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'Christopher Robin' [Blu-ray+DVD+Digital)
(Ewan McGregor, Hayley Atwell, Jim Cummings, Brad Garrett, Mark Gatiss, et al / Blu-ray+DVD+Digital Code / PG / 2018 / Walt Disney Studios)

Overview: A working-class family man, Christopher Robin, encounters his childhood friend Winnie-the-Pooh, who helps him to rediscover the joys of life.

On Nov. 6th, Disney’s 'Christopher Robin,' the wondrous, live-action film in which Winnie the Pooh and friends venture into mid-century London to help grown-up Christopher Robin (Ewan McGregor), arrives instantly on Digital and Movies Anywhere and on Blu-ray™ and DVD with captivating, behind-the-scenes extras.

Blu-ray Verdict: In truth, there are a LOT of things that could have been done wrong with this tale. There could have been an effort to put a lot of tasteless humor in it. It could have tried too hard to be dramatic. Disney could have gotten too much production and special effect into it. That was not done. Ergo, this is a charmingly told tale.

They got the fine direction from the director of the classic 'Finding Neverland' and the film benefits from his direction. They put together a writing team that left the heart of all the Pooh Characters in the story. Then they got Ewan MacGregor to play the adult Robin as well as any actor could.

Robin leaves the 100 Acre Woods and grows up. As he grows up, he seems to have put his work ahead of his family and his childhood friends. This tenderly done tale tells of how he gets reminded of where he came from and why he should get his priorities straight.

His journey throughout the film, though cliche, is really well done and feels appropriately done. The supporting cast is great Hayley Atwell plays Robin's wife and I thought she does a good job in the film, she just fits this role very well.

I also liked her and McGregor's chemistry in this film and I thought the actress that played their daughter also did a really good job.

All the favorite characters are back and I really liked the portrayals of all of them: Tigger, Piglet, Eyore are all really well achieved. But the standout of this film has to be Jim Cummings voicing Winnie The Pooh. This was the perfect portrayal of this iconic character. He is just ridiculously lovable and charming.

In closing, this is a great movie for the kids to get introduced to these characters, or for us adults to get reminded of how magical Pooh and his friends were to us as youngsters. Indeed, don't you agree that in today's world, we can all enjoy a new, heartwarming classic Disney film. This is a Widescreen Presentation (2.39:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the Special Features of:

"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.
"Pooh Finds His Voice" – Discover what it’s like to voice Winnie the Pooh, from voice actors Sterling Holloway to Jim Cummings.
"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.
"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.

"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.