Today is Paddington Bear’s Birthday and today he made an announcement that he’s going to be in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Paddington, the world-famous Peruvian bear will trade his London digs for a place in the sky above the Big Apple marking a return to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade®! The star of The Weinstein Company’s PADDINGTON, in theaters December 25th, will transform into a new giant helium character balloon for the annual spectacle. A renowned traveler having made his way from Peru to London’s Paddington Station and eventually to the home of the Browns, Paddington is planning his greatest adventure yet when he takes to the skies of New York City in front of more than 3.5 million spectators and an astounding 50 million television viewers, in the nation’s most beloved holiday event.
One of the most beloved characters of all time, Paddington is also set to hit the big screen for the first time on Christmas day. The magical comedy adventure is from the producer of all eight “Harry Potter” films, David Heyman, and helmed by twice BAFTA nominated director Paul King. PADDINGTON, features an entirely computer-generated bear who interacts with an all-star cast. Golden Globe winner Sally Hawkins and “Downton Abbey” star Hugh Bonneville play Mrs. and Mr. Brown, the British couple who take in the loveable bear. “Harry Potter” veterans Jim Broadbent and Julie Walters co-star, along with the new star of “Doctor Who,” Peter Capaldi. And Oscar winner Nicole Kidman plays the villainess Millicent who is determined to wreak her revenge.
About the Film
This Christmas, a small bear will make a big splash.
From the beloved novels by Michael Bond and producer David Heyman (HARRY POTTER), PADDINGTON tells the story of the comic misadventures of a young Peruvian bear who travels to the city in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone, he begins to realize that city life is not all he had imagined – until he meets the kindly Brown family who read the label around his neck that says "Please look after this bear. Thank you," and offer him a temporary haven. It looks as though his luck has changed until this rarest of bears catches the eye of a museum taxidermist.
Director: Paul King
Written by: Paul King
Screenplay by: Henry Paul King
Cast: Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent, Peter Capaldi and Nicole Kidman
Once you see the Paddington Movie Trailer and you’ll fall right in love.