Hitting theaters this week is Disney’s highly-anticipated Christopher Robin, which includes fan-favorite characters from the Winnie the Pooh franchise for the first time in live-action. A big part of said characters are the memorable voices that we associate with them and there is no one more legendary in the realm of Winnie the Pooh than Jim Cummings.
Born and raised in Youngstown, Ohio, Cummings spent his Saturday mornings mimicking the voices of the characters from his favorite cartoons. Clearly, those Saturday mornings spent practicing paid off for Cummings, as he’s now one of the most well-known voice actors in the animation business.
During his long career, not only has Cummings provided the voices for both Winnie the Pooh and Tigger, but also a plethora of other Walt Disney Studios characters, including King Louis, Kaa the snake, Ray the firefly under his belt and that’s only naming a few. His career spans outside of the Disney realm, having also provided his voice skills to Balto, The Road to El Dorado, Batman: The Animated Series and more. With endless credits to his name, coupled with five Emmy nominations and five Annie award nominations, Cummings is a force to be reckoned with.
GOC had the chance to meet up with the legendary actor during a roundtable interview where Cummings spoke about his latest film, Christopher Robin. Check out the full interview below:
Catch Winnie the Pooh, Tigger and the entire Hundred Acre Wood crew in Christopher Robin when it hits theaters Friday!