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Paddington animated series to land in 2018/19 courtesy of StudioCanal

StudioCanal has detailed the development of a Paddington animated series, scheduled for launch end of 2018 or early 2019.

The announcement comes just a few weeks before the world-premiere of Paddington 2, which will open in the UK on November 10th and in France on December 6th.

Paddington was the most successful non-studio family movie of all time when it launched to cinemas in 2014, grossing nearly $300m at the worldwide box office.

The animated series is part of Vivendi’s overall strategy to further expand the Paddington franchise. Last month, StudioCanal, Gameloft and Copyrights Group announced the launch of Paddington Run, the official Paddington game on mobile.

Didier Lupfer, Chairman and CEO of Studiocanal, said: “This is such an exciting project. Paddington is one of the best-loved children’s character in the world, and we aim to make his already huge popularity even more renowned with the new series.

“We are thrilled to be continuing Paddington’s adventures.”

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