1. Wednesday 28th June 2017

    MICHAEL BOND, CREATOR OF PADDINGTON, DIES AGED 91

    It is with great sadness that we announce that Michael Bond, CBE, the creator of one of Britain's best-loved children's characters, Paddington, died at home yesterday aged 91 following a short illness.

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  2. Tuesday 18th October 2016

    Hugh Grant and Brendan Gleeson Join All Star Returning Cast

    Producer David Heyman and STUDIOCANAL are delighted to announce the start of principal photography for Paul King's highly anticipated PADDINGTON 2, revealing that Hugh Grant and Brendan Gleeson join the all-star returning cast of Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent, Peter Capaldi, Madeleine Harris and Samuel Joslin with Ben Whishaw as the voice of Paddington and Imelda Staunton as Aunt Lucy. PADDINGTON 2 is now in production.

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  3. Monday 20th June 2016

    STUDIOCANAL acquires Paddington Bear intellectual property rights

    Paris, June 20, 2016- STUDIOCANAL is pleased to announce the acquisition of Paddington and Company Limited which owns all the intellectual property rights apart from publishing rights in Michael Bond's classic children's character Paddington Bear. At the same time STUDIOCANAL have acquired The Copyrights Group Limited which acts as merchandise licensing agent for Paddington Bear, as well as representing several other famous literary properties.

    By these acquisitions STUDIOCANAL takes full ownership of the PADDINGTON brand worldwide, including such activities as live entertainment, video games and theme parks.

    Strong and internationally recognised brands such as PADDINGTON BEAR are a key driver in the development of STUDIOCANAL and its parent companies CANAL Group/Vivendi, a global leader in the creation and distribution of quality content reflecting European culture.

    In addition to STUDIOCANAL's expertise in film and television production, PADDINGTON will benefit from the Group's wide range of assets, especially in the live show and concerts business (via Universal Music Group and Vivendi Village) and video games (Gameloft).

     

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  4. Tuesday 10th May 2016

    Paddington 2 Sets Production Date

    Studiocanal introduces at Cannes the smash-hit comedy sequel, which will go into production this October

    CANNES - Produced by David Heyman, "Paddington 2" will go into production in October in the U.K., Studiocanal confirmed Tuesday at Cannes. Film is also for sale at the Cannes market making it in all likelikhood the biggest-budgeted movie to be sold in the marketplace this year. The original "Paddington" was budgeted at $55 million and grossed nearly $270 million worldwide.

    No cast is set but after the smash-hit success of the original "Paddington," it is expected that Ben Whishaw (Paddington) along with Hugh Bonneville and Sally Hawkins will reprise their roles.

    Directed again by Paul King, and co-written by King and Simon Farnaby, "Paddington 2" will be released on Nov. 24 2017 in the U.K. according to Studiocanal's Rodolphe Buet.

     

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  5. Tuesday 29th March 2016

    Peggy Fortnum Obituary

    Copyrights is sad to announce that Peggy Fortnum, the original illustrator of the Paddington Bear novels by Michael Bond, passed away on the 28th March 2016. Peggy was an artist in various media, designer, book illustrator and teacher. She studied at the Tunbridge Wells School of Art and then at the Central School of Art in London. After being discharged from service during the Second World War following injury she concentrated on illustrating children's books from 1944 to 1989. She also worked on the BBC Television programmes Jackanory and Playschool. 

     

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  6. Thursday 24th March 2016

    Spectacular lights at Sagamiko Illumination in Japan with Paddington

    There are only a couple of weeks left until the lighting spectacular Sagamiko Illumination 2015-2016 ends at Sagamiko Resort Pleasure Forest, the park for which Paddington Bear serves as spokes character.  

    The lighting spectacular is made doubly special as visitors can enjoy the illuminations and the cherry blossoms together, spending the perfect day at the resort, playing at the amusement park and relaxing in the Ururi hot spring facilities, followed by viewing the lighting spectacular and cherry blossoms at night. Sagamiko Illumination comes to an end on April 10th.  

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  7. Tuesday 2nd February 2016

    McDonalds launch their Valentines Happy Meal promotion in the USA and Canada next week!

    McDonald's launch their Valentines Happy Meal promotion in the USA and Canada next week! The promotion which runs from the 2-13th February will feature over 4 million Paddington Happy Meal sized books, with a set of Paddington valentines cards shrink wrapped with the book.

    The McPlay app (available now) offers downloadable colouring sheets featuring Paddington and the opportunity for children to make their own Paddington Valentine e-cards. The book promotion with Harper Collins will feature illustrations by R. W. Alley, the artwork used for the Paddington publishing programme. Nearly 18 million Happy Meal-sized books will be distributed (over 4 million copies of each title) across 15,500 locations.

    The other three titles included in the promotion are Pete the Cat, Clark the Shark, Mouse! (from the 'If You Give a Mouse a Cookie' series). This promotion is also being supported by TV advertising across Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon and Disney.

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  8. Monday 23rd November 2015

    BAFTA Winner!

    Paddington has won the BAFTA for the overall 'Best Feature Film' category at an awards ceremony in London.  

    The film beat hugely successful titles such as Disney's Big Hero 6 and Inside Out to win the award. 

     

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  9. Wednesday 21st October 2015

    The Paddington Trail Wins 'Best PR Event Of The Year'

    The Paddington Trail has won the award for the 'Best PR Event of the Year' at the PR Week UK Awards 2015 held at Grosvenor House. In 48 hours the post on Paddington's Facebook page reached almost 310,000 people! 

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  10. Sunday 29th March 2015

    Paddington Wins Best Comedy at Empire Film Awards

    Collecting the award for Paddington was Paul King the director, alongside producer Rosie Alison, star Peter Capaldi and Karen Jankel, the daughter of Paddington creator Michael Bond. Other nominees in the Best Comedy category were The Inbetweeners 2, The Grand Budapest Hotel, 22 Jump Street and The Lego Movie.

     

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  11. Friday 9th January 2015

    Paddington Nominated for 2 BAFTAs

    Paddington begins 2015 in spectacular style with two BAFTA nominations - 'Best British Film and 'Best Adapted Screenplay'. The movie has now crossed the $100m+ worldwide box office milestone and has ticketed 15 million total admissions.

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  12. Tuesday 10th June 2014

    New Paddington™ partnerships and licenses for USA and Canada

    Exciting new products launching for 2014 include toys, apparel and accessories, puzzles, nursery goods, confectionery, bath accessories, healthy snacks, boxed toy sets, kids travel seats and more.

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  13. Monday 21st April 2014

    New Paddington Baby Product Line and Room Decor for US Market

    Trend Lab LLC and Copyrights sign license agreement for a range of baby products and room décor featuring Paddington Bear. Offerings will include infant crib bedding, room décor accents, and gifts. 

     

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  14. Thursday 6th March 2014

    First Official Paddington Movie Trailer Released

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