Christopher Robin Friday 3 August 2018
Reviews are in for Disney's Christopher Robin, and many highlight the VFX and Animation work by the Framestore team. With 727 shots for Framestore - 677 of those featuring creature animation - the film proved an exciting challenge for a studio globally recognised for its character work, and whose recent credits include Disney’s Beauty and the Beast and the Paddington films. Congratulations to all involved.
'It offers tactile computer animation that, even for the effects-jaded, makes it look as if the actors are interacting with real stuffed animals.'
Ben Kenigsberg, New York Times
'It’s startling how photo-real the characters look, from the way the CG fabric stiffens and folds at the back of Piglet’s neck to how Pooh slightly swivels as he walks on his toy legs.'
E. Oliver Whitney, Screen Crush
'The photo-real CG is so tactile and lifelike that it’s thrilling just to watch the stuffed animals hang out and eat honey.'
David Ehrlich, Indiewire
'I’d wager this has some of the best CGI I’ve ever seen in a Disney movie, although it’s so invisible and low-key, people probably won’t get just how amazing the VFX actually are.'
Chris Bumbray, Joblo
'The film never could have worked if it wasn’t made with as much respect and, more, love. Love seems to explode from every frame of Christopher Robin'
Kevin Fallon, The Daily Beast
'the character design is exquisite, finding a way to make the stuffed animals come off as welcoming and friendly'
Matt Goldberg, Collider