Saving Adventure City with the Paw Patrol

Disclaimer: The Fandads received a digital copy of Paw Patrol: The Movie in exchange for a review. All thoughts, opinions, and arf, high hopes are our own.

If you have been a reader of our blog you know that we have talked about Paw Patrol numerous times. Check here and here for some examples. This was one of my son’s favorite shows when he was younger and we both loved watching the pups and their adventures. I mean, how can you not get pumped when you hear the theme song!

Foreground: Chase (voiced by Iain Armitage) and Ryder (voiced by Will Brisbin). Background L-R: Skye (voiced by Lilly Bartlam), Rocky (voiced by Callum Shoniker), Rubble (voiced by Keegan Hedley), Zuma (voiced by Shayle Simons), and Marshall (voiced by Kingsley Marshall) in PAW PATROL: THE MOVIE from Paramount Pictures. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Spin Master.

In Paw Patrol: The Movie the crew goes from Adventure Bay to Adventure City to check on the mysterious way that Mayor Humdinger won the election to become the mayor of Adventure City. We get a small backstory on how Chase was found by Ryder in the city and we are also introduced to Liberty. Liberty is a small dachshund that has big dreams and wants to be like the Paw Patrol and protect her city. We get a glimpse of her aspirations when she confronts a litterbug on the train.

The movie has three things going on for it: a villain usurping the power of a city and using a weather machine to do his biddings, a dog that wants to do big things, and a dog that becomes unsure of himself due to memories from the past. The villain, if you watch the show, is Mayor Humdinger and he tries to put the “Adventure” back into Adventure City and all of his ideas fail terribly. Thankfully, the Paw Patrol goes to the city to help remove Humdinger from his mayorship before he destroys the place.

As stated before we get a quick flashback on Chase being found by Ryder and we see how Chase was not the confident dog we see today. Returning to the city brings up those feelings and after a botched rescue attempt, Chase starts to lose his self-confidence. Things don’t go too well on his second attempt and Chase has to be sidelined for the good of the team. This scenario leads to Chase being capture by the Mayor’s henchmen and LIberty steps up and shows the Paw Patrol what she can do.

PAW Patrol: The Movie is available now on Digital and on Blu-ray and DVD November 2

A subplot that brings all of the pups together is the weather machine that Mayor Humdinger steals to create clear skies to show off his fireworks show. He leaves the machine on and it continues to suck up all the clouds until it finally goes haywire. The Paw Patrol must stop the machine before it causes damage and destruction to Adventure City. We don’t want to give away too much but you can probably guess that the Paw Patrol will save the day and Humdinger will be taken down. While this movie follows the same pattern as the television show it is still fun to follow along with the team and see how they save the day.

As a parent, I really loved the theme of having confidence in yourself. We see this in Liberty from the moment she appears on the screen. Liberty is a small dog but that does not stop her from having big dreams. She helps the team navigate through the city by calling it “her city” and comes up with a plan that ends up saving Chase. Seeing Chase lose his confidence is great because it shows our children that there will be times in their lives where they might go through the same thing as Chase. Whether it be failing a test or not playing well on a team, they can see that these setbacks are what make them stronger. Chase learns this and redeems himself when the team needs him the most.

Final Thoughts: The movie feels like three episodes placed together due to some of the situations the pups are in. It is a lot of fun to see the Paw Patrol in new uniforms and saving the people of Adventure City. The movie has a great message about believing in yourself and it is great to see how that plays out in the movie.

Kid-Friendly: Very! It’s the Paw Patrol! There might be some feelings of anxiousness during one scene when Ryder is attempting to rescue Mayor Humdinger.

Violence: There is some destruction when the weather machine starts going crazy but nothing outside of a normal Paw Patrol episode.

  • PAW PATROL: THE MOVIE Digital Bonus Content
  • A Totally PAW-some Team— Join Chase on an off-leash adventure at the brand-new Adventure City headquarters and discover the pups’ upgraded high-tech gadgets and vehicles!
  • ACN: Adventure City News Reports with Marty Muckraker— Become a citizen of Adventure City as you watch the exciting news reports by the city’s #1 news source, gossip columnist, and beat reporter all rolled into one…Marty Muckraker!
  • PAW Patrol: The Movie Lyric Video (Reimagined Theme) – Whether you have four legs or two, howl along with the PAW Patrol gang in this fun and goofy lyric video! An all-new reimagined theme song! (English Only)
  • PAW Patrol Bonus Episodes
    • Pups and Katie Stop the Barking Kitty Crew!
    • Pups vs. a Neon Humdinger
    • Pups Stop an Xtreme Shark –Never-Before-Seen!
  • Blaze and the Monster Machines Bonus Episode
    • The Great Pizza Race—Never-Before-Seen!
  • PAW PATROL: THE MOVIE Blu-ray Bonus Content
  • A Totally PAW-some Team
  • ACN: Adventure City News Reports with Marty Muckraker
  • PAW Patrol: The Movie Lyric Video (Reimagined Theme) – English Only

The PAW Patrol is on a roll…in their first big-screen adventure! When their rival, Humdinger, becomes Mayor of nearby Adventure City and starts wreaking havoc, Ryder and the heroic pups kick into high gear to face the most challenging mission of their PAW Patrol careers. Along the way, the team finds help from a new ally, the savvy dachshund Liberty, and together the PAW Patrol fights to save the citizens of Adventure City! Can the PAW Patrol save the city before it’s too late? After all, no city’s too big, no pup’s too small!

The Digital* release of PAW PATROL: THE MOVIE features hours of entertainment with exclusive bonus content, including a look at the PAW-some team, additional news reports with reporter Marty Muckraker (Jimmy Kimmel), and a sing-along with a reimagined PAW Patrol theme song lyric video. Available with purchase only on participating digital platforms, see bonus television episodes from the wildly popular Nickelodeon series (produced by Spin Master Entertainment), including one never-before-seen episode, and a never-before-seen episode of “Blaze and the Monster Machines.” Details on the bonus content are listed below.

L-R: Chase (voiced by Iain Armitage), Rocky (voiced by Callum Shoniker), Skye (voiced by Lilly Bartlam), Zuma (voiced by Shayle Simons), Rubble (voiced by Keegan Hedley), and Marshall (voiced by Kingsley Marshall) in PAW PATROL: THE MOVIE from Paramount Pictures. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Spin Master.
a Rafflecopter giveaway
Scroll to Top