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Paddington to return as animated TV series with Ben Whishaw voicing


Story by Jack Foley

PADDINGTON Bear is returning to TV in a new animated series for Nickelodeon.

The series, which will be geared towards pre-schoolers, will see Ben Whishaw returning to voice Paddington. The actor has already provided the voice for the bear for two films that were critical and box office hits.

The series will be a 3D CG-animated series and will follow the adventures of a younger Paddington.

It is being made by StudioCanal, the same company who made the movies, and will air on Nickelodeon’s networks worldwide in 2020.

David Heyman who produced the Paddington films, as well as all the Harry Potter films, will be the series’ executive producer.

He commented: “It is a joy to bring this uniquely life-enhancing bear to a whole new audience of younger children. We are thrilled that the inimitably brilliant Ben Whishaw will continue to voice Paddington.”

Each episode will see Paddington writing to Aunt Lucy from Windsor Gardens telling her what he has learnt about life from the day’s adventures.

A third Paddington movie is also currently in development with StudioCanal and Heyday.