With a month to go before the release of Marc Forster’s Christopher Robin, Disney are gearing up for the final marketing push. With the release of Incredibles 2 in most European and international markets this month (thank you, World Cup), a brand new extended preview of the film was rated and has arrived in German cinemas earlier this week. We don’t expect it to arrive online, but if you are Europe-based and are seeing Pixar’s latest on the big screen this month, be on the lookout for this!
In the heartwarming live action adventure “Disney’s Christopher Robin,” the young boy who embarked on countless adventures in the Hundred Acre Wood with his band of spirited and lovable stuffed animals, has grown up and lost his way. 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 inside.
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 little time for his wife and daughter, and he has all but forgotten his idyllic childhood spent with a simple-minded, honey-loving stuffed bear and his friends. But when he is reunited with Winnie the Pooh, now tattered and soiled from years of hugs and play, a spark is rekindled, and he is reminded of the endless days of childlike wonder and make believe that defined his youth, when doing nothing could be considered something. Following an unfortunate mishap with Christopher Robin’s briefcase, Pooh and the rest of the gang including Piglet, Eeyore and Tigger, step out of the forest and into London to return the crucial possessions…because best friends will always be there for you.
Starring Ewan McGregor, Hayley Atwell, Bronte Carmichael and Mark Gatiss, with the voices of Jim Cummings, Chris O’Dowd, Nick Mohammed, Brad Garrett, Peter Capaldi, Sophie Okonedo and Toby Jones, the film is released August 3 in the U.S., followed by August 17 in the UK.