- Actors: Nicole Kidman, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent
- Directors: Paul King
- Writers: Paul King
- Producers: David Heyman
- Format: PAL
- Language: English
- Subtitles: English
- Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
- Number of discs: 1
- Studio: Studiocanal
- DVD Release Date: 23 Mar. 2015
- Run Time: 95 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 3,118 customer reviews
- ASIN: B00PIN4PVE
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 181 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
Paddington [DVD] 
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Adapted from Michael Bond’s beloved books, PADDINGTON follows the comic misadventures of a polite young Peruvian bear with a passion for all things British, who travels to London in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone at Paddington Station, he begins to realise 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. But little do the Browns realise just how much comic mayhem one young bear will bring to their family life, and when this rarest of bears catches the eye of a sinister, seductive taxidermist, it isn’t long before his home – and very existence – is under threat ...
Produced by David Heyman (The Harry Potter series) PADDINGTON, is a timeless and universal story written and directed by Paul King. With Ben Whishaw as the voice of Paddington Bear, the film’s all-star cast includes Hugh Bonneville, Nicole Kidman, Sally Hawkins, Jim Broadbent, Peter Capaldi and Julie Walters.
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All characters were well cast and fun to watch, with Hugh Bonneville and Sally Hawkins excellent as Mr and Mrs Brown. Nicole Kidman was very good as the explorer's evil daughter, Millicent - quite reminiscent of the evil Mrs Coulter in The Golden Compass [DVD] . But the Paddington character stole the show, as you'd expect, and was always entertaining to watch.
Nice story, too - well worth a watch.
But another big part of its success is the way it integrates both the character and Britain’s history into Paddington’s journey to find a new home, from waiting at Paddington Station with his suitcase of belongings and ‘Please look after this bear’ tag tied around him like a wartime child evacuee (one of Bond’s inspirations for the character) to London’s role as a cosmopolitan city of immigrants finding somewhere to belong because, as Paddington observes, “In London nobody’s alike, which means everyone fits in.” You can only imagine how much Nigel Farrage and UKIP must hate this film.
At times the visual style of Paul King’s film shows the influence of Jeunnot and Carot’s surreal flights of everyday fancy, albeit with a brighter palette and a more recognisable world. Kindly Mr Gruber’s experience as a Jewish refugee in the Thirties is played out on a toy train in his antique shop, the Browns’ painted tree on the hallway wall reflects the family’s mood for good or bad just as a street calypso band singing songs by one of the original 1948 ‘Windrush’ emigrants charts Paddington’s changing feelings towards the city while the addresses of all the M. Clydes in the phonebook appear in the London skyline in Paddington’s handwriting with arrows pointing to their location as he dutifully seeks out each one of them. Yet the style never feels forced nor do you get the feeling that the plot has been compromised to accommodate a scene purely because someone thought it was a good idea. Even a tip of the hat to Raiders of the Lost Ark works because everything flows so wonderfully organically out of the characters. When Paddington finds himself dreamily walking into an old black and white 16mm newsreel of his home when he sees his Aunt and Uncle on camera the scene is both magical and moving because we understand how much it means to him and we share his sense of loss and yearning for the safety of family. And that’s the film’s greatest triumph – you don’t just feel for the bear, the movie draws you into his point of view so perfectly that you feel you ARE the bear trying to find a place where he can truly belong in a very different world to the one he’s always known. It’s a genuinely open hearted film made with real love rather than contrived sentiment, and it’s that ever generous heart that helps make it so special even when the plot takes a turn into Cruella De Vil territory with Nicole Kidman’s determined taxidermist. And even she has a more interesting motive than just wanting a rare coat that dovetails the film’s plot and themes quite cleverly.
Imaginative, genuinely charming and heartfelt, Paddington may not be a perfect film but it is a perfectly lovely one, and easily one of the most well deserved box-office successes of recent years.
StudioCanal's Bluray is typically light on extras - just three very brief featurettes and a stills gallery - but has an excellent 2.35:1 widescreen transfer.
Being now a father, and wanting to impart the "This was like it was in my days" stich (cue comments about dinosaurs roaming the plains in response), I was both happy and worried when I heard that they were going to bring the Peruvian bear to the big screen.
I must admit, I shouldn't have been. Having a homage to the old TV animation at the start and featuring Michael Bond (now no longer with us alas) in a brief cameo were a good start. But the real life cast are excellent and the CGI bear...well the CGI is really really good, he doesn't feel like special effects at all. The storyline is good too.
Frankly, if you ever liked Paddington either in TV or book format (or indeed both), then this movie is a must see.
The voice of Ben Wishaw is perfect for Paddington and Hugh Bonneville as Mr Brown so funny.
A film for the entire family and one that will lift your heart
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