Winnie the Pooh is having a moment right now. A few months ago, the movie Goodbye Christopher Robin was released, and told the emotional story of how A.A. Milne came to write the children's book that led to the creation of one of the world's most beloved bears.
Now, Disney has released the first teaser trailer for Christopher Robin — no 'goodbye' this time — which focuses on a grown-up Christopher Robin.
In this version, Christopher Robin (played by Ewan McGregor) has returned from the war and lives with his wife (Hayley Atwell) and young daughter. He's promised to go away with then for the weekend, but is forced by his boss to work. After his wife and daughter go away, he sits on a bench wondering, "What to do, what to do, what to do," when suddenly his old familiar friend, Winnie the Pooh, appears.
Even though there's not much here just yet, but think we're gonna need tissues for this one. Christopher Robin was directed by Marc Forster, the man behind Finding Neverland, so you know it'll bring the feels.
Christopher Robin will release in Australia in August 2018.
Hungry for a little more Pooh Bear info?
Here are six fun facts you may not know about the lovable characters that inspired the stories:
1. The real Alpha Farnell teddy bear that was given to Christopher Robin was originally named Edward before being renamed. The name 'Winnie' came about because when young Christopher visited London Zoo, there was a Canadian bear named Winnipeg. 'Pooh' came from a swan Christopher and his father saw while on holiday.
2. The real stuffed toys that inspired the characters in the book have been on display in the New York Public Library in NYC since 1987.
3. Christopher Robin died in his sleep on April 20, 1996 at age 75. He had one daughter, Clare, who had cerebral palsy.
4. The character Winnie the Pooh has been voiced by three actors (in English) in the popular film adaptations: Sterling Holloway, Hal Smith and Jim Cummings. Jim Cummings returns to voice him in Christopher Robin.
5. While the trailer only shows Pooh, his friends from the Hundred Acre Woods will also feature, and have been voiced by these stars: Tigger (Chris O'Dowd), Eeyore (Brad Garrett), Owl (Toby Jones), Piglet (Nick Mohammed), Rabbit (Peter Capaldi), and Kanga (Sophie Okonedo).
6. According to a picture book called Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear, Winnie is a girl. Hmm.