LONDON (AP) – British film authorities have managed to find dangerous behavior and sexual innuendo in a film about Paddington Bear – a development that the bear’s 88-year-old creator says leaves him “totally amazed”.
The British Board of Film Classification gave “Paddington” a parental guidance rating, saying it contains “dangerous behaviour, mild
threat, mild sex references and mild bad language”.
The rating means the film is suitable for general viewing but some scenes may be unsuitable for children under eight-years-old.
The board said the film’s scenes of dangerous behavior include Paddington hiding inside a refrigerator.
Michael Bond, the author who created the much-beloved children’s book character, said he had not yet seen the family film, which follows the adventures of the talking bear from Peru who travels to London looking for a new home.