Paddington 2 is a 2017 live-action animated comedy film directed by Paul King.

Official trailers

Warner Bros. Pictures on Tuesday, December 26, 2017 released the trailer:
PADDINGTON 2 - US Trailer 2.

Story intro

Years before the events of the first film, Uncle Pastuzo and Aunt Lucy are having lunch on a bridge discussing their future trip to London, when they spot a young bear cub hanging on to a branch in the raging water below. They rescue him, and Aunt Lucy declares their trip must be put off, as they now have the young cub to raise-Paddington, showing him in his Uncle's fallen red hat and starting his love of marmalade. Later, Paddington, having settled with the Brown family in Windsor Gardens, has become popular in his community, offering people emotional support in various ways. To purchase a unique pop-up book of London in Samuel Gruber's antique shop for his aunt Lucy's 100th birthday, Paddington performs several odd jobs and saves his wages, but the book is stolen. Paddington gives chase, but the culprit escapes, and Paddington is framed and arrested. Although Mr. Gruber and the Browns do not believe that Paddington stole the book, with no evidence that the thief even existed, Paddington is wrongfully convicted and jailed. The thief soon returns home and is revealed to be Phoenix Buchanan, an egotistical ex-actor who lives opposite the Browns. While in prison, Paddington befriends many of the inmates, including the short-tempered chef Knuckles, who hires Paddington, impressed by his marmalade sandwich recipe. The Browns work to clear Paddington's name, putting up sketches of the thief. Buchanan begins using the pop-up book to locate a series of clues within London's famous landmarks, which he believes will unveil the location of a secret treasure. During their efforts to prove Paddington's innocence, the Browns encounter a fortune teller who informs them that the stolen book leads to the hidden fortune of the original author.

Cast

Ben Whishaw
Paddington Brown, Lucy and Pastuzo's adoptive bear nephew
Hugh Bonneville
Henry Brown, Mary's husband and Judy and Jonathan's father
Sally Hawkins
Mary Brown, Henry's wife and Judy and Jonathan's mother
Hugh Grant
Phoenix Buchanan, a narcissistic actor and former star of the West End theatre, reduced to making adverts for dog food
Brendan Gleeson
Knuckles McGinty, a safe cracker and prison cook
Madeleine Harris
Judy Brown, Mary and Henry's daughter and Jonathan's sister
Samuel Joslin
Jonathan Brown, Mary and Henry's son and Judy's brother
Julie Walters
Mrs. Bird, the Browns' housekeeper
Jim Broadbent
Samuel Gruber, an antique shop owner and a friend of the Browns
Peter Capaldi
Mr. Curry, the Browns' neighbour
Simon Farnaby
Barry the security guard
Imelda Staunton
Aunt Lucy, Paddington's adoptive aunt
Michael Gambon
Uncle Pastuzo, Paddington's adoptive uncle
Joanna Lumley
Felicity Fanshaw
Ben Miller
Colonel Lancaster
Jessica Hynes
Miss Kitts
Noah Taylor
Phibs
Aaron Neil
Spoon
Eileen Atkins
Madame Kozlova
Tom Conti
Judge Gerald Biggleswade
Sanjeev Bhaskar
Dr. Jafri
Marie-France Alvarez
Mademoiselle Dubois
Maggie Steed
Mrs. Gertrude Biggleswade
Richard Ayoade
a Forensic Investigator
Meera Syal
a Prosecutor

About

Principal photography began on 18 October 2016.

The film Paddington 2 was scheduled to be released on November 5, 2017 (London), on November 9, 2017 (Italian Swizterland, Italy), on November 10, 2017 (United Kingdom, Finland, Croatia, Indonesia, Ireland, Philippines, Sweden), on November 19, 2017 (Paris), on November 23, 2017 (Germany, German-speaking Switzerland), on November 24, 2017 (Turkey, Austria, Spain), on November 29, 2017 (Argentina), on November 30, 2017 (Czech Republic, Denmark, United Arab Emirates, Greece, Hungary, Cambodia, Kuwait, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia), on December 1, 2017 (Bulgaria, Estonia, Lithuania, Romania, Taiwan, South Africa), on December 6, 2017 (France, Suisse Romande, Kingdom of the Netherlands), on December 7, 2017 (Portugal, Singapore), on December 8, 2017 (People's Republic of China, Macau, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan), on December 21, 2017 (Australia, New Zealand), on December 29, 2017 (Poland), on December 31, 2017 (Hong Kong), on January 4, 2018 (Thailand), on January 12, 2018 (Canada, India, United States, Vietnam), on January 18, 2018 (Brazil, Mexico, Peru, Russia, Ukraine), on January 19, 2018 (Japan) and on February 1, 2018 (Chile) by StudioCanal, ACME, Belga Films, Bona Film Group, Captive Cinema Distribution, Constantin-Film, Digicine, Eagle Pictures, Forum Film Slovakia, Frenetic Films, Galaxy Distributors, Gulf Film, Independent Films, Intercontinental Film Distributors (HK), Kino Films, Latam Pictures, Lev Cinemas, Mongkol Major, Monolith Films, Myndform, NOS Audiovisuais, Noori Pictures, Odeon, PT. Prima Cinema Multimedia, Pro Video Film & Distribution Kft., Shaw Organisation, Sony Pictures Releasing, Svensk Filmindustri (SF), Vertical Entertainment, Volga Film Ukraine, Film1 and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.

The duration of the film is 104 minutes. With a budget of $40 million, the film grossed over $227.3 million.

The film had received a "PG" rating.

Rating

Paddington 2 got high rating from critics. The audience also likes the film. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "A" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.

External links

Official website: paddington.com/global/home

Wikipedia: Paddington 2

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