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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.

By Karen Benardello

As a graduate of LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic, Karen Benardello serves as ShockYa's Senior Movies & Television Editor. Her duties include interviewing filmmakers and musicians, and scribing movie, television and music reviews and news articles. As a New York City-area based journalist, she's a member of the guilds, New York Film Critics Online and the Women Film Critics Circle.

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