Jammy Toast’s special friend, Paddington Bear, has been voted Britain’s best animated character of all time. The cuddly bear from darkest Peru beat a shortlist of other distinguished characters including Super Ted, Aleksandr Meerkat and Wallace and Gromit to the title. The announcement was made at the ninth British Animation Awards which took place in London. Other winners included The Gruffalo, Aardman Animations and Harry Potter.
We have some great news to impart today. Last week we sent Einstein and Ellery as a delegation to Meerkovo to try and talk Aleksandr into taking pity on poor Sergei. Their job was to talk Aleksandr into allowing him to come and join us here at Jammy Toast. After years of neglect and over-work at Compare the Meerkat, Sergei has been feeling very tired and frail; well beyond his years. Now, a week later, Einstein and Ellery have returned – With Sergei!
We have heard no news from Einstein and Ellery who, as you may remember, are on a mission to save Sergei from the evil paws of Aleksandr Orlov. We received a message from Einstein when he arrived in Russia and again when their plane landed in Meerkovo – but nothing since. We have all been holding our breaths here at Jammy Toast for news from the fearless duo but so far nothing. Meerkovo is not known for its modern communications technology so we are not overly concerned but we would like to know that both our bears and Sergei are in the best of health.
Following on from the heart-breaking plea we received from Sergei yesterday, we have sent a delegation of bears to Meerkovo to see if we can offer our help. Einstein and Ellery flew from Liverpool airport this morning on an Aeroflot flight to Russia where they will get a connecting flight to take them on to Meerkovo. Once there they will arrange a meeting with Aleksandr at the Orlov Mansion and see if we can help Sergei to spend his old age relaxing and not working his paws to the bones.