How old were you when you first heard about Winnie the Pooh?
Did your Winnie look like the A.A. Milne illustrations or was he the Disney version?
If you’re like me, you too were fascinated with all of the characters in the Hundred Acre Wood. I loved having the stories read to me and later read them myself.
In 2017, a DIFFERENT kind of Winnie the Pooh movie was made. It’s called Christopher Robin and I was curious after seeing a couple of movie trailers. So I did a big time HAPPY dance when I saw it listed on Netflix.
I started to watch it on my own – but realized that my husband would enjoy it too. This is the story of the grown-up Christopher Robin, who has lost his way as an adult. It begins with a flashback to his youth when all the characters join him for a farewell party as he heads off to boarding school.
The animation of these creatures in the traditional English style of stuffed animals is brilliant. The voices especially, of Pooh and Eeyore are delicious to hear. The cinematography and design elements are stunning. The storyline is compelling and told in a humourous and touching fashion. Lots of fun action segments too. Want to see a wee bit of temptation? Click here or on the image below to get a taste of this lovely movie…..
This is a more adult story than any Disney movies, but it’s still appropriate for children. I checked out a website with parents’ reviews and child suitability. Some parents suggested six and up, others felt ten or twelve would be best. So know your child and their interests and sensitivities.
If you have children or grandchildren who would enjoy the film – here’s a suggestion. With this link to the official Christopher Robin website – you can find downloadable files that you can print for kids to colour or create some artwork.
WARNING – Do not confuse this movie with another one called “Goodbye Christopher Robin” made in the same year. Though I haven’t seen it, I did view the trailer and other information. The subject matter and tone of this film definitely seemed adult.
So ‘fess up’. Are you a Pooh fan? Have you seen this movie and if so what did you think of it? Share your Pooh and Christopher Robin stories below. Has anyone seen the ‘Goodbye Christopher Robin’ movie. I hope I can find it online so I can watch it too.
By all means share this post with any other Pooh fans out there.