Exclusive: Legendary Voice Actor Jim Cummings Shares His Do’s & Don’ts & Reveals What He’s Learned from Winnie the Pooh


If you don’t know Jim Cummings by name, you most certainly know his voice. Cummings is the voice behind iconic characters like Darkwing Duck, Ed the Hyena, Ray from The Princess & The Frog, Pete and of course he’s been voicing Winnie the Pooh & Tigger for decades including in their latest big adventure Christopher Robin.

Disney’s Christopher Robin hits Blu-Ray and DVD tomorrow, November 6 and to celebrate I was invited to sit down with Jim and enjoy an awesome day of flower arranging and Friendsgiving dining. Christopher Robin brings Pooh to life in a live-action film in which Winnie the Pooh and friends venture into mid-century London to help grown-up Christopher Robin (Ewan McGregor).

I sat down with Jim Cummings and of course, wore my “Darkwing Duck” t-shirt (which he loved!). As I sat down, he did the Darkwing Duck voice for me and while I was bummed it wasn’t caught on camera, it still happened and it made my childhood self geek out. Cummings then told me about the challenges of taking over a voice role from someone like he did with Pooh and creating one from scratch. We also talked about what he personally has learned from Pooh and he shared a sweet story about how he surprised one of his daughter’s students by doing the voice of Pete.

Watch the full interview above and don’t forget to pick up Christopher Robin on Blu-Ray and DVD. It’s full of awesome special features plus the heartwarming movie your whole family will love.

Bonus features include*:
In Which … A Movie Is Made for Pooh – Filmmakers and cast share their passion for this story in a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the movie.
In Which … Pooh Finds His Voice – Discover what it’s like to voice Winnie the Pooh, from voice actors Sterling Holloway to Jim Cummings.
In Which … Pooh and Walt Become Friends – How did Walt Disney and Pooh meet? Take a journey through time to explore the legacy of Walt’s first encounter with Pooh.
In Which … Pooh and Friends Come to Life – See how Winnie the Pooh and Friends were brought to life as walking and talking stuffed animals in this magical live-action world.

In Which … We Were Very Young – Meet the actual, original teddy bear who, along with his best friends, has inspired so much love worldwide for almost a century.

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