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Anchor Bay Celebrates a 'Beary' Big Release

26 Jun, 2015 By: Stephanie Prange

Paddington with Anchor Bay's Julie Cartwright

Anchor Bay Entertainment celebrates the release of 'Paddington' at Wrigley Field

To celebrate the home entertainment release of the film Paddington, Anchor Bay Entertainment executives and the famous bear June 25 visited the home of the Chicago Cubs, Wrigley Field. Paddington met Cubs mascot Clark the Cub, who gave Paddington a baseball as a birthday gift, escorted Paddington to the mound and gave him a brief lesson on pitching. Paddington then threw out the ceremonial first pitch before the start of the Dodgers-Cubs game and took pictures with fans.

Anchor Bay EVP of marketing Julie Cartwright said the “Paddington Bear” series is “an all-time classic transcending generations."

The film, which grossed $250 million in theaters worldwide, is based on the books first introduced in 1958 about the comic misadventures of a young Peruvian bear who travels to London in search of a home. The feature stars Emmy nominee Hugh Bonneville (TV’s “Downton Abbey”), Oscar nominee Sally Hawkins, Oscar nominee Julie Walters, Oscar winner Jim Broadbent, Peter Capaldi (TV’s “Doctor Who,” “The Musketeers”) with Oscar winner Nicole Kidman, and Ben Whishaw (Skyfall) as the voice of Paddington.

Paddington is available now on Blu-ray, DVD and digital download.

"There are so many exciting, funny, action-packed moments kids (and even adults) like to watch again and again,” Cartwright said.  “It's the perfect home entertainment title for family movie night.”

Michael Bond’s “Paddington Bear” series has sold more than 35 million copies and has been translated into 40 languages.

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