The 2023 Canadian computer-animated superhero comedy film PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie is based on the Keith Chapman-created television series PAW Patrol. The film was directed by Cal Bunker, who also co-wrote the screenplay along with Bob Barmen from a plot by Morris, Barley, and Bunker. It is the follow-up to the 2021 movie PAW Patrol: The Movie. A number of the TV show’s cast members, including Christian Corral (who played Marshall), Lurton Handspike (who played Rubble), Callus Shinier (who played Rocky), and Ron Pardon (who acted both Cap’s The turbot and Mayor Humdinger), supplied voices for the movie. They are joined by a voice cast consisting of Kim, Chris Rock, Lil Reel Showery, Serena Williams, North West, Saint West, Tarija P. Henson, and McKenna Grace (voicing Skye).
Spin Master Entertainment produced the movie, which Universal Films’ Nick Movies released worldwide and through Elevation Pictures in Canada. The movie is the second one produced by Spin Master Entertainment. When Bunker declared that he was interested in producing a follow-up following the success of the original, plans for one were first laid out in August 2021. Spin Master gave it their official approval in November 2021, with an initial release date of October 13, 2023, before moving it up to September 2023. Bunker would once again serve as director. Pinar Topaz replaced Heritor Pereira as the musical score composer, and Micros Image in Montreal provided the animation once more. Following Henson’s passing, a significant amount of the principal voice cast emerged in January 2023.
Director Cal Bunker expressed interest in a sequel to PAW Patrol: The Movie, which was announced by Spin Master in November 2021. The sequel, titled PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie, will feature elements from the Mighty Pups sub-theme, with the story of Skye, the smallest member of the team, exploring her new powers in Adventure City. Jennifer Dodge, who produced the film sequel, aims to tell a deeper story that resonates with kids and families worldwide, based on the success of the first film.
It was revealed that Tarija P. Henson would join the cast in a new role in May 2022. She stated, “I am so excited to be a part of the next PAW Patrol theater adventure,” after joining the sequel’s cast. I don’t want to give too much away, but my character in the movie presents the pups with some new challenges that they have to overcome as a group. I believe the movie sends a strong message to children about how, despite their small size, they can still have an impact on their community.
On January 25, 2023, Serena Williams, Kristen Bell, Christian Convey, McKenna Grace, Lil Reel Showery, James Marsden, Kim (as Delores again), Marisa Martin (as Liberty again), Ron Pardon (as Mayor Humdinger again), Callus Shinier (as Rocky again), Alan Kim, Brice Gonzalez, North West, Saint West, Lurton Handspike (as Rubble from Rubble & Crew again replacing Keegan He In Spirit Untamed, Grace and Martin have previously collaborated. Ramsey Naito, president of Paramount Animation and Nickelodeon Animation, previewed a clip during Paramount’s presentation at Cinema in April.
On January 25, 2023, it was revealed that Pinar Topaz will write the musical score for the movie in place of the first movie’s composer, Heritor Pereira. Three unique songs that will be written just for the movie were also verified. While Christina Aguilera plays “Learning to Fly,” which was released by RCA Records on September 22, McKenna Grace performs “Bark to the Beat” with black bear, which was released by Photo Finish Records on September 15. On September 29, 2023, the same day that the movie opened in theaters, the soundtrack album was released.
On September 23, 2023, PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie had its theatrical debut earlier in some European nations, including Portuguese. On September 29, it will be made available in the US and Canada. The project was initially scheduled to be released on October 13, 2023, in November 2021, however in February 2023, that date was moved up by two weeks to become the present one. The movie is slated for release in several countries in October 2023; the United Kingdom, for instance, offered a special charity preview on September 24, 2023, to benefit Medicine.
Spin Master established a line of toys and action figures in August 2023.