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What is it like to be THE VOICE of Winnie the Pooh? As the Christopher Robin Movie release approaches, Jim Cummings is sharing his experiences as our favorite silly old bear.
You may not recognize Jim Cummings’ face…….but rest assured, you’ll recognize his voice. This amazing man is a voice actor legend who has played over 400 roles in his career including Tigger and our favorite bear…..Winnie the Pooh. Jim Cummings has been the voice of Winnie the Pooh for over thirty years…..and is helping take us all BACK to the Hundred Acre Wood this summer in the new Christopher Robin movie.
As the release date approached, I was lucky enough to sit down with Jim to get his perspective on silly old bears, growing up, and what it’s like to be the voice of a childhood favorite.
Jim Cummings: 30 Years of Winnie the Pooh
The Christopher Robin movie tells us the amazing story of what happens AFTER the A.A. Milne books end. Christopher grows up, and…..the Hundred Acre Wood is left behind. And the truth is, that happens to all of us a little….doesn’t it? I loved sitting down with Jim, because I too, was instantly transported back in time the minute he voiced Winnie the Pooh for us. I felt a little bouncier like Tigger, and somehow….everything looks a little more honey-filled.
Apparently I wasn’t the only one….because Jim Cummings loves Winnie the Pooh as much as I do, and talked a bit about his FAVORITE things that the characters in the Christopher Robin movie can teach us all.
“I invite everybody to the Hundred Acre Wood, you know, it’s a great place to live. I’ve been there for awhile.” – Jim Cummings
What have you learned from Winnie the Pooh?
“I always say he looks at the world through honey colored glasses.” – Jim Cummings
Why do you think Pooh’s story and the 100 Acre Woods is still so relevant today?
“Oh gosh. Well I think it drags everybody back. It pulls everybody back into their — their childhood. I think, you know, you can be 8. I’ll meet people like at Conventions and they could be 88 or 8 or 8 months, you know, everybody’s a kid. When they hear Winnie the Pooh.”
Are you as excited as I am to head back to the Hundred Acre Wood?
CHRISTOPHER ROBIN arrives in theatres everywhere on August 3rd!