Mrs Brown bent down. “You’re a very small bear,” she said. “I’m a very rare sort of bear,” he replied importantly. “There aren’t many of us left where I come from.” “And where is that?” asked Mrs Brown. “Darkest Peru.” Michael Bond based Paddington Bear on a lonely Teddy bear he noticed on a shelf in a London store on Christmas Eve 1956, which he bought as a present for his wife.
The bear inspired Bond to write a story; A Bear Called Paddington - first published on 13 October 1958. Little could he have known then how many people from around the world would come to know, love and adore his small bear from darkest Peru. Today, the adventures of Paddington Bear continue to captivate both young and old.
His huge popularity has recently propelled him on to the big screen making Paddington a famous film star now! Not only that. He has BAFTA nominations! Following the hugely popular paw prints of his predecessors, this winning Paddington is now thrilled to be all suited and Wellington-booted.
Illustrated Movie Style Guide PADDINGTON™ and PADDINGTON BEAR™ © Paddington and Company Limited/Studiocanal S.A. 2017 Paddington Bear™, Paddington™ and PB™ are trademarks of Paddington and Company Limited Licensed on behalf of Studiocanal S.A. by Copyrights Group www.paddington.com
Animal: Teddy Bear
Collection: 2017 USA/UK Exclusive
Edition Size: 2,000 pieces
Material: Finest mohair
Size: 11 inches
Eyes: Safety Eyes
Ear tag: gold-plated "Button in Ear"
Joints: 5-way jointed
Care: Surface washable
Country of Manufacture: Germany