Christopher Robin Finds His Way Back, Thanks To Old Friends
We had the pleasure of attending a press screening of the new Disney film, ‘Christopher Robin‘. This live action movie stars Golden Globe winner, Ewan McGregor. It’s set in mid-century London, and McGregor portrays Robin as an adult in the film. — An all-new take on an old, beloved character.
In the movie, Christopher Robin reunites with his childhood friends from the Hundred Acre Wood. In doing so, he realizes that he’s lost, in life.
Since this movie is based on Christopher Robin and the beloved Winnie the Pooh, you most likley think that it’s geared toward young kids. This film is actually more suitable for older children and adults.
The story line is very much about finding yourself after the trials and tribulations of life. Something that young children do not understand. They probably won’t understand why you’ll cry (possibly sob) in parts of the film. Bring your tissues, as Disney’s done it again.
If you do choose to bring very young kids (age 5 and under), they’ll likely love the animated characters. The gang from the Hundred Acre Wood is adorable, and very life-like. Just be aware that there’s a lot of dialog and some heavier content that isn’t generally appealing to a very young audience.
In the movie, Christopher Robin gains a fresh perspective, appreciation of simple pleasures, the value of friendship, and realizes the importance of family.
Just like in the books, Winnie the Pooh is full of wise, insightful quotes in this film. Here are a few of our favorite:
Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Piglet, Eeyore, Kanga, Roo, Rabbit, and Owl are all in the movie. They’re stuffed animals that are computer animated (not puppets), lovingly referred to as “stuffies” on the set.
The film is rated PG, and runs for 104 minutes. It’s refreshing to see a film that’s not in 3D! No special glasses necessary for this one!
In case you haven’t seen it yet, here’s the official trailer:
Christopher Robin Printable Activities
We have some free ‘Christopher Robin’ printable activities, including coloring pages, mazes, and more available for download, HERE. Many thanks to Disney for sharing these with us to pass along to you!
‘Christopher Robin‘ comes out in theaters on Friday, August 3rd, 2018. We plan to go back and watch it in the theater again on a hot summer day. Perhaps we’ll see you there!