A spinoff series focusing on one of the main pups is also on its way
The “Paw Patrol” universe is expanding. On Wednesday, it was announced that the lovable pups will not only be getting a sequel to “Paw Patrol: The Movie,” but a spinoff television series as well.
“Paw Patrol: The Mighty Movie” — greenlit by Spin Master Entertainment and Nickelodeon movies, with distribution from Paramount Pictures — will hit theaters on Oct. 13, 2023. Cal Brunker, who directed the first film, will also direct the sequel.
Here’s the logline from the studio for “The Mighty Movie”: “When a magical meteor crash lands in Adventure City, it gives the PAW Patrol pups superpowers, transforming them into The MIGHTY PUPS! For Skye, the smallest member of the team, her new powers are a dream come true. But things take a turn for the worse when the pups’ arch rival Humdinger breaks out of jail and teams up with a mad scientist to steal the superpowers for the two villains. With the fate of Adventure City hanging in the balance, the Mighty Pups have to stop the supervillains before it’s too late, and Skye will need to learn that even the smallest pup can make the biggest difference.”
“We loved telling a deeper ‘PAW Patrol’ story on a bigger canvas and are pleased that the movie connected so strongly with kids and families around the world,” Jennifer Dodge, president of Spin Master Entertainment, said in a statement. “Judging by the exit polls, audience scores and positive critical reception, everyone had as much fun watching it, and rewatching it, as we did making it. We’re looking forward to taking kids on a new adventure in the second film with our partners and can’t wait to further expand our storytelling with one of the fan-favorite pups in our spin-off.”
The “Paw Patrol” spinoff series, also due in 2023, will center around one of the main pups, Spin Master and Nickelodeon said Wednesday.
“Paw Patrol: The Movie” was released both in theaters and day-and-date on Paramount+, but even with the hybrid release, it brought in $40 million domestically and $135 million worldwide. The film featured the voices of Marsai Martin, Kim Kardashian West, Dax Shepard, Yara Shahidi, Jimmy Kimmel and Tyler Perry, as well as existing voice cast members from the preschool series.
“Just as the first movie’s success in theaters and streaming confirmed ‘Paw Patrol’s’ status and power as a top, globally loved franchise, this second theatrical release paired with the property’s very first television spin off will mark another major step in creating a universe of characters and stories to reach even more fans everywhere,” Brian Robbins, president and CEO of Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon and chief content officer of Paramount+ Kids and Family, said in a statement. “We here at Paramount and Nickelodeon are focused on keeping the momentum going with our great partners at Spin Master to keep giving kids and families more ‘Paw Patrol’ adventures across multiple mediums.”
The film will be produced by Jennifer Dodge, Spin Master Entertainment’s president; Laura Clunie, Spin Master’s senior vice president of development and feature film; and Toni Stevens, Spin Master’s senior vice president of entertainment production and operations. Executive producers are Spin Master co-founder Ronnen Harary, Spin Master EVP Adam Beder and Peter Schlessel.
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