Paw Patrol: The Mighty Movie Release Date, Cast, And Plot - What We Know So Far

If movies are to be believed, there's nothing a cute little animal can't do. Rats can cook and puppeteer hapless humans, pandas can master kung fu and disintegrate their foes with a tiny flex of their pinky finger, and kinkajous can rap about their dead loved ones. One of the most common trades for our furry friends to learn is law enforcement, and the most common contender is a cute puppy. No, this isn't a segue into a conversation about the upcoming "DC League of Super Pets," nor is it a throwback to "Cats & Dogs," nor even a comprehensive discussion about the lucrative canine career of "Scooby-Doo."

This is all about "PAW Patrol," friends, a coalition of pups from a broad spectrum of rescue services that gather together, Power Ranger style, to make their community a safer place. They started out as a 2013 Nickelodeon animated series (which is still pressing forward in 2022), but they slowly pawed their way into enough hearts to earn a feature film, entitled "PAW Patrol: The Movie." That, however, did not sate their lust for fame, and now there's a sequel in the works. Here's everything we know so far about "PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie."

What's the release date for PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie?

Although information on the upcoming sequel is scarce, it is confirmed that "PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie" is set to release on October 13, 2023 (via The Hollywood Reporter). It will hit theatres at the same time that a spin-off series focused on Rubble — the bulldog construction pup — will air on television. According to Jennifer Dodge, the president of Spin Master — the Canadian entertainment company behind the "PAW Patrol" franchise — the intent is to expand the world of "PAW Patrol" to include a vast number of stories that can resonate with a massive fan base.

Reading between the lines, it's clear that "PAW Patrol" has a mind to fashion its very own Marvel Cinematic Universe of sorts. Honestly, we'd watch that, and it'll be interesting to see how the franchise continues to expand over the next few years. 

Who's in the cast of PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie?

Here's where the details get blurry because, as of this moment, there are no confirmed cast members for the "PAW Patrol" sequel. Speculation would suggest that the cast will include the return of Will Brisbin as Ryder, Iain Armitage as Chase, and Keegan Hedley as Rubble, but speculation is all that it would be. The issue here –- aside from a lack of reports – is that "PAW Patrol" has a trackable record (its IMDb page is a mess) of altering the voice cast from project to project. They even change actors from season to season of a single project.

Once again, speculation would suggest the reason for this is to maintain a certain childlike sound, as they consistently use youth talent to voice the puppies. However, other projects that focus on animated kids use a single voice actor for the same role across the entire series. Building on that idea, it's unlikely for a highly successful film like "PAW Patrol: The Movie" (via Box Office Mojo) to not draw its talent back into the fold for another go at the silver screen. Again, it's all speculation at this point, so we'll see.

What's PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie about?

Back on firmer ground, the plot of the next "PAW Patrol" movie has been officially outlined. According to The Hollywood Reporter, "PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie" will follow the pups obtaining superpowers after a meteor crashes into Adventure City, their city of operation. With their new powers, the PAW Patrol becomes the Mighty Patrol. Does this more or less confirm the MCU parallels? Yes, yes it does. Is this also basically the plot of "DC League of Super Pets?" Yes, it is also that, too.

The Mighty Patrol got their start in the animated series, where the pups had abilities like super strength, flight, and pyromancy. One of them was literally a copyright-safe Green Lantern, for whatever that might be worth. Their powers tended to come and go, depending on the needs of the story, so there's no final word as to whether the new movie will prove to be a permanent change for the growing film franchise. At least Cal Brunker, the director of the first film, will be returning, so expect artistic consistency in the magical puppy cop property.