ODEON sits down with Hayley Atwell, Jim Cummings and director, Mark Forester, to talk all things Christopher Robin and put their knowledge to the test.
Winnie The Pooh returns to the big screen from August 17 as you’ve never seen him before, in Disney’s “Christopher Robin”. To celebrate, we wondered just how well do you know Christopher Robin’s childhood friends? Take our quiz and find out!
Using a combination of live action and CGI to bring the cuddly characters to life, Disney’s Christopher Robin features a cast of old favourites and new faces. Here’s our guide to who’s who in this delightful family adventure...
Played by: Ewan McGregor
A far cry from the happy-go-lucky little boy we know and love from A. A. Milne’s popular stories, Christopher Robin (played by the ever-brilliant Ewan McGregor) is now a dad stuck in a dead-end job with an attitude to life that would make Eeyore look overtly optimistic. Thank goodness then for Pooh, Tigger and friends who, seeing their old pal in trouble, make the journey from One Hundred Acre Wood to help Christopher rediscover his inner child.
Did you know? An original map of One Hundred Acre Wood, where Pooh and his friends live, was sold at auction for £430,000 – a world record for a book illustration.
Played by: Bronte Carmichael
Madeline is Christopher Robin’s daughter (a role created specifically for this film). Kindhearted and brave, she worries about her workaholic father and is one of the few human characters who knows about her dad’s secret friends. She is played by young Bristol-based actress Bronte Carmichael who was recently cast in the final series of Game Of Thrones, and who has also appeared in Darkest Hour and On Chesil Beach.
Did you know? Cambridge University has a Winnie-the-Pooh Society and the Queen is rumoured to be a member.
WINNIE THE POOH
Voiced by: Jim Cummings
The bond between Christopher Robin and his ‘silly old bear’ sets some serious squad goals in this film, as Pooh shares his innocent view of the world and reminds us all of the important things in life (like friendship... and honey). Pooh is voiced by Jim Cummings, who is the Robert De Niro of voice actors. His dulcet tones can be heard on such esteemed animated classics as Aladdin (Razoul/Farouk), Shrek (Captain of Guards) and The Princess And The Frog (Ray).
Did you know? Winnie the Pooh was named after a Canadian Black Bear at ZSL London Zoo.
Voiced by: Jim Cummings
An exuberant tiger cub who loves to bounce, Tigger is like the Duracell ad bunny after one too many espressos, and his boundless enthusiasm and fun-loving attitude brings a smile to everyone’s faces. He was originally supposed to be played by actor Chris O’ Dowd, but when his voice didn’t resonate with audiences, Jim Cummings (who also voices Pooh) stepped in to take the role. Altogether now: “The
wonderful thing about Tiggers, is Tiggers are wonderful things!”
Did you know? Tigger isn’t in A. A. Milne’s first volume of Winnie-the-Pooh stories – he’s introduced in the second book, The House at Pooh Corner.
Voiced by: Brad Garrett
The gloomiest resident of One Hundred Acre Wood, Eeyore is played by Brad Garrett who is famed for his role in the show Everybody Loves Raymond. While Eeyore’s glass-half-empty attitude has made him the subject of countless psychological analysis over the years (the character of Sadness in the Disney/Pixar animation Inside Out was said to have been inspired by Eeyore), he somehow always manages to cheer his friends up. Go Eeyore!
Did you know? All of the real Christopher Robin’s original toys are on display at the New York Public Library.
Go on an adventure...
In ‘Disney’s Christopher Robin’, the imaginative boy who went on adventures in the Hundred Acre Wood has become an adult. But Winnie-the-Pooh re-enters his life when he needs him most.
In an impossible position at work and growing distant from his family, Christopher Robin needs help. And when it appears in the form of his old bear Pooh, he thinks he’s losing his mind – but his childhood friend has a few more lessons for him yet.
Return to the Hundred Acre Wood in ‘Disney’s Christopher Robin’, for one more adventure with Pooh, Tigger, Eeyore and Piglet.