Friday, October 03, 2014

Paddington



It's hard to know how to express the idea of "when I was a kid" when I'm still a kid or sort-of still a kid. I'm at a loss. But, here we are. When I was younger one of my favorite books was A Bear Called Paddington, by Micheal Bond. It was about a polite and clumsy Peruvian bear who loved marmalade. This bear was found in Paddington train station by Mr. and Mrs. Brown. The Brown family, which also consisted of a young boy and girl, eventually adopted him, and he was named Paddington after the station in which he found. It's a sweet, funny book and I love it. :)



So when I found out that a movie about Paddington is coming out this Christmas I was happy. What's more, Hugh Bonneville plays Mr. Brown. He also plays Lord Grantham in Downton Abbey, which I've been watching lately, and he's so dear. Anyways, I think he's perfect to play Mr. Brown and the thought of it makes me happy. The cast also includes Peter Capaldi (as Mr. Curry, the grumpy next door neighbor), and Ben Whishaw (as Paddington). 

What do y'all think of the trailer? Have any of you read Paddington?


26 comments:

  1. This looks AMAZING! XD
    ~Evie

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    1. I love your blog layout! How did you do that? :)

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    2. Thanks, Miss Brandon. :) I didn't design it, actually, Natalia did (she's amazing), though I have been fiddling with it recently changing around some CSS. What part of it were you wanting to know about? The hardcore HTML I don't know how to do, sorry. :/

      p.s. Since I started watching Downton I now know who your profile picture is of, I like it. ;)

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  2. Oh my gosh that looks *so* cute! What a great cast. And it looks so lovely and British. :) Now I'm excited!

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    1. Exactly what I think. :)

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  3. I used to love Paddington when I was younger! Well, I still do, of course. :)

    catscraftsncritters.blogspot.ca

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    1. I love those books. :) If I can find them I'd love to reread them...

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  4. I read Paddington a while ago and liked it. I hope this movie is good. There is a shortage of good comedies these days.

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    1. I agree, there does seem to be a shortage of good humor these days; I certainly hope this movie carries the same heart and humor as the books, I'm sure it'd be lovely then. :) Thanks for commenting, Benjamin! :)

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  5. Aww! the trailer doesn't show much but it doesn't look bad... I hope they don't leave out the marmalade! :)

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    1. Me too, and really I don't see how they could: the poor bear must eat, and marmalade is his staple food. ;)

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  6. I read a Paddington book at least a couple times when I was little; sadly I find the trailer too silly/kidish looking so I don't know how much I'll enjoy the movie. I do like seeing "Lord Grandtham" outside of Downton Abbey, lol!

    ~Jamie

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    1. I do hope the humor is good and not too silly and all that. Yeah, the cast looks great. :) I didn't know you watched Downton Abbey! :)

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  7. I think the trailer looks soo cute! I was so excited when I saw it!

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  8. I read Paddington a while ago, can't wait to watch it :)

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    1. Same with me, Angela. :)

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  9. I hadn't even heard of this. This looks so funny!

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    1. The books are really sweet. :)

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  10. Loved the Paddington books when I was younger! Well, still do, actually. I really want to see this movie!

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    1. Oh, yeah, I still love 'em. ;) Thanks for commenting, Beth! :)

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  11. Awesome! Thank You! :D and Yes isn't Downton amazing!?

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    1. Sure. :) Yes! I love all the characters, the whole show is just so well done. :)

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  12. I think I've read all the Paddington books, most of them many times. Love them dearly. So... kind of not sure I want to see this. I know I'm usually all cool with changes and stuff, as long as they're made for a good reason, and I'm reserving judgment, but so far the trailer hasn't made me want to see it.

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    1. I'm so glad you like those books too! :) Well, I can understand that. I'm hoping that it's good. :)

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