Copyrights Group and Rockefeller Productions are thrilled to be partnering to bring Paddington, the beloved star of children's books and both small and big screens, to the stage in a new show, launching 2020.
Targeted to a preschool audience, the show will feature for the first time Paddington on stage in puppet form. The show will launch first in the US and Canada from 2020 and will be created by Jonathan Rockefeller, Rockefeller Productions.
"The Paddington books were a staple of my childhood. The antic soft he kind-hearted and accident-prone bear have always made me and so many others, smile. I am thrilled to bring this celebrated bear to the stage in a way that audiences have never experienced him before." Jonathan Rockefeller.
"Paddington has been entertaining audiences for over 60 years through the pages of books, to movies and he will be appearing soon in a new animated TV-series. We are excited to be working with Rockefeller Productions to bring Paddington to the stage and to enable young kids and their families to enter into Paddington's world and engage with him". Polly Emery, SVP Brand and International Licensing, CopyrightsGroup.
About Rockefeller Productions
Acclaimed creator of family entertainment, Rockefeller's 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show' has performed in over 12 countries, garnering critical and audience acclaim as well as an extended run in New York City that resulted in Drama Desk and Off-Broadway Alliance nominations. Other projects include the UK tour of 'Elmer the Patchwork Elephant', and the recently announced premiere of 'Mr. Men and Little Miss Show' at Edinburgh Fringe this year, along with streaming short,'10 Little Rubber Ducks', written by preeminent author Eric Carle.
For over 60 years, British-born writer Michael Bond has delighted children and families all over the world with his stories about Paddington, the bear from Darkest Peru famous for his love of marmalade. Paddington is popular with both children and adults who feel affectionate and warm towards him and the charm and humour of the Paddington stories is the key to their enduring popularity.
Paddington's adventures have been adapted several times for television and at the end of 2014 Paddington made his debut onto the big screen, a further film Paddington 2 followed in 2017 with a third in the works. The movies were produced by Studiocanal, part of the international content and media group Vivendi. A new PaddingtonTV series also from Studio canal is set to launch on Nickelodeon in 2020.