Way Back 2018

August 7, 2018 - Christopher Robin Rekindles Fondness For Winnie the Pooh Songs, Ellington, Coltrane and Springfield Get Action Movie Exposure

Ewan McGregor stars in Walt Disney's Christopher Robin, the latest big screen production based on the characters introduced by author A.A. Milne in the Winnie-the-Pooh books of the 1920s. The film combines live action and animation and features new versions of "Winnie the Pooh," "Up, Down and Touch the Ground" and "The Wonderful Thing About Tiggers," composed by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman for the 1966 Disney short Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree and its 1968 sequel, Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day. Other current movies giving audio screentime to '60s songs include The Equalizer 2 starring Denzel Washington with the 1962 piano-and-sax instrumental "In a Sentimental Mood" by Duke Ellington and John Coltrane and Marvel's Ant-Man and the Wasp, which features Dusty Springfield's cover of the 1968 Classics IV hit "Spooky."