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Paddington Bear Goes to the Movies

By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Short stop-motion animated features are charming and gentle.

Movie NR 2006 60 minutes
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This delightful collection is perhaps best enjoyed by younger kids and parents who grew up either reading the books or watching these episodes in the 1970s or '80s. PADDINGTON BEAR GOES TO THE MOVIES assembles 10 different episodes showing Paddington trying and experiencing new things, as so many young children do. And like so many kids (and adults), Paddington makes mistakes along the way -- sometimes big, funny mistakes -- but through these mistakes, he realizes what not to do, and that it's sometimes OK to make mistakes, no matter your age, as long as you learn from them.

Preschoolers will love the cute characters and silliness and parents will appreciate that there's none of the sassiness that's prevalent in so many modern preschool-age offerings. While the stop-motion animation might be dated for some, on the whole, this is an enjoyable collection that has held up remarkably well over the decades.

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