Need something to cheer you up? Paddington Bear may be just the ticket, with a new trailer for Paddington 2 popping by overnight.

The last movie foray from the bear from deepest, darkest Peru was an absolute joy, and the ante seems to have been upped for Paddington 2 – it’s a full-on action-packed mystery!

Paddington has now happily settled with the Brown family and has become a popular member of the local community. With Aunt Lucy’s 100th birthday looming, he takes on a series of odd jobs so that he can buy her the perfect present. But then it’s stolen. What’s a bear to do?

Paul King (The Mighty Boosh) is back in the director’s chair for this sequel, while Ben Whishaw returns as the voice of Paddington. The entire Brown family – Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Madeleine Harris and Samuel Joslin – also return, along with Jim Broadbent. The addition of Hugh Grant makes proceedings even more delightfully British, while Brendan Gleeson gets to do the bad guy thing.

New additions to the cast include Noah Taylor, Joanna Lumley and Richard Ayoade (yes, Moss from The IT Crowd!).

Paddington 2 will be delighting Aussie cinema audiences from December 21.

If you missed the first adventures of Paddington, you can take him home now at JB Hi-Fi.