Days before Spin Master/Paramount/Nickelodeon’s PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie opens with a shot at No. 1 and $20M, a third theatrical movie has been announced for 2026.
The long-running preschool franchise, which is celebrating its tenth anniversary, saw its first theatrical release under Paramount (and Elevation Pictures in Canada) open during the pandemic, day and date with Paramount+, with a first weekend of $13.1M, domestic final of $40.1M and global of $144.3M.
Veteran animation director Cal Brunker (PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie; PAW Patrol: The Movie; Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature) will return to helm the third film. Jennifer Dodge, Spin Master Entertainment’s President, with Laura Clunie, Spin Master’s SVP Development Current Series & Feature Film, and Toni Stevens, Spin Master’s SVP Entertainment Production & Operations, will produce the film. Spin Master co-founder Ronnen Harary will executive produce.
The second feature film, PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie, counts a voiceover cast that includes Taraji P. Henson, Kristen Bell, Christian Convery, Brice Gonzalez, Mckenna Grace, Lil Rel Howery, Alan Kim, Finn Lee-Epp, James Marsden, Chris Rock, Serena Williams, North West and Saint West alongside returning cast from the first movie Kim Kardashian, Marsai Martin and Ron Pardo and existing voice cast members from the preschool series.
“PAW Patrol has entertained generations of preschoolers while subtly teaching them the value of community, inclusiveness and teamwork,” said Jennifer Dodge, Spin Master Entertainment’s President. “On the cusp of the premiere of our second, super-powered film, the universal love for our pups is stronger than ever. We’re thrilled to announce a third feature film, expanding the PAW Patrol universe further with an epic new adventure. Featuring action-packed missions and exploring new terrains, this movie will be larger-than-life and once again show how small paws can make big prints.”
Said Ramsey Naito, President of Paramount Animation & Nickelodeon Animation, “PAW Patrol remains in a class of its own as a beloved and recognizable cultural touchstone for kids and families everywhere. Alongside our partners at Spin Master, we are so excited to continue to bring these pups’ big screen adventures to PAW Patrol’s legion of fans around the world.”
The third movie will also be distributed in Canada by Elevation Pictures.
Timed to the theatrical release of the second movie this weekend, Spin Master founders Ronnen Harary, Anton Rabie and Ben Varadi will be inducted into the Toy Industry Hall of Fame at the Toy Foundation’s TOTY Awards gala.