Spin Master has announced it is taking its franchise PAW Patrol from the small screen to the big screen.
The animated feature film will be distributed by Paramount Pictures. It will be produced by a Spin Master Entertainment in association with Nickelodeon Movies.
“We are thrilled to partner with Paramount and Nickelodeon to bring the PAW Patrol franchise, and the characters that children love, to the big screen,” says Jennifer Dodge, executive vice president, Spin Master Entertainment. “This first foray into the arena of feature film marks a significant strategic expansion for Spin Master Entertainment and our properties. This demonstrates our commitment to harnessing our own internal entertainment production teams to develop and deliver IP in a motion picture format and allows us to connect our characters to fans through shared theatrical experiences.”
Dodge will produce the film for Spin Master Entertainment. Ronnen Harary, co-founder and co-chief executive officer, Spin Master, Adam Beder, executive vice president, strategic partnership and franchise development, Spin Master, and Peter Schlessel, chief executive, FilmDistrict have also been named executive producers.
"Expanding PAW Patrol into the world of theatricals is a major milestone for this iconic property, and we can't wait for kids and families everywhere to experience it together,” says Brian Robbins, president, kids and family entertainment, ViacomCBS Domestic Media Networks. "We are incredibly excited to work with Spin Master Entertainment and our sister division Paramount Pictures on this latest title from the Nickelodeon Movies slate."
The PAW Patrol movie is the first of a number of feature films in the works by Spin Master’s Entertainment division. The film is slated to arrive in theaters in August 2021.
Spin Master’s PAW Patrol comes on the heels of the recent announcement of PAW Patrol audio content is set to launch in the U.K. later this year.