Please give an overall site rating:. Creators: Keith Chapman. Watch all you want. Meet the characters and learn about the special skills, gadgets and vehicles that help them on their awesome rescue missions Meet the Pups Ryder. Each dog has a specific set of skills based on emergency services professions, such as a firefighter , a police officer , and an aviation pilot.
They all reside in doghouses that transform into customized vehicles for their missions. They are also equipped with backpacks called "pup packs" that contain tools that relate to the pups' jobs. Spin Master has developed the show into a media franchise and released an ongoing line of toys based on it.
PAW Patrol toy sales have generated millions of dollars in revenue for the corporation and increased Spin Master's presence in the preschool toy market. On June 4, , the series was renewed for a seventh season of 26 half hour episodes. On February 19, , the series was renewed for an eighth season of 26 half hour episodes.
Each episode of PAW Patrol follows a similar pattern and features recurring topics. Episodes normally open with a scene depicting the dogs going about their everyday lives, often playing with dog toys or engaging in activities at the local playground.
Ryder, a ten-year-old boy, is advised of a problem by receiving a call for help or by witnessing a situation himself. His most frequent caller is an accident-prone marine biologist named Cap'n Turbot, who knows much about Adventure Bay's wildlife.
Ryder always alerts the dogs via their blinking pet tags. The team members report to their base, the Lookout, and enter its elevator. Marshall typically arrives last causing a humorous mishap that makes the other dogs laugh as the elevator rises. When they reach the top floor, they arrange themselves in a line. Chase announces that the team is ready for action as Ryder tells the pups what has happened.
He chooses several members of the team, normally two first responders , to help solve whatever problem has emerged. They ride a slide down to their vehicles and complete their mission.
When they have finished, Ryder says his catchphrase: "Whenever you're in trouble, just yelp for help! Spin Master hired toy designers to develop the format further; after the concept was in place, they began designing merchandise. Chapman's original pitch focused on the idea that the six PAW Patrol dogs were rescued by Ryder before joining the team. Scott Kraft , the show's first writer, and Jamie Whitney, the show's first director, decided to abandon the rescued dog theme in The name of the series' protagonist, Ryder, was changed multiple times during production; he was originally called Raffi, Roddy, and Robbie before Spin Master settled on Ryder.
According to a Spin Master interview, "everything pup-related was debated endlessly: names, sizes, ages, breeds. The visual appearance of Cap'n Turbot, mainly his distinctive bead eyes and large nose, was based on the design of Chapman's Bob the Builder character.
Ryder's hairstyle was based on that of Ronnen Harary. In January , Spin Master began approaching television broadcasters. Since it began production, the show's animation has been provided by Guru Studio. In a interview with Maclean's Magazine , Guru president Frank Falcone stated that his studio's animators were originally suspicious of the show's " toyetic " concept.
The opening theme song and the ending song used in each episode include vocals performed by Scott Simons. With each season of the show, new supporting characters and themes are introduced in its episodes. In a May interview for the Toronto Star , Spin Master president Ben Gadbois stated that his company would continue to introduce additional characters and concepts to increase the franchise's longevity and to expand upon the success of tie-in merchandise.
Chase, for example, has been given the gift of speed, and Rubble has super strength. While all the pups get their moment to shine, the story centers around Chase. The police dog's character arc is well formed. From insecure -- yet enthusiastic -- second-in-command, Chase must step into the role of leader.
He does so, although not without some bumps along the way. And it's for these positive messages that Paw Patrol: Mighty Pups should be applauded. Even if parents can expect an increase in requests for Paw Patrol merchandise after the movie ends. Chase shows perseverance and courage , and together with the other pups, teamwork. Why are these such important character strengths? The pups all develop superpowers. Mayer Humdinger has a plan to distract the Mighty Pups with a fake meteor so he can steal the real one!