The PAW Patrol is in action again! Ryder (Will Brisbin) and his team of talking pup heroes – Chase (Iain Armitage), Marshall (Kingsley Marshall), Rubble (Keegan Hedley), Rocky (Callum Shoniker), Zuma (Shayle Simons), and Skye (Lilly Bartlam) – are called to Adventure City. New Mayor Humdinger (Ron Pardo) is a selfish and eccentric dog hater and cat lover, and he’s causing all sorts of havoc. The PAW Patrol have new headquarters and flashy gadgets, as well as back-up from savvy, streetwise pup Liberty (Marsai Martin). They’re ready to tackle the challenges of the big city.
Animation; animal heroes; adventure; friendship
PAW Patrol: The Movie has some violence. For example:
- Humdinger unlawfully dognaps dogs and puts them in a dog prison.
- Humdinger destroys the remote control of a scientific machine to get his own way.
There are no sexual references in PAW Patrol: The Movie.
Alcohol, drugs and other substances
There’s no use of substances in PAW Patrol: The Movie.
Nudity and sexual activity
There’s no nudity and sexual activity in PAW Patrol: The Movie.
There’s no specific product placement in PAW Patrol: The Movie, but the movie has references to social media consumerism (for example, ‘hashtag’) and the general desirability of high-end, flashy, fancy products and devices.
There’s no coarse language in PAW Patrol: The Movie.
Ideas to discuss with your children
PAW Patrol: The Movie is based on the popular Nickelodeon TV series, which is aimed at and popular with preschoolers.
PAW Patrol: The Movie sticks with the positive core messages of teamwork, friendship, courage and problem-solving from the TV series. But the movie is faster, louder and more action packed than the TV series, and it also has more serious peril. This is why we note that the movie is suitable for a slightly older audience than the TV series. We also recommend parental guidance for sensitive children aged 5-8 years because of the movie’s scary and potentially triggering themes.
These are the main messages from PAW Patrol: The Movie:
- You can achieve more when you work as a team.
- It’s important to look out for each other.
- You can move on from past challenges and use them as a way to develop and grow.
Values in PAW Patrol: The Movie that you could reinforce with your children include teamwork, friendship, courage, selflessness, problem-solving and the importance of facing your fears.
PAW Patrol: The Movie could also give you the chance to talk with your children about the real-life consequences of selfish behaviour. For example, Mayor Humdinger is so self-absorbed and obsessed with his own fame that he takes irresponsible risks and puts other people in serious danger. He then relies on other people to sort out the mess he has caused. But in the end, he’s the loser.