3. ^ Mike Fleming Jr (April 2, 2015). "Disney Sets Live-Action 'Winnie The Pooh' Film; Alex Ross Perry To Write". Retrieved September 17, 2017. 
  4. ^ 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. 
  5. ^ Dave McNary (March 1, 2017). "'Spotlight's' Tom McCarthy to Re-Write Disney's Live-Action 'Christopher Robin'". Variety. Retrieved September 17, 2017. 
  6. ^ Silas Lesnick (April 26, 2017). "Ewan McGregor Will Headline Disney's Christopher Robin Movie". Retrieved September 17, 2017. 
  7. ^ Rebecca Ford; Borys Kit (April 26, 2017). "Ewan McGregor to Star in Disney's 'Christopher Robin' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved September 17, 2017. .
  8. ^ a b Borys Kit (June 22, 2017). "Gemma Arterton No Longer In Talks to Join 'Christopher Robin'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved September 17, 2017. 
  10. ^ Sandy Schaefer (August 14, 2017). "Christopher Robin: Winnie the Pooh, Eeyore & More Possibly Cast". Screen Rant. Retrieved September 17, 2017. 
  11. ^ Matthew Mueller (August 30, 2017). "Disney Casts Piglet For Live-Action Christopher Robin Movie". Retrieved September 17, 2017. 
  12. ^ Nia Daniels (August 9, 2017). "Disney's Christopher Robin starts filming in the UK | KFTV News". Kent Live. Retrieved September 17, 2017. 
  13. ^ 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. 
  14. ^ Anthony D'Alessandro (September 12, 2017). "'Star Wars: Episode IX' Moves To Dec. 2019, Disney's Christopher Robin Project Opens Next August". Retrieved September 17, 2017. 

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