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Winnie the Pooh and Mormons: 5 Fascinating Connections


5. Church member Brigham Taylor pitched the idea for and produced the new live-action movie Christopher Robin starring Ewan McGregor.

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According to a recent Deseret News article, Brigham Taylor pitched the idea for a live-action Winnie the Pooh film in 2003.

“I’d been inspired by something I’d seen in a Spielberg film about the ability to bring a teddy bear to life in a really sort of charming way,” Taylor told the Deseret News. “And I thought, ‘Boy, wouldn’t it be amazing to see, in the live-action context, these characters that we’ve known and loved for so long?’”

The article continues, "Although the studio liked the concept, other ongoing animation projects at the time made the movie infeasible. After Taylor became a producer at Disney in 2014, the idea resurfaced." 

Taylor also produced the live-action movie The Jungle Book (2016), Tomorrowland (2015), and the Pirates of the Caribbean series. He was also a production executive for The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005).

Watch the trailer for Christopher Robin below.

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