Disney’s new full trailer for Christopher Robin, its live-action/cgi hybrid adaptation of Winnie the Pooh and friends, shows more of the animation than anything released to date.
And it’s safe to say that they’ve figured out how to make the animation on these characters work in cg.
Through computer animation, a whole new dimension has been added to the denizens of Hundred Acre Wood. Director Marc Forster (Stranger Than Fiction, World War Z) has chosen to show the tactile quality of the character’s materials, and Pooh, Tigger, Piglet, et al., now look like much-loved age-worn stuffed animals with a delightfully raggedy quality. It’s a charming effect. The animation is restrained and respectful of the stitched-doll construction of the characters, but also looks to have plenty of variety based on each character’s personality.