Disney’s Christopher Robin opened up in the #2 spot at the box office this past weekend, being beaten out for the top spot by Mission: Impossible – Fallout. While it didn’t quite do the kind of numbers everyone was expecting, the charming, live-action Winnie the Pooh story was received well by both fans and critics and will likely have some staying power at the box office. The film is led by Ewan McGregor, who, as we know, has a history of playing opposite CGI characters, much like he is in this film.
McGregor discussed acting alongside CGI characters with Screen Rant during the film’s promotional tour:
“Yes, I’ve done it before. I did it all in the Star Wars movies. Quite a lot. It’s like a sort of like a skill. Just something else that you have to learn to do. Sometimes you end up doing it when you can’t see each other on set for some reason. Nothing behind the camera and a little mark on the matte box or something. So, it happens anyway. It’s not something that only exists in these kinds of movies, but yeah.”
Along with McGregor, Agent Carter’s Hayley Atwell stars in the film as Christopher Robin’s wife Evelyn Robin, and as well as they both performed in the film, the main reason most folks are coming to the cinema to see the film are all of Christopher Robin’s friends. We wanted to shed some light on the voice actors who helped bring Pooh, Piglet, Tigger, Eeyore, and the rest of these beloved characters!
Pooh and Tigger
Jim Cummings has been lending his voice to Winnie the Pooh since 1988, and Tigger since 1989. If there was ever someone who was necessary for this cast, it’s Cummings!
Brad Garret is best known for playing the role of Robert Barone on Everybody Loves Raymond and currently stars on Showtime’s I’m Dying Up Here. The stand-up comedian has had voice roles in Finding Nemo and Finding Dory, as well as Chug for Disney’s Planes and Planes: Fire and Rescue. He’s also voiced characters in Night at the Museum, Ratatouille, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.