The good folks at Entertainment Weekly were kind enough to share a sneak peek of Christopher Robin with their readers. In a First Look Exclusive, the magazine highlighted a photograph and a video of the Hundred Acre Wood group. This new film focuses on a post-war, adult Christopher who’s seemingly lost his way, when his childhood friends show up. Take a look at the cuteness:
What we know:
- Christopher Robin is an efficiency manager at a luggage company. He’s tasked with finding resources to keep others at the company employed. His life had not been easy, he’s witnessed first hand the horrors of World War II.
- Evelyn is married to Christopher. Together they have a daughter. During the war, she helped to design planes.
- At least four of the animal friends are back: Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore, and Tigger. They are visible to others, but only as stuffed animals.
What they’re saying:
- Ewan McGregor on Christopher helping others when its a cost to him: “I like that about him, that he is fighting for a greater good, not just for his own ego. “It made sense, if he’d been through the war experience, he would just have experienced being responsible, literally, for men’s lives. And now he’s come back and he’s responsible for men and women’s livelihoods.”
- Haley Atwell on her character Evelyn: “She’s worked in schematics. She designed planes. So, she was active in the war in that regard and had her own career. This new man that returns from war represents the loss of the man that she married, but she sees him change when Pooh the bear comes back into his life. But, of course, she thinks he’s gone mad.”
- Director Marc Foster on Pooh: “He’s a mixture of toddler and old man, when you read the books and watch the animation. He has these Poohisms that land, but they are totally absurd. It always reminded me a little of Peter Sellers’ character Chauncey Gardiner from Being There.”
More from Entertainment Weekly:
- Meet the Deavors—EW’s First Look at Incredibles 2 revealed more information about the brother and sister duo who want to world to support Supers again.
- Ant-Man and the Wasp are arriving in theaters this summer. Take a look at new photos from the MCU’s 20th film.
- Prior to viewing Incredibles 2, audiences will be treated to Pixar’s newest short film, Bao. EW spoke with director Domee Shi about this project and why it’s so dear to her heart.
Christopher Robin and his “enchanted neighborhood” friends will visit theaters nationwide on August 3rd.