This show stars everyone's favorite Peruvian, marmalade-eating bear, as he documents his daily activities and life lessons he learns in letters to his Aunt Lucy. Ben Whishaw reprises his role as Paddington from the movies, and new cast members include Morwenna Banks, Bobby Beynon, Sheena Bhattessa, Darren Boyd, Noel Clarke, Phyllis Logan, Monica Lopera, Sabrina Newton-Fisher, David Schofield, Reece Shearsmith, Liz Sutherland-Lim and Jeremiah Waysome. The show's theme song is sung by Gary Barlow (Take That).
The Adventures of Paddington is directed by Adam Shaw and Chris Drew of BlueZoo, and developed for television and written by Jon Foster and James Lamont.
Not to be confused with The Adventures of Paddington Bear, the Cinar series.
The Adventures of Paddington provides examples of:
- Adaptational Angst Upgrade: Inverted. Paddington's backstory of his parents dying in an earthquakenote is not mentioned in the show, even though it was the whole reason why he came to London in the first place.
- Age Lift: Paddington is younger in the show.
- All-CGI Cartoon: The series is animated in a stop-motion-like CGI.
- An Aesop: Every episode has one. For instance, "Paddington Finds A Pigeon" has the lesson that if you love someone, you should always do what's best for them.
- Bait-and-Switch: "As a special treat...we're going to walk on the other side of the road!"
- Balloonacy: Paddington is shown flying with the use of balloons in the theme song.
- Black Bead Eyes: Paddington has these sort of eyes.
- Blatant Lies: In "Paddington and the Stamp", it's clear that Jonathan and Judy don't really enjoy the family walk, and only pretend to.
- Chimney Entry: In "Paddington Finds A Pigeon", Pigeonton the pigeon comes in through the chimney.
- Cool Old Lady: Mrs. Bird, who lives with the Brown family and is a mentor of sorts to young Paddington.
- Death Glare: In "Paddington and the Stamp", Paddington gives Mr. Curry a Hard Stare.
- Framing Device: The letters that Paddington writes to Aunt Lucy.
- Hidden Depths:
- Mrs. Bird once ran a tropical bird sanctuary in Borneo, which is where she gets her knowledge of bird care from.
- Judy is good at gymnastics.
- Jonathan makes model rocket ships.
- Mr. Brown is an amazing singer.
- It's a Long Story: Paddington says this word for word in "Paddington and the Stamp."
- Hollywood Tone-Deaf: As shown in "Paddington Finds A Hobby", Paddington is not a good singer at all.
- Idiosyncratic Episode Naming: All of the episode titles begin with Paddington's name and relate to whatever he does in the episode.
- Jerkass: Mr. Curry.
- Mondegreen: In "Paddington Finds A Hobby", he keeps mispronouncing "gymnastics."
- Walkie-Talkie Gag, Over: Happens in "Paddington Finds A Hobby", Paddington keeps saying "over" while on the walkie talkie.
- Whole Episode Flashback: Every episode is a flashback.
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Mr. Brown is scared of pigeons. He's also scared of heights.