When you’re translating a beloved children’s book character into CGI for a big screen adaptation, rule number one should be that you don’t make the character look terrifying. The producers of Paddington have broken that rule.
By giving the cuddly British bear the serene countenance of Colin Firth and combining that with a rain slicker (easily the creepiest of jackets), they’ve created a monster that will kill us where we sleep and suck the marmalade from our bones. The Internet took notice of this and took the appropriate action: by turning Paddington into a disturbing meme. They’ve finally created a bear more terrifying than Pedobear.
All images via Creepy Paddington.