I absolutely LOVED this movie when we went to see it in October! It was so interesting to learn the real story behind the creation of Winnie the Pooh, and the consequences that come with fame.
My mom and I got the opportunity to travel to New York City to celebrate this great film on the red – or should I say green – carpet at the New York Public Library.
We even got to talk to some of the cast members including Will Tilston (Christopher Robin) and Damnhall Gleeson (A.A Milne), who were so nice! We made sure to not take a picture with Will, due to the movie being about how Christopher Robin’s life changes for the worse at such a young age because of the fame of his father’s books. We happily noticed that the cast was definitely more protective of him, as this was his first film at 9-10 years old. It was definitely fun hearing the real British/Scottish accents of the cast!
The movie was filmed in the REAL 100-acre-woods, where the REAL Christopher Robin would play with Winnie the Pooh and Piglet! Also, to my delight, the REAL Piglet, Pooh, Tigger, Eeyore, Kanga, and the whole crew were on display at the library that day!! I personally think that in the movie Piglet looked bigger than the teacup-sized animal that he is, and I was surprised to see the adorable tiny Piglet, but the actors said that in the movie the Piglet was small as well.
We talked with Damnhall Gleeson for a while, and he was very nice and enjoyed chatting with us about the portrayal of A.A Milne (I would also like to mention that he was the Imperial guy in the Last Jedi, and the “new” Mr. Mcgregor in Peter Rabbit).
After talking to the actors and watching the film, we went to a bookstore in search of Winnie the Pooh books, and fond the real book of Winnie The Pooh as well as a book of quotes from A.A Milne shard through Winnie the Pooh’s story. Here are some more pictures: