I was an attendee at the 2018 Disney Social Media Moms Celebration. I paid a conference fee to attend and received discounted & complimentary items from Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, and their sponsors. Attendees are not required to write about our experiences at the conference. All opinions are my own.
During this year’s Disney Social Media Moms Celebration, we were treated to an extended look at Disney’s Christopher Robin coming to theaters August 3, 2018. Growing up with Winnie the Pooh, seeing Pooh come to life on the big screen was a little nostalgic. I even shed a few tears watching the trailer and I’m already counting down the days until it’s released. Not only did I grow up with Winner the Pooh but both of my kids did too and I’m not going to lie, some of the messages in the film really hit close to home. With the excitement building around the movie, I wanted to keep the fun going at home so I whipped up these Winnie the Pooh Smoothies for the kids.
Since we’ve gotten home, we’ve seen the trailer countless times on The Disney Channel and Evie can’t get enough. She is simply mesmerized by the scene where Pooh find Christopher Robin. It’s the cutest thing watching this giant smile from across her face when she hears Pooh say “Christopher Robin?” If you haven’t seen the trailer yet, take a look:
I cannot wait to take her to see the movie when it’s release and until then, we’ve been reading every other book I can get my hands on.
This delicious Winnie the Pooh inspired smoothie is packed full of fruity goodness and of course, Pooh’s favorite treat – honey and it’s so easy to make, there’s no excuse not to enjoy a delicious smoothie any time of day.
I used frozen fruit since it’s easy to whip up smoothies with these on hand and it eliminates the need to add ice to them. For the first layer, I made a Mango Pineapple Smoothie with honey and orange juice.
Then for Pooh’s red shirt, I simple strawberry smoothie with orange juice frozen strawberries and raspberries.
This smoothie recipe is not only delicious but healthy too. I layered my Mango Peach Smoothie with a Strawberry Smoothie to resemble Pooh’s classic red shirt.
It’s simple to whip up for breakfast or a special movie night treat.
- 1 cup frozen mango
- 1 cup frozen pineapple
- 2 tbsp. honey
- 4 cups of orange juice
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- In a blender, combine the mango chunks, ½ cup of the pineapple, honey and 3 cups of orange juice.
- Blend until smooth.
- Set aside.
- Add remaining orange juice, pineapple chunks and strawberries to blender and blend until smooth.
- In a clear cup, fill halfway with mango-pineapple smoothie
- Spoon a layer of strawberry smoothie on top
- Then top with remaining mango-pineapple smoothie
ABOUT THE MOVIE
In the heartwarming live action adventure Disney’s “Christopher Robin,” the young boy who embarked on countless adventures in the Hundred Acre Wood with his band of spirited and lovable stuffed animals, has grown up and lost his way. Now it is up to his childhood friends to venture into our world and help Christopher Robin remember the loving and playful boy who is still inside.
Now grown up, Christopher Robin is stuck in a job where he is overworked, underpaid and facing an uncertain future. He has a family of his own, but his work has become his life, leaving little time for his wife and daughter. Christopher has all but forgotten his idyllic childhood spent with a simple-minded, honey-loving stuffed bear and his friends. But when he is reunited with Winnie-the-Pooh, now tattered and soiled from years of hugs and play, their friendship is rekindled, reminding Christopher of the endless days of childlike wonder and make believe that defined his youth, when doing nothing was considered the very best something. Following an unfortunate mishap with Christopher Robin’s briefcase, Pooh and the rest of the gang including Piglet, Eeyore and Tigger, step out of the forest and venture into London to return the crucial possessions…because best friends will always be there for you.
Disney’s “Christopher Robin” is directed by Golden Globe® nominee Marc Forster (“Finding Neverland”) from a screenplay by Alex Ross Perry (“Golden Exits”) and Oscar® nominee Allison Schroeder (“Hidden Figures”) and a story by Perry based on characters created by A.A. Milne. The producers are Brigham Taylor and Kristin Burr with Renée Wolfe and Jeremy Johns serving as executive producers. The film stars Golden Globe winner Ewan McGregor (“Fargo”) as Christopher Robin; Golden Globe nominee Hayley Atwell (“Agent Carter”) as his wife Evelyn; Bronte Carmichael as his daughter Madeline; and Emmy® winner Mark Gatiss (“Sherlock”) as Keith Winslow, Robin’s boss. The film also features the voices of: Jim Cummings (“Winnie the Pooh”) as Winnie-the-Pooh; Chris O’Dowd (“Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children”) as Tigger; three-time Emmy winner Brad Garrett (“Everybody Loves Raymond”) as Eeyore; Golden Globe nominee Toby Jones (“Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets”) as Owl; Nick Mohammed (“The Martian”) as Piglet; Oscar winner Peter Capaldi (“Dr. Who”) as Rabbit; and Oscar nominee Sophie Okonedo (“The Secret Life of Bees”) as Kanga.
Disney has a history with the A.A. Milne characters dating back to 1966 when the studio released the animated short “Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree” featuring the character Christopher Robin, which was followed by the shorts “Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day” and “Winnie the Pooh and Tigger, Too,” as well as several full-length features and numerous direct-to-DVD titles.
Disney’s “Christopher Robin” will be released nationwide August 3, 2018.