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Paddington 2 Official Trailer Follows Beloved Talking Bear’s Latest Adventures

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Ben Whishaw provides the voice for the title bear in co-writer-director Paul King’s family comedy sequel, ‘Paddington 2.’

The world’s favorite talking bear is resuming his jubilant adventures with the Brown family in London, as the official trailer for the anticipated sequel, ‘Paddington 2,’ has been released. The title bear is once again spreading joy and marmalade wherever he goes in the video, which is supporting the adventure comedy’s upcoming release. Warner Bros. is set to distribute the movie in American theaters on January 12, 2018.

The follow-up was helmed by BAFTA nominated filmmaker, Paul King, who also directed its predecessor, the 2014 live-action/CGI animated comedy, ‘Paddington,’ which is one of the most successful family films of all time. King also co-wrote the movie’s script with Simon Farnaby. The duo based the sequel’s screenplay on the best-selling books by Michael Bond, who was the creator of Paddington Bear.

The comedy reunites many of the original movie’s cast, while welcoming several new performers in unique roles. ‘Paddington 2’ stars Golden Globe nominee Hugh Bonneville, Oscar nominee Sally Hawkins, three-time Golden Globe nominee Brendan Gleeson, Oscar nominee Julie Walters, Oscar winner Jim Broadbent, Oscar winner Peter Capaldi, Golden Globe and BAFTA Award winner Hugh Grant and BAFTA winner Ben Whishaw as the voice of the title bear. The starring ensemble also includes Madeleine Harris, Samuel Joslin and Oscar nominee Imelda Staunton as the voice of Aunt Lucy.

The movie was filmed on location in and around central London. It was also shot on the legendary soundstages of Warner Bros. Leavesden and Pinewood film studios.

‘Paddington 2’ follows the title bear as he searches for the perfect present for his beloved Aunt Lucy’s hundredth birthday. During his search, he sees a unique pop-up book in Mr. Gruber’s antique shop, and embarks upon a series of odd jobs to buy it. But when the book is stolen, it’s up to Paddington and the Browns to unmask the thief.

For more information on ‘Paddington 2,’ visit its Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.

'Paddington 2' - Full US Trailer
'Paddington 2' - Full US Trailer

Warner Bros. has released the official trailer for co-writer-director Paul King's family comedy sequel, 'Paddington 2,' which features Ben Whishaw as the voice of Paddington.

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As a life-long fan of entertainment, particularly films, television and music, and an endless passion for writing, Karen Benardello decided to combine the two for a career. She graduated from New York's LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic. While still attending college, Karen began writing for Shockya during the summer of 2007, when she began writing horror movie reviews. Since she began writing for Shockya, Karen has been promoted to the position of Senior Movies & Television Editor. Some of her duties in the position include interviewing filmmakers and musicians, producing posts on celebrity news and contributing reviews on albums and concerts. Some of her highlights include attending such festivals and conventions as the Tribeca Film Festival, the New York Film Festival, SXSW, Toronto After Dark, the Boston Film Festival and New York Comic-Con.

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