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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 3 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Montgomery Clyde
Madeleine Worrall ... Agatha Clyde
... Young Millicent
... Head Geographer
Theresa Watson ... Stenographer
... Aunt Lucy (voice)
... Uncle Pastuzo (voice)
... Paddington (voice)
... Henry Brown
... Mary Brown
Madeleine Harris ... Judy Brown
... Jonathan Brown
... Kindly Gentleman
... Joe
... 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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Rated PG for mild action and rude humor | See all certifications »

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16 January 2015 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Paddington Bear  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£5,191,930 (United Kingdom), 30 November 2014, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$25,205,000, 18 January 2015, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$76,223,578, 18 June 2015

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$259,541,430, 18 June 2015
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Director Paul King had filmed a cameo as a tube passenger, but the scene didn't feature in the final film. See more »

Goofs

When Millicent is interrogating the taxi driver, her hair changes between shots. See more »

Quotes

Paddington: Mrs Brown says that in London everyone is different, and that means anyone can fit in. I think she must be right - because although I don't look like anyone else, I really do feel at home. I'll never be like other people, but that's alright, because I'm a bear. A bear called Paddington.
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Crazy Credits

As the marmalade fruits land on the floor after Paddington accidentally slips and drops them, the letters of his soon-to-be name, which is also the title, are spelled out, but not in order. See more »


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Gerrard Street
Performed by D Lime featuring Tobago Crusoe
Written by Albon Timothy
Published by Haka Taka Music (BMI)
Recorded by Stephen Sedgwick
Assisted by John Foyle and Kristian Donaldson
Recorded at Studio 13
Produced by Electric Wave Bureau
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The Bear Necessities
1 December 2014 | by See all my reviews

A wonderful adaptation drawn from the characters immortalised in the books, this film is a major success. Heart-warming and humorous without being mawkish or over-sentimental, the antics and escapades of lovable Paddington Bear will surely delight fans of all ages.

How the animators achieved such a wonderful and memorable 'Paddington' is a minor miracle. His expressions and mannerisms are spot on, whilst the cast are obviously all enjoying themselves enormously in being permitted to perform in Paddington's World. It is obvious that a great deal of love and affection has been injected into the making of this film; the acting, graphics, editing, sets and storyline are all virtually flawless, and you must surely be a soul with no heart not to find some modicum of pleasure from this 90 minute magical movie experience.

I have deducted one star, which may seem a tad mean after such a glowing review, but that is simply because my family and I wanted the film to go on longer. And that is a sure sign of a good movie.


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