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7th Dec '14 2:08:27 PM PerfumePreppy
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* ''{{Film/Paddington}}'', the 2014 live-action feature film.
28th Dec '11 2:52:04 AM PaulA
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-->Please Look After This Bear. Thank You.

A series of books first appearing in 1958, written by Michael Bond, about the antics of a small anthropomorphic brown bear who lives with an ordinary London family. Paddington is usually seen wearing a blue duffel coat (a somewhat old-fashioned warm coat fastened by toggles) and rather shapeless black hat (though more modern versions sometimes give him a red hat instead, or even reverse the colours for a blue hat and red coat).

Paddington books continued to be written throughout the 1960s and 1970s, and spawned a TV series of 5 minute shorts that ran from 1975 to 1986. The unique visual style (Paddington himself is a stop-motion figure, the backgrounds are black-and-white line drawings and the other characters are 2D paper cutouts) and catchy theme tune led to it becoming a well-loved childhood favourite.

The first episode can be seen [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgLD5Nk2JCg here]]

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'''These work contains examples of:'''

* AccidentalBid: Paddington Bear once went to an auction. He found it a very friendly place. People kept on waving at him, so naturally he waved back...
* CoolOldGuy: Mr. Gruber
* DeathGlare: Paddington's "hard stare"
* DoorstopBaby: The Browns found him sitting on the platform of Paddington Station, near the lost property office, with a label round his neck bearing the words "Please Look After This Bear. Thank You."
* EverythingsWorseWithBears: Averted, yet also played straight in a mild way. Paddington is courteous, completely non-violent, and ''freaking adorable'', yet has quite a knack for getting into all sorts of trouble, whether it's accidentally destroying his neighbor's hammock, letting a marmalade sandwich slip inside a film projector, or trashing the kitchen with one of his sloppy baking attempts.
* FishOutOfWater: One of the main sources of humor and plot. Paddington emigrated from Darkest Peru and thus is very unfamiliar with British life.
* GrumpyOldMan: Mr. Curry
* LionsAndTigersAndHumansOhMy
* MediumBlending: In the TV series, Paddington is a stop-motion puppet, all the backgrounds are 2D black-and-white line drawings, and all the other characters are coloured paper dolls.
* NiceHat
* MisplacedWildlife: Paddington is a bear [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spectacled_Bear from Peru]], but looks like a a brown bear from the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brown_bear Northern Hemisphere]].
* SweetDreamsFuel - There's a reason Paddington is a symbol of an English childhood.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood - Marmalade.
* WeirdnessCensor - Everyone in London seems surprisingly cool that the Browns have adopted a ''bear.'' That ''talks.''
--> '''[[GabbyCabbie Taxi Driver:]]''' Bears is sixpence extra. ''Sticky bears'' is ninepence.

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-->Please Look After This Bear. Thank You.

A series of
''Paddington Bear'' may refer to:

* ''Literature/PaddingtonBear'', the
books first appearing in 1958, written by Michael Bond, about Bond.
* ''{{WesternAnimation/Paddington}}'',
the antics of a small anthropomorphic brown bear who lives with an ordinary London family. Paddington is usually seen wearing a blue duffel coat (a somewhat old-fashioned warm coat fastened by toggles) and rather shapeless black hat (though more modern versions sometimes give him a red hat instead, or even reverse the colours for a blue hat and red coat).

Paddington books continued to be written throughout the 1960s and 1970s, and spawned a TV
1970s animated series of 5 minute shorts that ran from 1975 to 1986. The unique visual style (Paddington himself is a stop-motion figure, the backgrounds are black-and-white line drawings and the other characters are 2D paper cutouts) and catchy theme tune led to it becoming a well-loved childhood favourite.

