March 17th, 2021
STUDIOCANAL, Europe’s leader in production, distribution and international sales of TV series and feature films, has partnered with Shanghai Senyu Media on The Adventures of Paddington in China. The animated series will be represented by the leading local distributor to broadcasters in Mainland China at the forthcoming Filmart in Hong Kong which kicked off with a digital version on 15th March.
Shanghai Senyu Media has a strong track record distributing many major children’s IPs in China including PJ Masks and Paw Patrol.
Following its international roll-out on Nickelodeon, the first series of The Adventures of Paddington has been a global hit travelling to every corner of the world, with a second series following the same path to success.
The Adventures of Paddington is a new version of a familiar bear. A heart-warming show about being curious, being good to others and being part of a loving family. Each 11-minute episode takes a lead from Michael Bond’s original books and, within the spirit of the highly successful Paddington movies with a third just announced, tells a brand new story in an exciting new animated form. The series is written by Jon Foster and James Lamont and produced by Heyday Films, STUDIOCANAL, COPYRIGHTS GROUP with the participation of M6.
Sarah Mottershead, Senior Sales Manager TV Series who negotiated the deal for STUDIOCANAL comments, “We are thrilled to see Paddington start a brand new adventure in China and reach a whole new generation. Our much-loved bear is adored by millions in China already, so we’re sure that both adults and children alike will enjoy these new light-hearted stories that embrace and encourage kindness and thoughtfulness as well as a great deal of fun.”
Ms. CHANG Fan, VP at Shanghai Senyu Media adds, “Paddington is a renowned brand in China and we believe it will become another big hit when the new series is launched.”
For over 60 years, British-born writer Michael Bond has delighted children and families all over the world with his stories about Paddington, the bear from Darkest Peru famous for his love of marmalade. Paddington is popular with both children and adults who feel affection and warmth towards him. The kindness and humour in the Paddington stories is the cornerstone to their enduring popularity.
Paddington’s adventures have been adapted several times for television and at the end of 2014 Paddington made his debut onto the big screen, a further film Paddington 2 followed in 2017 with a third in the works. The movies were produced by Studiocanal, part of the international content and media group Vivendi. In 2020, a brand-new Paddington TV series designed for a pre-school audience, The Adventures of Paddington launched on Nickelodeon, introducing the brand to a whole new set of fans.
You can catch-up with Paddington’s many adventures on:
Twitter & Instagram @paddingtonbear
Facebook.com/PaddingtonBear | dailymotion.com/Paddington | YouTube.com/Paddington
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STUDIOCANAL, a 100% affiliate of CANAL+ Group held by Vivendi, is Europe’s leader in production, distribution and international sales of feature films and TV series, operating directly in all three major European markets – France, the United Kingdom and Germany – as well as in Australia and New Zealand.
STUDIOCANAL owns one of the most important film libraries in the world, boasting nearly, 6,000 titles from 60 countries. Spanning 100 years of film history, this vast and unique catalogue includes among others the iconic Terminator 2, Rambo, Breathless, Mulholland Drive, The Pianist, The Graduate, The Third Man, and Belle de jour.
STUDIOCANAL has fully financed box office hits Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, Paddington 1 and 2, The Commuter and Shaun the Sheep Movie. Upcoming films backed by STUDIOCANAL include Will Sharpe’s The Electrical Life of Louis Wain starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Claire Foy, Augustine Frizzell’s The Last Letter from your Lover adapted from Jojo Moyes’ best-selling novel, Navot Papushado’s female action thriller Gunpowder Milkshake and Gil Kenan’s live action A Boy called Christmas.
STUDIOCANAL is actively producing and developing a slate of premium international TV series in-house, as well as through its network of award-winning subsidiary production companies, which includes Germany’s TANDEM Productions (Shadowplay), the UK’s RED Production Company (Years and Years, It’s a Sin, Finding Alice), URBAN MYTH FILMS (War of the Worlds) and Spain’s BAMBÚ PRODUCCIONES (Instinto). The company is also an associate of Danish-based SAM Productions founded by Søren Sveistrup, Adam Price, and Meta Louise Foldager (Ride Upon the Storm) and Benedict Cumberbatch’s SUNNYMARCH TV (Patrick Melrose).
STUDIOCANAL produces more than 200 hours of TV series each year distributing productions and CANAL+ Creation Originale worldwide with 1,000 hours of current and library content in distribution.