PADDINGTON (Theatrical Release USA 2014)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.3|5.0 Stars ìììì

combines live action with computer generated graphics to create a classic family entertainment piece. The graphics used to generate Paddington the Bear (voiced by Ben Whishaw) are some of the best out there and help to create a greatly believable visual work of art for both the child and adult. The story enhances family values, love, real aid for the needy, and compassion for others less fortunate. Not without a few elements of villainy that threaten Paddington’s ability to survive, this film produces an overall highly satisfactory experience as it explores the life of Paddington, a wonderfully lovable and rare bear from South America.

Film Poster Courtesy of Wikipedia


Paddington Bear experiences an unexpected disruption in his South American life. He journeys to England to find the man who discovered his family of rare bears. But, England is a large country and Paddington finds himself stranded in a train station, very much alone.

Additional Thanks

Great work for Director Paul King. Thank you to Executive Producers Rosie Alison, Bob and Harvey Weinstein, Ron Halpern, Olivier Courson, Jeffery Clifford, and Alexandra Ferguson for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Mrs. Bird (Julie Walters), Henry Brown (Hugh Bonneville), Mary Brown (Sally Hawkins), Jonathan Brown (Samuel Joslin), Judy Brown (Madeleine Harris), Millicent (Nicole Kidman), and Mr. Curry (Peter Capaldi).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. A wonderful film for everyone and works well for fans of Paddington Bear. 

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