Welcome back to the world of Winnie the Pooh and friends. You might be thinking I’m too old for Winnie the Pooh, but this new movie brings a new light to the beloved character. When Christopher Robin is born, his father, A. Milne, and his wife, Daphne, hire a nanny named Olive who will become a big part of Christopher Robin’s life. A. Milne decides that he wants to move to the woods because city life is hard for him after coming back from WWl. At first, Daphne is reluctant, but agrees because she wants her husband to start writing again. So they move to the country.
Things start to get heated between Daphne and A. Milne. Then Christopher Robin, or as everyone knows him, Billy Moon, gets to go to the London Zoo with his mother. With his teddy bear in hand, Billy meets Winnie the bear. When he gets home he renames his teddy Winnie. A. Milne and Billy get some valuable time together, that sparked his idea for Winnie the Pooh.
It was Billy’s imagination with his stuffed animals and the woods surrounding their home that would shape the hundred acre woods and the adventures of Winnie the Pooh and friends. When A. Milne sent a poem called “Vespers” to Daphne which inspires him to write an illustrated book about Winnie the Pooh’s adventures, but is very different from his original plan of writing a book against war. She then sends the poem to a publishing company, and it becomes a hit, making lots of money. Yet fame and fortune isn’t all that it seems. For Billy his day is now filled with interviews and any outing involves crowds all around him. Then A. Milne is faced with a tough decision. He can keep writing Winnie the Pooh and keep the money going for his wife, or he can do what’s best for his son.
Once Billy is all grown up, there is another war calling. Before he leaves though he tries to tell his father what it was like growing up with fame and fortune. He also tells his father that he was made fun of with a different take on a Winnie the Pooh song and that Winnie the Pooh had brought happiness back to them. What’s different this time with the war is the new soldiers still have the memory of happiness.
Despite the sadness it brings to your eyes, the movie is a great way to explain the backstory to our beloved character of Winnie the Pooh.