STUDIOCANAL, Europe’s leader in production, distribution and international sales of TV series and feature films has renewed a global deal with Nickelodeon who will board Season 3 of hit CG-animated series THE ADVENTURES OF PADDINGTON.
THE ADVENTURES OF PADDINGTON is a Heyday Films and STUDIOCANAL production in association with Copyrights. The series is directed by Blue Zoo Animation Studio’s (Go Jetters, Digby Dragon, Miffy, Q Pootle 5) Adam Shaw and Chris Drew. The series is developed for television and written by Jon Foster and James Lamont (The Amazing World of Gumball, Cuckoo, Paddington 1, 2 & 3), who also serve as executive producers.
Today’s news follows the huge global success of the first two seasons through an international roll-out overseen by Nickelodeon who broadcast the beloved and two-time Daytime Emmy® Award winning animated series in the US and internationally.
Following Nickelodeon’s worldwide release, STUDIOCANAL today announce additional sales of Season 1 to major streaming services NETFLIX UK, HBO MAX across Europe and Viaplay Group in the Nordic region as the hit franchise series continues its incredible run.
THE ADVENTURES OF PADDINGTON Season 1 has also been acquired by a raft of new public broadcasters across Europe, including Česká Televize Czech Republic, MTVA Hungary, LTV Latvia, LRT Lithuania, TVP ABC Poland, RTVS Slovakia and DR Denmark. Further significant partners around the world, such as HKTVE Hong Kong, ABC Australia, TVNZ (New Zealand), MBC’s Shahid (MENA) and both CBC and Radio-Canada across English and French speaking Canada respectively, have also acquired the first available season.
Anne Cherel EVP Global Sales and Distribution STUDIOCANAL & Beatriz Campos, SVP Global Sales and Production Financing STUDIOCANAL, comment "It is such an honour for the STUDIOCANAL team to sell this incredible series featuring the world's most beloved bear and to enjoy his continued success and worldwide appeal which is so genuine and heartfelt across the globe. Paddington has been a treasured and cherished character for many generations - for many years - and through the carefully crafted series episodes we are so thrilled to introduce Paddington to new generations (to come) while delivering new stories for his established and loyal fanbase and indeed our global partners. Paddington's adventures are so universal, delightful and with just the right touch of chaos it's an incredible pleasure to be part of his journey."
STUDIOCANAL CEO Anna Marsh expands “It is a genuine privilege for all of us at STUDIOCANAL to look after this bear. From the development, production and distribution of the beloved Paddington films and TV series to filming with Her Majesty The Queen and Paddington Bear for the Platinum Jubilee this quintessentially British brand has a heart, decency and kindness which resonates not only globally but for people of all ages. Paddington is timeless, and this comes at a time when we look to expand our brand activity underlining our ambition and genuine passion for a character so dear to all.”
THE ADVENTURES OF PADDINGTON centres on a younger Paddington as he writes letters to Aunt Lucy celebrating the new things he has discovered through the day’s adventures in London. Golden Globe, BAFTA and International Emmy Award®-winning actor Ben Whishaw (Paddington 1,2 & 3) voices the role of the title character.
Executive produced by multi-award-winning David Heyman (producer of all eight of the Harry Potter films, Paddington 1, 2 & 3) and Rosie Alison (Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, Paddington 1, 2. & 3), 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-executive produced by Rob Silva.
STUDIOCANAL is the worldwide rights holder for the series.
The series is a Marmalade Films and Mascaret Films co-production with the participation of NICKELODEON, M6 and PIWI+
STUDIOCANAL has attached Dougal Wilson to direct PADDINGTON IN PERU. Principal photography to commence in 2023 filming on location in London & Peru. A STUDIOCANAL and Heyday Films production. PADDINGTON IN PERU reunites STUDIOCANAL with Heyday Films following their collaboration on films 1 & 2. STUDIOCANAL is fully financing the highly anticipated third film in the beloved Paddington franchise.
Director of PADDINGTON IN PERU Dougal Wilson recently commented "As a huge fan of the first two films, I am very excited (if not a little intimidated) to be continuing the story of Paddington. It’s a massive responsibility, but all my efforts will be focussed on making a third film that honours the love so many people have for this very special bear.”