The first episode can be seen [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgLD5Nk2JCg here]]

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'''These work contains examples of:'''

* AccidentalBid: Paddington Bear once went to an auction. He found it a very friendly place. People kept on waving at him, so naturally he waved back...
* CoolOldGuy: Mr. Gruber
* DeathGlare: Paddington's "hard stare"
* DoorstopBaby: The Browns found him sitting
based on the platform of Paddington Station, near the lost property office, with a label round his neck bearing the words "Please Look After This Bear. Thank You."
* EverythingsWorseWithBears: Averted, yet also played straight in a mild way. Paddington is courteous, completely non-violent, and ''freaking adorable'', yet has quite a knack for getting into all sorts of trouble, whether it's accidentally destroying his neighbor's hammock, letting a marmalade sandwich slip inside a film projector, or trashing the kitchen with one of his sloppy baking attempts.
* FishOutOfWater: One of the main sources of humor and plot. Paddington emigrated from Darkest Peru and thus is very unfamiliar with British life.
* GrumpyOldMan: Mr. Curry
* LionsAndTigersAndHumansOhMy
* MediumBlending: In the TV series, Paddington is a stop-motion puppet, all the backgrounds are 2D black-and-white line drawings, and all the other characters are coloured paper dolls.
* NiceHat
* MisplacedWildlife: Paddington is a bear [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spectacled_Bear from Peru]], but looks like a a brown bear from the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brown_bear Northern Hemisphere]].
* SweetDreamsFuel - There's a reason Paddington is a symbol of an English childhood.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood - Marmalade.
* WeirdnessCensor - Everyone in London seems surprisingly cool that the Browns have adopted a ''bear.'' That ''talks.''
--> '''[[GabbyCabbie Taxi Driver:]]''' Bears is sixpence extra. ''Sticky bears'' is ninepence.
books.
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30th Jul '11 5:39:34 PM movie007
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* CoolOldGuy: Mr. Gruber


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* GrumpyOldMan: Mr. Curry
30th Jun '11 9:49:31 PM CK20XX
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* EverythingsWorseWithBears - Averted, yet also played straight in a mild way. Paddington is courteous, completely non-violent, and ''freaking adorable'', yet has quite a knack for getting into all sorts of trouble, whether it's accidentally destroying his neighbor's hammock, letting a marmalade sandwich slip inside a film projector, or trashing the kitchen with one of his sloppy baking attempts.

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* EverythingsWorseWithBears - EverythingsWorseWithBears: Averted, yet also played straight in a mild way. Paddington is courteous, completely non-violent, and ''freaking adorable'', yet has quite a knack for getting into all sorts of trouble, whether it's accidentally destroying his neighbor's hammock, letting a marmalade sandwich slip inside a film projector, or trashing the kitchen with one of his sloppy baking attempts.attempts.
* FishOutOfWater: One of the main sources of humor and plot. Paddington emigrated from Darkest Peru and thus is very unfamiliar with British life.
30th Jun '11 9:45:29 PM CK20XX
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* EverythingsWorseWithBears - Averted. Paddington is ''freaking adorable.''

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* EverythingsWorseWithBears - Averted. Averted, yet also played straight in a mild way. Paddington is courteous, completely non-violent, and ''freaking adorable.''adorable'', yet has quite a knack for getting into all sorts of trouble, whether it's accidentally destroying his neighbor's hammock, letting a marmalade sandwich slip inside a film projector, or trashing the kitchen with one of his sloppy baking attempts.
11th Apr '11 7:27:42 AM Micah
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* EarWorm



* MemeticMutation. "There are goings-on!"
11th Apr '11 1:33:44 AM PaulA
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* FridgeLogic - If Paddington is from Peru, shouldn't he speak ''Spanish''?
** Or Quechua?
11th Apr '11 1:26:35 AM PaulA
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* DoorstopBaby

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* DoorstopBabyDoorstopBaby: The Browns found him sitting on the platform of Paddington Station, near the lost property office, with a label round his neck bearing the words "Please Look After This Bear. Thank You."
11th Apr '11 1:22:10 AM PaulA
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* AccidentalBid: Paddington Bear once went to an auction. He found it a very friendly place. People kept on waving at him, so naturally he waved back...



* LionsAndTigersAndHumansOhMy




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11th Apr '11 1:05:36 AM PaulA
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* TheLondonUnderground - Paddington is named after the station [[DoorstopBaby he is found in]]. (Although strictly it was the mainline station he was found in.)
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