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Talk about the movie with your family… Paul King, the director of Paddington, included the calypso music because in 1948 there was a large number of Caribbean immigrants that came to the area in London were Paddington eventually makes his home. This BBC post has additional information about the film, the music and the original creator of Paddington, Mr. Michael Bond. The author is now 88 years old and has a cameo in the movie.
More About the Movie: Paddington Bear has been a classic character in children’s books and on TV. Learn more about the background of this beloved bear. In this film the beloved bear is brought to life with computer animation.
From the Studio: PADDINGTON follows the comic misadventures of a young Peruvian bear with a passion for all things British, who travels to London in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone at Paddington Station, 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 (‘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… - Written by Marmalade Films