“An absolute delight”
Scott Mendelson, Forbes
“A wonderful family classic with humor and heart”
Jim Ferguson, ABC
REUNITE WITH YOUR FAVORITE BEAR WHEN
ARRIVES ONTO BLU-RAY™ COMBO PACK,
DVD AND DIGITAL FROM WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Best reviewed family film of all-time!
Own it Early on Digital on March 27
Blu-ray debuts on April 24
Burbank, CA, February 27 – Bring home the critically-acclaimed family film when “Paddington 2” arrives on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD, and Digital.
Following the worldwide hit “Paddington,” one of the most successful family films of all time, this much-anticipated sequel finds Paddington (Ben Whishaw) happily settled with the Brown family in London, where he has become a popular member of the local community, spreading joy and marmalade wherever he goes.
Reuniting many of the original film’s cast while welcoming those in new roles, “Paddington 2” stars Golden Globe nominee Hugh Bonneville (“Downton Abbey”), Oscar nominee Sally Hawkins (“Blue Jasmine”), three-time Golden Globe nominee Brendan Gleeson (“The Guard,” “Into the Storm,” “In Bruges”), Oscar nominee Julie Walters (“Billy Elliot,” “Educating Rita”), Oscar winner Jim Broadbent (“Iris”), and Oscar winner Peter Capaldi (short, “Franz Kafka’s It’s a Wonderful Life”), with Golden Globe and BAFTA Award winner Hugh Grant (“Four Weddings and a Funeral”), and BAFTA winner Ben Whishaw (“The Hollow Crown”) as the voice of Paddington. The starring ensemble also includes Madeleine Harris, Samuel Joslin, and Oscar nominee Imelda Staunton (“Vera Drake”) as the voice of Aunt Lucy.
The film was produced by multiple award-winning producer David Heyman (the “Harry Potter” films, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” Oscar nominee for “Gravity”). Serving as executive producers were Rosie Alison, Jeffrey Clifford, Alexandra Ferguson Derbyshire, Ron Halpern, and Didier Lupiter.
Paddington’s return to the big screen was again helmed by BAFTA-nominated director Paul King (“Paddington,” “Come Fly with Me,” “The Mighty Boosh”) from a script written by King and Simon Farnaby (Sky TV’s “Yonderland,” “Mindhorn”), based on the best-selling and internationally adored books by Michael Bond, creator of Paddington Bear.
“Paddington 2” will be available on Blu-ray Combo Pack for $35.99 and DVD for $28.98. SAVE!! Get your copy at Target, Walmart, or Amazon for LESS!! “Paddington 2” will also be available on Movies Anywhere.
While searching for the perfect present for his beloved Aunt Lucy’s hundredth birthday, Paddington sees a unique pop-up book in Mr. Gruber’s antique shop, and embarks upon a series of odd jobs to buy it. Hilarity and adventure ensue when the book is stolen and Paddington and the Browns must unmask the thief.
BLU-RAY AND DVD ELEMENTS
“Paddington 2” Blu-ray Combo Pack contains the following special features:
· Paddington: The Bear Truth
· How to Make A Marmalade Sandwich
· Music Video with Phoenix Buchanan
· The Magical Mystery of Paddington’s Pop-Up Book
· The Browns and Paddington: The Special Bond
· Knuckles: A Fistful of Marmalade
· The (Once) Famous Faces of Phoenix Buchanan
· Audio Commentary by Director/Co-Writer Paul King
The “Paddington 2” Standard Definition DVD contains the following special features:
· Paddington: The Bear Truth
Paddington 2 Is a HIT With US!
We recently received a copy of Paddington 2 from Warner Bros. Pictures. This highly anticipated title arrival happened to coincide with our grandchildren’s annual spring break visit. The kids are 12-year-old twins; a boy and a girl. After noticing the DVD we knew the evening was once again going to be a family fun night like we have shared many times before. In addition to being entertained, we get to enjoy their company as well as their response to a newly released title. This litmus test never seems to fail, creating a truly honest non-biased reaction with laughter and frequent outbursts of interaction. As we anticipated “Paddington 2” is great for the whole family, we all enjoyed it immensely and decided to watch it again the following evening. Overall, this film is a very well made grand slam!