The pooches of PAW Patrol are getting a sequel.
Spin Master Corp. and Nickelodeon Movies announced Wednesday that PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie will receive an exclusive theatrical release on Oct. 13, 2023. Paramount Pictures will distribute the follow-up, which is only one week before the Dune sequel is scheduled to premiere.
The popular preschool franchise is also expanding on the small screen: Nickelodeon and Spin Master are plotting a PAW Patrol television spinoff series based on a fan-favorite pup that will likewise debut in 2023.
The dual announcement follows the sleeper success of PAW Patrol: The Movie, which grossed more than $135 million at the global box office in late summer of this year despite a simultaneous debut on Paramount+ and despite the unexpected backlash on social media stemming from anti-law enforcement sentiment stoked by left-wing media outlets.
The PAW Patrol TV series airs in over 160 countries in 30 languages. Spin Master Entertainment launched the franchise in 2013.