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PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie
                                review by Bobby Blakey

PAW Patrol debuted in 2013 on Nickelodeon and has since become a major franchise with the series recently renewed for a ninth season, toys, costumes, games and so much more. In 2021 the rescue canines went to the big screen with the feature film PAW Patrol: The Movie and now they ready to do once again with PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie featuring the voices of Mckenna Grace, Taraji P. Henson, Marsai Martin, Christian Convery, Ron Pardo, Lil Rel Howery, Kim Kardashian, Chris Rock, Serena Williams, Alan Kim, Brice Gonzalez, North West, Saint West, Christian Corrao, Luxton Handspiker, Nylan Parthipan, Callum Shoniker, James Marsden, Kristen Bell, and introducing Finn Lee-Epp.


PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie follows a magical meteor that crashes in Adventure City and gives the PAW Patrol pups superpowers, transforming them into The MIGHTY PUPS! For Skye, the smallest member of the team, her new powers are a dream come true, but things take a turn for the worse when the pups' archrival Humdinger breaks out of jail and teams up with Victoria Vance, a meteor-obsessed mad scientist, to steal the superpowers and turn themselves into supervillains. With the fate of Adventure City hanging in the balance, the Mighty Pups must stop the supervillains before it's too late, and Skye will need to learn that even the smallest pup can make the biggest difference.


This follow-up to their first successful feature looks to step its game and they did just that. If the story seems familiar to those that have been around the show it’s because they have taken the idea from the subseries of the Mighty Pups and expanded, it into a full new feature. Although it is basically taking the same idea it steps the game up with more depth, adventure and vibrant animation to keep the big screen series successful.   


I know I am not the demographic for this franchise but had an unexpectedly good time with the first film so was looking forward to seeing what else they could bring to the series. I have no idea of the back story or anything beyond these dogs in various rescue roles and clearly don’t need to know much more than that. The story is simple and brings just enough to keep it moving with some adventure and plenty of fun. Most of my knowledge outside of seeing the first movie comes from my granddaughter who is all about all things PAW Patrol. At 3 ½ years old she knows this show in and out and kept be schooled on everything involved. I can tell you this, she loved every minute of it. 

The animation looks excellent, filled with bright vibrant colors and some fun designs. One of the best things about this film is that the filmmakers once again understood the most important rule of making a feature adaptation, which is to make it bigger and bolder. Everything here feels bigger than the show itself as it should be. I found it silly obviously, but at the same time was having fun with it too. The super hero element was a blast and worked well into the focus of the bigger story and message they put into the action and adventure. OF course this isn’t anything deep and just a fun flick for kids but one that once again does so beyond what the TV series has to offer and worthy for families to have some fun with.


In addition to the film this release offers up bonus content including a look at the team's amazing superpowers, all-new super-suits, and upgraded vehicles with none other than Skye herself.  Plus, go inside the voiceover booth to hear from the actors who voice your favorite characters! 


Join the adventure and grab your copy of PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie available now on digital, Blu-ray and DVD from Paramount Home Entertainment.

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