Paddington Bear is back in Britain. And he’s bigger and grizzlier than ever.
The first images from the live-action Paddington film show the Peru-born, marmalade-sandwich-loving mammal in all his glory (compared to the teaser trailer where we only really got a good look at his iconic red hat.) And he’s a million miles away from the bear Michael Bond’s creation has become in recent years.
He still has a kindly look around his eyes and an approachable smile. But he’s a lot more like the Spectacled Bear species he’s based on than modern-day Paddington illustrations and cutesy stuffed toys. Perhaps it’s the perspective but he looks practically human-sized in front of Buckingham Palace…
Watch the trailer for Paddington:
Directed by Paul King, Paddington is voiced by Colin Firth and also stars Nicole Kidman, Sally Hawkins, Jim Broadbent, Hugh Bonneville, Julie Walters and Peter Capaldi.
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