Studiocanal renews deal with Nickelodeon for "The Adventures of Paddington"

Season one of the title was also recently acquired by new public broadcasters across Europe.

20 OCT 2022

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Studiocanal renewed its international deal with Nickelodeon, consisting of Season 3 of hit CG-animated series "The Adventures of Paddington.""It is such an honor for the STUDIOCANAL team to sell this incredible series featuring the world's most beloved bear and to enjoy his continued success and worldwide appeal which is so genuine and heartfelt across the globe," Anne Cherel EVP Global Sales and Distribution STUDIOCANAL & Beatriz Campos, SVP Global Sales and Production Financing Studiocanal said. "Paddington has been a treasured and cherished character for many generations - for many years - and through the carefully crafted series episodes we are so thrilled to introduce Paddington to new generations (to come) while delivering new stories for his established and loyal fanbase and indeed our global partners."

This launch of "The Adventures of Paddington" follows the international success of the first two seasons through an international roll-out overseen by Nickelodeon who broadcast the two-time Daytime Emmy® Award winning animated series in the US and internationally.  Following Nickelodeon’s worldwide release, the company also confirmed additional sales of Season 1 to major streaming services NETFLIX UK, HBO MAX across Europe and Viaplay Group in the Nordic region as the hit franchise series continues its incredible run.  

Season 1 of "The Adventures of Paddington" has also been acquired by a raft of new public broadcasters across Europe, including Česká Televize Czech Republic, MTVA Hungary, LTV Latvia, LRT Lithuania, TVP ABC Poland, RTVS Slovakia and DR Denmark.  Further significant partners around the world, such as HKTVE Hong Kong, ABC Australia, TVNZ (New Zealand), MBC’s Shahid (MENA) and both CBC and Radio-Canada across English and French speaking Canada respectively, have also acquired the first available season. 

 "The Adventures of Paddington" is a Heyday Films and Studiocanal production in association with Copyrights. Dougal Wilsonwas appointed to direct "Paddington in Peru." Principal photography to commence in 2023 filming on location in London & Peru.  The series is directed by Blue Zoo Animation Studio’s (Go Jetters, Digby Dragon, Miffy, Q Pootle 5) Adam Shaw and Chris Drew. The series is developed for television and written by Jon Foster and James Lamont (The Amazing World of Gumball, Cuckoo, Paddington 1, 2 & 3), who also serve as executive producers.  

Golden Globe, BAFTA and International Emmy Award®-winning actor Ben Whishaw (Paddington 1,2 & 3) voices the role of the title character.  Executive produced by multi-award-winning David Heyman (producer of all eight of the Harry Potter films, Paddington 1, 2 & 3) and Rosie Alison (Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, Paddington 1, 2. & 3), "The Adventures of Paddington" is produced by Karen Davidsen (formerly with Disney and HIT Entertainment) and Simon Quinn (Isle of Dogs, Fantastic Mr. Fox), and co-executive produced by Rob Silva. STUDIOCANAL is the worldwide rights holder for the series.  The series is a Marmalade Films and Mascaret Films co-production with the participation of NICKELODEON, M6 and PIWI+ .

The title follows a younger Paddington as he writes letters to Aunt Lucy celebrating the new things he has discovered through the day’s adventures in London. “It is a genuine privilege for all of us at STUDIOCANAL to look after this bear," CEO Anna Marsh said. "From the development, production and distribution of the beloved Paddington films and TV series to filming with Her Majesty The Queen and Paddington Bear for the Platinum Jubilee this quintessentially British brand has a heart, decency and kindness which resonates not only globally but for people of all ages. Paddington is timeless, and this comes at a time when we look to expand our brand activity underlining our ambition and genuine passion for a character so dear to all.”