The movie fans have been waiting for!
Filled with pup-tastic adventure and laughs this movie will have you up out of your seat cheering for your favorite Paw Patrol pups. A must-see for Paw Patrol fans! Paw Patrol: The Movie hits theaters and Paramount+ on August 20, 2021. Below is my movie review and interview with Marsai Martin (Liberty) Iain Armitage (Chase)! (Spoiler-free of course! As an added extra bonus you can grab a Paw Patrol Activity Book HERE.)
My Paw Patrol: The Movie Review
We are huge Paw Patrol fans, and Paw Patrol: The Movie did not disappoint. The movie actually surprised me and exceeded my expectations. The animation, story, and characters work so well together that the movie had my kids and me rolling with laughter, and my kids have asked to watch it every day since we screened it.
There are a lot of movies that are being made into live-action movies now, and Paw Patrol is not the kind of show that would have looked good as a live-action movie. So the animation used for the movie is the right call and it is beautiful, vibrant, and brings the characters to life. Personally, it is actually going to be hard to watch the Paw Patrol TV show with the old animation, because the animation in the new movie is that good.
The story and Characters
Paw Patrol: The Movie is the perfect movie for kids. It is a wholesome movie but brings all of the feels when it comes to the characters. We are introduced to a new character, Liberty, and she has now become my youngest’s favorite character. So many kids are going to love Liberty and her upbeat, happy, and determined personality.
But the main focus of the movie is really on the pup Chase and his struggles with his past in Adventure City. Chase’s story helps to teach kids it’s ok to ask for help, take a rest, and to talk about what is bothering them. We also get to see the rest of the Paw Patrol team as they help their friends. As well as helping to save Adventure City. If you have a favorite pup you will see them in action with new vehicles, and with some pretty funny jokes. (Especially Rubble, and we learn how the Ryder affords all of the Paw Patrol buildings and vehicles. Haha!)
As you can tell we loved the movie, and cannot wait to see it again. But the movie is limited in its audience. If you are not a fan of Paw Patrol, or you do not have young kids the movie may not interest you. You may find it boring. If you are a fan of Paw Patrol you will love the movie. Because of this, I give Paw Patrol: The Movie a C+. BUT! If you have young kids Paw Patrol is the perfect summer movie for them. (It is rated G, and does contain some peril but not a lot.) It may even spark a love of Paw Patrol in them!
Press Junket Interview with Marsai Martin (Liberty) Iain Armitage (Chase)
Recently I had the amazing chance to interview Marsai Martin who voices Liberty and Iain Armitage who voices Chase. We learned about what they took away from the film and hoped audiences would take away from the film, and so much more. Click below to watch!
The PAW Patrol is on a roll! When their biggest rival, Humdinger, becomes Mayor of nearby Adventure City and starts wreaking havoc, Ryder and everyone’s favorite heroic pups kick into high gear to face the challenge head-on. While one pup must face his past in Adventure City, the team finds help from a new ally, the savvy dachshund Liberty. Together, armed with exciting new gadgets and gear, the PAW Patrol fights to save the citizens of Adventure City! Joining the PAW Patrol in their thrilling first big-screen adventure are members from the original series’ cast along with Iain Armitage, Marsai Martin, Yara Shahidi, Kim Kardashian West, Randall Park, Dax Shepard, with Tyler Perry and Jimmy Kimmel and introducing Will Brisbin.