Paddington 2 finds Paddington happily settled with the Brown family in Windsor Gardens, where he has become a popular member of the community, spreading joy and marmalade wherever he goes. While searching for the perfect present for his beloved Aunt Lucy’s hundredth birthday, Paddington spots a unique pop-up book in Mr. Gruber’s antique shop, and embarks upon a series of odd jobs to buy it. But when the book is stolen, it’s up to Paddington and the Browns to unmask the thief … (synopsis via Coming Soon)
I have adored Paddington for as long as I can remember.
One of the great stalwarts of my childhood, and a comforting presence when the bullying and social ostracism too much, Michael Bond‘s gorgeously, delightfully, sweetly, comically inept bear from deepest, darkest marmalade-loving Peru was, and is, one of the finest creations to walk out of any writer’s imagination.
Naive to a fault, Paddington is kindhearted, loyal and endlessly curious, all qualities which endeared him to his adoptive English family, the Browns, and which also have got him into all kind of story-fuelling trouble.
His adventures have filled 70 books, a TV series or three, one movie, Paddington (2014) and now a second instalment which looks every bit as delightful as the first film in the series.
Paddington 2 sees our beloved diminutive anorak-wearing bear being much-loved, and, naturally enough, in all kinds of trouble, seeking money to buy his Aunt Lucy the perfect 100th birthday present.
Of course, nothing goes to plan but you know it will all end well because the bear who “looks for the good in all of us” always lands on his feet thanks to his own sweet-natured tenacity and the help of family and friends.
There’s no one else you’d rather go on an adventure with, trust me and you’ll have the chance to do just that when Paddington 2 opens 10 November UK, 21 December Australia and 12 January 2018 USA.