** I was provided free passes to attend the movie but the opinions listed below are my own. Images were provided by Disney**
Disney’s Christopher Robin is a reminder to surround yourself with the things that bring you joy.
In this simple and charming live action adventure Disney’s “Christopher Robin,” the young boy who spent his time embarking on adventures in the Hundred Acre Wood with his lovable stuffed animals, has grown up and became disenchanted with life. Now it is up to his childhood friends to venture into our world and help Christopher Robin remember the loving and playful boy who is still lives inside.
The adult Christopher Robin is stuck in a job where he is overworked, underpaid and facing an uncertain future. He has a family of his own, but his work has become his life, leaving very little time for his wife and daughter. It is really easy to forget the important things in our lives when we get tunnel vision about work, bills and life responsibilities. Christopher has all but forgotten his idyllic childhood spent with a simple-minded, honey-loving stuffed bear and his friends. Winnie the Pooh finds himself, in the movie’s version of modern times, to help Christopher Robin re-discover his childhood wonder and remind him that “doing nothing can lead to the very best something.” Following a mishap with Christopher Robin’s briefcase, Pooh and the rest of his friends from Hundred Acres Woods make their way to London to return the papers to help their friend.
FUN FACT: Jim Cummings has voiced Pooh since the late 1980’s.
This movie had something for everyone. I took my 75 year old grandmother and 11 year old daughter to the movie. We all walked away with a dose of nostalgia. My daughter carried her own stuffed “Pooh” around for years and my grandmother used to read us his stories at bedtime. Many classic quotes made it into this movie and I loved watching my daughter mouth along with Tigger as he sang the Tigger Song. We were seated beside a 5 year old in the theatre who found the movie a bit scary at times. I really enjoyed seeing all the character’s from Hundred Acre Woods reimagined as stuffed animals instead of your typical CGI character. Eeyore was my favourite. I found his self-deprecating humor and dry wit not only funny but a good reminder that things are never as bad as they seem.
As summer is slowly coming to an end and we head back into the chaos of back-to-school and realities of a busier schedule this movie gives us a fantastic reminder to stop and enjoy our lives. Focus more on the family and the important things in life. We need to remember to take time for self-care, fun and play. To spend some family time together colouring click here or make a door hanger click here.
Disney’s “Christopher Robin” will be released nationwide August 3, 2018.