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“An absolute delight”
Scott Mendelson, Forbes
“A wonderful family classic with humor and heart”
Jim Ferguson, ABC
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Best reviewed family film of all-time!
Own it Early on Digital on March 27
Blu-ray debuts on April 24
Toronto, ON, 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.
A Warner Bros. Pictures and StudioCanal presentation, a Heyday Films Production in association with Anton Capital Entertainment S.C.A., “Paddington 2” is distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company
“Paddington 2” will be available on Blu-ray Combo Pack for $39.99 and DVD for $31.98. The Blu-ray Combo Pack features a Blu-ray disc with the film in high definition and the special features in high definition, a DVD with the film in standard definition, and a Digital version of the movie.
Fans can also own “Paddington 2” via purchase from digital retailers beginning March 27.
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
“Paddington 2” Standard Definition DVD contains the following special feature:
- Paddington: The Bear Truth
DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION ELEMENTS
On March 27, “Paddington 2” will be available to own in 4K HDR from select digital retailers including iTunes and Google. It will also be available in high definition and standard definition on favourite devices from select digital retailers including Amazon, iTunes, PlayStation, Xbox and others. On April 24, “Paddington 2” will be made available digitally on Video On Demand services from cable and satellite providers, and on select gaming consoles.
Digital movies or TV episodes allow fans to watch a digital version of their movie or TV show anywhere, on their favourite devices. Digital movies or TV episodes are included with the purchase of specially marked Blu-ray discs. With digital, consumers are able to instantly stream and download movies and TV shows to TVs, computers, tablets and smartphones through retail services. For more information on compatible devices and services go to wb.com/digitalmoviefaq. Consult a digital retailer for details and requirements and for a list of digital-compatible devices.
Blu-ray Combo Pack $39.99
DVD Amaray (WS) $31.98
Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: April 24
EST Street Date: March 27
DVD Languages: English, Canadian French, Latin Spanish,
BD Languages: English, Canadian French, Latin Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese
DVD Subtitles: English SDH, Canadian French, Parisian French, Latin Spanish
BD Subtitles: English, Canadian French, Parisian French, Latin Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese
Running Time: 104 minutes
Rating: Rated G for some frightening scenes
DVD: DLBY/SURR DLBY/DGTL [CC]
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