Paddington Bear
GenreAnimation
Comedy
Based onPaddington Bear
created by
Michael Bond
Directed byRay Patterson (Supervising)
Don Lusk
Paul Sommer
Oscar Dufau
Art Davis
StarringCharlie Adler
Tim Curry
Georgia Brown
Hamilton Camp
B. J. Ward
John Standing
R. J. Williams
ComposerTom Worrall
Country of originUnited States
United Kingdom
No. of episodes13[1] (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producersWilliam Hanna
Joseph Barbera
ProducerKay Wright
Running time20 minutes
Production companiesHanna-Barbera Productions
Central Independent Television
Original release
NetworkSyndication (United States)
ITV (United Kingdom)
Release2 December 1989 (1989-12-02) –
21 January 1990 (1990-01-21)
Related

Paddington Bear is a 1989–1990 children’s animated television series, the second television adaptation of the children's book series after the 1976–1980 series Paddington.[2] The show was made by Hanna-Barbera in association with Central Independent Television.[3] In the series, the character of an American boy named David—Jonathan and Judy Brown's cousin who arrived in London on the same day as Paddington—was added to the stories. The series, part of The Funtastic World of Hanna-Barbera in 1989, lasted 13 episodes.[4]

Plot

Paddington Bear lives with the Brown family, and their American cousin, David Russell. The story also concerns the housekeeper Mrs. Bird, the antique shop owner Mr. Gruber, and their nasty next-door neighbour Mr. Curry.[5]

Cast

Main

Additional voices

Crew

Episodes (1989–1990)

No.TitleOriginal air date
1"Please Look After This Bear"2 December 1989 (1989-Dec-02)
As Mr. and Mrs. Brown pick up their nephew at Paddington Station, they meet a bear and decide to adopt him. They name him after the station. Paddington Bear has a little trouble adjusting to his new lifestyle, but the Browns help him out and buy him a new outfit, then go out to dinner.
2"Calling Dr. Paddington"3 December 1989 (1989-Dec-03)
Mr. Curry tricks Paddington into doing his gardening chores. After a mishap that sends Mr. Curry to the hospital, Paddington regularly visits him. Paddington's most recent visit gets him exploring various departments in the hospital. A doctor gives Paddington just the solution he needs for Mr. Curry.
3"Curtain Call for Paddington"9 December 1989 (1989-Dec-09)
Paddington takes the Browns' clothes to the launderette, which seem to lead to disaster but have actually turned out very well. The Brown Family go to a theatre performance tonight. Paddington sneaks backstage and helps the actors to succeed in their performance.
4"Paddington's Sticky Situation"10 December 1989 (1989-Dec-10)
Paddington visits the marmalade factory.
5"Bear-Hugged"16 December 1989 (1989-Dec-16)
Mr. Gruber has a unique antique steam-powered car and Paddington helps him to restore it for the festive parade. Unfortunately when Paddington enters a caber toss competition it gets damaged. Paddington gets caught in a wrestling match but he convinces Mr. Galore to help with Mr. Gruber's car.
6"Paddington Meets the Queen"24 December 1989 (1989-Dec-24)
Fascinated by Buckingham Palace, the Brown Family take Paddington to the Royal Mews, where he gets into a royal coach and is met with Queen Elizabeth II, but he is arrested at the Tower of London and then mixed up in a suit of armour but he makes to the Queen in time for sandwiches.
7"The Ghost of Christmas Paddington"25 December 1989 (1989-Dec-25)
It's Christmas time and Paddington finds himself in some very festive adventures including his nasty neighbour mistaking Paddington for the Ghost of Christmas Past.
8"Paddington For Prime Minister"6 January 1990 (1990-Jan-06)
Today is election day for PM. Mr. Gruber takes Paddington to Hyde Park where he is nominated for PM much to the astonishment of the Browns. The current PM convinces Paddington to support him, so he can keep his position. In return, Paddington is appointed the Minister of Marmalade.
9"Goings on at Number 32"7 January 1990 (1990-Jan-07)
When the television goes wrong, Paddington discovers that the repair man is really the Portobello Prowler and alerts the police.
10"Fishing for Paddington"13 January 1990 (1990-Jan-13)
A day at the seaside begins to look a bit fishy when Paddington turns a paw to life-saving.
11"Ride 'Em Paddington"14 January 1990 (1990-Jan-14)
The singing cowboy Rudy Tootin' finds he's got competition by the name of Paddington Bear. Paddington proves that he's just as handy with a horse and lasso as he is with a jar of marmalade.
12"Expedition Paddington"20 January 1990 (1990-Jan-20)
In search of excitement, Paddington signs up for a raft expedition and finds that inflatable dinghies can be hard to handle.
13"The Picture of Paddington Brown"21 January 1990 (1990-Jan-21)
Paddington's Aunt Lucy in Peru is missing him, so Paddington decides to buy her a jar of marmalade and a very special painting is the only way to raise the money.

Home media

On August 4, 2020, Warner Archive released Paddington Bear: The Complete Series on DVD in the United States for the first time.[6]

References

  1. ^ "TV & VIDEO". 11 July 1989. Retrieved 14 June 2019 – via LA Times.
  2. ^ Perlmutter, David (2018). The Encyclopedia of American Animated Television Shows. Rowman & Littlefield. pp. 443–444. ISBN 978-1538103739.
  3. ^ Zahed, Ramin (9 October 2017). "StudioCanal Plans New Paddington Bear TV Series". Retrieved 14 June 2019.
  4. ^ Milligan, Mercedes (28 June 2017). "Michael Bond, Creator of 'Paddington Bear,' Dies Age 91". Retrieved 14 June 2019.
  5. ^ Erickson, Hal (2005). Television Cartoon Shows: An Illustrated Encyclopedia, 1949 Through 2003 (2nd ed.). McFarland & Co. p. 602. ISBN 978-1476665993.
  6. ^ Paddington Bear: The Complete Series DVD (Warner Archive Collection), retrieved 28 November 2022