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21 July 2014 @ 12:33 am
Awwww! That's So Sweet...Wait...  
Ben Whishaw has replaced Colin Firth as the voice for Paddington Bear.

At first when I saw the link, I thought it was going to be a cartoon film of the Paddington Bear series and thought the casting was perfect and rather sweet. But then I saw it's a live action version. With what looks like an actor in a life-sized bear costume. It almost looks like a horror movie now.
 
 
 
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on July 21st, 2014 05:06 am (UTC)
I believe Paddington is gollum-esque mocapped within the live action scenes, which makes it absolutely no less terrifying. I don't know what is going on with that film, but I sense there has been much breaking of paintbrushes and storming out of rooms.

However, Ben Whishaw's lovely voice might liven things up a bit. He should be rather sweet in the role. I was voice casting my daemons today for Reasons, and I think he would make a good voice for Molly's squirrel.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on July 21st, 2014 05:16 am (UTC)
I believe Paddington is gollum-esque mocapped within the live action scenes,

That almost makes it worse.

I was voice casting my daemons today for Reasons, and I think he would make a good voice for Molly's squirrel.

Ooo! He'd be a lovely Duinn.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on July 21st, 2014 05:31 am (UTC)

That almost makes it worse.


I saw the trailer. I did not grow up with Paddington bear, but even I was wincing at what they'd done to it. I'm not surprised Colin Firth bowed out.

Ooo! He'd be a lovely Duinn.

It just sort of occured to me that daemons wouldn't sound like their humans, and so I started to wonder who I would cast if I had to find them voices. Natalie Dormer is my Galdra, and Michelle Dockery is my Tzophiya. It's harder than you'd think to find the right person. No ideas for Demira or Issie yet.

Off to-bed. G'night!

shadowfireflameshadowfireflame on July 21st, 2014 12:08 pm (UTC)
Oh my goodness, that trailer is terrifying. Horror movie is right. They really should fix that: I remember Paddington as sweet and cuddly, not...whatever the hell that is.
ericadawn16: Optimismericadawn16 on August 1st, 2014 01:23 am (UTC)
I did grow up on Paddington. I have fond memories of waking up insanely early for school or whatever and it would mysteriously be on. I think they might have even been narrated by Donna's granddad, Wilfred...since I know he did The Wombles and it was a similar time period although The Wombles were never shown here. :(
I also read every book that the libraries owned.

However, it's a very different age now and I think it could work. My mom described him from the trailer as "Ted for the younger set."

The main thing they need to keep is that Paddington, although he can end up in a lot of trouble, never MEANS to get into trouble or cause harm, it's just an accident. At his core, they need to preserve that he's a very sweet bear with an addiction to marmalade.