Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Disney's Christopher Robin Reminds Us of Who We Were Meant to Be

During the first general conference session at Disney Social Media Moms Celebration 2018, we were given the treat of being the first group of people to see the newly released teaser trailer for the new movie, Disney's Christopher Robin. The movie features some of our favorite childhood character pals - but in a way we've never quite seen them before... Winnie the Pooh and friends are brought to life in this live action film that features a star-studded cast and enduring story.

Photo Courtesy: Walt Disney Studios

Christopher Robin is all grown up and he's lost the whimsical nature he had as a child. As an adult, he has a family, responsibilities, and is tasked with trimming down the employees at a company still reeling from the effects of the Great Depression.

Disney's Christopher Robin stars Ewan McGregor as Christopher Robin himself, Hayley Atwell as his wife Evelyn, and Bronte Carmichael as his daughter, Madeline. All of the beloved stuffed characters are played by voice actors and appear in the movie as both stuffed versions of themselves, and with a bit of magic (also known as CGI) that allows them to come to life and interact with all of the rest of the characters on the screen.

Audiences will notice that the voice of Winnie the Pooh sounds very familiar, as Pooh is being voiced by Jim Cummings, who has voiced the character for Disney since 1988.

Photo Courtesy: Walt Disney Studios

Seeing the trailer for Disney's Christopher Robin at Disney Social Media Moms Celebration 2018 was truly a treat, and I'm looking forward to seeing it in its entirety with my girls. They already know and love the Winnie the Pooh cast of characters from both the ride at Walt Disney World, and watching animated videos of Pooh and his pals, so I'm interested to see their reaction to the live action version.

You can watch the teaser trailer now on YouTube:

Disney's Christopher Robin reminds us of who we thought we were going to be when we grew up. A reminder that just because life is full of responsibilities as an adult, we all still have that child and their dreams inside of us. I'm interested to see where Christopher Robin's journey takes him and how he addresses returning to his adult responsibilities at the end of the story.

In the general session of Disney Social Media Moms Celebration 2018 at Walt Disney World, Kristin Burr, producer of Disney's Christopher Robin, spoke to our group about the production of the movie and how it touched her heart as a "grown up kid".  As she spoke with care about bringing these beloved characters "back to life" for a new generation of Pooh fans, you could immediately tell - Winnie the Pooh was in good hands.

This is a film that I am looking forward to seeing in the theater and expecting will have incredible cinematic shots of both the Hundred Acre Woods (which was actually filmed in two particular forest locations near the real Hundred Acre Woods in England) and city scenes with London of old. I'm also very intrigued to see the stuffed character's personalities come to life on the big screen like we have never seen them before...

Most of all though, I am looking forward to watching Disney's Christopher Robin and hopefully being reminded of what that little girl inside wanted to be when she grew up. Winnie the Pooh has some of the best life lessons of all time, and perhaps it is just what an overworked adult, rushing around to meet all of the demands of a busy life needs... to be reminded of who they were always meant to be, by spending some time in the Hundred Acre Woods.

Me as a baby... with my first pair of Mickey ears! :)

At my first birthday!(With a Pooh cake!) Fun fact... my room was decorated in Winnie the Pooh when I was a baby! 
Disney's Christopher Robin releases in theaters nationwide on August 3, 2018.

** Disclosure: We attended Disney Social Media Moms Celebration 2018 and receive complimentary experiences as a part of the experience. All opinions are my own.

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