goodbye christopher robin

The Goodbye Christopher Robin trailer explores Winnie the Pooh’s origin

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  • Right in the childhood feels

    Words by Mariel Loveland

    From the editors of HelloGiggles

    Many of us grew up with Winnie the Pooh, and many have surely wondered where the actual bear came from. Well, prepare for answers and (inevitably) tears, because nothing looks more heartwarming than Goodbye Christopher Robin.

    Goodbye Christopher Robin is a family-friendly drama that tells the tale of how our beloved Winnie the Pooh came to be.

    Set in the aftermath of World War I, it centres on Pooh’s creator, author A.A. Milne (played by Domhnall Gleeson) and his son Christopher Robin (played by the adorable Will Tilston). And it’s got all the fixings of a true tearjerker — including insightful little children with British accents who teach cynical adults about the magic of the world around them.

    Basically, it’s a slam dunk. Just see the film’s official trailer for yourselves:

    The trailer gives us some great tidbits, revealing the inspiration behind Pooh (the real-life Christopher’s adorable little teddy bear). It also mentions Piglet, Eeyore, and Tigger, as the inspirations for those characters pop up.

    Not everything is hunky-dory, though. There’s some major strife when Christopher is seemingly thrown into the spotlight too soon after the books take off, which eventually takes a toll on his entire family. Sounds dramatic, and we’re hooked.

    Margot Robbie also stars in the film as Christopher’s mother and A.A.’s wife, and Kelly Macdonald stars as the nanny, Olive. Goodbye Christopher Robin hits theatres on October 13th, which is plenty of time to stock up on tissues — trust us, you’ll need them.

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