Disney’s live-action Christopher Robin brings the magic of A.A. Milne’s beloved world to home video in an original story for the whole family next month, with a Digital, Movies Anywhere, Blu-ray and DVD release set for November 6. The flick stars Ewan McGregor as a grown-up Christopher Robin who is revisited by exquisite CG versions of his Hundred Acre Wood companions — Pooh, Tigger, Piglet, Eeyore, Kanga, Roo, Rabbit and Owl — to remind him of the pure joys of imagination, wonder, family and friendship.
“When you are able to make people laugh and cry in the same movie and you are able to tell the story with integrity and ground it in reality and have the magic realism on top of it, it lifts your spirits and connects you with the people you love,” said director Marc Forster. “We could all use a little bit of Pooh’s heart and wisdom right now.”
Bonus features provide a heartfelt look at the magic behind the movie. Bronte Carmichael, who plays Christopher Robin’s daughter Madeline, takes viewers on a journey from the drawing board to film locations throughout the United Kingdom. Featurettes highlight Walt Disney’s fondness for Winnie the Pooh and recall the voice actors who lovingly portrayed the unforgettable voice of the iconic character. An exclusive digital bonus introduces the actual teddy bear, given to Christopher Robin Milne 98 years ago, which inspired the original Pooh stories.
Blu-ray & Digital HD bonus features:
- In Which … A Movie Is Made for Pooh – Filmmakers and cast share their passion for this story in a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the movie.
- In Which … Pooh Finds His Voice – Discover what it’s like to voice Winnie the Pooh, from voice actors Sterling Holloway to Jim Cummings.
- In Which … Pooh and Walt Become Friends – How did Walt Disney and Pooh meet? Take a journey through time to explore the legacy of Walt’s first encounter with Pooh.
- In Which … Pooh and Friends Come to Life – See how Winnie the Pooh and Friends were brought to life as walking and talking stuffed animals in this magical live-action world.
- In Which … We Were Very Young – Meet the actual, original teddy bear who, along with his best friends, has inspired so much love worldwide for almost a century.