Paw Patrol: Mighty Pups

The park’s new No Dogs Allowed sign didn’t go down well with the Paw Patrol pups
Verdict: 
5/10 - One for the kids, but the little ones will definitely enjoy themselves.
Release Date: 
Friday, May 17, 2019
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The Paw Patrol gang must stop evil Mayor Humdinger getting his hands on a radioactive meteor.

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Anyone with a child, grandchild, niece or nephew under the age of five will be well versed in the Paw Patrol gang.

Anyone with a child, grandchild, niece or nephew under the age of five will be well versed in the Paw Patrol gang.

The canine cartoon has been a mega-hit with tots since launching in 2013, with an extended episode heading to cinemas in the form of Paw Patrol: Mighty Pups.

For those not in the know, the premise of the show focuses on a boy named Ryder (Jaxon Mercey) who leads a pack of search and rescue dogs, aka Paw Patrol; Marshall (Drew Davis), Rubble (Devan Cohen), Chase (Justin Paul Kelly), Rocky (Samuel Faraci), Zuma (Carter Thorne), Skye (Kallan Holley), Everest (Berkley Silverman), and Robodog.

They work together on missions to protect the shoreside community of Adventure Bay. Each dog has a specific set of skills based on a real-life profession, such as a firefighter, a police officer, and a pilot, and they happily all reside in doghouses that can transform into customised vehicles when necessary. Oh, and they're also equipped with backpacks called "pup packs" that contain tools that relate to the pups' jobs.

For this extra-long, cinematic episode, we find our doggy gang gaining new superpowers after a radioactive meteor hurtles to Earth after being knocked off course by a rocket.

But when the villainous Mayor Humdinger (Ron Pardo), a rival to series regular Mayor Goodway (Deann Degruijter), hears about the meteor, he enlists his nephew Harold (Chance Hurstfield) to help him steal it from the town hall for his own gain.

The Paw Patrol dogs soon have to put their powers to the test as they race to save their beloved town.

Paw Patrol: Mighty Pups definitely isn’t aimed at mums and dads in the same way as other upcoming animated releases, (yes, Toy Story 4 we’re looking at you!) and even The Secret Life of Pets 2, are, though it’s safe to say little ones will be thoroughly entertained.

And although it will be a snigger-free experience for the grownups, the run time comes in at just over an hour, which makes the whole experience a lot more bearable.

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