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Review: Pooh and his friends bring a moving spirit of renewal to Disney's 'Christopher Robin'

Toward the end of A.A. Milne's 1928 book "The House at Pooh Corner," Winnie the Pooh, Piglet, Tigger and the rest of the Hundred Acre Wood gang throw a party for their friend Christopher Robin, bidding him a fond farewell before he leaves them for boarding school. That bittersweet gathering takes place in the opening moments of the new Disney live-action fantasy "Christopher Robin," preparing us for a stirring tale of sad partings and overdue reunions. It also prepares us for the recurring image of human actors effortlessly sharing the screen with sentient digital plush toys.

But once the scene has ended and young Christopher (Orton O'Brien)

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