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by Dianna Ranere

Review | Paddington

Paddington on DVD, Blu-ray, and On Demand April 28th #Review #Paddington 1

On April 28th Anchor Bay Entertainment and TWC-Deminsion will release Paddington on DVD, Blu-ray, and On Demand.  If you can’t wait that long for the lovable bear, you can grab it on Digital Download now!

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“Paddington is — as Goldilocks would say in that other bear story — just right.”

– Jocelyn Noveck, ASSOCIATED PRESS

Paddington Bear was first introduced to children in Michael Bond’s 1958 book, A Bear Called Paddington and the subsequent Paddington Bear series has sold over 35 million copies and been translated into 40 languages. For the first time, author Michael Bond has given his blessing for his beloved characters to be brought to the big screen, charming both critics and audience members alike.

From writer-director Paul King and producer David Heyman, the film features a stellar cast with Emmy® nominee Hugh Bonneville (TV’s “Downton Abbey”), Oscar® nominee Sally Hawkins (Blue Jasmine), Oscar nominee Julie Walters (Billy Elliot, Educating Rita), Oscar winner Jim Broadbent (Iris), Peter Capaldi (TV’s “Doctor Who,” “The Musketeers) with Oscar winner Nicole Kidman (The Hours), and Ben Whishaw (Skyfall) as the voice of Paddington. The Rotten Tomatoes Certified Fresh film is “stuffed with family fun,” according to the Los Angeles Times, and has earned over $228 million worldwide at the box office to date.

PADDINGTON tells the story of the comic misadventures of a young Peruvian bear who travels to London in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone, he begins to realize that city life is not all he had imagined until he meets the kindly Brown family (Bonneville and Hawkins) who take him home after reading the label around his neck. It looks as though his luck has changed until this rare talking bear catches the eye of Millicent (Nicole Kidman), a museum taxidermist.

PADDINGTON is rated PG for mild action and rude humor. Runtime is 95 minutes. The Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD bonus content includes Meet the Characters, When a Bear Comes to Stay, From Page to Screen and “Shine” Lyric Music Video written by Gwen Stefani & Pharrell. The Blu-ray will also include the exclusive special feature called The Making of “Shine” with Gwen Stefani & Pharrell.

For more information, please visit Paddington-Movie.com



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I have been a fan of Paddington Bear since I can’t even remember. I have always been a bear fan, my very first teddy bear was given to me when I was born and I still have it to this day 44 year later well-worn and well-loved. So, when you think about a young girl seeing Paddington for the first time, it is like her teddy bear coming to life, so what’s not to love?

This live/CGI version of Paddington was delightful. Although the story of Paddington is old in nature, they made the film contemporary to relate to today’s children. We watch as Paddington struggles to fit in as a talking bear amongst humans.

The only part of the film that may be scary is Nicole Kidman’s character the taxidermist, and without giving it away, you can imagine her role in the film.

Overall I enjoyed the movie, my oldest, who is 16 did not, but that was to be expected, but the rest of really liked this updated version.

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