John Rockefeller’s PADDINGTON SAVES CHRISTMAS is now streaming online
In Paddington Saves Christmas, the beloved bear of books and screens for children of all ages stars in a holiday special, now airing online.
The largest streaming event of its kind, the virtual show will air simultaneously in the UK, US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, and will be available until January 4, 2022. It s This is the first production created by Rockefeller Studios, marking the expansion to filmed content.
Watch the show here.
Inspired by Rockefeller Productions’ highly acclaimed theatrical production, Paddington Gets in A Jam, this unique puppet show was created for the whole family. This special production has been developed for children and families to enjoy at home while on vacation while raising funds for theaters around the world that are unable to offer family entertainment this year.
In Jonathan Rockefeller’s Paddington Saves Christmas, Paddington helps his ever cranky neighbor, Mr. Curry, who panics over the arrival of an important visitor for the holidays. Paddington volunteers to help Mr. Curry get his house ready for Christmas, but in typical Paddington fashion, his good intentions lead from one situation to the next!
“It was so exciting to bring Paddington on stage and to see the joy it has brought to so many people. After the year that we have all had, I am delighted to present this famous bear to the public in a way than he has ever known before. Paddington Save Christmas is the perfect way to celebrate this holiday season. “- Jonathan Rockefeller, Creator / Director.
Paddington Saves Christmas was designed by Rockefeller Studios in partnership with StudioCanal. It is written and directed by Jonathan Rockefeller, filmed and edited by Kevin Guzewich, with a puppet creation by Rockefeller Productions. The cast includes AJ Ditty as Mr. Curry, Christine McBurney as Aunt Matilda and Jake Bazel, Chris Palmieri and Kirsty Moon as the Paddington puppeteers.
Jonathan Rockefeller and Rockefeller Productions took on the challenge of reimagining Disney’s Winnie the Pooh for a new audience by bringing it to life on stage as a puppet. The company has received worldwide accolades, from critics and audiences alike, for its production of The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show, with 14 productions performed on 4 continents.
A long run of the show in New York City has resulted in Drama Desk and Off-Broadway Alliance nominations, as has their production of Paddington Gets in a Jam, which is currently on tour in China and will be touring the United States. next year. Other projects include the award-winning short, 10 Little Rubber Ducks, written by eminent author / illustrator Eric Carle.
For more than 60 years, British-born writer Michael Bond has delighted readers around the world with his stories about Paddington, the marmalade-loving Peruvian bear. The cuteness and humor of the stories appeal to children and adults alike, ensuring Paddington’s enduring popularity from generation to generation.
HarperCollins Children’s Books have published The Adventures of Paddington continuously since October 13, 1958 when, as William Collins, they first introduced A Bear Called Paddington to the world. Since then, The Adventures of Paddington have been adapted several times for television and in late 2014 Paddington made their big screen debut.
Another Paddington 2 film followed in 2017 with a third in the works. In 2020 a brand new Paddington TV series designed for preschool audiences, The Adventures of Paddington launched on Nickelodeon, introducing it to a whole new group of fans. The second series was launched in 2021 and a third is in development.
The Copyrights Group owns the rights to Paddington and leads the development of the brand. StudioCanal is the producer of films and TV series. The two entities are owned by the content, media and communications group Vivendi.