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  • Margot Robbie and Domhnall Gleeson's second film together. They previously appeared in the Richard Curtis film About Time (2013).
  • Domhnall Gleeson and Kelly Macdonald's third film together. They previously appeared in Anna Karenina (2012) and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011).
  • The film was shot on location in Oxfordshire, Surrey, East Sussex, and London.
  • Rumored to be called, "Goodbye Christopher Robin".
  • The film was released in the year 2017 which marked the 40th anniversary of Walt Disney Pictures' 22nd animated film The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977). And it also marked the 20th anniversary of Pooh's Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin (1997).
  • A.A. Milne, the creator of Winnie the Pooh, and C.R. Milne, Christopher Robin, lived on Cotchford Farm in East Sussex. It was also the last home of the Rolling Stones founder Brian Jones, and where Jones drowned in his swimming pool on July 3rd, 1969. He was 27, the same age as Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, Kurt Cobain, and many more famous people.
  • Kelly Macdonald, Domhnall Gleeson, and Alex Lawther have all starred in Black Mirror (2011).
  • The film's depiction of Christopher Robin Milne's relationship with his parents is fairly accurate. The actual C.R. never forgave his father for exploiting him (perhaps inadvertantly) to sell books. Instead, he learned to accept what had happened, and lived with it until he died in 1996. His relationship with his mother was worse; she also disapproved of the woman C.R. eventually married. After A.A. Milne died in 1956, C.R. had almost no contact with his mother until she died 15 years later. C.R.'s only child, his daughter, Claire, was born with Cerebral Palsy. She died in 2012, at age 56.
  • A.A. Milne was 38, and his wife, Daphne, was 30, when Christopher Robin was born. When filming started, Domhnall Gleeson was 33 and Margot Robbie was 26. Robbie is also five years older than Alex Lawther, who plays the adult Christopher Robin.
  • This film won the people's choice award at the 14th edition of Dubai International Film Festival 2017.
  • Director Simon Curtis mentions at 0:29:31 in the director-screenwriter DVD commentary "And this enclosure, again, is accurate to the period, but now is unused at London Zoo. So you won't be surprised to hear that this bear actually is in Pasadena, California, and we had to use film magic to insert it into this scene." Black bear footage is credited to Greenscreen Animals in the on-screen ending credits.
  • The real stuffed toys owned by Christopher Robin Milne, featured in the Winnie-the-Pooh stories, have been on display in the New York Public Library since 1987. According to the New York Public Library's web site, the items have been on display in the Children's Center at 42d Street, in the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, since early 2009.
  • Christopher stated in his biography that "Shrapnel put him out of action, just when (as he wrote later) he needed such a happenstance the most. (Small shards of the metal were left embedded in his brain, where they remained undetected for nearly fifty years.)."
  • When he was an adult and going to war Christopher or C.R. were the names he preferred as stated in his biography.
  • Winnie and the other members of the "stuffed" family are no longer at the 42nd Street library. If you are visiting NYC, stop by the the Help Desk at the main entrance and they will happily tell you in which branch you may "visit" them.
  • Domhnall Gleeson plays A.A. Milne in this film, while in Disney's Christopher Robin (2018), the adult Christopher Robin is played by Ewan McGregor. Gleeson and McGregor have both appeared in the Star Wars series. Gleeson plays General Hux in the sequel trilogy, while McGregor played Obi-Wan Kenobi in the prequels.
  • "Ernest", played by Stephen Campbell Moore, is supposed to be Ernest Shepard.

Spoilers

  • One of the titles at the end of the film says "Christopher Robin never took any money for himself from the vast income generated by the stories." C.R. Milne never used the money for himself, he spent it on his daughter, Clare, who was born with cerebral palsy. He wrote in his biography: "I had to accept it, for Clare's sake."
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