A new movie is coming out and fifty life-sized Paddington Bear statues will be placed throughout London, the capital of jolly old England in museums, parks, landmarks and stores, designed by a whole bunch of artists, designers, and even some famous people who really like bears, making for a trail of colorful inspired bears with distinctly Paddington flavor.
The Paddington Trail will follow the tracks of the erstwhile ursine traveler’s favorite places in London to celebrate the art, culture and innovation of England’s capital city in advance of the opening of the new Paddington Bear movie produced by the Harry Potter people which will open in United Kingdom theaters on November 28, 2014 and opening in US cinemas in late-December 2014, just in time inspire all that Christmas Season shopping for cute bears. Check out Hamleys.
In author Michael Bond’s original stories, the young stowaway bear in the red hat finds himself alone in a big and unfamiliar city. Adopted by the Brown family, he finds a warm welcome and a safe place to stay and sets out to discover more about his new hometown.
Visitors to London will be able to follow in the furry footsteps of the world’s favorite Peruvian bear explorer as The Paddington Trail is launched across some of London’s key cultural and landmark hotspots starting in October of 2014. The tourism office of London will have a dedicated section for visitors to download the trail map of bear steps, share pictures they take with their new colorful bear friends, and tell the story of each statue, who made it and where it can be found. VisitLondon
The Paddington Trail is also going to support a charity the NSPCC Action Medical Research for Children. PADDINGTON™ and PADDINGTON BEAR™ are © Paddington and Company Ltd/Studio Canal S.A – So There!