Paddington, now happily settled with the Brown family and a popular member of the local community, picks up a series of odd jobs to buy the perfect present for his Aunt Lucy's 100th birthday, only for the gift to be stolen.
The magically long-haired Rapunzel has spent her entire life in a tower, but now that a runaway thief has stumbled upon her, she is about to discover the world for the first time, and who she really is.
When Gru, the world's most super-bad turned super-dad has been recruited by a team of officials to stop lethal muscle and a host of Gru's own, He has to fight back with new gadgetry, cars, and more minion madness.
A young Peruvian bear with a passion for all things British travels to London in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone at Paddington Station, he begins to realize that city life is not all he had imagined - until he meets the kind Brown family, who read the label around his neck ('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. Written by
The song "London is the Place for Me" was originally composed and performed by Calypso artist Lord Kitchener, (real name Aldwyn Roberts), who immigrated to the UK from Trinidad (part of the nation of Trinidad & Tobago) in the West Indies on the Empire Windrush in 1948. His music epitomised the feelings of West Indian migrants to Great Britain in the 1950s. See more »
Immediately after the kitchen fire, there is no cover at all on the ironing board. Later, when Mrs Brown is reading Paddington's letter to the family, there is a scorched cover on the ironing board. See more »
Mr. Curry, what do you want?
[Hold up a bouquet of wilted flowers]
I found these tied to a lamp post, and I figured waste not, want not.
[gives them to Millicent]
Charming, now if you excuse me.
[noticing Millicent's taxidermist van]
Um... Where exactly are you going?
what concern of it is yours?
You got there bear, in there.
[pointing at the van]
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The last few seconds of the Heyday Films logo has it turned the quality of a old movie projector to dissolve to the prologue with the explorer's film. See more »
I loved it. It didn't matter to me that myself and my husband were watching it without the cover of escorting children, family movies are probably one of the most satisfying things out there to watch when done as well as this one was.
Cute is an understatement to describe Paddington Bear: he is simply warm and cuddly and I fell for him wholeheartedly. I may even add PB to my Christmas list of wants, even at my great old age.
Adult comedies can engender one or two laughs, if you're lucky, but this family fun trip had me and the audience laughing throughout (apart from the odd serious moments where it wouldn't have been right to do so).
Everything was right: the colours, the cast (except I'm not a fan of Nicole Kidman: her pert nose, pert bum or whispered speech), and again...I was entranced by the great warmth of the entire piece.
Folks, go see this one, whatever your age, with kids or without. You'll all love it, I'm sure.
My hubby hadn't wanted to see it, but he thoroughly enjoyed it. Highly recommended. I'm sure it will grace many TV screens at many Christmases for many years to come.
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