Paddington Bear is back — this time in Israel. Paddington 2, which was released earlier this year in the U.S., is hitting Israeli theaters this weekend, just in time for Passover. You know what that means? The talking bear is eating his beloved marmalade — on matzah.
Israeli posters for the film show Paddington eating his famous marmalade sandwich between two pieces of matzah. Elsewhere, like in the U.S., he’s shown eating his sandwich between two pieces of white bread (typical).
— The Times of Israel (@TimesofIsrael) March 22, 2018
According to a spokeswoman for the Israeli distributor, the poster is meant to pay homage to Passover and celebrate the holiday of freedom (and unleavened bread).
There’s also good news for those of us not in the Holy Land: The movie was released on Amazon Video on March 5 and will be released on Digital HD on March 27. I personally can’t wait to watch it — considering I definitely teared up while watching the first one (I know, I know… but I grew up reading the books, what can I say).
I’m ever so excited to watch my new film #Paddington2 with the Browns this evening. I’m going to get some sticky buns and cream cakes from the bakery on my way home for us all to enjoy whilst we’re watching it! https://t.co/ypkXuwsha5 pic.twitter.com/Wlwmj4FzkW
— Paddington (@paddingtonbear) March 12, 2018