If you are in China and excited to see the new “Christopher Robin” that premiered today, I have some disappointing news to pass along. The Winnie the Pooh-themed film will not be released in China.
The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that there are two theories on why the movie will not be available to the people of China. The first theory states that Winnie the Pooh has become the face of resistance in China. Bloggers have compared the leader of China, Xi Jinping, to the popular Disney character which the government has been trying to crack down on.
Another source states that “Christopher Robin” is not being allowed in China due to the quota the country puts on foreign films being shown in their country.
This is the second Disney movie this year that has been banned from China this year. “A Wrinkle in Time” was also not permitted into the country’s theaters earlier this year. However, “Ant-Man and the Wasp” will make its debut in China later this month.
For those of us living State-side, do you have plans to see “Christopher Robins” this weekend? Let us know in the comments below!
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