Being a player in the Disney world of movies and animation, Director Marc Forster is not a novice in the movie-making business. What he treasures is the importance of story telling. When the story is strong and rich with easy-to-grasp examples and lessons drawn from life, then a movie-going experience will be enriched and valued for the big and little treasures the story has to offer.
Is There a Special Message Director Marc Forster Planted
In the CHRISTOPHER ROBIN Movie?
I think ultimately for me is the message in the times we live in. I think it’s so important to have hope and joy. It’s about love. And Pooh is about love and reconnecting with the people you love, and we all guilty of that. Everybody works so much today that to find that balance between work and the people you care for, and ultimately, we all don’t spend spend time with. I’m just gonna talk for myself. I don’t want to talk for everybody here, but I think that mainly the generalization is we don’t spend enough time or attention to the people we love.
I think that’s really why we’re here for is to connect with one another.
A Movie Scene Marc Forster Is Most Proud Of
I think for me one of the scenes which I love is the center scene when Ewan McGregor sits down next to Pooh and explains to him how he, sort of, isn’t himself anymore. And he apologized to Pooh. And ultimately seeing that hug when Pooh says, “You’re squeezing me again.”
That moment, I just love it, because ultimately it’s about Ewan waking up. He realized, Chris Robin realizes, who he really is and what he has become. And from then on, he sort of makes a moment of change. When he’s in the train and starts playing the game [LAUGHS] of that Pooh played earlier, it’s very sweet.
Is There A Character from CHRISTOPHER ROBIN Movie
You Love the Best?
I definitely think for me it’s Pooh, and right second it’s Eeyore and Piglet. I have definitely Eeyore, Piglet side of me of either some. I wouldn’t say, I’m a very big optimist, but there’s still sometimes where I think, oh, it’s too late, and you know, there’s sort of Piglet. These moments of worry and fear creep in, and suddenly I think “What am I doing?” But I think Pooh is definitely sort of more to be very Zen, I think.
But if a boat would sink, I probably would be the one who’s oh no, no, no, it’s gonna sink. We’re all gonna go, we’re all gonna live. It’s all gonna be fine and that’s like, maybe called denial, but… [LAUGHS].
EASTER EGGS in Christopher Robin Movie,
As per Director Marc Forster
You obviously stayed for the end of the credits when Richard Sherman starts piano.
For me, the Richard Sherman was [LAUGHS] the Easter egg in a sense. Then did you hear a second song as well? Then over the credits? When I just thought it would be great if Richard Sherman would write me one song, – and then because he’s like ninety-years-old, – he suddenly came back with three songs… We only wanted the song for the beginning. But the other songs were so incredible, I said, “We have to put them in there.”
I felt suddenly it would be great to show them [characters] all on a beach, and we didn’t have it in the schedule, and it wasn’t really budgeted. I said to line producer, you know what? It was right where we shot the train station set when he’s [Christopher Robin] running through the train station. Next to the train station was the beach. It was in Dover [England], so I said to line producer, “You know, I’m just going to over to the beach. We have so many extras here. Just stick them in bathing suits, run over, I’m taking a camera. Just shoot it. [LAUGHS] And he said, it’s no, no, no. “Just let’s do this in two hours.”
We’re running over there [beach], and I suddenly said “Now we need the piano on the beach as well.” [LAUGHS] So to have him play the piano. All came spontaneous to me to put the four chairs next to guys and put the the animals in there. Ultimately, that all came literally within five minutes. Like, put the four chairs and then we did one take of that.
The two actors sit there eating the ice cream. One said, “You know, I think things are changing, and it’s for the better.” And then we just move over, and there were the four animals. I showed the film to a friend of mine, and he said to me, You know my favorite Eeyore quote: “Thank you for noticing me.” It’s not in the movie, and I said “Oh, we have to put that quote in the movie.”So I’m going through the movie, and I can’t find the right spot. I’m going to the end part where they sit, all the four of them, and I have Eeyore go, “Thank you for noticing me” as the last the last line.
Bringing POOH Back to Life in CHRISTOPHER ROBIN Movie
Bringing back Pooh and Christopher Robin back to life in a new movie, was an exciting idea to the Director Marc Forster. The first thought about who could play the role for a grown up Christopher Robin was about Ewan McGregor. Both Forster and McGregor worked together a decade before, but their friendship was the key to work on a new project together.
It started basically that Ewan and I worked together, like two thousand four and we stayed friends for a long time and been looking to do something together and he just has, you know, comedically and dramatically, he’s so good, but the one thing is there’s something about him, he, you just, he’s so likeable and so lovely, you want to just connect with him and you want him that his heart opens again and he becomes playful and he reconnects with his family.
And so you really root for him and it was really crucial to have an actor who has that sort of like, ability because otherwise, you, you suddenly don’t connect with him or don’t want to root for him because he said okay, just rather not connect with your family again [LAUGHS] or not and the movie for me ultimately, you know, was about who is, is about love and because also his red sweater is sort of like this, the metaphor for love and I always felt like it’s about the heart.
Unique And Adorable Are These Winnie the Pooh Coloring Pages
& Activity Sheets With DIY, Puzzles
These coloring pages will bring so much joy to you and your kids while choosing colors and hues to make these pages look alive again. DOWNLOAD these Christopher Robin coloring pages and some other DIY activity sheets HERE.
How did the Christopher Robin Project Begin?
I was on a plane with my daughter, and we were flying to a vacation. She’s watching an iPad, a Pooh cartoon, and, suddenly, she turned to me and said, “Hey, can’t you make a movie for kids once? All your movies are dark and for grownups, and I can’t watch any of them.” She was six at the time. I said, yeah, why don’t we do Pooh, I said jokingly. And then ultimately all the stars aligned.
And three years later, we made Pooh.
Some of the Wisdom POOH Quotes Are Extraordinary
In this movie, you will hear again and again some amazing gems of POOH’s vocabulary. They go by a common name as “POOH Quotes.” These are thoughts that Winnie the Pooh experiences every day of his life. But because he is far removed from our ways of living, his thought flow and logic reflects the environment he dwells in every single day of his life. And I LOVE HIS THOUGHTS!
Take a look at some of the most adored and frequently used POOH QUOTES and make a mental mark on those you just adore.
CHRISTOPHER ROBIN Is Playing in Theaters Now
Down the Memory Lane And Into Today, We Go
Venture Out for My Interviews with Creative Talent Of:
– Jim Cummings, the voice behind POOH and TIGGER
– Ewan McGregor, a grown-up Christopher Robin who is up to his ears with work projects
– Hayley Atwell, an actress from the Marvel Universe who plays Christopher Robin’s wife Evelyn
– Bronte Carmichael, quiet and smart daughter Madeline
– View Celebrity pictures from the RED CARPET of CHRISTOPHER ROBIN Movie World Premiere