Ever since the live-action animated film, Paddington, hit the theaters four years ago, this furry friend has captured the hearts of the audience—both young and old. And with the recent release of its sequel last November, this pantless bear has truly become a sensation.
But when Disney released its teaser trailer for Christopher Robin which features Winnie-the-Pooh, another iconic pantless bear we all loved as kids, this sparked an online battle between the two adorable bears.
A twitter user suggested a UFC-style fight between the two, because apparently, only one fuzzy bear can reign supreme in hearts of the bear-loving moviegoers.
— BossLogic (@Bosslogic) March 7, 2018
— karen h. (@karenyhan) March 6, 2018
And who doesn’t love a good fight? People were quick to place their bets on who will come out triumphant.
controversial opinion but Paddington Bear would absolutely destroy Winnie the Pooh in a fight and he would barely break a sweat in the process
— Elliot (@ElliotHetherton) March 6, 2018
winnie the pooh > paddington bear, let's get into it
— Katy Stoll (@katystoll) March 6, 2018
Pooh has a completely fantastic cast of characters that basically represent different emotional states children go through and deals with them! So much better than Paddington
— James Orville (@Trunansylva) March 6, 2018
Pooh is washing Paddington in a fight fwiw cause the Hundred Acre Wood is too mixxie but if the battlefield is puzzles and brain power, Pad wins.
— Craig Bro Dude (@CraigSJ) March 6, 2018
Paddington v Pooh: Dawn of Justice
— Ethan Dunlap (@thisissolemons) March 6, 2018
paddington (who represents the freudian concept of the super-ego) loves marmalade, which contains all the vitamins and minerals a bear needs for a whole day. winnie the pooh (a symbol of man's id) covets honey, which is gluttonous bee excrement that has no nutritional value.
— literally satan (@kiefdemons) March 6, 2018
While others insisted that these two friendly bears need not go against each other.
please stop trying to make pooh and paddington fight
we have like eleven pure things left
— Brock Wilbur (@brockwilbur) March 7, 2018
I am still reeling from Janney v. Metcalf and I frankly just do not have the energy for Pooh v. Paddington pic.twitter.com/oS9UUwQ69X
— Marc (@MarcSnetiker) March 6, 2018
Friends, Paddington wouldn’t participate in this conflict-oriented narrative. He’d say there’s plenty of room for two kind little bears and make a marmalade-honey sandwich for Pooh. https://t.co/k67RO9XvVv
— Kevin T. Paddington (@KevinTPorter) March 7, 2018
paddington vs pooh is terrible. they would be friends
— antonio (@guapitx) March 7, 2018
Paddington is a real bear and Pooh is an anthropomorphic teddy bear – stop pitting bears against each other. WE CAN HAVE BOTH!!!
— Lauren Puga (@kittentarantino) March 6, 2018
Thank you Lauren, I think there is definitely enough room on this wonderful planet for (at least!) 2 lovable bears! Whether we are real bears or teddy bears it does not matter, as long as we're kind and polite the world will be right! Paddington out. pic.twitter.com/XPUKlwkcsq
— Paddington 2 News (@Paddington2News) March 7, 2018
Yet, in all these, we have to remember that Paddington and Winnie-the-Pooh are legendary characters from children’s literature, highly beloved by children all over the world, and plays a huge part in the British culture—even before they made their film debut. So, if they have been able to share the world of books then, why can’t they both exist in the world of film as well?
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