@SPINMASTER ENTERTAINMENT, @NICKELODEON MOVIES AND @PARAMOUNTPICS ANNOUNCE A STAR-STUDDED ENSEMBLE OF NEW AND RETURNING VOICE TALENT FOR THE UPCOMING PAW PATROL: THE MIGHTY MOVIE™ ANIMATED MOTION PICTURE
Kristen Bell, Christian Convery, Mckenna Grace, Lil Rel Howery, James Marsden, and Serena Williams Join Previously Announced Taraji P. Henson and Returning Cast Members Kim Kardashian, Marsai Martin, and Ron Pardo
The movie is slated for an exclusive theatrical release on October 13th, 2023
TORONTO, Jan. 25, 2023 /CNW/ – Following the global success of PAW Patrol: The Movie™, Spin Master Entertainment, Nickelodeon Movies and Paramount Pictures today revealed a star-studded lineup of new and returning talent who will join Golden Globe winning Taraji P. Henson (“Empire”, Muppets Haunted Mansion) for the upcoming sequel PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie™. The CGI animated film, a Spin Master Entertainment production in association with Nickelodeon Movies, will be distributed by Paramount Pictures and is set for an exclusive theatrical release on October 13th, 2023.
Preschoolers’ favorite team of pups return to the big screen with new voice talent including Golden Globe® nominated actor Kristen Bell (Frozen, Zootopia), Christian Convery (“Sweet Tooth“), Mckenna Grace (Gifted, “The Handmaid’s Tale”), Lil Rel Howery (Get Out, Free Guy), James Marsden (Disenchanted, Sonic The Hedgehog), Finn Lee-Epp (Let Him Go) as Ryder, and tennis ace Serena Williams. A trio of new pups also join the ranks, voiced by Critics Choice Award winner Alan Kim (Minari), TikTok star Brice Gonzalez of EnkyBoys and North West, who joins her mom Kim Kardashian, returning as Delores from the first movie, along with a cameo by her brother, Saint West. Additional cast members reprising their roles include Marsai Martin (Liberty), Ron Pardo (Mayor Humdinger) and Callum Shoniker (Rocky).
The film’s score is composed and produced by Emmy-nominated Pinar Toprak (Captain Marvel, The Lost City).
“This year marks the 10th anniversary of the PAW Patrol® franchise and what better way to celebrate than the release of our second feature film,” said Jennifer Dodge, Spin Master’s President of Entertainment and Producer of the film. “As we continue to expand the PAW Patrol universe for fans, we’ll follow the pups on mightier missions and explore their backstories, this time with a heartwarming tale centered around our heroine Skye. With this cast of dynamic voice talent, we’re bringing a whole new level of excitement to the big screen.”
Added Ramsey Naito, President of Nickelodeon Animation and Paramount Animation, “Following the historic success of the first film, which truly reinforced the global love for this franchise, we knew that this sequel called not only for an equally great story, but for world-class talent to bring these characters to life once again.”
In 2021, pup domination ensued when the preschool powerhouse franchise’s first feature film premiered in theatres, opening in the number one spot in more than 25 countries and amassing over $150 million worldwide at the box office. With a simultaneous day and date release on Paramount+ in the United States, the film quickly became one of the most watched Paramount+ originals. Since the service’s launch, PAW Patrol: The Movie has been watched 5 times on average per subscriber household, making it the most consumed movie on the service.
The follow-up feature sees veteran animation director Cal Brunker (PAW Patrol: The Movie, Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature) return to direct where he has reunited with his writing partner Bob Barlen (PAW Patrol: The Movie, Bigfoot Family) who takes on the role as associate producer. Jennifer Dodge, Spin Master Entertainment’s President, with Laura Clunie, Spin Master’s Senior Vice President Development Current Series & Feature Film, and Toni Stevens, Spin Master’s Senior Vice President, Entertainment Production & Operations, produce the film. Ronnen Harary, Spin Master’s Co-Founder, Adam Beder, Spin Master’s Executive Vice President, and Peter Schlessel executive produce.
Additional new cast members include Luxton Handspiker (Slumberland, “PAW Patrol” TV Series), Christian Corrao (“Dino Dana”) and Nylan Parthipan (“PAW Patrol” TV Series).
The film is being distributed in Canada by Elevation Pictures.
PAW PATROL: THE MIGHTY MOVIE Synopsis
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’ archrival Humdinger breaks out of jail and teams up with Victoria Vance, a meteor-obsessed mad scientist, to steal the superpowers and turn themselves into supervillains. 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.
About Spin Master
Spin Master Corp. (TSX:TOY) is a leading global children’s entertainment company, creating exceptional play experiences through its three creative centres: Toys, Entertainment and Digital Games. With distribution in over 100 countries, Spin Master is best known for award-winning brands PAW Patrol®, Bakugan®, Kinetic Sand®, Air Hogs®, Hatchimals®, Rubik’s Cube® and GUND®, and is the global toy licensee for other popular properties. Spin Master Entertainment creates and produces compelling multiplatform content, through its in-house studio and partnerships with outside creators, including the preschool franchise PAW Patrol and numerous other original shows, short-form series and feature films. The Company has an established presence in digital games, anchored by the Toca Boca® and Sago Mini® brands, offering open-ended and creative game and educational play in digital environments. Through Spin Master Ventures, the Company makes minority investments globally in emerging companies and start-ups. With over 30 offices in close to 20 countries, Spin Master employs more than 2,000 team members globally. For more information visit spinmaster.com or follow-on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter @spinmaster.
Nickelodeon, now in its 43rd year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The brand includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, digital, location-based experiences, publishing and feature films. For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon is a part of Paramount’s (Nasdaq: PARA, PARAA) global portfolio of multimedia entertainment brands.
About Paramount Pictures
Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment, is a unit of Paramount Global (NASDAQ: PARA, PARAA), a leading global media and entertainment company that creates premium content and experiences for audiences worldwide. Paramount Pictures has some of the most powerful brands in filmed entertainment, including Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, and Paramount Players. PPC operations also include Paramount Home Entertainment, Paramount Pictures International, Paramount Licensing Inc., and Paramount Studio Group.