Winnie the Pooh fans have been waiting for Disney to bring the Hundred Acre Wood's most cherished inhabitants to life. Now that it's finally happening with Christopher Robin, we might even get the official voice of K-2SO joining the magical fun.
#Disney has announced that alongside live-action actors Ewan McGregor and Hayley Atwell, #ChristopherRobin will include the voices of Disney legend Jim Cummings and Everybody Loves Raymond's Brad Garrett. Cummings will reprise the role of Winnie the Pooh, a character he's voiced for the past 20 years, and Garrett will be voicing the depressed but worldly beloved donkey, Eeyore.
Though no official deal has been struck, #AlanTudyk has apparently shown great interest in one of Pooh's nearest and dearest friend: Tigger. The adorable bouncing Tiger has been a mainstay in the series — books, TV and film — alongside the rest of the gang since 1928 when A.A. Milne published the sequel to beloved classic, titled The House at Pooh Corner.
Alan Tudyk, a Disney legend in his own right and voice actor extraordinnaire, may be met with som resistance in his pursuit to voice Tigger. The character has been voiced, since 1999, also by Jim Cummings.
Given that recent Disney castings in Jon Favreau's #TheLionKing combine both an original element — in the form of James Earl Jones — and new casting, perhaps Cummings won't mind simply voicing one main character and allowing Tudyk to bring his own interpretation to the iconic comedic creature. After all, Tudyk's resume does speak for itself in terms of giving a voice to cherished animated and CGI characters.
In the end, I hope both Disney and Jim Cummings are more than willing to give him a shot to do it once again. Disney's Christopher Robin (not to be confused with Fox Searchlight's upcoming biopic Goodbye, Christopher Robin) does not yet have a release date set, but now that casting is underway, it's only a matter of time before Disney makes that highly anticipated announcement.
The story will center around an adult Christopher Robin (McGregor) who has lost his imagination; Pooh and friends return to his life, helping him to recapture it once again. With any luck, Tudyk's casting will come in the near future, alongside whomever will be voicing the many other adored inhabitants of the Hundred Acre Wood.
Do you think Disney should cast Alan Tudyk as Tigger?
[Source: That Hashtag Show]