Following on from the success of PAW Patrol: The Movie earlier this year, Spin Master has confirmed that it is working on a second big screen feature for the preschool powerhouse franchise.
PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie will be produced in association with Nickelodeon Movies and will be distributed with Paramount Pictures. It is due for theatrical release on 13 October 2023.
In addition, Nickelodeon and Spin Master Entertainment have also revealed a new PAW Patrol TV series spin-off for one of the main pups, due to debut in the same year.
“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, president of Spin Master Entertainment. “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.”
Brian Robbins, president and ceo, Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon, plus chief content officer, Paramount+ Kids and Family, added: “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.”
PAW Patrol: The Movie premiered in August and has so far grossed $40 million in the US and more than $135 million worldwide, making it the sixth highest grossing animated family film of the year to date.