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Paddington ~ The Comic Misadventures Of A Beloved Bear

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Paddington Bear, named after an iconic London, England train station, was created by Michael Bond, a BBC TV cameraman, and made his first appearance in October of 1958. This popular furry British icon has been delighting children around the world ever since.

I’m really not sure why, but I never became a fan of Paddington’s as a child. In fact, I have never read a Paddington book.  I find that quite shocking now that I have dug a little into the history of Paddington. For example, I had no idea he was around when I was a kid. I thought he was created long after I was of an age to enjoy him in books.

I’m glad all that has changed now that we’ve had the chance to get our own copy of Paddington on Blu-Ray & DVD (based on the series of best-selling Paddington books).

“From the beloved novels by Michael Bond and producer David Heyman (HARRY POTTER), PADDINGTON tells the story of the comic misadventures of a young Peruvian bear (voiced by Ben Whishaw) who travels to the city in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone, he begins to realize that city life is not all he had imagined – until he meets the kindly Brown family who read the label around his neck that says “Please look after this bear. Thank you,” and offer him a temporary haven. It looks as though his luck has changed until this rarest of bears catches the eye of a museum taxidermist.”

While the original Paddington books may have been written for children, this Paddington movie is truly a movie the whole family can enjoy together. You can’t help but fall in love with this adorable, mischievous  bear who is full of charm and wit.

Of course, you can’t have a fun and charming movie like Paddington without inflicting a little bit of nastiness and suspense which, in this movie, comes in the form of the great Nicole Kidman. Nicole plays the role of villainous taxidermist Millicent Clyde, and you can just imagine what she wants to do with the great Paddington! Nicole’s own young daughters were, at first, very upset with her for playing the role of someone who wanted to hurt the beloved Paddington.

Paddington would make a great addition to any family’s movie collection. It’s one of those types of movies that can easily be enjoyed over and over, with parents being just as willing as the younger members of the family to watch this fun movie again.

For those of you whom already love this iconic British bear, here is a little Paddington trivia I have put together for you.


  1. Paddington books have been translated and published in over 40 countries around the world.
  2. Since 1958 more than 150 different Paddington titles have been published.
  3. In the year 2000, a life-sized bronze statue of Paddington the Bear was unveiled at Paddington Station in London.
  4. Paddington’s image has been featured on everything from a Royal Mail postage stamp to Google.
  5. Paddington was based on a lonely toy bear that Michael Bond found on a shelf on Christmas Eve 1956. He took it home to his wife and named it Paddington, after the London train station they lived near.

The only issue I had with this film is the fact that Paddington himself speaks with a British accent. For a Peruvian bear, this seems a little out of place, but of course I’m just being trivial about this. In the grand scheme of things, who really cares what type of accent Paddington has.

If you haven’t had the chance to see Paddington yet, you may be in luck! The great folks at Entertainment One Films Canada are giving one lucky Canadian Blog House reader the chance to win a copy of Paddington on Blu-Ray/DVD!

Here’s how you can enter for a chance to WIN:





Disclosure:  Canadian Blog House was provided with a copy of the above Blu-Ray in exchange for this review. All opinions are our own.


  1. May 20, 2015

    Betty S

    I aways loved Charlottes web

  2. May 20, 2015


    I loved Grease! Well, any musical really. 🙂

  3. May 19, 2015

    Kelley Moore


  4. May 19, 2015


    When I was little my favourite movie was The Watcher in the Woods!
    (It’s a “scary” Disney movie that I borrowed from the library over and over again.) lol

  5. May 19, 2015

    Tammy Dalley

    Annie was my favorite

  6. May 19, 2015



  7. May 18, 2015

    Nicole Jubleew

    The Goonies

  8. May 18, 2015

    melissa fowers

    Mine was ET

  9. May 18, 2015

    Meg A

    I loved a lot of movies as a child, mostly musicals like The Sound of Music and Sleeping Beauty. They’re now classics but, children and adults still enjoy them today.

  10. May 18, 2015

    BobbiJo Pentney

    My favourite movie as a child was Bambi

  11. May 17, 2015


    I loved Mary Poppins!

  12. May 17, 2015


    I was a huge fan of The Dark Crystal.

  13. May 12, 2015


    I loved many movies as a child, but I loved watching The Never Ending Story

  14. May 10, 2015

    Andrew P

    The Goonies

  15. May 10, 2015


    I don’t think I can pick just one! – Loved the Jungle Book; and those made for TV Ewok movies; and the Raccoons and the Lost Star!

  16. May 10, 2015


    I loved watching Rainbow Bright movies!

  17. May 9, 2015

    Judy Cowan

    Mine was ET!

  18. May 9, 2015

    Tina L.


  19. May 9, 2015

    Angela Mitchell

    I loved The Goonies.

  20. May 8, 2015

    heidi c.

    Cinderella was my favourite as a child.

  21. May 8, 2015

    Victoria Ess

    I love Home Alone.

  22. May 8, 2015

    Mason Radcliffe

    Star Wars

  23. May 8, 2015


    The beauty and the beast

  24. May 7, 2015

    Florence Cochrane

    Annie was my favorite Movie as a child.

  25. May 7, 2015

    Melissa Finn

    My fave movie was the Wizard of Oz

  26. May 7, 2015

    Gene D

    The Rescuers

  27. May 7, 2015

    naiddia p

    My favorite movie was home alone.

  28. May 7, 2015

    Amy C

    My favourite movie was the little mermaid.

  29. May 7, 2015


    My favourite movie was Star Wars

  30. May 6, 2015

    Silvia D

    my favourite was Born Free.

  31. May 6, 2015

    Julie G.

    Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

  32. May 6, 2015

    Jenness M

    Loved the neverending story!

  33. May 6, 2015

    Jennifer L.

    My favourite movie was Annie.

  34. May 6, 2015

    Jennifer P.

    E.T. was my favourite movie as a child.

  35. May 6, 2015

    Audrey Skinner

    My favorite movie was Pollyanna.

  36. May 6, 2015

    Lee-Ann S


  37. May 6, 2015

    Elaine G

    The Goonies..Still is 🙂

  38. May 6, 2015

    Lesley de la Salle

    ET, but I am probably older than most of you – lol.

  39. May 6, 2015


    I loved ET

  40. May 6, 2015

    Carole Dube

    My favourite movie was Wizard of OZ

  41. May 6, 2015

    Valerie Mallette

    My favourite movie as a child was Toy Story.

  42. May 6, 2015

    Lynda Cook

    Charolotte’s Web!!

  43. May 6, 2015

    Debbie W

    I loved cinderella

  44. May 6, 2015

    ivy pluchinsky

    Any Disney Classic movie! they were awesome, really liked Sleeping Beauty

  45. May 6, 2015


    Chitty Chitty Bang Bang!

  46. May 6, 2015


    My favourite movie was The Ugly Daschund. Loved it!!

  47. May 6, 2015


    My favorite movie was Mary Poppins as a child

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