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A heartwarming reunion between two beloved childhood characters is slated to hit the big screen this summer. Winnie the Pooh and a grown-up Christopher Robin will embark on a new journey in Disney’s latest live-action film—and the teaser trailer for “Christopher Robin” has social media shedding a few tears.
In the teaser trailer, Christopher Robin can be seen reuniting with his childhood friend Winnie the Pooh. According to Entertainment Weekly, the movie follows an “adult Christopher [who] has returned from World War II and now lives with his wife and young daughter in London, where he works for a company selling luggage.” As he questions what to do about his demanding job, Christopher Robin comes face to face with Pooh, “who helps him to rediscover the joys of life” as they embark on a new journey together.
The film stars Ewan McGregor (Christopher Robin), Hayley Atwell (Evelyn), Bronte Carmichael (Madeline), Mark Gatiss (Robin’s boss Keith Winslow), Chris O’Dowd (Tigger), Brad Garrett (Eeyore), Nick Mohammed (Piglet), Peter Capaldi (Rabbit), Sophie Okonedo (Kanga), Toby Jones (Owl) and Jim Cummings (Winnie the Pooh). Cummings has voiced more than 400 characters throughout his career, including roles in numerous Disney films and the iconic voice of the willy, nilly, silly old bear.
In an interview with Oh My Disney, director Marc Forster shared what made him want to get involved in the classic, nostalgia-filled story. “When I heard the concept and idea of the story, I thought I wanted to do it. It’s like re-visiting your childhood, and that was super exciting because it’s a beloved character but a truly original concept,” he said. “It’s not re-telling an old concept in that sense. You take the character and put him in a whole new situation, and I thought that was brilliant … I felt, in the times we live in, I want to see something that gives me hope. There’s nothing better than getting a hug by Pooh.”
Sooner or later, your past catches up to you. Tomorrow, get your first look at Disney’s #ChristopherRobin. pic.twitter.com/8qK1N9FgmH
— Disney (@Disney) March 5, 2018
The whimsical tale is set to be released in theaters Aug. 3.
See how social media reacted to the “Christopher Robin” teaser trailer below:
Social Media Reacts to Disney’s “Christopher Robin” Teaser Trailer
ok I’m crying already https://t.co/f6AZ6vt57H
— jillian (@jcimorelli) March 6, 2018
Oh noooooooo, the emotions!!! https://t.co/jzhiYeRNih
— Eric Goldman (@TheEricGoldman) March 6, 2018
Hearing Pooh’s voice was an unexpected nostalgic punch in the guts. https://t.co/M39m7Q0Geq
— Maryne. (@MaryneeLahaye) March 6, 2018
I’m not even kidding I gasped when I heared Pooh’s voice for the first time. I’m not teary-eyed, you are! I can’t wait to watch this with the boys! @Disney #ChristopherRobin https://t.co/dQHSbOe3hf
— Bryan Lanning ➳ (@bryanlanning) March 6, 2018
MY HEART CAN’T TAKE THIS https://t.co/5Jb3GIPZGG
— Kdin Jenzen (@KdinJenzen) March 6, 2018
When Pooh said “Christopher Robin” pic.twitter.com/dH4ldERpNu
— Bone Daddy (@DemonDays96) March 6, 2018
MY HEART IS MELTING!!!! https://t.co/Wke1KvD27D
— MaddGirlz3761 (@MaddGirlz3761) March 6, 2018
Damn it. I wanted to be cynical about this movie…but as soon as Pooh talks I got tears in my eyes. Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh was one of my favorite movies growing up. Heck, I even watched the old TV show. Please let this be good. https://t.co/CwtdoRfq3Z
— Derrick Bitner (@BitnerdGX) March 6, 2018
The voice – the VOICE!!! I don’t mind saying i just welled up!!! https://t.co/MMN55dTay4
— Clare (@cumbersketching) March 6, 2018
My eyes started tearing up to his voice. Winnie the pooh is my childhood. https://t.co/iIZBPND5eQ
— Molly (@sIeepysangster) March 6, 2018
Seeing Pooh so old breaks my soul but his voice brings back so many memories. Thank you, Disney #ChristopherRobin pic.twitter.com/GYGPG1Uvv1
— Nirat (@NiratAnop) March 6, 2018
What are your thoughts on the teaser trailer for Disney’s “Christopher Robin”? Will you be seeing the movie? Let us know in the comments section below!