Paddington Bear is a fictional character in children's literature. He first appeared on 13 October in the children's book A Bear Called Paddington and has been featured in more than twenty books written by British author Michael Bond and illustrated by Peggy Fortnum and other artists. The friendly bear from "darkest Peru "—with his old hat, battered suitcase, duffel coat and love of marmalade —has become a classic character from British children's literature. Bond, however, continued to own the publishing rights to his series, which was licensed to HarperCollins in April two months before his death for the next six years up to Paddington books have been translated into 30 languages across 70 titles and have sold more than 30 million copies worldwide. A much loved fictional character in the UK, a Paddington Bear soft toy was chosen by British tunnelers as the first item to pass through to their French counterparts when the two sides of the Channel Tunnel were linked in
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Fans of the Paddington film series were over the moon to find out Paddington 3 film is in the works, with production company Studiocanal confirming the happy news. The films, based on the books about a marmalade-loving bear from Peru who makes his home with the Brown family in London , starred Ben Whishaw as the titular character with Hugh Bonneville and Sally Hawkins as the couple who take him in. Paddington 3 comes after the first instalment in and its sequel, with Hugh Grant as baddie Phoenix Buchanan , which was released in Clouds clearing.
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It seems Paddington Bear has come a long way from the wide eyed dufflecoat-wearing marmalade-loving character once adored by children in the 70s. If the British Board of Film Classification BBFC is to be believed, cinemagoers heading to watch his latest big screen incarnation can expect 'dangerous behaviour, mild threat, mild sex references and bad language' from Britain's best loved bear. However, the PG rating came as somewhat of a surprise to Paddington's year-old creator Michael Bond, who chronicled his adventures in a series of popular books.
Based on the beloved writings of the late Michael Bond, 's Paddington introduced the cinema world to the titular bear in his first incredibly heartwarming feature. In the three, nearing four, years since Paddington 2 graced the cinema, talks of a third movie to round out the trilogy had grown scarce at best. A representative from production company StudioCanal said in a statement that accompanied the news, "We can confirm StudioCanal is working very hard on film 3 with the utmost craft and care — as with film 1 and 2. With it now set in stone that Paddington 3 is on the way, what can audiences expect when it premieres in the distant future?