At some point, we all have to grow up and take responsibility in our lives. That said, that transition shouldn't lead to the end of the child inside of us. That's an idea broached by Disney's upcoming Winnie the Pooh movie, Christopher Robin, and the first, charming teaser for the film will make you feel like a child again. Check out the teaser, below.
Winnie the Pooh has always had an uncanny ability to warm the hearts of children and audiences alike, and this trailer very much captures that spirit. Spotlighting a grown-up Christopher Robin (Ewan McGregor), the film follows the adult version of the classic children's book hero as he lives out a mundane and stressful life in London. Then one day, to his shock, he finds that his imaginary childhood friend Pooh has emerged from the Hundred Acre Woods to return to his life.
Though this trailer is short, it delivers enough to promise the same tone and style that we have all come to know and love about these characters over the years. Pooh is the only animal from the woods to show up in this trailer, but we already know that other classics like Tigger, Rabbit, Piglet, Owl and Eeyore will show up as well.
One primary reason why the trailer for Christopher Robin might make some of you feel so nostalgic is the voice behind the little, stuffed bear. Your ears do not deceive you, that's Jim Cummings performing the voice of the adorable, honey-obsessed icon. Cummings' tenure with Winnie the Pooh dates as far back as the 1980s, and he has become nearly inextricable from the role over the course of the last three decades. Nostalgia is already at a premium in this movie, and actually casting one of the most legendary Pooh voices of all time will go a long way towards re-capturing that feeling of childlike wonder for many of the millennial and Gen X fans out there.
Of course, the casting of Jim Cummings and Ewan McGregor only represents a small portion of the performances worth looking out for in Christopher Robin. In addition to the Star Wars alum and the Winnie the Pooh mainstay, Christopher Robin has also enlisted the vocal chops of Bridesmaids' Chris O'Dowd, Everybody Loves Raymond's Brad Garrett, Doctor Who's Peter Capaldi and Captain America: The First Avenger's Toby Jones, among others.
Disney's Christopher Robin will debut in theaters later this year on August 3. Make sure to mark it down on your moviegoing calendar, and then check out our 2018 movie premiere guide for more information on all of the other major movies set to debut on the big screen this year!
Originally from Connecticut, Conner grew up in San Diego and graduated from Chapman University in 2014. He now lives in Los Angeles working in and around the entertainment industry and can mostly be found binging horror movies and chugging coffee.
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