When will Disney’s ‘Christopher Robin’ be on Netflix?

Christopher Robin – Copyright Disney

Christopher Robin is the latest Disney release which sees the return of the classic character Winnie the Pooh and friends. The movie is in cinemas right now but will also likely be coming to Netflix in Canada and the United States. 

Pooh is one of the most beloved Disney characters of all time having first appeared in the 1926 book, Winnie-the-pooh along with his friends Piglet, Tigger, Eeyore, Owl, Kanga, Roo, and Rabbit. The movie stars Ewan McGregor who plays a family man who often spends too much time at work away from his family. After a revisit from Pooh, he realizes that he needs to spend more time with his family. Unlike previous Winnie the Pooh movies, this one is entirely live action.

We covered a while back whether some of the more known Winnie the Pooh movies were on Netflix and sadly the answer is no.

Now let’s take a look at whether and when Christopher Robin will come to Netflix.

For those of you that remember, last year saw the release of a biographical movie called Goodbye Christopher Robin which told the story of Winnie the Pooh through the eyes of the creator of the book series and how it affects his son, Christopher Robin. This movie didn’t come to Netflix but the main reason for that is that it wasn’t published by Disney.

Netflix US Release Date

Netflix in the United States should receive Christopher Robin, basing our information on how we understand how the Disney contract works. In the contract, it says that all movies released under the Disney banner between 2016 and 2019 will come to Netflix for roughly a year and a half. It takes around 8-9 months for Disney movies to come to Netflix meaning a release date of March or April 2019.

If movies that would come to Netflix after January 1st, 2019 are excluded Netflix in the United States won’t be getting Christopher Robin.

Netflix Canada Release Date

Unlike the United States, Canada’s arrangement with Disney is still believed to be the same going forward. That means you can roughly expect Christopher Robin to drop in Canada at the same time as the US.

What about Netflix in the UK?

Sadly, Sky in the United Kingdom gets Disney movies first and that’s likely to continue long in the future. Disney movies do appear regularly on Netflix but not in a way that we could predict when Christopher Robin would appear.

Are you looking forward to Christopher Robin coming to Netflix? Let us know in the comments below.

Kasey Moore

Kasey Moore is the founder and editor-in-chief of What's on Netflix. Kasey launched the site in 2013 after growing frustration with finding content on Netflix. He has an in depth understanding of the release cycles for Netflix and has developed tools to make navigating Netflix easier. Resides in Norwich in the UK.