Promotions for the upcoming family comedy Paddington have hit a few snags. First came a trailer that came off more creepy than cute. Then esteemed British leading man Colin Firth bailed from providing the voice of the adored bear from Michael Bond's children's books. But things have been looking up with the crush-inducing Ben Whishaw stepping in, and more recent trailers proving more charming. On this upswing, Studio Canal has unveiled an artistic approach to movie promotion, unveiling a series of Paddington Bear statues that will be placed throughout London.
The Paddington Trail will exhibit these bears from November 4th to December 30th. While most of the sculpts of these Paddington statues are identical, each has been issued a custom-paint job, some at the hands of celebs. We've selected our favorites below.
Harry Potter star Emma Watson has spread her wings as an actress and activist. So it's fitting that her statue "Flutterby" is adored with vibrant portraits of butterflies.
Scottish actor Peter Capaldi paid homage to his latest gig, painting Paddington in Doctor Who regalia.
Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch followed suit, patterning Paddington after his most iconic character to date.
For more designs, including an incredible Downton Abbey bear, click on!