Paddington 2 (2017) and 3 Films

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Paddington 2 (2017) and 3 Films

The first movie made $290 million worldwide with a $55 million budget and was well received so we're getting 2 more.
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/s ... and-904369
Studiocanal, a unit of French media giant Vivendi, has acquired all rights, with the exception of publishing rights, to the Paddington Bear brand worldwide.

Studiocanal on Monday unveiled the acquisition of Paddington and Company, the group that holds the Paddington rights, as well as The Copyrights Group, a merchandising group that has licensing rights to the Paddington brand. Studiocanal also bought Harvey Unna and Stephen Durbridge Ltd., which has represented all of the media rights in Paddington for the last 40 years.

Author Michael Bond, who created the Paddington character in 1958, will retain publishing rights to the brand and will continue to work closely with Studiocanal. Financial details weren't disclosed.

The move marks Studiocanal's first acquisition of major entertainment IP. It fits nicely into the company's strategy of focusing on big European-based franchises. The first Paddington movie has been Studiocanal's biggest-ever release, grossing $290 million on a budget of around $55 million. Director Paul King and Harry Potter producer David Heyman are re-teaming for a Paddington sequel, set to begin shooting in October for a late 2017 release.
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Im a 33 year old guy and i watched this film with my buddy. I hate to admit but the first movie was pretty damn good. I had problems with Kidman's character but was a necessary evil for the story, but other than that. It was one of the sweetest, charming and heartfelt movies i had seen. Plus the animation on him was amazing for the $55 million budget they had
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Sequel has distribution in North America via Warner Brothers

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This franchise is unrealistic, not with having a talking bear (that I can suspend belief), but how an illegal immigrant is being welcomed with open arms in the UK.
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Paddington 2 Review: Silly subtle and smart movie worth 'hullaballoo'
Paddington 2 is a movie that might be the perfect antidote to a dreary season with its combination of smarts and slapstick.