The Adventures of Paddington
Also known asLes aventures de Paddington (French)
Based onPaddington Bear
by Michael Bond
Developed by
Directed by
  • Chris Drew
  • Adam Shaw (S1)
  • Jez Hall (S2-)
Creative directorAdam Shaw (S2-)
Voices of
Theme music composerGary Barlow
Opening theme"Paddington Bear" (written and performed by Gary Barlow)
ComposerAmine Bouhafa
Country of origin
  • France
  • United Kingdom
Original languages
  • French
  • English
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes115 (list of episodes)
Executive producers
  • Karen Davidsen
  • Simon Quinn
EditorMary McKeogh
Running time22 minutes
Production companies
Original release
United Kingdom:
Nick Jr.
ReleaseDecember 20, 2019 (2019-12-20) –
Paddington Bear
The Adventures of Paddington Bear

The Adventures of Paddington (French: Les aventures de Paddington) is an animated television series developed for television by Jon Foster and James Lamont. The series is co-produced by Heyday Films and StudioCanal, with the participation of Nickelodeon, M6 and Piwi+. The animation for the series is produced by Blue-Zoo Animation Studio[2] and Superprod Studio.[3] The series is based on the Paddington Bear franchise. The series airs on Nickelodeon internationally, except in France where the series airs on Gulli and later on M6 and Piwi+.


The show centres on a younger Paddington as he writes letters to his Aunt Lucy celebrating the new things he's discovered throughout the day.


Main article: List of The Adventures of Paddington episodes

SeasonSegmentsEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
15341December 20, 2019 (2019-12-20)December 18, 2020 (2020-12-18)
25350February 19, 2021 (2021-02-19)October 1, 2022 (2022-10-01)
3TBATBAApril 3, 2023 (2023-04-03)TBA



The Adventures of Paddington was first announced on February 14, 2019 as part of Nickelodeon's 2019 upfront under the working title Paddington,[4] and the series' release date was later announced on 20 November 2019 with a new title, The Adventures of Paddington.[5] Ben Whishaw reprises his role as Paddington Bear from the two Paddington films.[5] Gary Barlow composed, wrote, and performed the theme song for the series.[6]

On February 17, 2021, it was announced that the second season would premiere on February 19, 2021.[7]

In July 2021, StudioCanal announced that a third season was in development.[8] On October 19, 2022, the third season was officially announced, and premiered on April 3, 2023.[9][10]


The Adventures of Paddington premiered on Nickelodeon in the United States on 20 January 2020. A sneak-peek premiere of the first episode aired on 20 December 2019. It is set to premiere on M6 in France on a future date,[11] although the series would eventually premiere in the country on Gulli.[1] In the United Kingdom, the series was premiered on Nick Jr. on 2 March 2020[12] and it first aired on Channel 5's Milkshake! block on 5 October. It started on Nick Germany in April 2020. The series first aired on Nick Jr. in Croatia on 31 October. The series also began airing in April 2021 on Nick Junior in Poland, where episodes can be watched in English.


The series won at the 2021 Daytime Emmys for Outstanding Pre-School Children's Animated Series.[13]


  1. ^ a b "Les aventures de Paddington".
  2. ^ "The Adventures of Paddington Animation". Blue Zoo. Retrieved December 17, 2020.
  3. ^ "Paddington". Superprod Studio. Archived from the original on October 29, 2021. Retrieved December 17, 2020.
  4. ^ Alex Ritman (February 14, 2019). "'Paddington' TV Series With Ben Whishaw Coming to Nickelodeon". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved November 30, 2019.
  5. ^ a b Matthew Aguilar (November 20, 2019). "Paddington Bear Returning In New Nickelodeon TV Series". Retrieved December 5, 2019.
  6. ^ Julia Hunt (November 20, 2019). "Gary Barlow performs theme tune for new Paddington series". Irish Independent. Retrieved December 12, 2019.
  7. ^ "Nickelodeon's Hit Preschool Series "The Adventures of Paddington" Returns for Season Two Friday, Feb. 19" (Press release). Nickelodeon. February 17, 2021. Retrieved March 29, 2023 – via The Futon Critic.
  8. ^ "'Paddington 3' Leads Studiocanal Slate Revealed at Cannes". 6 July 2021.
  9. ^ John Hopewell (October 19, 2022). "Studiocanal Renews Nickelodeon Global Deal on 'The Adventures of Paddington,' Season 3 (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved March 29, 2023.
  10. ^ "The Adventures of Paddington Episode Listings". The Futon Critic. Retrieved March 29, 2023.
  11. ^ "Paddington: une série animée sur le célèbre petit ours sera diffusée sur M6". BFM TV (in French). February 15, 2019. Retrieved December 21, 2019.
  12. ^ "NickALive!: Nick Jr. UK to Premiere 'The Adventures of Paddington' on Monday 2nd March 2020 at 4:30pm". January 5, 2020.
  13. ^ "2021 Daytime Emmy nominations, round 2! Full list of nominees for children's, animation, lifestyle and more". 28 June 2021.