The New Trailer for 'Christopher Robin' Is Here and I Am Weeping
I am yet again crying at a movie trailer starring an anthropomorphised bear
Laura-Blaise McDowell- 9 March 2018
Submitted by Laura-Blaise McDowell
on 9 March 2018
I'm not quite over Paddington 2, I'm hardly even the better of the first Paddington film, truth be told. So it's no surprise that I am completely unprepared for the new Christopher Robin movie, the teaser trailer for which has just dropped. Yes, here I am, once again weeping at a brief trailer for a children's film starring an anthropomorphised bear. I am who I am, I suppose.
The film stars Ewan McGregor as a grown-up Christopher Robin, who is now living a pressured and decidedly un-magical adulthood in which he works a thankless and stressful job under his boss Keith Winslow (Sherlock's Mark Gatiss), and is therefore compelled to let down his wife and daughter repeatedly, in favor of working late to implement budget cuts. Grim. Pooh Bear, however, returns just in time to reintroduce some color into Christopher Robin's very grey life. It's very moving, not least because Pooh continues to be voiced, as he has been throughout Disney's various incarnations of the honey loving bear, by Jim Cummings.
Marc Forster, director of Quantum of Solace and Finding Neverland leads the project, with a script by Tom McCarthy (Up), Alex Ross Perry (Queen of Earth) and Oscar nominee Allison Schroeder (Hidden Figures). Pretty promising, if you ask moi.
Together with Ewan McGregor, Mark Gatiss, and Haley Atwell as Christopher Robin's wife Evelyn, the film sees the Doctor Who's Peter Capaldi voicing Rabbit, Chris O'Dowd voicing Tigger, Sophie Okonedo as Kanga and Brad Garrett as Eeyore. I am sold.
Christopher Robin will come to cinemas in the United States on August 3rd, and will hit UK cinemas August 17th.