Toronto, ON –
(PRWEB) July 24, 2013 -- Spin Master Entertainment, in association with Nickelodeon, launches its first solely owned intellectual property, Paw Patrol. Paw Patrol, based on a concept by Keith Chapman, (Bob the Builder) and with animation from Guru Studio (The Backyardigans and Justin Time), is set to premiere Monday, Aug. 12 on Nickelodeon in the U.S., followed by the Canadian premiere on TVO and Knowledge Network on September 2nd. The series will begin airing on Nickelodeon’s international channels in the fall.
Paw Patrol is a CG-animated series starring a pack of six heroic puppies -- Chase, Marshall, Rocky, Rubble, Zuma and Skye -- who are led by a tech-savvy 10-year-old boy named Ryder. The series curriculum focuses on citizenship, social skills and problem-solving. The Paw Patrol work together to protect the Adventure Bay community believing that “No job is too big, no pup is too small!”
"With our new series Paw Patrol, Spin Master Entertainment is entering the preschool space in a big way. We've put together what we believe to be the best creative minds in preschool to bring our heroic puppies and the world of Adventure Bay to life.” Jennifer Dodge, VP of Spin Master Entertainment and Executive Producer of the series continues with, “We're extraordinarily excited to announce TVO and Knowledge Network as our broadcasters in Canada as well as our worldwide broadcast partnership with Nickelodeon.”
Keith Chapman, who conceived Paw Patrol states, "I am thrilled and honored to be involved in the creation of Paw Patrol with Spin Master. It is the perfect show for young children, who will love to follow the adventures of a heroic boy and his team of rescue pups helping those in need. It's aspirational, hi-tech, exciting, highly entertaining and the pups are simply adorable! Additionally, the animation, by Toronto based Guru Studio, is fantastic; beautifully observed and superbly crafted. The stories are timeless, wonderfully written and filled with humor and warmth. I think Paw Patrol has what it takes to become the next big breakout pre-school show.”
Spin Master is responsible for producing and distributing Paw Patrol in Canada through broadcast partners TVO and Knowledge Network as well as owning the worldwide toy rights. Nickelodeon licensed from Spin Master the global (excluding Canada) distribution rights for the show on behalf of Viacom International as well as all ancillary exploitation rights, including licensing and merchandising.
For more information on Paw Patrol™, please contact Rachel Griffin or Heather Brown, details are below.
About Spin Master Ltd.
A multi-category children’s entertainment company since 1994, Spin Master has been designing, developing, manufacturing and marketing consumer products for children around the world and is recognized as a global growth leader within the toy industry. Spin Master is best known for such popular brands as boy’s action phenomena and 2009-2010 Boys Toy of the Year winner Bakugan Battle Brawlers™, and award-winning brands Air Hogs®, Appfinity™, Aquadoodle™, La Dee Da™, Nano Speed™, Spin Master Games™, Tech Deck™, and Zoobles™. The company has also marked an entry into children’s media with the launch of Spin Master Entertainment, a subsidiary focusing on the design, development and production of television and other media properties. Spin Master employs over 900 people with offices in Toronto, Los Angeles, London, Paris, Hong Kong, Mexico, Munich, Italy, Spain and central Europe. For additional information please visit: http://www.spinmaster.com
Nickelodeon, now in its 33rd year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon’s U.S. television network is seen in more than 100 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 18 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIA.B).
About Guru Animation Studio:
Guru Studio is a leader in character driven entertainment. The company boasts a history of international commercial and television series work, including its own Emmy® and Annie Award nominated hit preschool series, Justin Time, the Emmy®- and Gemini Award-winning preschool series The Backyardigans for Nelvana/Nick Jr, and Mudpit for Cookie Jar/Teletoon.
Led by President and Creative Director Frank Falcone and VP Mary Bredin, Guru Studio is a creative-focused entertainment company. Guru provides a full spectrum of production services, including animation, concept development, interactive media, financing, marketing and distribution of animated content on all platforms. Within the advertising industry, Guru has worked with some of the world's leading creative agencies including DDB New York, DraftFCB Chicago, Leo Burnett Toronto and London, just to name a few. http://www.gurustudio.com/