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Paddington (2014)

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A young Peruvian bear travels to London in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone at Paddington Station, he meets the kindly Brown family, who offer him a temporary haven.

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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A young Peruvian bear with a passion for all things British travels to London in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone at Paddington Station, he begins to realize that city life is not all he had imagined - until he meets the kind Brown family, who read the label around his neck ('Please look after this bear. Thank you.') and offer him a temporary haven. It looks as though his luck has changed until this rarest of bears catches the eye of a museum taxidermist. Written by Marmalade Films

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Rated PG for mild action and rude humor | See all certifications »

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16 January 2015 (USA)  »

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Paddington Bear  »

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Budget:

$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$25,205,000 (USA) (16 January 2015)

Gross:

$76,137,505 (USA) (5 June 2015)
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Trivia

"The Paddington Trail" is a part of the promotional campaign for the film. The event is created in collaboration with Visit London and features 50 statues of Paddington Bear, placed all over the city of London. The statues are designed by members of the cast and crew and several other British profiles, including Emma Watson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Sheen, David Beckham and the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson. The statues were sold off at an auction when the trail completed in December, and the money raised was donated to NSPCC, The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. See more »

Goofs

The museum display case intended for Paddington has the label "Ursa marmalada", but the genus name for most bears is "Ursus", so it should be "Ursus marmaladus" according to Latin rules of suffix consistency. See more »

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Master Gruber: My body aged quickly but for my heart it took more time
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Crazy Credits

The credits feature the assurance "No bears were harmed in the making of this film." See more »

Connections

Referenced in Countdown: Episode #71.96 (2014) See more »

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London Is The Place for Me
Performed by D Lime featuring Tobago Crusoe
Words and Music by Dennis Preston, Aldwin Roberts and Edmundo Ros (C) 1951
Published by EMI Music Publishing Ltd. / Peter Maurice Music Co. Ltd
Recorded by Stephen Sedgwick
Assisted by John Foyle and Kristian Donaldson
Recorded at Studio 13
Produced by Electric Wave Bureau
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Quintessentially British, Irresistibly Warm
10 December 2014 | by (Worcester, England) – See all my reviews

I have to state this before continuing with this review, prior to seeing this I was very reluctant and hesitant as to what I was due to view. After growing up hearing the stories and watching the animated tales of Paddington Bear, I was unsure as to whether a CGI-heavy live- action tale could really establish a story that portrays the bear in all his charm, well my predictions were woefully inaccurate. 'Paddington' is a very well-executed adaptation of the titular bear for a 21st century audience. From the producers of Harry Potter, 'Paddington' delivers a family-friendly and charming atmosphere whilst conveying an endearing and gloriously comedic tale about a bear and his adventures in London. One of the late and great films of the year, Paul King's irresistibly warm story creates a sense of nostalgia whilst boasting a quintessentially British feel and pitch-perfect humour that can be enjoyed by people of all ages.


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