Disney to film Christopher Robin in the UK
Disney has again chosen the UK as its production base for another major feature film, Christopher Robin.
Directed by Marc Forster, the film reportedly explores the character of the little boy at the heart of the Winnie the Pooh tales years later, when he is a work-driven businessman, who has lost the joyful imagination he enjoyed as a child.
The Mouse House is currently working on several projects in the UK – Mary Poppins Returns began filming in late January, with Guy Ritchie’s Aladdin, Tim Burton’s Dumbo and Star Wars: Episode IX all bedding into pre-production at major UK studios.
Also eyeing a UK shoot a little further down the line is Disney’s Cruella with Emma Stone starring as the evil eponymous dog-hater from 101 Dalmatians.
The UK offers a generous tax incentive for film, high-end TV, animation and children’s live-action drama, with the BFI in charge of determining which productions qualify via a cultural test.
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