Computer-generated special imagery has come a long way from the cuddly but synthetic-looking giant bears of 2007’s The Golden Compass. Now it’s possible for filmmakers to animate the movements of a 3’6” cub in the book-to-film adaptation of Paddington and, remarkably, give him a soul. Author Michael Bond’s endearing bear from “darkest Peru,” with an insatiable appetite for marmalade, comes across quite realistically on the big screen, considering the animal speaks. Pixels have made the ephemeral almost tangible.
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