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  • Fandom Rivalry: With Peter Rabbit, though it's charitable to claim that said film has a fandom. Both films are adaptations of beloved British children's books starring talking animals, and combine CGI characters with live-action actors and settings (and even star Gleesons to boot), but while the Paddington movies are praised for being faithful to the books and being delightful and sincere films, Peter Rabbit is reviled for doing the exact opposite with the source material and for being made by Sony Pictures Animation of The Emoji Movie infamy.
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  • Memetic Mutation: Variations on "Paddington fixed the prison-industrial complex" is one of the most common selling points of the movie online.
  • Narm Charm: Does anyone really think that's how prison works? Even better question, does anyone even really care???
  • One-Scene Wonder:
  • Tear Jerker:
    • The Browns accidentally missing Paddington's visit. This breaks him and makes him think they've forgotten him.
      • Following this, Paddington imagining he's back in South America with Aunt Lucy and telling her why he came back. The cherry on top is when his sentence trails off as the illusion is shattered, the forest around him changing back into his prison cell.
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    • Generally, innocent young Paddington's time in jail is a bit jarring for him.
    • The ending scene, when you realize what's happening. It's on the heartwarming page, but it can easily draw tears of joy as well.
    • ‘For our friend Michael Bond’
  • Visual Effects of Awesome: The Art Shift into the sequence where Paddington imagines Aunt Lucy reading the pop-up book and experiencing London's landmarks is gorgeous. It's also very reminiscent of the original BBC animated series which was all paper cut-outs, apart from Paddington himself.

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