April 20, 2018

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Paddington 2 hits Blu-ray on April 24 #Paddington2


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.

My kids loved Paddington 2, they both thought it was even better than the first. In this movie, Paddington is happily settled living in London with the Brown family.  He wants to by his lovely Aunt Lucy who is still in Peru a pop up book of London sites.  When the book is stolen by a mysterious thief , Paddington  tries to catch him, but the thief gets away.


Paddington is charged with the theft and placed in prison.  Paddington sees the best in everyone and every situation.  While in prison he befriends a few fellow inmates, gets them hooked on marmalade sandwiches and helps to turn around the prison and make it more of a happier place.  All while he is locked away, his beloved Brown family are desperately trying to prove his innocence.  Will Paddinton get out of jail, will Aunt Lucy get her gift?  Will the mysterious thief get caught?   You will need to check out this family fun film to find out!



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 $35.99 and DVD for $28.98. 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.

Paddington 2” will also be available on Movies Anywhere. Using the free Movies Anywhere app and website, consumers can access all their eligible movies by connecting their Movies Anywhere account with their participating digital retailer accounts.
Fans can also own “Paddington 2 via purchase from digital retailers beginning March 27.



SYNOPSIS

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 contain 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 contain the following special features:
·         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, Google and Vudu. It will also be available in high definition and standard definition on favorite devices from select digital retailers including Amazon, FandangoNow, iTunes, PlayStation, Vudu, 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.

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