Friday, March 20, 2015

Paddington - On DVD, Blu-ray and On Demand 4/28; Early Digital Window 4/17



“Absolutely, positively delightful.”
- Bilge Ebiri, NEW YORK MAGAZINE/VULTURE

“Paddington is -- as Goldilocks would say in that other bear story -- just right.”
- Jocelyn Noveck, ASSOCIATED PRESS

From the Producer of Harry Potter

PADDINGTON







He’s Come a Long Way And He’s Here to Stay

Available on BLU-RAY, DVD and On Demand April 28, 2015
Early Digital Download Window Begins April 17, 2015

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – Everyone’s favorite marmalade-loving little bear is ready to make a splash onto home screens when Anchor Bay Entertainment and TWC-Dimension release the critically acclaimed, heart-warming family film PADDINGTON on Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand April 28, 2015. PADDINGTON will be available for early digital download starting April 17, 2015.
Paddington Bear was first introduced to children in Michael Bond’s 1958 book, A Bear Called Paddington and the subsequent Paddington Bear series has sold over 35 million copies and been translated into 40 languages. For the first time, author Michael Bond has given his blessing for his beloved characters to be brought to the big screen, charming both critics and audience members alike. 
From writer-director Paul King and producer David Heyman, the film features a stellar cast with Emmy® nominee Hugh Bonneville (TV’s “Downton Abbey”), Oscar® nominee Sally Hawkins (Blue Jasmine), Oscar nominee Julie Walters (Billy Elliot, Educating Rita), Oscar winner Jim Broadbent (Iris), Peter Capaldi (TV’s “Doctor Who,” “The Musketeers”) with Oscar winner Nicole Kidman (The Hours), and Ben Whishaw (Skyfall) as the voice of Paddington. The Rotten Tomatoes Certified Fresh film is “stuffed with family fun,” according to the Los Angeles Times, and has earned over $228 million worldwide at the box office to date.
PADDINGTON tells the story of the comic misadventures of a young Peruvian bear who travels to London in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone, he begins to realize that city life is not all he had imagined until he meets the kindly Brown family (Bonneville and Hawkins) who take him home after reading the label around his neck. It looks as though his luck has changed until this rare talking bear catches the eye of Millicent (Nicole Kidman), a museum taxidermist.  
PADDINGTON is rated PG for mild action and rude humor. Runtime is 95 minutes. The Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD bonus content includes Meet the Characters, When a Bear Comes to Stay, From Page to Screen and “Shine” Lyric Music Video written by Gwen Stefani & Pharrell. The Blu-ray will also include the exclusive special feature called The Making of "Shine" with Gwen Stefani & Pharrell.
For more information, please visit Paddington-Movie.com and twcpublicity.com.

About The Weinstein Company and Dimension Films
The Weinstein Company (TWC) is a multimedia production and distribution company launched in October 2005 by Bob and Harvey Weinstein, the brothers who founded Miramax Films in 1979. TWC also encompasses Dimension Films, the genre label founded in 1993 by Bob Weinstein. During Harvey and Bob’s tenure at Miramax and TWC, they have received 341 Oscar nominations and won 79 Academy Awards.

Since 2005, TWC and Dimension Films have released such films as VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA; THE READER; INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS; SCRE4M; SPY KIDS: THE KING’S SPEECH; THE IRON LADY; UNDEFEATED; THE ARTIST; THE MASTER; SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK; DJANGO UNCHAINED; SCARY MOVIE 5; LEE DANIELS’ THE BUTLER; PHILOMENA; ST. VINCENT; THE IMITATION GAME; BIG EYES and PADDINGTON. Upcoming releases include WOMAN IN GOLD, SOUTHPAW and UNDERDOGS.

TWC boasts an active television production division which garnered nine Emmy nominations in 2013 and five in 2014. TWC Television produces the reality powerhouse Project Runway, with its spin-off series Project Runway All Stars and Under The Gunn. Recent TWC television productions include John Fusco’s Marco Polo, Mob Wives, Million Dollar Shoppers, Rodeo Girls and Trailer Park: Welcome to Myrtle Manor. Scripted projects in development include Ten Commandments and Daniel Stashower’s The Hour Of Peril. TWC also developed Nanny Diaries and produced The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency.

About Anchor Bay Entertainment
Anchor Bay Entertainment is a leading independent home entertainment company celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2015. Anchor Bay acquires and releases a wide array of filmed entertainment in the theatrical and home entertainment markets, including STARZ Original series, children's entertainment, fitness (Anchor Bay Fitness), sports and specialty films on Blu-ray™ and DVD formats. The company has long-term distribution agreements in place for select programming with The Weinstein Company, AMC Networks and RADiUS, among others. Headquartered in Beverly Hills, CA, Anchor Bay Entertainment www.anchorbayentertainment.com is a full service distributor in the North American market. Anchor Bay Entertainment is a Starz (NASDAQ: STRZA, STRZB) business, www.starz.com


CONTACT:
Brigid D’Arcy
Click Communications for Anchor Bay Entertainment

PADDINGTON BLU-RAY™ with Digital HD
Street date       April 28, 2015
Pre-book         March 25, 2015
Catalog #         BD62069
UPC                013132620695
Run time         95 minutes
Rating              PG
SRP                 $39.99
Format                        Widescreen
Aspect Ratio   Widescreen 2.39:1
Audio              English: 5.1 DTSHD-MA / Spanish: Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles          English, Spanish
Full HD           1080p (Blu-ray)

PADDINGTON DVD
Street date       April 28, 2015
Pre-book         March 25, 2015
Catalog #         WC62068
UPC                013132620688
Run time         95 minutes
Rating              PG
SRP                $29.98
Format                        Widescreen
Aspect Ratio   Widescreen 2.39:1
Audio              Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles          English, Spanish

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