Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore and Tigger Sunbathe In New 'Christopher Robin' Image

Disney really loves revisiting their classic animated offerings in an updated live action form. One of the upcoming examples of this, Christopher Robin, at least takes a different approach rather than just retelling the existing story.

The new film stars Ewan McGregor as a grown-up Christopher Robin, friend of Winnie the Pooh and the other inhabitants of the 100 Acre Wood. He's an adult, with a wife and family, living in London following the end of World War II.

This isn't the story we thought we were going to get though, considering Christopher Robin was a real person — the son of author Milne — just happens to have some cuddly imaginary friends.

Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore and Tigger Sunbathe In New 'Christopher Robin' Image
Here we see Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore, and Tigger sunbathing

"In those older stories, [Christopher Robin] purveys a lot of wisdom through the way he deals with Pooh. Pooh and Eeyore run through a lot of philosophical questions, and Christopher Robin is there to answer them somehow," McGregor said in an interview with Entertainment Weekly. "And I think, largely, he's just lost any of that childish wisdom and he's a bit stuck. He's just very work-minded and doesn't have any time for play. I suppose that's what the film is about: finding his relationship with his younger self again."

Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore and Tigger Sunbathe In New 'Christopher Robin' Image
CHRISTOPHER ROBIN Christopher Robin (Ewan McGregor) and Winnie the Pooh Summer Movie Preview 2018Laurie Sparham/Disney

"I like that about him, that he is fighting for a greater good, not just for his own ego," McGregor continued. "It made sense, if he'd been through the war experience, he would just have experienced being responsible, literally, for men's lives. And now he's come back and he's responsible for men and women's livelihoods."

Needless to say, the trailer was surprising, and we're curious to see how the film plays out.

Disney's Christopher Robin hits theaters on August 3rd 2018.


About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool. 

Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always). 

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