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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.

Director:

Paul King

Writers:

Paul King, Hamish McColl (screen story by) | 2 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 3 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tim Downie ... Montgomery Clyde
Madeleine Worrall ... Agatha Clyde
Lottie Steer ... Young Millicent
Geoffrey Palmer ... Head Geographer
Theresa Watson Theresa Watson ... Stenographer
Imelda Staunton ... Aunt Lucy (voice)
Michael Gambon ... Uncle Pastuzo (voice)
Ben Whishaw ... Paddington (voice)
Hugh Bonneville ... Henry Brown
Sally Hawkins ... Mary Brown
Madeleine Harris ... Judy Brown
Samuel Joslin ... Jonathan Brown
Michael Bond ... Kindly Gentleman
Matt Lucas ... Joe
Julie Walters ... Mrs. Bird
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Storyline

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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The adventure is about to begin. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

The underground station called "Westbourne Oak" was actually Maida Vale station on the Bakerloo line. There is no station with the name "Westbourne Oak". The name was made up using the names of two other stations, Westbourne Park and Royal Oak. Those two stations are the ones that come immediately after Paddington station on the Hammersmith and City line. See more »

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when Jonathan pulls the switch and turns off the power, Millicent picks up the phone to call security....she would have needed the power on to use the phone. See more »

Quotes

Paddington: [Henry Brown is brushing his teeth with the toothbrush Paddington got his earwax on the day before] Um, you're not using those ear brushes to clean your mouth are you, Mr Brown?
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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 Film 2017: Episode dated 2 December 2014 (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

I Got You (I Feel Good)
Performed by James Brown
Written by James Brown
Used by Kind Permission of Carlin Music Corp.
Courtesy of Polydor Records (United States)
Under Licence from Universal Music Operations Ltd
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Entertaining for all audiences
23 May 2015 | by Buddy-51See all my reviews

Based on the works of author Michael Bond, "Paddington" tells the story of a talking bear (Ben Whishaw) from "darkest" Peru who stows away on a cargo ship to start a new life for himself in London. Once there, he becomes involved with a family named Brown (Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Madeleine Harris, Samuel Joslin), who take him into their home on a temporary basis, and a villainous taxidermist (Nicole Kidman) intent on literally "stuffing" the bear for an exhibit in a natural history museum.

Written by Paul King and Hamish McColl and directed by King, "Paddington" is a seamless blend of live action and animation, cheery in tone and beautiful to look at, thanks to the highly stylized art direction and production design that adorn the film. The humor ranges from the brittle to the overly broad (Bonneville dressed as an old scrubwoman sounds a discordant note in an otherwise fairly sophisticated screenplay). The movie also includes some subtle little homages to "My Fair Lady," "Home Alone," "Mission Impossible" and, most notably, Walt Disney's "Mary Poppins."

Fast-paced, well acted, and with warmth and charm to spare, "Paddington" is a whimsical treat that should appeal almost as much to oldsters as it does to youngsters.


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UK | France | USA | China

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 January 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,966,676, 18 January 2015

Gross USA:

$76,271,832

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$282,377,550
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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