January 25, 2023
Following the global success of Paw Patrol: The Movie, Paramount Pictures Jan. 25 revealed the voice lineup for the upcoming sequel Paw Patrol: The Mighty Movie, which is set for theatrical release on Oct. 13 — 10 years after the debut of Nickelodeon’s “Paw Patrol” TV Series.
Joining Golden Globe winning Taraji P. Henson (“Empire,” Muppets Haunted Mansion) for the CGI animated sequel, are Golden Globe nominated Kristen Bell (Frozen, Zootopia), James Marsden (Disenchanted, Sonic The Hedgehog), tennis ace Serena Williams, Christian Convery (“Sweet Tooth“), Mckenna Grace (Gifted, “The Handmaid’s Tale”), Lil Rel Howery (Get Out, Free Guy), and Finn Lee-Epp (Let Him Go) as Ryder.
A trio of new pups join the sequel, voiced by Critics Choice Award winner Alan Kim (Minari), TikTok star Brice Gonzalez of EnkyBoys and North West, who joins her mom, social media star 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).
“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,” Ramsey Naito, president of Nickelodeon Animation and Paramount Animation, said in a statement.
In 2021, the preschool-themed franchise’s first feature film premiered in theaters, opening No. 1 in more than 25 countries and generating more than $150 million worldwide at the box office. With a simultaneous day and date release on Paramount+ in the U.S., the movie became one of the most watched Paramount+ originals. Since the streaming service’s launch, Paw Patrol: The Movie has been watched five times on average per subscriber household, making it the most consumed movie on the service, according to Paramount.
The follow-up feature veteran animation director Cal Brunker (Paw Patrol: The Movie, Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature) return, reuniting with his writing partner Bob Barlen (Paw Patrol: The Movie, Bigfoot Family), who takes on the role of associate producer. Jennifer Dodge, Spin Master Entertainment’s president, with Laura Clunie, Spin Master’s SVP of development for current series and feature film, and Toni Stevens, Spin Master’s SVP of entertainment production and operations, produce the film. Ronnen Harary, Spin Master’s co-founder, Adam Beder, Spin Master’s EVP, 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.