'Christopher Robin': Meet the Voices Behind the Animated Characters

8:30 AM 8/2/2018

by Sydney Odman

Mark Forster brings the beloved characters of the Hundred Acre Wood to life in his live-action adaptation starring Ewan McGregor.

The adventures of Christopher Robin and Winnie the Pooh return to the big screen in Marc Forster's live-action and CGI animated adaptation of A.A. Milne's classic stories, Christopher Robin. 

All-grown up and lost of any imagination, Christopher Robin is nearing what seems to be a midlife crisis. In his time of need, his childhood friends from the Hundred Acre Wood resurface to help their old companion rediscover his imaginative spirit. 

Ewan McGregor stars as the title character, alongside Hayley Atwell, Jim Cummings, Brad Garrett, Toby Jones and more. 

Christopher Robin is set to bow Friday. Find out more about the actors behind the animated characters of the film below. 

  • Jim Cummings

    Winnie the Pooh/Tigger

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    Veteran voice actor Jim Cummings stars as the voice of not one but two animated characters in the film — Winnie the Pooh and Tigger. Cummings first voiced the lovable bear back in 1988, and has since voiced both characters several times over the years.

    Cummings' versatile voice has lent itself to nearly 400 characters over the course of his career in productions such as Aladdin, The Lion King, Antz, Shrek and more. Cummings can even be heard as Scar from The Lion King in the song "Be Prepared" (due to vocal issues of Scar's voice actor Jeremy Irons at the time). 

  • Brad Garrett

    Eeyore

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    Brad Garrett lends his notable deep voice to the gloomy Eeyore. Garrett began his career in entertainment as a stand-up comedian, which later led to roles in film, television and voice acting. 

    Garrett's voice has appeared in several animated works including Finding Nemo, Ratatouille, Tangled, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows and more. He also has won three Emmys for outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series for the role of Robert Barone on the CBS sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond

  • Toby Jones

    Owl

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    In the film, Toby Jones voices the wise Owl of the Hundred Acre Wood. Having previously worked in voice acting as Dobby the House-elf in the Harry Potter film series, Jones has accumulated an extensive résumé in film and television. Following a breakthrough performance in the lead role of the Truman Capote biopic Infamous, Jones has since appeared in such blockbuster films as Captain America: The First Avenger, Captain America: Winter Soldier, The Hunger Games and more. 

  • Nick Mohammed

    Piglet

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    Nick Mohammed joins the voice cast of Christopher Robin as the skittish and warm-hearted Piglet, Pooh's closest animal friend. Prior to voicing Piglet, the British actor appeared in The Martian, Absolutely Famous: The Movie, Bridget Jones's Baby and more. 

    In 2019, Mohammed is set to appear in the adventure film The Kid Who Would Be King, directed by Ant-Man writer Joe Cornish

  • Peter Capaldi

    Rabbit

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    Doctor Who star Peter Capaldi brings the voice of Rabbit to life in this live-action adaptation. Although he's est known for his portrayal of the Twelfth Doctor on the BBC hit series, Capaldi has also received critical recognition as a director, winning an Academy Award for his short film Franz Kafka's It's a Wonderful Life

    Following Christopher Robin, Capaldi is set to appear in the upcoming film The Personal History of David Copperfield, alongside Gwendoline Christie, Tilda Swinton, Hugh Laurie, Dev Patel and more. 

  • Sophie Okonedo

    Kanga

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    Sophie Okonedo portrays the motherly Kanga. Although Okonedo has done TV voice work before, Christopher Robin is the British actress' first time voice acting for the big screen.

    Okonedo is recognized for her work in Hotel Rwanda, The Secret Life of Bees, After Earth and more. In 2019, she will appear in the reboot of Hellboy, starring David Harbour back in the titular role. 

  • Wyatt Dean Hall

    Roo

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    The young Wyatt Dean Hall first voiced the character of Roo in Disney's 2011 Winnie the Pooh, and has since voiced the young kangaroo on TV and in video games.