‘Christopher Robin’ with Winnie the Pooh is Fun for the Whole Family

Christopher Robin Movie Review -Winnie the Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore, and Tigger at the Beach

The Hundred Acre Wood, Heffalumps and Woozles are Back

I figured Christopher Robin was going to be a good movie and make us feel nostalgic but what I didn’t realize was that all the adults that went were going to cry through the film. Disney Studios did a fantastic job bringing Winnie the Pooh and the grown-up Christopher Robin to the big screen with this heartwarming movie.

My daughter who is 34 sobbed throughout Christopher Robin. When she was growing up her grandparents lived in a cabin in the woods with about 100 acres around it.

The visions on the screen and story evoked powerful memories for her of times when she would have tea parties with Grandma and her stuffed Pooh bears. My little daughter loved to run around in the woods. Grandma is not doing so well these days so those memories are more precious to her than ever.

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Grammy was also sniffling and Favorite Grampy must of had something in his eyes that made him tear up. Darn allergies. The storyline of Christopher Robin working all the time, forgetting to have fun and putting the people (and stuffed animals) he loved second hit a cord in both of us.

Christopher Robin is All Grown Up

Christopher Robin Movie PosterYou remember the young Christopher Robin who embarked on adventures in the Hundred Acre Wood with his band of stuffed animals, well he is all grown up and has lost his way.

The live action movie starts out in a montage showing Christopher Robin growing up, getting married, going to war and returning home to his wife and daughter that was born when he was away. We see him climbing the corporate ladder and becoming a workaholic as an efficiency expert at a struggling London luggage company leaving no time for family.

Because of a mishap with Christopher Robin’s briefcase, Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore and Tigger, leave the forest and go to London to return the briefcase with all its important papers. Why does the gang venture out of the Hundred Acre Wood…because best friends will always be there for you.

Of course, a parent dies. You can’t have a Disney movie without at least one parent dying.

Christopher Robin Movie Review - Winnie the Pooh Characters

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And if you think Winnie the Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore and the rest of the gang are figments of Christopher Robin’s imagination, you couldn’t be more wrong. They are real.

The CGI was amazing.  It looked so real. They were fashioned like the original old style stuffed animals.

The voices were really good. It’s like I was hearing Sterling Holloway when Pooh was talking and Paul Winchell as Tigger from the original short films in the 1960’s. Jim Cummings, the current voice actor for the two characters, did a fantastic job.

 

Christopher Robin Movie Review - Tigger

When Tigger (spelled “T-I-double-guh-urr”) started to sing his song, which he sings a lot you know according to Piglet, everyone in the theater sang along.

 

The wonderful thing about Tiggers Is Tiggers are wonderful things! Their tops are made out of rubber Their bottoms are made out of springs!

They’re bouncy, trouncy, flouncy, pouncy Fun, fun, fun, fun, fun! But the most wonderful thing about Tiggers is I’m the only one

 

Since Favorite Grampy likes to eat can you guess what my favorite Pooh quote is? Well, it’s more of a song.

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I am short, fat, and proud of that And so with all my might I up, down, up-down To my appetite’s delight While I up, down, touch the ground I think of things to chew With a hefty-happy appetite I’m a hefty-happy “Favorite Grampy”

 

Pooh May be of Little Brain But He Has Deep Thoughts

Christopher Robin with the Grandkids

 

You will love Christopher Robin.  It’s a funny and heartwarming family movie. The kids will love Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore, Tigger and their antics. Parent will love the message of remembering to have fun and playing even as an adult, maybe even more so than a child.

Winnie the Pooh of little brain but deep thoughts reminds us to prioritize family and friends first and to make memories together. Plus it has Heffalumps and Woozles!!

As for Favorite Grampy and family, we are putting work aside and are headed to Walt Disney World with all the grandchildren for 10 days of fun, playing and making memories that are more precious than golden honey.

Oh, and stay for the credits.

TTFN

More Christopher Robin and Winnie the Pooh Films

Disney released the first animated short “Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree” featuring Christopher Robin and the gang in 1966. Other short films that came later were “Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day” and “Winnie the Pooh and Tigger, Too,” as well as several full-length movies.

 

 

Christopher Robin Movie Review

 

DISNEY’S CHRISTOPHER ROBIN
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Genre: Live Action Adventure
U.S. Release date: August 3, 2018
Cast:

  • Christopher Robin: Ewan McGregor
  • Evelyn Robin: Hayley Atwell
  • Medeline Robin: Bronte Carmichael
  • Giles Winslow: Mark Gatiss
  • Winnie the Pooh / Tigger : Jim Cummings
  • Piglet (voice): Nick Mohammed
  • Eeyore (voice): Brad Garrett
  • Owl (voice): Toby Jones
  • Rabbit (voice): Peter Capaldi
  • Kanga (voice): Sophie Okonedo
  • Roo (voice): Sara Sheen

Directed by: Marc Forster
Screenplay by: Alex Ross Perry and Allison Schroeder
Story by: Alex Ross Perry
Based on Characters Created by: A.A. Milne and E.H. Shepard
Produced by: Brigham Taylor, Kristin Burr
Executive Producers: Renée Wolfe, Jeremy Johns

More Christopher Robin and Winnie the Pooh Films

Disney released the first animated short “Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree” featuring Christopher Robin and the gang in 1966. Other short films that came later were “Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day” and “Winnie the Pooh and Tigger, Too,” as well as several full-length movies.

Favorite Grampy and the grandkids will have to rewatch them all again now.

Have you seen Christopher Robin? What are your thoughts? I would love to hear them. Leave me a message below.

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Manny
 

Unlike a Mommy Blog, my Grampy Blog is aimed at helping you spoil your grandchildren. I won’t talk about the kids getting enough sleep, eating nutritious meals, or saving money. On the contrary, I will share our adventures on staying up late, eating donuts and soda for dinner, and spending money on things they don’t need makes me the…Favorite Grampy.

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