In the heartwarming live-action adventure “Disney’s Christopher Robin,” the young boy who loved embarking on adventures in the Hundred Acre Wood with a band of spirited and lovable stuff animals, has grown up and lost his way. Now it is up to his childhood friends to venture into our world and help Christopher Robin remember the loving and playful boy who is still inside. (synopsis via Coming Soon)
My love for the lovable denizens of A. A. Milne’s Hundred Acre Woods goes way back.
Like many people, I came across Christopher Robin, Winnie the Pooh, Piglet, Tigger, Eeyore et al in childhood, lapping up the books first released back in the 1920s when they became a publishing sensation and falling in love with the sweet innocence of unconditional and friendship that fill each story like an overflowing honey pot.
I love these characters so much in fact that I can’t help but agree with The Nerdist‘s Amy Ratcliffe who had this to say, in the kind of gushing prose that makes you realise how much they mean to everyone, and why Disney’s upcoming Christopher Robin film is so eagerly awaited:
“Pooh bear! I want to hug him and hand over all the honey in my possession to make sure he’s well fed. Pooh’s precious appearance is of course enhanced by the voice performance of Jim Cummings, but merely looking at pictures of Pooh (and his buddies!) is completely uplifting. I saved a folder of Christopher Robin images on my computer to have an instant burst of joy on hand to brighten a frustrating day, and I can’t be the only one who has heart eyes over seeing Winnie-the-Pooh, Tigger, Piglet, Eeyore, and more in action.”
These heartwarmingly lovely pics should tide us all over until Christopher Robin opens 3 August USA, 17 August UK and 20 September Australia.