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He wears a battered red hat coupled with a blue duffel coat. And if he has not managed to catch your attention with his look, his quirky smile will definitely make you look again. Embarking on a journey that started in Peru, this bespectacled bear is the only surviving species of bear native to South America.
He thought he belonged in the Peruvian jungle. But an earthquake changed it all. After being brought up in rather an unconventional manner by his aunt Lucy, a chance encounter with an English explorer, the little bear dreams of an exciting life in London. The earthquake simply reconfirms his dream and he sets sail for England in search of a better life.
Arriving at Paddington Station, the little bear, (whose original name is not easily understood) names himself Paddington, after the station in which he arrives. It is thus that the kindly Brown family finds him with a label tied around his neck which reads “Please look after this bear. Thank you.” They offer him a temporary home while he searches for the explorer who impressed Aunt Lucy all those years ago. Just when he thinks luck is on his side this rarest of bears catches the eye of a museum taxidermist.
Did you know?
Paddington Bear was first introduced to children in Michael Bond’s 1958 book, A Bear Called Paddington and the subsequent Paddington Bear series has sold over 35 million copies and been translated into 40 languages.
The process of creating Paddington was a combined effort. This computer-generated and wholly animated bear — standing at 3’6” without his hat and 3’9” with it on — needed to exist in a real world, alongside real people and places.
Mr. and Mrs. Brown were inspired by Michael Bond’s parents.
Nicole Kidman’s childhood wish was to have Paddington Bear live at her home. She plays the role of the taxidermist in the movie.
Journey of discovery
Paddington Bear is irrepressible. He is not knocked down easily or for very long and if something catastrophic happens he doesn’t dwell on it. He’s up and off again. Paddington is the quintessential refugee and into the story is woven echoes of other immigrant stories. Everyone looks on London as a tolerant city where people are welcomed and can be different and still fit in and it’s a journey we take with Paddington. It’s a story about compassion, tolerance, empathy… and Paddington Bear sits in that tradition because it’s about the kindness of strangers and being open to understanding others.
She is a malevolent taxidermist intent on capturing Paddington for her collection at London’s Natural History Museum. She leaves no stone unturned in finding, tracing Paddington’s path. She wants Paddington to win the big game!
Mr and Mrs Brown
Mr. Brown plays the role of an uptight patriarch. He is a risk analyst terrified of the unknown and wants to keep his family away from danger. Mrs. Brown is a kind person and is the first to engage with the little bear who sits alone on the platform of Paddingon Station. Her family is swept along by her well-meaning actions, regardless of the consequences.
She plays the role of a kindly and free-spirited person. Being the first to engage with the little bear who sits alone on the platform of Paddington Station, Mrs Brown’s family is swept along by her well-meaning actions, regardless of the consequences. She talks to the bear just as if he is a living, breathing creature. One believes in her and in turn, in Paddington.
From : The Hindu