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 on the animated film from Nick, Spin Master, and Paramount, hitting theaters this October 13.
Following the global success of PAW Patrol: The Movie, Spin Master Entertainment, Nickelodeon Movies and Paramount Pictures revealed a star-studded lineup of new and returning talent joining Golden Globe winning Taraji P. Henson (Empire, Muppets Haunted Mansion) on the upcoming sequel PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie. The 3DCG animated film will debut exclusively in theaters 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. Cast members reprising their roles include Marsai Martin as Liberty; Ron Pardo as Mayor Humdinger; and Callum Shoniker as Rocky.
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 mother Kim Kardashian returning as Delores from the first movie, along with a cameo from brother Saint West. Additional new cast members include Luxton Handspiker (Slumberland, PAW Patrol TV Series); Christian Corrao (Dino Dana); and Nylan Parthipan (PAW Patrol TV Series).
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 release on Paramount+ in the United States, the film quickly became one of the most watched Paramount+ originals. Since the service's launch, the average subscriber household has watched PAW Patrol: The Movie five times, making it the most consumed movie on the service.
“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.”
Ramsey Naito, President of Nickelodeon Animation and Paramount Animation, added, “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.”
The follow-up feature sees veteran animation director Cal Brunker (PAW Patrol: The Movie, Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature) return to direct, reunited with writing partner Bob Barlen (PAW Patrol: The Movie, Bigfoot Family), who takes on the role of associate producer. Dodge, along 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.
The film’s score is composed and produced by Emmy Award nominated Pinar Toprak (Captain Marvel, The Lost City).
PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie is a Spin Master Entertainment production in association with Nickelodeon Movies, and will be distributed by Paramount Pictures.
Source: Spin Master