TV Review – The Adventures of Paddington (Volume One)

Following an incredibly successful launch on Nick Jr.STUDIOCANAL is pleased to announce that the first volume of the animated TV series THE ADVENTURES OF PADDINGTON is coming to DVD on 18th May with Paddington Finds A Pigeon & Other Episodes.

Be among the first in the world to see a new version of a most familiar bear! A heart-warming show about being curious, being good to others, and being part of a loving family. The series features a brand-new theme song “Paddington Bear” written and performed by one of Britain’s most successful musicians, Gary Barlow (Take That). Ben Whishaw (Paddington 1 & 2) reprises his role as the voice of everyone’s favourite marmalade-loving bear and is joined by new cast members including Morwenna Banks, Darren Boyd and more.

The Adventures of Paddington is directed by Adam Shaw and Chris Drew of Blue Zoo (Go Jetters, Digby Dragon, Miffy, Q Pootle 5), and developed for television and written by Jon Foster and James Lamont (The Amazing World of Gumball, Cuckoo, Paddington 1 & 2).

The series is executive produced by multi-award-winning David Heyman (producer of all eight of the Harry Potter films, Paddington 1 & 2) and Rosie Alison (Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, Paddington 1 & 2).  The Adventures of Paddington is produced by Karen Davidsen (formerly with Disney and HIT Entertainment) and Simon Quinn (Isle of Dogs, Fantastic Mr. Fox), and co-produced by Rob Silva.

Review


My 8-year-old sat and binge-watched Volume One of Paddington. We’re currently on lockdown and this was one of his best days he tells me!
This series has Paddington talking over the stories in the form of writing letters to his Aunt Lucy, explaining how he is always learning and picking up on our strange habits as humans.

Being home for what feels like 18 years with my child, I start to see similarities between Paddington trying to ‘help’ and my own child trying to ‘help’ and I’m hoping that my child sees it too and takes on board the life lessons the Browns are teaching Paddington.

If you loved the films and want to see more of Paddington’s adventures then this series is definitely for you and your children.

THE ADVENTURES OF PADDINGTON is available to pre-order from https://bit.ly/AdventuresOfPaddington, and coincides with the upcoming launch of the official Paddington Bear YouTube Channel – www.youtube.com/Paddington. A brand-new online destination for fans of Paddington big & small.

About Paddington
For over 60 years, British-born writer Michael Bond has delighted children and families all over the world with his stories about Paddington, the bear from Darkest Peru famous for his love of marmalade. Paddington is popular with both children and adults who feel affectionate and warm towards him and the charm and humour of the Paddington stories is the key to their enduring popularity.

Paddington’s adventures have been adapted several times for television and at the end of 2014 Paddington made his debut onto the big screen, a further film Paddington 2 followed in 2017 with a third in the works. The movies were produced by STUDIOCANAL, part of the international content and media group Vivendi. A new Paddington TV series also from STUDIOCANAL is set to launch on Nickelodeon in 2020.

Follow Paddington on Twitter at @paddingtonbear. Like Paddington’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/PaddingtonBear/