The first teaser trailer for TWC-Dimension’sCGI/live-action film Paddington was released today, in addition to a new movie poster. Paddington’s new look is so cute and cuddly. Can we all get a collective “awww”?
The trailer has a lot of build up, showing us nothing of note except beautiful scenery and a train station. Near the end, we finally get just a quick glimpse of Paddington peeking out of a bag. While we only got to see top half of Paddington’s face, the animation is beautifully realistic and satisfying. It was a good choice for the studio to go with a more cuddly, realistic-looking bear for Paddington, instead of more cartoony like The Smurfs.
The trailer is also reminiscent of the poster that we got nearly two years ago.
Paddington stars Colin Firth as the eponymous bear. It also stars Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent, Peter Capaldi, and Nicole Kidman.
From the producer of HARRY POTTER, a modern take on the iconic and beloved adventures of Paddington bear, translated into 40 languages worldwide.
Adapted from Michael Bond’s beloved books, PADDINGTON tells the story of a polite young bear from Peru with an endearing talent for comic chaos, who arrives in London in search of a home.
Paddington has grown up deep in the Peruvian jungle with his Aunt Lucy who, inspired by a chance encounter with an English explorer, has raised her nephew to cook marmalade, listen to the BBC World Service, and dream of an exciting life in London. When an earthquake destroys their home, Aunt Lucy decides the time has come to smuggle her young nephew on board a boat bound for England, in search of a better life. Trusting of the kindness of strangers, she ties a label round his neck which simply reads ‘Please look after this bear. Thank you.’
Lost and alone at Paddington Station, Paddington soon finds that London is not the welcoming, well-mannered land of his dreams, but a rather busy, bustling metropolis where nobody even notices him. Luckily, he meets the Brown family who feel unable to abandon this homeless young bear to his fate. They name him after the station where they found him and offer him a place to stay while he searches for the only person he knows in London: the explorer who impressed Aunt Lucy years before.
But little do the Browns realize 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…
Following in the footsteps of E.T., Paddington tells the universal tale of an outsider trying to find his place in the world – and gives it an exuberant comic twist. Like Mr. Bean, Paddington promises to delight and enchant the whole family.
Padddington will be released in theatres December 12, 2014.
(via Collider and Animated Views)
Did you grow up with ‘Paddington’? Are you excited to see him hit the big screen?