The young Peruvian bear Paddington, star of the upcoming film by the same name, had a great visit to the Peruvian Consulate to end the day. He was greeted by the Deputy Consul and Vice Consul, filled out the paperwork for his passport, scanned his fingerprints, took his passport picture, and then made a special visit to the Consulate’s office to receive his passport. The Consulate was happy to have him and the staff was extremely enthusiastic about his visit.
Paddington also visited the PS 1 Courtland School in the Bronx where he made a special appearance to meet and greet over 200 kids in the auditorium who enthusiastically watched the trailer. Bronx Deputy Borough President Aurelia Greene read the first chapter of A Bear Called Paddington and the PS1 choir performed a special song for Paddington. All the kids gave Paddington hugs and high fives, and were very excited to meet him.
Keep a look out for Paddington in your city as his travels continue through the new year.
PADDINGTON will be released in theaters on January 16, 2015.
From the beloved novels by Michael Bond and producer David Heyman (HARRY POTTER), PADDINGTON tells the story of the comic misadventures of a young Peruvian bear (voiced by Ben Whishaw) who travels to the city in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone, he begins to realize that city life is not all he had imagined – until he meets the kindly Brown family who read the label around his neck that says “Please look after this bear. Thank you.” and offer him a temporary haven. It looks as though his luck has changed until this rarest of bears catches the eye of a museum taxidermist.