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New pre-school Paddington Bear series to air on Nickelodeon in the US

Published on: 21st November 2019

The animated series, The Adventures of Paddington, will air on the platform from January.

Premiering in the US on Monday 20th January at 12.30pm ET/PT, the animated series The Adventures of Paddington (26 episodes) centres on a younger Paddington as he writes letters to Aunt Lucy celebrating the new things he has discovered through the day’s activities. Following its US launch, The Adventures of Paddington will roll out on the network’s international channels and branded blocks beginning March 2020.

In advance of the series debut, Nickelodeon will air a holiday presentation of Paddington Finds a Pigeon and Paddington and the Chores List, on Friday 20th December at 12.30pm ET/PT.

The Adventures of Paddington is a Heyday Films and Studiocanal production in association with Copyrights. Actor Ben Whishaw (Paddington 1 & 2) reprises his role as the voice of the title character, alongside new cast members 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 Adventures of Paddington will also feature a brand-new theme song, Paddington Bear, written and performed by one of Britain’s most successful musicians, Gary Barlow (Take That).

Following the series premiere of The Adventures of Paddington, NickJr.com and the Nick Jr. App will feature short-form content and full-length episodes in the US. Episodes will also be available on Nick Jr. On Demand and Download-To-Own services in the US.

The Adventures of Paddington is directed by Adam Shaw and Chris Drew of BlueZoo (Go Jetters, Digby Dragon, Miffy, Q Pootle 5), and developed for television and written by Jon Foster and James Lamont (The Amazing World of Gumball, Cuckoo, Paddington 1 & 2).

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