For almost 60 years, British-born writer Michael Bond has been delighting children and families all over the world with his stories about Paddington. Today, more than 150 titles are dedicated to his adventures and have been translated into 40 different languages, selling more than 35 million copies worldwide. With his old hat, duffel coat, iconic suitcase and his love of marmalade sandwiches, Paddington is popular with both children and adults who feel affectionate and warm towards him. With over 140 licensees signed globally and a world-wide merchandising programme, Paddington is a classic everlasting character. In June of 2017, Michael Bond passed away leaving a legacy of one of the best loved children’s characters in the world.
Paddington’s adventures have been adapted several times for television and at the end of 2014 Paddington made his debut onto the big screen. Produced by Studiocanal with Harry Potter’s David Heyman, the Paddington movie was the most successful family movie ever outside of the Hollywood studios. A second Paddington movie, Paddington 2, is set to launch globally at the end of 2017.