Film and TV

Framestore: “Please look after this bear.”

Image Courtesy of Heyday Films, Studio Canal & Framestore

See how Framestore used Mari and Nuke on Paddington

Say VFX, and most people think summer blockbusters, explosions and epic scenes from space. But this past December, Framestore put its massive talents to use to bring Paddington, one of the world’s most beloved bears, to life. Using Mari® and Nuke®, Framestore created a lead character who melted the hearts of audiences worldwide, against a backdrop that captures the unique spirit of London. 


[Mari] allows for more complex and detailed texturing. It’s being able to work in 2D and 3D—that can’t be underestimated.

Behind the scenes of Paddington bear the movie
Paddington bear - behind the software that brought him to life