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Ewan McGregor is Christopher Robin in Long, Lovely Extended Trailer

Poster for Christopher Robin movie starring Ewan McGregor

Ewan McGregor stars as Christopher Robin

Silly old bear. Christopher Robin opens one week from today on August 3rd. And I couldn’t be more ready to go back to a time of sweetness and light. I’m betting I’m not the only adult who wishes they could go back to The Hundred Acre Woods which is probably why we’ve been given a new extended—a whopping four-minute—trailer.

Ewan McGregor stars as Christopher all grown up, with Hayley Atwell and Bronte Carmichael as his wife and daughter but it’s Pooh—created by A.A. Milne, voiced by Jim Cummings (who also voices Tigger) that mesmerizes us with his silly old antics. 

There are some other big names behind the lovable menagerie from our childhoods—Brad Garrett as Eeyore, Toby Jones as Owl, Peter Capaldi as Rabbit—but the story really belongs, as it always has, to Christopher and his silly old bear.

For me, Milne’s creation has always been such a strong reminder of the importance of the imagination, the necessity of allowing your imagination to run free that I actually quoted Winnie the Pooh in an article I wrote for Children magazine. You can read The Importance of Free Time for Kids here, if you’re so inclined.

Look. I know you’re all grown up. Your childhood, like mine, is a distant memory. But be honest, is Christopher Robin on your must-see list?

Marc Forster (Finding Neverland, Kite Runner, Monsters Ball) directs.

The First Christopher Robin Trailer

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