From The Weinstein Company:
January 13, 2015 (NEW YORK, NY) – The Weinstein Company (TWC) announced today that “Shine,” the new track by music superstars Pharrell Williams and Gwen Stefani recorded specially for the upcoming film PADDINGTON, will have its video debut on both Yahoo! And YouTube. Williams and Stefani previously teamed up on songs including “Hollaback Girl”, “Can I Have It Like That”, and “Spark The Fire.” Pharrell recently received an Academy Award Nomination for his original song “Happy” featured in the animated film DESPICABLE ME 2. PADDINGTON hits theaters nationwide on January 16th.
Commented TWC and Dimension Co-Chairmen Bob and Harvey Weinstein: “Pharrell and Gwen’s song ‘Shine’ perfectly captures the fun, playful spirit of PADDINGTON and it’s incredibly exciting to have a genius duo like these two lending their voices to the movie. Yahoo! and YouTube are the places to go for the most cutting edge new music videos out there; what a perfect fit to have Pharrell and Gwen’s new track playing debuting there just in time for it to hit theaters.”
“What a wonderful opportunity, as a parent, to contribute to something as classic, authentic and generational to all of our lives, as Paddington Bear,” said Williams.
“I am honored to join forces with Pharrell and be part of bringing this beloved classic to life for Paddington’s next big adventure,” said Stefani.
PADDINGTON is the first film adaptation of author Michael Bond’s beloved classic series of children’s books. The film is produced by David Heyman (HARRY POTTER franchise, GRAVITY) and stars Hugh Bonneville (DOWNTON ABBEY), Sally Hawkins (HAPPY-GO-LUCKY), Jim Broadbent (HARRY POTTER, CLOUD ATLAS), Julie Walters (HARRY POTTER, BRAVE), Peter Capaldi (DOCTOR WHO), Michael Gambon (HARRY POTTER), Imelda Staunton (MALEFICENT), Nicole Kidman (THE HOURS, MOULIN ROUGE) and Ben Whishaw (SKYFALL) as the voice of Paddington. Paul King (THE MIGHTY BOOSH) wrote and directed the film.
PADDINGTON tells the story of the comic misadventures of a young Peruvian bear who travels to the city in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone, he begins to realize that city life is not all he had imagined – until he meets the kindly Brown family who read the label around his neck that says “Please look after this bear. Thank you,” and offer him a temporary haven. It looks as though his luck has changed until this rarest of bears catches the eye of a museum taxidermist. The film features an entirely computer-generated bear who interacts with a cast of esteemed actors.