What Michael Brown didn't know is that Paddington would become an international institution. Now the marmalade loving character is jumping onto the big screen.
CBC's film critic Eli Glasner was skeptical when he first heard about Paddington's live action film debut. But did Paddington, starring the 3D animated bear voiced by Ben Whishaw, manage to win him over?
Click on the video link above for Eli's full review.