I do have such a fondness for little bears. My favorite version of Paddington Bear is the one shown above (Circa 1975). Paddington was stop-motion animated while the scenery and people were all 2-D animated. It was the first time I had seen anything like it (I was like 5… but still). If you visit the Official Paddington Bear website you can see the various incarnations of Paddington, but we all know which one is the best.
Now that I think about it… it’s entirely possible that my affinity for all things English started with this lovely little bear. On the P.B. site there is a “Make & Do” tab with activities and printables. And hey… there is even a movie coming out next year:
How awesome is this?