The first full trailer for ‘Christopher Robin’ has been revealed.
It’s Disney’s live action movie remake of the ‘Winnie the Pooh’ animated series, and follows the adventures of a grown-up Christopher Robin (Ewan McGregor).
He returns to Hundred Acre Wood as a businessman who has ‘grown out of the joyful imagination he had as a young boy and is now a businessman who prioritises work over his wife and daughter’.
Hayley Atwell plays his wife Evelyn.
Prepare yourself for huge pangs of childhood nostalgia as you watch (a rather bedraggled looking Winnie the Pooh) come to live in the trailer below.
Pooh is voiced by Jim Cummings, who also played him in ‘The Tigger Movie’. The bear has previously been voiced by Sterling Holloway and Levgeny Leonov.
Chris O’Dowd voices Tigger and Toby Jones plays Owl, while Peter Capaldi is Rabbit and Brad Garrett lends his voice to everyone’s favourite sad donkey, Eeyore.
‘Christopher Robin’ hits UK cinemas on 17 August, 2018.
Winnie the Pooh is not the only animated character getting Disney’s live action treatment – a very delayed ‘Mulan’ is due for release in 2020, Lindsay Lohan has expressed interest in playing Ariel in upcoming ‘The Little Mermaid’, and ‘Aladdin’ is due for a musical remake in 2019.
There are currently 18 Disney live action remake in the works – see if your favourite is on the list here.
Authorities deleted social media comments that referenced ‘Little Bear Winnie’, which is the Chinese name given to Pooh bear. Users received alerts saying: “This content is illegal.”
It comes after Chinese President Xi Jinping was previously compared to the yellow bear.