The author of children's book series 'Paddington Bear' has said he is shocked by a PG classification awarded to the film as a result of "mild sex references".
Michael Bond (88), was reportedly not consulted over the big screen version of his children's books.
He has said he is "totally amazed" by the classification by the British Board of Film Classification, which they said was as a result of “dangerous behaviour, mild threat, mild sex references (and) mild bad language”.
Bond told the Daily Mail that he would be "very upset" if the claims were true.
"I might not sleep well tonight. I can’t imagine what the sex references are. It doesn’t enter into it with the books, certainly".
Bond makes a cameo in the film, which tells the story of Paddington Bear's arrival in London.
The Paddington books have sold 35m copies worldwide.