Paddington Trailer: Dry British Wit, Sopping-Wet Bear


Famous bear destroys Mr. Brown’s bathroom in first full trailer for new live-action feature

The Weinstein Company and Studio Canal have released the first full trailer for November’s new live-action Paddington movie, primarily showcasing an extended physical-comedy sequence in which the overly-curious bear accidentally floods the bathroom at 32 Windsor Gardens.

The film (which will debut for UK audiences a full month prior to its U.S. release) stars Colin Firth as the voice of the titular bear, an immigrant to London from “Darkest Peru.” Hugh Bonneville and Sally Hawkins are Mr. & Mrs. Brown, Julie Walters is Mrs. Birg and Jim Broadbent is Mr. Gruber. Peter Capaldi, soon to be seen as the new star of Doctor Who, will appear as grumpy neighbor Mr. Curry.

Originating in a 1958 book by Michael Bond, Paddington Bear is one of the most popular heroes of modern children’s literature, particularly in his native UK. The character has been adapted into at least three separate animated TV series in the past, the original of which was famed for it’s unique blend of 2D and stop-motion animation and which gained U.S. popularity via airings on Romper Room, Calliope, Disney Channel and early-period Nickelodeon on Pinwheel.

Paddington will be released in UK cinemas on November 18

Source: Yahoo Movies

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