Paddington Bear

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Paddington Bear's Creator Dies

Michael Bond was 91

(Newser) - It was a last-minute Christmas gift for his wife that inspired Michael Bond to create Paddington bear, the marmalade-loving teddy in a duffel coat and floppy hat. Bond would go on to see his creation enchant children for more than half a century and become an icon immortalized in print,... More »

College to Show American Sniper After All

University of Michigan says cancellation was 'mistake'

(Newser) - The University of Michigan bowed to pressure and canceled an upcoming screening of American Sniper , replaced the movie with Paddington, and took some flak for caving. So the college announced last night it's going back to its original plan to air the controversial Bradley Cooper movie, with the VP... More »

Paddington, at 50, Gets a Very 2008 Makeover

Immigration becomes bear necessity in forthcoming update

(Newser) - Paddington Bear is celebrating his 50th birthday with a comeback, the Daily Telegraph reports, as the first new book in 30 years arrives soon. Though the marmalade-loving furball will be charming as ever, Paddington Here and Now might raise controversy: It’s about immigration. More »

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