The Adventures of Paddington

TV review by
Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Charming bear is back in series with sweet, gentle lessons.

Parents say

age 2+
Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 4+
Based on 2 reviews

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Educational Value

Socio-emotional lessons are offered about trying new things, perseverance, and learning from experiences. 

Positive Messages

Themes include family, friendship, problem solving, and the love of learning. 

Positive Role Models & Representations

Paddington isn't perfect, but he's polite, appreciative, and loves to learn new things. Despite the troubles he gets into, the Browns love him. 

Violence & Scariness

Paddington’s mishaps include knocking things down, being shot up in the air, bouncing around, etc. No one gets hurt. 

Sexy Stuff
Language
Consumerism

The series is part of a franchise that offers lots of dolls, toys, games, and movies. 

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that The Adventure of Paddington is a charming 3D animated series featuring a young Paddington Bear. He learns new things, and shares lessons about persevering when things don’t go quite as planned. There are some moments where Paddington gets shot into the air, and endures other physical mishaps that are slightly more rough than than the 1990s animated series, but no one gets hurt, and they're presented in a silly, funny context. Like all Paddington shows and films, it features characters and accessories that are sold as toys. 

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byMovielovernumber1 April 20, 2021

Excellent kids show!!

It's an excellent kids show that makes both the new movies and the classical books justice! It captures both the charm and spirits of both the source mate... Continue reading
Parent of a 3 and 6-year-old Written byShannon F. March 28, 2020

Both my 3 yr old and 6 yr old love this show!

My kids laugh so hard when they watch this show. They even laugh just thinking about this show. The bear is very sweet and kind. Even the grouchy neighbor comes... Continue reading
Kid, 5 years old February 15, 2021

Great Cartoons

Really fun cartoons.
Kid, 10 years old August 16, 2020

Cute, But No Real Education

I think this show is a good reboot, but what is the point of it? The characters learn lessons, but I think it’s just made to entertain rather than educate.

What's the story?

Based on the book character created by author Michael Bond, THE ADVENTURES OF PADDINGTON is an updated installment of the Paddington Bear franchise. Each episode features Paddington (voiced by the films' Ben Whishaw), who lives in London with Henry, Mary, Judy, and Jonathan Brown. He writes often to his Aunt Lucy about all the new things he’s learning. From trying to find a hobby that suits him, to accidentally using an antique stamp to mail a letter, the young Paddington has a lot of misadventures. But whatever mishaps occur, Paddington perseveres, and finds happiness in everything he does. 

Is it any good?

This charming animated series offers lots of fun adventures and colorful mishaps. The Adventures of Paddington is a charming remake of the 1990s cartoon. The younger Paddington is gentle and polite, but his youth makes him sweeter and more curious. Meanwhile, his adoptive family and others offer him suggestions and advice to help him overcome whatever challenges he is facing. But it still offers some energetic moments, which will certainly elicit some chuckles. Overall, it's a sweet, entertaining show that preschoolers will enjoy. 

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the lessons The Adventure of Paddington offers about what to do when things go wrong. How do the Browns help Paddington work through his problems and mistakes? 

  • Why is Paddington Bear such a popular character around the world? What makes his personality so lovable, even though he makes so many mistakes? 

  • Paddington is always very polite and well-mannered, even when he’s upset. How do you behave when you’re upset? Should we be more like Paddington? 

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