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“This could be the room of any small boy, but it just happens to belong to a boy named Christopher Robin. Like most small boys, Christopher Robin has toy animals to play with, and they all live together in a wonderful world of make-believe.”
―The opening narration for The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
Christopher Robin is a character who first appeared in Disney's Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree. He is the owner and best friend of Winnie the Pooh. With a vivid and youthful imagination, Christopher Robin spent most of his childhood in the enchanted forest known as the Hundred Acre Wood, where he would embark on a number of adventures with his stuffed animals.
Christopher Robin is a young boy living in England with his unnamed mother (his father has never been seen or referenced). During his time off school, Christopher spends a majority of his time playing with his stuffed animals, his favorite of which being Winnie the Pooh, which he received when he was 1-year old. Some of his other toys include Piglet, Tigger, Eeyore, Kanga and Roo. Through Christopher Robin's imagination, they've embark on numerous adventures throughout Christopher Robin's childhood.
Christopher is a friendly young boy, and seems to be rather intelligent for a boy of his age. He is also adventurous and spirited, and can sometimes take his imaginative escapades too far, having gotten into trouble with his mother and babysitter on some occasion as a result. As his stuffed animals have the mentality of toddlers, Christopher Robin typically acts as a caretaker, guiding presence, and almost a parent to most of the other characters. He shares a particularly special connection with Pooh Bear, as the two are almost inseparable. Despite his youth, Christopher Robin is not ignorant to the fact that his childhood is only a temporary stage of his life. He has even had heart-to-heart moments with Pooh about growing up, and the inevitability of their separation.
By the live-action film Christopher Robin, however, he took a turn for the worse. Due to the education he received in boarding school, the death of his father, his work as a World War II soldier, and his job, he came to believe that through hard work, he is helping his family, even missing a weekend at his old house with his family and planning to send his daughter, Madeline, to a boarding school, mistakes which end up distancing him from his daughter and his wife, Evelyn. He became completly workaholic, and he refused to go with his family to Sussex for the weekend and to help Pooh find their friends due to him having to work. His obsession with working, however, only ends up hurting both him, his friends, and his family, due to ignoring his family due to his job, and yelling at Pooh when he stumbled with his briefcase, almost losing his papers, which leaved Pooh hurt.
However, after separating from Pooh and after yelling him, having a nightmare about his mistakes and Heffalumps, and being able to get back the trust of his friends by acting he defeated a Heffalump like when he was young, he came to realize that his actions only were making worse both his and his family's lives as seen when he told Pooh that "[he's] lost", when he secretly left Pooh's red balloon to his daughter, and when he choose finding Madeline over his job. He even admitted being "a father of very little brain" to Madeline and relented over sending her to boarding school. His epiphany actually made things better, as it was thanks to remembering that "doing nothing often leads to the very best kind of something" as long as he's with his family that he managed to create a plan to save his company, Winslow Luggages, and even both recognized his mistakes and humiliated his own boss by revealing that, while his employees (including himself) worked hours restless to save the company to the point of forgetting what truly matters in life, he just golfed all weekend. He even choose to spent a day with his family in the Hundred Acre Wood instead of working. By the end of the film, he and Pooh had a heart-to-heart talk like when he was a kid, proving that he had fully became who he was at his young: an imaginative man loyal to his friends and family.
Christopher—as he appeared in the original featurettes—has a slim figure, brown hair and solid black eyes. He wears a yellow polo shirt with white collar and trims on his short sleeves, blue shorts, white socks and black Mary Jane shoes.
Christopher appears in all three segments of the film. In Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree, he is first seen repairing Eeyore's tail by nailing it on. Pooh borrows a balloon from him, and asks Christopher to lead him to a muddy place. After disguising himself as a rain cloud, Pooh attempts to get honey from a tree. Christopher helps by pretending that it is going to rain. However, the bees see through the disguise, and both Christopher and Pooh are forced to jump in the mud hole to escape.
Later, when Pooh becomes stuck in Rabbit's door, Christopher is summoned by Rabbit to look into the problem. As Pooh is too fat to be removed at the time, Christopher advises waiting until Pooh has grown thin again. When this happens, Christopher leads a tug-of-war which successfully removes Pooh.
During Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day, Christopher is called when Owl's home is destroyed by the wind. Christopher sadly tells Owl that the home cannot be repaired, causing Eeyore to volunteer to find a new home for Owl to which Christopher Robin agrees. During the flood, Christopher Robin's home, shown to be a tree, is the only area not flooded, and so it serves as a gathering place. Upon receiving Piglet's message, he sends Owl to find Piglet. Later, Christopher throws a party in honor of Pooh's rescue of Piglet and expands the party when Piglet generously offers his home to Owl.
In Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too, Christopher is called on when Roo and Tigger are stuck in the tree. Christoper uses his coat as a net to catch Roo. When Rabbit tries to hold Tigger to his promise to no longer bounce, Christopher agrees that a bouncy Tigger is better. He is seen bouncing along side everyone else.
At the end of the film, it's revealed that Christopher is going to school. He is later seen walking with Pooh telling him how much their friendship means to them and that they'll be together no matter what.
In this movie, Christopher has a big role. He tries to tell Pooh that he's going to school the next day (the first day of fall) and writes Pooh a note to tell him this. However, Pooh, Tigger, Rabbit, Eeyore, and Piglet are unable to read the note. So, they go to Owl for help, who misreads the word "School" as "Skull". Pooh and his friends (excluding Owl) then go to Skull to find Christopher Robin. Christopher returns from school to look for Pooh and his friends only to find they are gone and begins to search for them. Christopher finds Pooh and his friends at Skull, telling them that he was at school and they telling them that Pooh is being killed by the Skullasaurus, but he explains to them that was the noise of Pooh's stomach growls, now realizing Owl was wrong all along and find Pooh in the ravine and pulled him up and they all head back towards the part of the Hundred Acre Wood they live in. Christopher is last seen with Pooh, who promises to always wait for Christopher Robin to return from school.
Christopher appears near the end of the film, after Tigger is rescued from the avalanche by Roo. Christopher helps Tigger to realize that his family actually consists of his friends, even though they aren't tiggers, themselves. To this extent, Christopher takes a picture of everyone for Tigger to store in a heart-shaped family locket.
Christopher makes a minor appearance. One of the stories in Piglet's scrapbook tells of an expedition to search for the North Pole. Christopher arrives at the end of a rescue of Roo, who had fallen into the river. Christopher credits the rescue to Pooh, and Pooh and friends regret not giving Piglet, who had actually rescued Roo, the credit.
Christopher is first seen giving Pooh signs to post around the woods informing the residents about a very important meeting. The meeting is centered around Eeyore's missing tail and Owl suggests a contest for its recovery or replacement. However, Owl also suggests a prize to be issued, and after being puzzled as to what the prize should be, Pooh decides on honey. The contest begins and but the team decides on Kanga's knitted tail. Later on, Pooh goes over to Christopher's house for some honey. Instead, Pooh finds a note but, being a bear of very little brains, is unable to read it.
Pooh sends the note over to Owl who claims that Christopher was kidnapped by a creature called the Backson. The friends then set off on a hunt for the beast to save Christopher but it turns out, Christopher was only at school for the day. Even hungrier than ever, Pooh heads to Owl's house to asks for honey, but he spots Eeyore's real tail being used as a bell ringer. Pooh makes the difficult choice in choosing the honey or returning Eeyore's tail but ultimately decides to return Eeyore's tail.
Christopher sews the tail back onto Eeyore's rear and is incredibly proud of Pooh. As a reward, Christopher and the friends present a massive jar of honey to Pooh. In the end, Christopher and Pooh walk into the sunset, while recapping Pooh's important success.
Christopher appears as the protagonist and titular character of the live-action film. He is portrayed by Ewan McGregor as an adult and Orton O'Brien as a child. In this movie, Christopher Robin has grown up and started a family in the city of London. He has since left his childhood with Pooh and the others in the past. Nevertheless, the hardships of adulthood has taken its toll on Christopher, endangering his relationships and happiness. To his surprise, he is one day reunited with Pooh Bear, who had been searching for him.
Christopher's depiction here is slightly different than the films. Here, Christopher lives in a home with his mother (Robin is implied to be the last name) and often visits his friends in the Hundred Acre Wood. Several episodes also take place at his home. He is shown to have nightmares after watching scary movies in one episode. Most noticeably, he has an American accent as opposed to a British one.
Some episodes revolve around various issues Christopher is facing. In "Home is Where the Home Is", Christopher runs away after accidentally breaking a statue. The friends offer their homes, but Christopher eventually decides to return to his own home. In "Cleanliness Is Next to Impossible", Christopher must face a monster named Crud who lives under the bed and has kidnapped Pooh and Piglet. As a result, Christopher vows to keep his room clean so that Crud never returns. "A Pooh Day Afternoon" shows Christopher being given the responsibility of dog-sitting a neighbor's pet. "Grown But Not Forgotten" depicts Christopher being nervous about going to his first grown-up party. The friends help him get over his nervousness, but eventually Pooh and the others worry that Christopher will grow up and forget them.
Originally, Christopher had solid black eyes, but they were later given more detail throughout the years.
Also, he originally had skin-tone sclerae, but was later given normal white sclerae in the 2011 animated film.
Christopher's voice often changes between having an American or English accent throughout the franchise. As he's based on the real life Christopher Robin Milne, who was English, the latter accent makes more sense.