If you are anything like me (or really any child growing up in the last 60 or so years), you will have had Winnie the Pooh in your life at one point of another. When I was little my mom used to compare me to Tigger because I was always moving and curious.
Now that we are grown up, have we lost what was once that childlike wonder of the 100 Acre Wood? Disney set out to answer that very question with Christopher Robin (now on DVD/Blu-ray) starring Ewan McGregor and Hayley Atwell.
This film tells the story of Christopher Robin — now a family man living in London – who receives a surprise visit from his old childhood pal, Winnie-the-Pooh. With Christopher’s help, Pooh embarks on a journey to find his friends – Tigger, Eeyore, Owl, Piglet, Rabbit, Kanga and Roo. Once reunited, the lovable bear and the gang travel to the big city to help Christopher rediscover the joy of life.
I absolutely loved this film. It has this filmy aura about it that screams nostalgia in the way it was shot. Pooh Bear being a toy that actually talks rather than a cartoon lends to the magic. And the bonus scenes you get with the Blu-ray is actually pretty amazing:
BLU-RAY & DIGITAL HD:
- In Which … A Movie Is Made for Pooh – Filmmakers and cast share their passion for this story in a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the movie.
- In Which … Pooh Finds His Voice – Discover what it’s like to voice Winnie the Pooh, from voice actors Sterling Holloway to Jim Cummings.
- In Which … Pooh and Walt Become Friends – How did Walt Disney and Pooh meet? Take a journey through time to explore the legacy of Walt’s first encounter with Pooh.
- In Which … Pooh and Friends Come to Life – See how Winnie the Pooh and Friends were brought to life as walking and talking stuffed animals in this magical live-action world.
EXCLUSIVE DIGITAL BONUS FEATURE:
- In Which … We Were Very Young – Meet the actual, original teddy bear who, along with his best friends, has inspired so much love worldwide for almost a century.
Head out to buy Christopher Robin on Blu-ray/DVD (but only after you VOTE!) or get it on Amazon!