The cute little marmalade loving bear returns January 12th in his all new movie, Paddington 2. This sequel finds Paddington living with the Brown family. As it turns out, he has become very popular with the locals around town, which isn’t surprising because who wouldn’t like Paddington.
This Paddington story features the hundredth birthday party of Aunt Lucy (wow). To show how much he loves his Aunt Lucy, Paddington goes on the search for the best birthday gift he can find. The search should have ended after Paddington purchases a very unique pop-up book from Gruber’s antique shop, but the book is stolen. Will he be able to get the book back in time for the party? I guess we have to wait until Jan 12 to find out.
In anticipation of Paddington 2 hitting theaters January 12, Warner Bros has released several printable activities that families can print and enjoy. Color the official Paddington 2 coloring pages or help Paddington find the marmalade in his fun little maze.
To download these printables simply click the images below and save the PDFs to your computer. Then print and create for some Paddington fun! Then see the movie in theaters January 12.
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More About Paddington 2 from the official Padding 2 website:
Reuniting many of the original film’s cast while welcoming those in new roles, “Paddington 2” stars Golden Globe nominee Hugh Bonneville (“Downton Abbey”), Oscar nominee Sally Hawkins (“Blue Jasmine”), three-time Golden Globe nominee Brendan Gleeson (“The Guard,” “Into the Storm,” “In Bruges”), Oscar nominee Julie Walters (“Billy Elliot,” “Educating Rita”), Oscar winner Jim Broadbent (“Iris”), and Oscar winner Peter Capaldi (short, “Franz Kafka’s It’s a Wonderful Life”), with Golden Globe and BAFTA Award winner Hugh Grant (“Four Weddings and a Funeral”), and BAFTA winner Ben Whishaw (“The Hollow Crown”) as the voice of Paddington. The starring ensemble also includes Madeleine Harris, Samuel Joslin, and Oscar nominee Imelda Staunton (“Vera Drake”) as the voice of Aunt Lucy.
image from Paddington 2 website
Paddington’s return to the big screen was again helmed by BAFTA-nominated director Paul King (“Paddington,” “Come Fly with Me,” “The Mighty Boosh”) from a script written by King and Simon Farnaby (Sky TV’s “Yonderland,” “Mindhorn”), based on the best-selling and internationally adored books by Michael Bond, creator of Paddington Bear.
The film was produced by multiple award-winning producer David Heyman (the “Harry Potter” films, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” Oscar nominee for “Gravity”). Serving as executive producers were Rosie Alison, Jeffrey Clifford, Alexandra Ferguson Derbyshire, Ron Halpern, and Didier Lupiter.
Creative talent returning behind the camera included director of photography Erik Alexander Wilson (“Tyrannosaur,” “Submarine”), production designer Gary Williamson (“Bunny and the Bull,” “Submarine”), Oscar-winning costume designer Lindy Hemming (“Wonder Woman,” “The Dark Knight”), and editor Mark Everson (“Mindhorn,” “Alan Partridge”), joined by editor Jonathan Amos (“Baby Driver”). Visual effects were provided by the highly acclaimed British VFX company, Framestore, led by animation director Pablo Grillo (“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”) and VFX supervisors Andy Kind (“Gravity”) and Glen Pratt (“Beauty and the Beast”). The score is composed by Academy Award winner Dario Marianelli (“Atonement”).
“Paddington 2” was shot on location in and around central London, as well as on the legendary soundstages of Warner Bros. Leavesden and Pinewood film studios.
Warner Bros. Pictures and StudioCanal present, in association with Anton Capital Entertainment S.C.A., a Heyday Films Production, “Paddington 2.” The film will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company. www.paddington.com
“Paddington 2” is rated PG for some action and mild rude humor.
DIRECTED BY: Paul King
PRODUCED BY: David Heyman
CAST: Hugh Grant, Brendan Gleeson, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent, Peter Capaldi, Madeleine Harris, Samuel Joslin, Ben Whishaw as the voice of Paddington, and Imelda Staunton as Aunt Lucy