Paddington Bear is a classic character from children's literature in the UK. Maybe everyone knows that, but not everyone knows that this bear is Peruvian by birth. His creator, Michael Bond, brought him to life in 1958 with the book entitled: “A bear called Paddington”, now translated into 40 languages.
Paddington's fame spread quickly, and over 35 million copies have been sold worldwide. Paddington Bear is known for being very polite and for having a good heart and the best intentions. That’s why he has become the most beloved Peruvian for generations of Britons who grew up reading about his adventures.
To learn more about his beginnings, why he left Peru, who adopted him and how he leapt to fame, see the following illustration about his life.
The bear returns to Peru
Paddington Bear lands in Peru, his native land. The adorable little bear was greeted with big displays of affection from foreign tourists and fellow citizens at Jorge Chávez International Airport.
The Paddington film
- Film: Paddington.
- Director: Paul King.
- Year: 2014.
- Genre: Comedy.
Ben Whishaw (voice of Paddington), Nicole Kidman, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent.
The director of Paul King brings Paddington Bear to the big screen. The character is created by Michael Bond, who recounts the adventures of a bear from the Peruvian Amazon that comes to London’s Paddington Station, where he is found and adopted by a British family; the Browns. Join them in their hilarious journey as he adapts to European life.
Paddington will have his first adventure on the big screen thanks to Warner Bros. They released the official movie poster the middle of last year. The film is produced by David Heyman, producer of the popular Harry Potter saga. Paddington bear arrives ready to melt the hearts of young and old alike.