Spin Master, Nickelodeon unleash PAW Patrol movie

The popular puppy property's first feature will be distributed by Paramount Pictures in August 2021, followed by multiple films from Spin Master.
February 21, 2020

The pups from PAW Patrol are ready to sit and stay on the big screen. The brand’s first animated feature film—produced by Spin Master Entertainment in association with Nickelodeon Movies and distributed by Paramount Pictures—will hit theaters in August 2021.

The movie will be directed by Cal Brunker (Escape from Planet Earth), with Spin Master Entertainment’s EVP Jennifer Dodge producing. Ronnen Harary, co-CEO of Spin Master, will executive produce along with the company’s EVP of strategic partnership and franchise development Adam Beder, as well as film producer Peter Schlessel.

PAW Patrol The Movie is set to be the first of multiple feature films in the works by Spin Master’s entertainment division. It is also the most recent in a raft of Nickelodeon properties to get the Paramount treatment, following in the footsteps of 2016′s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, 2019′s Dora and the Lost City of Gold, this year’s The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run and the upcoming Rugrats movie.

PAW Patrol first launched in 2013 and now airs in 30 languages in more than 160 countries. The series was Spin Master’s first original preschool property and went on to become a ratings smash. For years PAW Patrol was also a driving force behind sales for the company’s preschool and girls segment (up 7% to US$493 million in fiscal 2017 and up 5% to US$517.5 million in fiscal 2018). The brand recently stumbled as declines contributed to the segment dipping 23.3% to US$63.3 million in Q1 2019, though it bounced back in Q2 2019 (up 10% to US$96.4 million).

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