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The lovable, marmalade-eating Paddington Bear is coming to Nickelodeon.

"Paddington" franchise producers Studiocanal and David Heyman are teaming up with the network on a new CGI-animated series, with Ben Whishaw returning to voice the character.

Each episode will open and close with Paddington's letters to Aunt Lucy as he tells her what he's learned about life through the day's new adventure.

The fully-animated series will be aimed at pre-schoolers and air on Nickelodeon’s networks in 2020.

"It is a joy to bring this uniquely life-enhancing bear to a whole new audience of younger children," Heyman said. "We are thrilled that the inimitably brilliant Ben Whishaw will continue to voice Paddington."

The two "Paddington" movies have been big hits, both commercially and critically. The 2014 original earned $268 million worldwide, Studiocanal's biggest theatrical release of all time. The 2017 sequel took in more than $227.3 million worldwide.

"Paddington 3" is currently in development.