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Paddington : DVD release 23 March 2015

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Excitement was the buzz-word within the offices of Entertain the Kids when we were asked if we were interested in reviewing the new Paddington DVD : an iconic character from my childhood being re-marketed for the children of today : what’s not to love.

William (age 5) and myself sat down with a bag of goodies to watch Paddington and we were not disappointed.  However, it didn’t encourage William to love marmalade : though he did give it a try haha.

About the movie :

Recently nominated for two BAFTA awards including Outstanding British Film and Adapted Screenplay, STUDIOCANAL is pleased to announce that the magical adventure of the UK’s most beloved bear, PADDINGTON, will be available to own this Easter! PADDINGTON will be available from 23 March 2015 on DVD, Blu-ray and download.

PADDINGTON is the magical adventure of a polite young Peruvian bear, who travels to London in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone at Paddington Station, it seems that city life is not all he imagined – until he meets the Brown family, who kindly offer him a place to stay. But little do the Browns realise just how much chaos one small bear can cause – and they soon discover that their lives will never be the same again.

Based on the best-selling series by British author Michael Bond, from an original screenplay by filmmaker Paul King (BUNNY AND THE BULL, MIGHTY BOOSH). PADDINGTON is directed by the twice BAFTA-nominated King, produced by multiple award-winning David Heyman (GRAVITY, the HARRY POTTER series) and executive produced by Heyday’s Rosie Alison (TESTAMENT OF YOUTH), Jeffrey Clifford (NO STRINGS ATTACHED, UP IN THE AIR) and by Alexandra Ferguson (ANNA KARENINA).

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PADDINGTON brings together an all-star cast, with Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey, Monuments Men) and Sally Hawkins (Made in Dagenham, Blue Jasmine) as Mr. & Mrs. Brown, Nicole Kidman (The Hours, Moulin Rouge) as the evil taxidermist, Julie Walters (Billy Elliot, Harry Potter) as Mrs. Bird the housekeeper, Jim Broadbent (Harry Potter, The Iron Lady) as Mr. Gruber the owner of the antiques shop, Peter Capaldi (Dr. Who) as the Browns’ neighbour, Mr. Curry and Ben Whishaw as the voice of Paddington.

Rounding out this esteemed ensemble are Michael Gambon (THE KING’S SPEECH, the HARRY POTTER series) and Imelda Staunton (PRIDE, MALEFICENT), as the voices of Paddington’s Uncle Pastuzo and Aunt Lucy. The film also features Samuel Joslin (THE IMPOSSIBLE) and Madeleine Harris as the Brown children Jonathan and Judy, who welcome in the lost bear and find their own lives changed forever.

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DVD / BLU-RAY DETAILS

CERT: PG
RUN TIME: 91 mins
RRP: £19.99 / £24.99
CAT NO: OPTD2753 / OPTBD2753
BARCODE: 5055201827432 / 5055201827449

EXTRAS:
Meet the Characters, When a Bear Comes to Stay, From Page to Screen, Gallery

Activity sheets :

Activity sheet 1

Paddington activity sheet 2

 

Prepared by : Sharon Steed
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