From the producer of Harry Potter, Paddington is a 2014 British family film based on the media of the same name and starring Ben Whishaw as the titular character. The film was produced by David Heyman and was release date of November 28, 2014.
A 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 kindly Brown family, who read the label around his neck (which reads '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.
- Ben Whishaw as Paddington
- Nicole Kidman as Mrs. Brown
- Hugh Bonneville as Mr. Brown
- Sally Hawkins as Millicent Clyde
- Julie Walters as Mrs. Bird
- Jim Broadbent as Mr. Gruber
- Peter Capaldi as Mr. Curry
- Madeleine Harris as Judy Brown
- Samuel Joslin as Johnathan Brown
- Tim Downie as Montgomery Clyde
The film was first announced in September 2007, with David Heyman producing and Hamish McColl writing the screenplay. Further developments were not made until September 2013, when filming began and Heyman announced the casting of Colin Firth as Paddington. With a budget of €38.5 million ($50–55 million), Paddington is the most expensive film produced by the French production company StudioCanal. Principal photography and production began on 13 September 2013.
In June 2014, after principal photography had wrapped, Firth voluntarily dropped out of the film, after the studio decided his voice was not suitable for Paddington. The role was recast the following month, with Ben Whishaw signing on to voice the title role. Paddington was created using a combination of computer-generated imagery (by the British company Framestore) and animatronics.
Home entertainment Edit
This movie was released on Blu-ray Disc, DVD and streaming on March 23rd 2015 in the UK, and on April 28th 2015 in the United States.
Video game Edit
A video game based on the film, titled Paddington: Adventures in London was released on July 3rd 2015 for Nintendo 3DS and is published by Kids' Mania.
On 28 April 2015, a sequel to the film was confirmed. David Heyman will produce again. It will be released on 10 November 2017 in the United Kingdom. It was also announced that Paul King would return to direct and co-write with Simon Farnaby. A third film has been confirmed.
For more information about Paddington 2, check for the main article here: Paddington 2
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