Paddington 2 writer and director Paul King calls himself a fan of Charlie Chaplin films, Pixar movies and the Wallace and Gromit clay animation series – all projects that feature innocent humor that can make the whole family laugh.
Such clean humor was his goal for the 2014 hit Paddington (PG) and also for the new movie Paddington 2 (PG), which opens in theaters Friday.
“There’s a great tradition of these sort of quality movies where the jokes are for everyone,” King said, adding that he wanted Paddington 2 to be the type of film “that can bind the whole family together.”
King is this week’s guest on a special edition of Live The Adventure Radio.
In Paddington 2, our lovable Peruvian bear is searching for the perfect present for his beloved Aunt Lucy’s 100th birthday, when he sees a unique pop-up book in a store and embarks upon a series of odd jobs to buy it. But when the book is stolen, it’s up to Paddington and his family, the Browns, to unmask the thief.
Listen as King discusses what attracted him to the Paddington series and what he hopes families get out of it.