While searching for the perfect present for his beloved Aunt Lucy’s hundredth birthday, Paddington sees a unique pop-up book in Mr. Gruber’s antique shop, and embarks upon a series of odd jobs to buy it. Hilarity and adventure ensue when the book is stolen and Paddington and the Browns must unmask the thief.
MY THOUGHTS:One of my favorite books, as a child, was a Paddington Bear book. His antics still assume me as an adult. I think it’s fantastic that Warner Brothers has brought him back to delight families worldwide.
Already available digitally & coming to Blu-ray on 4/27, ‘Paddington 2’ is an absolute must-have for your family’s collection. The prequel was a hit and rightfully so! Now, our lovable friend is more settled with the Browns and ready for (mis)adventures. I adore the interactions between Mr. Brown & Paddington, especially. If you didn’t know he wasn’t human, the two could easily be mistaken for father & son.
The originality of Paddington’s particular adventure this time around with be enjoyed by all ages. We all want to give loved ones a perfect birthday present, but, most of us would never imagine having as much trouble as poor Paddington! Paddington displays a good example of having work ethic by doing odd jobs to afford Aunt Lucy’s present. Parents can rest assured that their little ones are viewing a wholesome, quality movie such as Warner Brothers has always presented.
The Blu-ray includes a host of extra bonus content including ‘How to Make a Marmalade Sandwich’. I’ll admit it: I’ve never had one. But, since it’s Paddington’s favorite, I just may have to try it. The MSRP for the Blu-ray pack is $35.99, but check your local retailer for exact prices. I feel it’s worth the price considering kids will be watching it over and over again! Even our teen loved it!
We give ‘Paddington 2’ 5 stars!
**I received the aforementioned title in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are mine.
DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION ELEMENTS
On March 27, “Paddington 2” will be available to own in 4K HDR from select digital retailers including iTunes, Google and Vudu. It will also be available in high definition and standard definition on favorite devices from select digital retailers including Amazon, FandangoNow, iTunes, PlayStation, Vudu, Xbox and others. On April 24, “Paddington 2” will be made available digitally on Video On Demand services from cable and satellite providers, and on select gaming consoles.
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Blu-ray Combo Pack $35.99
DVD Amaray (WS) $28.98
Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: April 24
EST Street Date: March 27
DVD Languages: English, Latin Spanish, Canadian French
BD Languages: English, Latin Spanish, Canadian French, Brazilian Portuguese
DVD Subtitles: English SDH, Latin Spanish, Parisian French, Canadian French
BD Subtitles: English, Latin Spanish, Parisian French, Canadian French, Brazilian Portuguese
Running Time: 104 minutes
Rating: Rated PG for some action and mild rude humor
DVD: DLBY/SURR DLBY/DGTL [CC]
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