Paddington Featurette: From Page to Screen

PaddingtonProducer David Heyman, director Paul King, animation director Pablo Grillo, actors Nicole Kidman, Hugh Bonneville, and Julie Walters, and author Michael Bond’s daughter Karen Jankel talk about bringing Paddington to the screen. I remain dubious about this whole thing, but this video did make it look slightly better than the original trailer did. It’s interesting how they talk about Ben Whishaw being their perfect Paddington voice given that he was in fact a last-minute addition and not their first choice.

Trailer: Paddington

PaddingtonWell, we’ve finally got a full trailer for the new Paddington movie, set to hit theaters at Christmas. But I’m disappointed to see that despite the classic source material and amazing cast – Colin Firth! Hugh Bonneville! Nicole Kidman! Sally Hawkins! Peter Capaldi! Julie Walters! – this looks . . . kind of terrible. Sigh.