Since 1958 Paddington Bear has been delighting children and adults and is one of the world’s best known and loved bears.
Created by Michael Bond and illustrated by Peggy Fortnum, the very polite, immigrant bear from Darkest Peru, with his old hat, battered suitcase (complete with a secret compartment, enabling it to hold more items, than it would, at first appear), duffle coat and a love of marmalade sandwiches has become a classic character from English childrens’ literature. Paddington is always polite and well meaning, but can inflict ‘hard stares’ on those who incur his disapproval. He is always getting into trouble and tries ‘so hard to get things right’.
Paddington Bear books have been translated into over 30 languages and sold in excess of 30 million copies, worldwide. The stories follow Paddington’s adventures and mishaps in England. With the BBC having created a successful television series in the early years and Studio Canal having created two stunning films adored by all generations, demand for Paddington Bear gifts is strong.
Elgate Products Limited is the official UK & France Licensee of Paddington Bear gifts and stationery.