Possibly after musing on the success of the delightful Paddington movies, the Americans are preparing to let loose Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile.

Don’t panic though, because Lyle is a chilled, cool and friendly croc. Really (yes, we missed the best-selling book series by Bernard Waber, if it’s ever been a thing locally).

Shawn Mendes gives voice to Lyle, which is handy as there seem to be several songs, penned by Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, who gave us the tunes in The Greatest Showman.

Other cast members include Constance Wu, Javier Bardem, Scoot McNairy and Brett Gelman.

Here’s the snappy official line: “When the Primm family moves to New York City, their young son Josh struggles to adapt to his new school and new friends. All of that changes when he discovers Lyle – a singing crocodile who loves baths, caviar and great music – living in the attic of his new home. The two become fast friends, but when Lyle’s existence is threatened by evil neighbour Mr. Grumps, the Primm’s must band together with Lyle’s charismatic owner, Hector P. Valenti, to show the world that family can come from the most unexpected places and there’s nothing wrong with a big singing crocodile with an even bigger personality.”

You can likely understand why we’re getting Paddington vibes. But at least he spared us the singing!

Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile is set to be released in Australian cinemas on Boxing Day (December 26). Now, cue Stevie:

Paddington at JB Hi-Fi.