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Sunday, March 18, 2012

Paddington Bear: UK's Favourite Animated Character

Super Ted wasn't quite super enough. Wallace & Gromit won't be wearing the trousers any more. And, the meerkats? Just a bit too "simples". Because at the British Animation Awards in London this week, Paddington Bear from Peru was voted our best animated character of all-time.

Paddington was created in 1958 by former BBC cameraman Michael Bond, when it was unleashed on the public as a story book, of which 35 million copies around the world have been sold to date. The most popular of these were turned into TV animations, aired in the mid-70s, and they're still making kids everywhere consider marmalade sandwiches as a viable lunch option.

Three cheers for Paddington!

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