Based on characters created by A.A. Milne and E.H. Shepard, "Christopher Robin" is an adventure wherein Winnie the Pooh and friends venture into mid-century London to help remind grown-up Christopher Robin (McGregor) how to laugh again. (Gary Reber)
Special features include four featurettes: "In Which...A Movie Is Made For Pooh" (HD 05:28), "In Which...Pooh Finds His Voice" (HD 02:43), "In Which...Pooh And Walt Become Friends" (HD 02:43) and "In Which...Pooh And Friends Come To Life" (HD 03:16); upfront previews; and a Movies Anywhere digital copy code.
The 2.39:1 1080p AVC picture, reviewed on a Sony Bravia Z9D 4K Ultra HD HDR display, upconverted to 2160p with greater resolution and luminance, was photographed digitally and on film in Panavision® and Panavision Super 70 (some scenes) using the Arri Alexa SXT, Panavision Panaflex Millennium XL2 and Panavision Panaflex System 65 Studio camera systems and sourced from a 2K master Digital Intermediate format. The imagery is exceptionally natural in appearance with a filmic light textural film grain. Color fidelity is excellent with accurate hues that exhibit warmth throughout. No colors are exaggerated, even Pooh's red balloon, Pooh's red sweater, the red on a train, the earthy green vegetation, the brown bark of trees, the foggy gloom of the Hundred Acre Wood, and all manner of objects. Fleshtones are perfectly natural. Resolution also is excellent and reveals fine detail in Pooh and his friends' body hair, clothing fabrics, facial features, hair, skin pores, forest textures and objects. The London scenes are full of great objects and detail. This is a very cinematic picture, which exhibits a terrific period experience. (Gary Reber)
The DTS-HD Master Audio™ 7.1-channel's soundtrack is dimensionally subtle but the sonics nicely fill the soundfield. Atmospherics are real sounding such as footsteps in the forest, the sound of a stream, wind, trains, London street traffic, and other familiar sounds. Sound effects add some dynamics here and there. The orchestral score permeates the soundtrack with a wide and deep soundstage that extends to the four surrounds, providing a holsonic® soundscape. Dialogue is clean and intelligible with good spatial integration, both spoken by the human actors and the ADR voices of Pooh and the gang. This is a relatively quiet and subdued soundtrack that delivers a mellow warm feeling that is engaging. (Gary Reber)