Following the success of the first film, the pups will return in Paw Patrol: The Mighty Movie in autumn 2023 and a new spin-off series for TV.
Paw Patrol: The Mighty Movie follows the success of this summer’s Paw Patrol: The Movie release, which saw the expansion of the pre-school franchise onto the wide screen. The sequel will be distributed by Paramount Pictures and is set for an exclusive theatrical release on 13th October, 2023. Nickelodeon and Spin Master Entertainment have also announced a new Paw Patrol television series spin-off for one of the main pups set to debut in the same year.
Veteran animation director Cal Brunker will return to direct Paw Patrol: The Mighty Movie, which will see a magical meteor crash landing in Adventure City, transforming the Paw Patrol characters into The Mighty Pups with superpowers, which they use to fight their archrival Humdinger.
“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,” said Jennifer Dodge, Spin Master Entertainment’s president. “Judging by the exit polls, audience scores and positive critical reception, everyone had as much fun watching it, and re-watching 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-favourite pups in our spin-off.”
Brian Robbins, president and CEO, Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon; and chief content officer, Paramount+ Kids and Family, said: “Just as the first movie’s success in theatres 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. Here at Paramount and Nickelodeon, we 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.”
Paw Patrol: The Movie premiered in August grossing $40m domestically and more than $135m worldwide, making it the sixth highest grossing animated family film of the year to date.
The star-studded cast included Marsai Martin, Kim Kardashian West, Dax Shepard, Yara Shahidi, Jimmy Kimmel and Tyler Perry, as well as existing voice cast members from the pres-chool series. The film had a simultaneous release in cinemas and on Paramount+ and landed the number one spot on the streaming service at launch with families watching it an average of three times.