Goodbye Christopher Robin tells the story of famed author A.A. Milne and the process by which his son, Christopher Robin, inspired the classic honey-eating Pooh bear. The film also takes a look at the influence of his time fighting in World War I upon his desire to write the book and the effect of Pooh’s fame upon both Milne and his son.
Watch the trailer here:
As you can see, it’s not all fun and pin the tail on the Eeyore. Does some of it look a bit heavy-handed? Yeah, but you learn to expect a heavy hand in biographies such as this one.
Since debuting in 1924, Winnie the Pooh has become one of the most beloved and well-known series in the world. The beloved cast of forest animals has seen their stories in print, television, feature films both animated and live-action, and even in video games such as Kingdom Hearts. Pooh is one of the most iconic fictional characters ever created. Here’s hoping this movie does the story of his creation justice. And if not, we’ll always have honeypotting .gifs.
Goodbye Christopher Robin comes to theaters on October 13. The cast features Domhnall Gleeson as the famous author, Will Tilston as Christopher Robin, Margot Robbie, Kelly Macdonald, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, and Alex Lawther.