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

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 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 actor who lives opposite the Browns. Whilst 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. With Paddington inside, the prison is a much livelier place, but Paddington struggles to remain positive when the Browns are unable to prove his innocence but keep hunting. Becoming convinced that Buchanan is the culprit, the Browns look for the stolen book inside his house. They find a secret attic where Buchanan's various costumes are stashed, including the costume of the thief. Before they can act further, Buchanan returns home and they are forced to leave. Meanwhile, the Browns have missed a prison visit with Paddington, causing Paddington to believe that the Browns have forgotten about him.

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 faded and narcissistic actor 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 Brown's
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
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 by StudioCanal 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).

The duration of the film is 104 minutes. With a budget of $40 million, the film grossed over $226.9 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

Google: #Paddington2

Youtube: #Paddington2

Wikipedia: Paddington 2

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