U.S. RELEASE: BELOVED PADDINGTON BEAR RETURNS TO TV IN NICKELODEON BRAND-NEW ANIMATED PRESCHOOL

NEW YORK-Nov. 20, 2019-Preschoolers will journey across the pond to London for heartwarming adventures with beloved British bear Paddington in Nickelodeon's brand-new CG-animated series The Adventures of Paddington. Premiering in the U.S. on Monday, Jan. 20, at 12:30 p.m. (ET/PT), The Adventures of Paddington (26 episodes) centers on a younger Paddington as he writes letters to Aunt Lucy celebrating the new things he has discovered through the day's exciting activities. Following its U.S. launch, The Adventures of Paddington will roll out on the net's international channels and branded blocks beginning March 2020.

In advance of the series debut, Nickelodeon will air a holiday presentation of "Paddington Finds a Pigeon/Paddington and the Chores List," on Friday, Dec. 20, at 12:30 p.m. (ET/PT). In the episode, Paddington nurses an injured bird back to health and discovers a new friend in Pigeonton. Then, Mr. Brown creates a list of chores for Paddington, who accidentally picks up the wrong list. 

The Adventures of Paddington is a Heyday Films and STUDIOCANAL production in association with Copyrights.  Actor Ben Whishaw (Paddington 1 & 2) reprises his role as the voice of the title character, alongside new cast members Morwenna Banks, Bobby Beynon, Sheena Bhattessa, Darren Boyd, Noel Clarke, Phyllis Logan, Monica Lopera, Sabrina Newton-Fisher, David Schofield, Reece Shearsmith, Liz Sutherland-Lim and Jeremiah Waysome. The Adventures of Paddington will also feature a brand-new theme song "Paddington Bear" written and performed by one of Britain's most successful musicians, Gary Barlow (Take That).

In the Jan. 20 series premiere, "Paddington Finds a Hobby/Paddington and the Stamp," Paddington doesn't have a hobby, so Mrs. Brown helps him find out what he's good at. Then, Paddington gets his arm stuck in a mailbox while sending a letter to Aunt Lucy.

Following the series premiere of The Adventures of Paddington, NickJr.com and the Nick Jr. App will feature short-form content and full-length episodes in the U.S.  Episodes will also be available on Nick Jr. On Demand and Download-To-Own services in the U.S. 

The Adventures of Paddington is directed by Adam Shaw and Chris Drew of BlueZoo (Go Jetters, Digby Dragon, Miffy, Q Pootle 5), and developed for television and written by Jon Foster and James Lamont (The Amazing World of Gumball, Cuckoo, Paddington 1 & 2).

The series is executive produced by multi-award-winning David Heyman (producer of all eight of the Harry Potter films, Paddington 1 & 2) and Rosie Alison (Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, Paddington 1 & 2).  The Adventures of Paddington is produced by Karen Davidsen (formerly with Disney and HIT Entertainment) and Simon Quinn (Isle of Dogs, Fantastic Mr. Fox), and co-produced by Rob Silva.


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