*This is a sponsored post. All thoughts are my own.*
I fondly remember curling up in my bed as a child listening to my mom read classic children’s books. When I was asked to share information about a new movie release and realized it was one of those such stories, Paddington bear, I was so excited. This delightful character stole my heart and my imagination and this Christmas he’s going from train station to big screen!
When I first heard that they had made a Paddington movie I imagined this is an animated feature. I was surprised to find that it actually featured a life-like bear (I always imagined a stuffed bear from the stories). I was excited to see that the head of the household from Downton Abbey, Hugh Bonneville, was featured in the cast along with Nicole Kidman.
Take a look at the hilarious film trailer here.
This is quite the mischievous bear! I’d love to read through the stories of Paddington before this hits theaters so she can experience it in her own imagination before he comes to life in this movie.
I’m also excited to announce a special happy birthday gift to Paddington (he turned 56-years old June 25th according to the Brown family who marked Paddington’s birthdate as the day that he came to live with them).
In anticipation of his feature film debut this Christmas, Macy’s and The Weinstein Company are proud to announce that 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®!
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
Disclosure: I received a gift for my time to share this giveaway. All thoughts remain my own.