Disney have been spoiling us Winnie the Pooh fans, yesterday we got the new poster for the upcoming Christopher Robin movie and this morning we have been given the first full trailer of the new movie. The trailer was shown via The Ellen Degeneres Show website this morning.
Christopher Robin which is due to be released on August 4, stars Ewan McGregor as the adult Christopher Robin who finds himself having to choose work over spending time with his wife Evelyn (played by Hayley Atwell) and his daughter Madeline (played by Bronte Carmichael). In the first teaser trailer, we saw the moment when Christopher remeets Pooh, and in the new trailer we find out why Pooh has come looking for Christopher’s help. Pooh has lost his friends so Christopher returns to the Hundred Acre Wood, and soon the whole gang is reunited and we get our first proper look at Tigger, Piglet, Eeyore, Owl and Roo (and they are wonderful). We also hear the new voices including Brad Garrett as Eeyore, and Chris O’Dowd who sounds PERFECT as Tigger.
After Christopher Robin leave the Hundred Acre Wood, Pooh realises he needs to help his old friend reconnect with his family and we see Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore, and Tigger entering real world London and meeting Christopher’s daughter Madeline. The trailer shows Winnie the Pooh fans that we are in for a journey of fun, excitement, and nostalgia and the care that been taken to ensure that Pooh and his friends are the perfect mix of classic E.H. Shepard and the more modern drawings people are used to. But it is the voices of the classic characters that we all know and love that have the most emotional response especially Jim Cummings reprising his voicing of the silly old bear.
Based on what we have seen in the trailer, the script is set to be full of the classic Poohisms we have all grown to know and love, including “People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing everyday!”
The trailer ends with getting to hear the classic phrases we know and love from the characters and I for one cannot wait until I can sit in a movie theatre and sob happy tears watching such an iconic part of my life coming to enchant and enthrall a new generation. I am also getting ready to have an empty wallet as I have a feeling I will need a whole new collection of stuffed animals when the inevitable merchandise is released.
Christopher Robin is released in movie theatres on August 4.