The literary childhood favorite Paddington Bear is making an "unexpected arrival" on the big screen.
Downton Abbey's Hugh Bonneville, Blue Jasmine's Sally Hawkins, Oscar winners Nicole Kidman and Colin Firth are among the A-list actors involved in the Paddington movie.
The book-turned-movie follows the comic misadventures of a young Peruvian bear, voiced by Firth, with a passion for all things British. He travels to London in search of a home, and after finding himself lost and alone at Paddington Station, he meets the kind Brown family (Bonneville and Hawkins), who read the label around his neck: "Please look after this bear. Thank you."
The couple offer the lovable bear a temporary haven, but his luck soon changes when this rarest of bears catches the eye of a museum taxidermist.
Paddington hits theaters Dec. 12, 2014. Were you a fan of the Paddington Bear books growing up?