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To think the new Paddington bear lacks a certain something

(28 Posts)
JessM Fri 20-Mar-15 21:39:26

The trailers are on TV. Is it me or does the celebrated bear lacks a certain cuddly quality. Rather a pointy nose and slender midriff for someone who is, essentially, a teddy bear?

Ana Fri 20-Mar-15 22:12:58

Jess, this film is not new. There was a thread about it on here last year - around November, I think.

I agree with what you say about Paddington, though!

Anya Fri 20-Mar-15 22:39:21

It's not real you know? hmm

rosesarered Fri 20-Mar-15 22:47:07

Spoilsport Anya!

Ana Fri 20-Mar-15 23:18:11

A great many children thought the bear in the original books was real, Anya confused

absent Fri 20-Mar-15 23:32:52

I note that the duffel coat makes only a guest appearance.

Anya Sat 21-Mar-15 07:06:24

Don't get me wrong I'm all for 'the willing suspension of disbelief' but you can't criticise someone else's interpretation of a made-up characters can you?

Not all teddy bears are rotund.


However, the duffle coat only making a 'guest appearance' is simply not on!

JessM Sat 21-Mar-15 07:58:20

Must be the DVD they are advertising (doh) . He's still a scrawny and unappealing little bear though isn't he? To make them appealing they need to look like chubby little human babies.

Anya Sat 21-Mar-15 08:07:24

Must admit I never thought Rupert the Bear very appealing Jess and that's probably while - not tubby enough. I do like a tubby bear smile

Anya Sat 21-Mar-15 08:07:53

while why

rosequartz Sat 21-Mar-15 10:15:34

Anya how could you!

Not real indeed!

Did you know that Jeremy Clarkson's mother made Paddington Bears? Soft toy versions of the real one of course.

No, the film version does not look cuddly at all. And shouldn't he be a Peruvian Spectacled Bear?

Anya Sat 21-Mar-15 14:12:22

The 'real' one!!! grin

Re Jeremy Clarkson's mother making toy bears....that might explain something...

rosequartz Sat 21-Mar-15 15:41:45

That's what paid for him to go to public school hmm

JessM Sun 22-Mar-15 18:13:10

Link does not work - but looks like JCs mother was breaching Michael Bond's intellectual copyright. hmm

rosequartz Sun 22-Mar-15 18:34:56

Sorry about the link. However, I think it said that JC's parents met Michael Bond and they must have come to an agreement because they all became friends.

rosequartz Sun 22-Mar-15 18:36:07

That's very odd, it was definitely there the other day now I cannot access it either.


JessM Sun 22-Mar-15 21:09:00

suspicious... May have fallen prey to the ruling that you can get stuff removed from the internet if you don't like what it is saying...

JessM Sun 22-Mar-15 21:12:17

Try again. hmm Not very admirable I'd say.

rosequartz Sun 22-Mar-15 22:05:39

To be fair ! I did have a problem posting the link because two others I had saved about planting and pruning raspberries kept joining on to the beginning of it confused

Thank you.

JessM Mon 23-Mar-15 07:29:34

Not getting at you, rosequartz LOL but momma and poppa Clarkson for making lots of money without giving any to the author who created Paddington. Very-un-admirable. Loose ethical boundaries. That kind of thing!

Anya Mon 23-Mar-15 07:42:56

Don't you just love GN grin where else would I have found out about this?

rosequartz Mon 23-Mar-15 12:10:34

Not getting at you, rosequartz Oh, I realised that, JessM

(funny how posts can come across as completely different to what you mean!)

I meant about the link - to be fair to JC and family and not suspect people of deleting adverse reports in the media - as if they would even if they could!

Just think, if I had thought of making Paddington Bears I could be rich by now!

peaches47 Mon 23-Mar-15 12:19:40

I loved the Paddington film. Friend I were disappointed he didn't have wellies. But it was a most enjoyable bit of lightness in an otherwise 'difficult' world. Just MY opinion.

JessM Mon 23-Mar-15 19:29:28

Must ask DGS if he has seen it. At & he tends to be interested in things like Iron Man I'm afraid.

Tegan Mon 23-Mar-15 20:16:12

My grandsons loved the film so I shall probably watch it on dvd; didn't like the look of the trailer when it was on at the cinema but I'll give it a go.