Paul King‘s Paddington isn’t your typical, modern-day live-action/animation film. Even though the Weinstein Company only released a teaser trailer that doesn’t reveal much, the tone of the film feels pleasantly different from many of family films we get today.
The plot follows the comic misadventures of Paddington (voiced by Colin Firth), an passionate Peruvian toy bear who arrives in London to start a new life. Feeling lost and alone at Paddington Station, he begins to realize that perhaps the city life isn’t for him, until he’s taken in by the generous Brown family (led by Hugh Bonneville and Sally Hawkins). The movie also stars Nicole Kidman, Peter Capaidi, Julie Walters and Jim Broadbent.
Here’s the trailer:
The Weinstein Company picked up the rights to Paddington back in September. This is the first live-action feature based on the classic children’s book character Paddington Bear, which was created by Michael Bond in 1958.
Paddington opens in December (12th, to be exact), which is also when the final Hobbit film will hit theaters, as well as the Annie remake and Night At The Museum 3. It seems as though this character might be more popular across the pond than in the U.S., but perhaps the sweet tone of the film will pull in audiences. Also, we have yet to see a full-length trailer.
What do you think? Were you a fan of Paddington Bear?