Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Disney’s “Christopher Robin” Available Today on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD -- This is the Perfect Choice for Your Next Family Movie Night! (Review)

Disclosure:  I was sent a screener from the vendor in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.

The Heartwarming, Live-Action Adventure
for the Whole Family Comes Home on Digital and -Blu-ray™ Nov. 6

Embark on a spirited adventure with grown-up Christopher Robin, Winnie the Pooh, and friends, and go behind the scenes to discover how Disney’s beloved characters are brought to life

Do you ever find yourself going through the motions with work and family life, only to stop and look back and wish you could have slowed down your childhood to enjoy it a little bit longer?  I remember back as a kid I couldn't wait to be a teenager. And, then when I hit 13, I couldn't wait to be an adult and be out on my own.  But, I never factored in or thought about all the adult-stuff that you had to do like work, pay bills and take care of your own children.  Adulting is a lot of work, and can be stressful at times.  But, for the most part, it is an enjoyable time especially if you have children, who you can relive some of your favorite childhood memories with.  

I was a huge Winnie the Pooh fan growing up, and spent most of my childhood and early adulthood collecting anything and everything Eeyore.  Yes, I know Eeyore was a gloomy guy, but there was something about him that melted my heart, and made me want to collect and snuggle all the cute plush toys that were available.  And, when I welcomed my girls back in 2010 and 2011, I handed down my large Eeyore collection, which also included other characters from the classic Winnie the Pooh story.  

In addition to sharing my Winnie the Pooh plush toys with my girls, I was also to bring the to the movies earlier this year to see the new Disney Christopher Robin movie, which starred Ewan McGregor, who was experiencing a mid-life crisis of sorts, and thanks to Pooh and friends, he was able to find his way back home to his family and the life he was missing out on by working so much.  I made sure to bring tissues when I saw this movie as I knew I would cry, after seeing the trailer for this movie.  And, that I did.  I was a blubbering mess all throughout the movie, but my girls were by my side to snuggle and hold my hand, as we watched this heartwarming movie, which became an instant favorite.  As we walked out of the theater that day, my girls and I turned to each other and in unison said that we had to pick this movie up when it arrived on DVD so that we could watch again. :-)

This weekend, the girls and I received an advance copy of this movie in the mail, and had a fun girls day in watching this movie and enjoying a big bowl of popcorn, while snuggling up on the couch with a handful of my Eeyore plush toys my girls brought down to watch the movie with us.  We had so much fun watching this movie again, and the bonus features were also great, as they included behind the scenes footage and so much more.

If you are looking for the perfect movie to share with your whole family for your next family movie night, why not consider picking up the new Disney Christopher Robin, available starting today on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital.  And, be sure to grab tissues if you cry easily at movies, as this movie will have you crying happy tears throughout. :-)

More about this new DVD/Blu-ray release:

"On Nov. 6, 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. The fun-filled tale features A.A. Milne’s timeless characters from the Hundred Acre Wood — Pooh, Tigger, Piglet, Eeyore, Kanga, Roo, Rabbit and Owl — making their first appearance as three-dimensional characters who remind Christopher Robin, and viewers of all ages, to appreciate the simple pleasures in life.

This entirely new take on the Winnie the Pooh stories will transport parents back to the imaginative, carefree days of childhood and allow them to share their love of Pooh and friends with their own children. “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,” says 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 making of “Christopher Robin,” showcasing the magical artistry that brings the classic characters to life, the human actors’ techniques for interacting with stuffed animals, and the filmmakers’ passion for their project. Bronte Carmichael, who plays Christopher Robin’s daughter Madeline, takes viewers on an exciting journey from the drawing board to film locations throughout the United Kingdom. Features flash back to 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 feature explores the actual teddy bear, given to Christopher Robin Milne 98 years ago, which inspired the original Pooh stories that have been shared and adored by families around the globe.

Christopher Robin” will be packaged and released in several different formats, giving families the flexibility to watch the film on a variety of different devices. Viewers can instantly watch the film in Digital HD and SD, and bring home a physical copy of the film as a Multi-Screen Edition (Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Copy) or a single DVD."

Bonus features include*:

  • 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.

Product SKUs:                         Digital HD, SD; Multi-Screen Edition (Blu-ray+DVD+Digital Code)                                                                        Feature Film, DVD and On-Demand
Feature Run Time:                   Approximately 104 minutes
Rating:                                           PG in U.S. (bonus material not rated), G in CE and G in CF
Aspect Ratio:                             2.39:1
Audio:                                           Blu-ray = English 7.1 DTS-HDMA, English 2.0 Descriptive Audio, Spanish                                                             and French 5.1 Dolby Digital Language Tracks                            
                                                          DVD = English, Spanish and French 5.1 Dolby Digital Language Tracks,
                                                          English 2.0 Descriptive Audio
                                                         HD/SD Digital = English 5.1/2.0, Latin Spanish 5.1/2.0, French 5.1/2.0                                                                   (for some clients), English 2.0 Descriptive Audio (for some clients)
Languages/Subtitles:             Blu-ray = English SDH, French and Spanish
                                                           DVD = English SDH, French and Spanish
                                                           HD/SD Digital = English SDH, French and Spanish
Closed Captions:                      English (Blu-ray, DVD and Digital)

*Bonus features may vary by retailer


A heartwarming live-action adventure, “Christopher Robin” is directed by Golden Globe® nominee Marc Forster from a screenplay by Alex Ross Perry and Oscar® winner Tom McCarthy and Oscar nominee Allison Schroeder and a story by Greg Brooker and Mark Steven Johnson based on characters created by A.A. Milne and E.H. Shepard. The producers are Brigham Taylor, p.g.a., and Kristin Burr, p.g.a., with Renée Wolfe and Jeremy Johns serving as executive producers.

The film stars Golden Globe® winner and Emmy® nominee Ewan McGregor as Christopher Robin; Golden Globe nominee Hayley Atwell as his wife, Evelyn; Bronte Carmichael as his daughter, Madeline; and Emmy winner Mark Gatiss as Giles Winslow, Robin’s boss. The film also features the voices of Jim Cummings as Winnie the Pooh and Tigger, three-time Emmy winner Brad Garrett as Eeyore, Golden Globe nominee Toby Jones as Owl, Nick Mohammed as Piglet, Oscar® winner Peter Capaldi as Rabbit and Oscar nominee and Tony Award® winner Sophie Okonedo as Kanga.

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Disclosure:  I was sent a screener from the vendor in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.

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