Screencap from the trailer for Christopher Robin showing Ewan McGregor, March 7, 2018 - FilmSelect Trailer/Youtube
CAIRO – 7 March 2018: Winnie the Pooh is coming back, though not in a way anyone might have expected.
Disney revealed the trailer for the upcoming movie "Christopher Robin", set for an August 3, 2018 release. This film follows the titular character, the young boy who owned the beloved stuffed bear Winnie the Pooh and all his other friends, playing together at the Hundred Acre Woods.
The film has gone in a direction that's certainly quite different from any other installment in Disney's Winnie the Pooh adaptations however; Robin, played by Ewan McGregor, is now grown up with a family of his own, having put behind his childish things.
Life as an adult is sadly not as soft or pleasant as the Hundred Acre Woods were, with Robin being forced to confront adult responsibilities such as supporting a family in post-WWII London, while he desperately tries to save his career at a failing luggage company.
His work keeps him frequently away from his family as well, leading to further strain on Robin. However, a strange meeting with an old imaginary childhood friend, Winnie the Pooh, turns out to be just the thing Christopher needs to begin turning his life around in a better direction.
Directed by Marc Forster, who helmed films such as "Monster's Ball" and "Finding Neverland", the film is also set to star Hayley Atwell and Keith Winslow, with Winnie the Pooh being voiced by Jim Cummings, who has portrayed the character's lovable voice since 1988.
"Christopher Robin" isn't even the first film to focus on the character; "Goodbye Christopher Robin" was released in October 13, 2017. Directed by Simon Curtis, that film took an even more realistic and sad approach, by focusing on the life of Winnie the Pooh author A.A Milne (Domhnall Gleeson) and his son, Christopher Robin, whose real life stuffed toy of the same name inspired Milne to create the beloved Winnie the Pooh books, which have delighted generations of children, including the daughters of Walt Disney, who took it upon himself to adapt the stories, further ensuring they'd become beloved classics.