CHRISTOPHER ROBIN - DISNEY - 2018 - Frank Avenue


August 24, 2018

My entire childhood was spent growing up with Piglet and Pooh, so when Disney decided to bring to life Christopher Robin you can bet your bottom dollar I'd be taking a trip to see it!

Okay so I took my niece who is 11 to cover my inner childish needs but thats by the by! I couldn't wait to go and see it, Winnie the Pooh is a children's classic character first bought to life in books by author A.A.Milne way back in 1928. Milne named Winnie The Pooh after a bear that his son, Christopher Robin Milne owned at the time, his son would also go on to be the name behind Pooh's aptly named friend Christoper Robin.

The 2018 film release sees Ewan McGregor play a grown up version of Christopher Robin, struggling at work and forgetting whats really important in life, Family. In steps Pooh, to remind him of just what it was like to be a child and why its important to live a little, use your imagination and have some fun.

Strangely when I think back to watching the film, my favourite scene is actually quite insignificant to the film but its the part I remember most. Pooh and Christopher are taking a train journey to find his friends in the hundred acre wood, Pooh who has to entertain himself, decides to play a game looking out of the window called 'Say what you See'. Reading aloud what he sees, Christopher goes on to scold him for being loud and asks him to be quieter, so pooh returns to looking out the window and whispers his answers instead. As I said its insignificant but heart-warming and funny in that, the next journey Christopher takes he too finds himself playing the game. Since watching the film, I too have found myself playing the game with my family, it is very warming.

There are parts to the film which are touching and if anyone has previously watched Petes Dragon and the part where he thinks Pete doesn't need him anymore will know what I mean.

With Winnie the Pooh, Piglet, Tigger, Eeyore, Rabbit, Roo, Kanga and owl, A.A.Milne and E H Shepard (illustrator) managed to create a family of friends for any child back in the day or here in the present and I don't think they'll ever be replaced. Marc Forster (director) was able to bring the characters to life in a fun and heart warming way too for all the family.

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