|Genre||Animated television series|
|Created by||Keith Chapman|
|Developed by||Scott Kraft|
|Directed by||Jamie Whitney|
|Voices of||Elijha Hammill
|Theme music composer||Michael Smidi Smith
|Opening theme||"PAW Patrol!" performed by Scott Simons|
|Ending theme||"PAW Patrol!" (instrumental)|
|Country of origin||Canada|
|No. of seasons||3|
|No. of episodes||72 (list of episodes)|
|Executive producer(s)||Jennifer Dodge
|Running time||23 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Guru Studio
Spin Master Entertainment
|Original network||TVOKids (Canada)
|Picture format||HDTV 1080i|
|Original release||August 12, 2013– present|
PAW Patrol is a Canadian animated television series created by Keith Chapman. The series first aired on August 12, 2013, on Nickelodeon in the United States and in Canada on TVOKids on August 27, 2013. The series is produced by Spin Master Entertainment in association with TVOKids and Nickelodeon, with animation provided by Guru Studio. On November 14, 2013, Nickelodeon announced that PAW Patrol had been renewed for a second season, which began airing on August 13, 2014. On June 9, 2015, Nickelodeon announced that PAW Patrol had been renewed for a third season, which began airing on November 20, 2015.
A tech-savvy boy named Ryder leads a pack of seven dogs: Marshall, Rubble, Chase, Rocky, Zuma, Skye and Everest (the last of which was added to the team in season two). With a unique blend of stunts, pop culture references and lots of child-friendly humor, the PAW Patrol works together on high-stakes rescue missions to protect the city of Adventure Bay. Their most frequent caller is a fisherman named Cap'n Turbot, who knows a lot about the ocean and loves hanging out with the pups.
|Season||Episodes||Originally aired (U.S. dates)|
|First aired||Last aired|
|1||26||August 12, 2013||August 18, 2014|
|2||26||August 13, 2014||December 4, 2015|
|3||20||November 20, 2015||TBA|
The series has received positive reviews from critics. Common Sense Media reviewer Emily Ashby gave the show a four-star rating, stating that "perhaps the show's best attribute is how it demonstrates the value of thoughtful problem-solving."
The season two episode "Pups Save a Mer-Pup" was nominated for "Best Animated Television/Broadcast Production for Preschool Children" in the 43rd Annie Awards. Later the same year, PAW Patrol received two nominations at the 4th Canadian Screen Awards.
|2016||43rd Annie Awards||Best Animated Television/Broadcast Production for Preschool Children||Spin Master||"Pups Save a Mer-Pup"||Nominated|
|2016||4th Canadian Screen Awards||Best Pre-School Program or Series||Spin Master||N/A||Pending|
|Best Direction in an Animated Program or Series||Jamie Whitney||"Pups Save a Talent Show"||Pending|
- Bibel, Sara (June 9, 2015). "'PAW Patrol' Renewed for Season 3 by Nickelodeon". TV By the Numbers. Retrieved June 10, 2015.
- Bibel, Sara (November 14, 2013). "'PAW Patrol' Renewed for Season Two by Nickelodeon". TV By the Numbers. Retrieved December 16, 2013.
- "PAW Patrol Review". commonsensemedia.org.
- ""PAW Patrol: Pups Save a Mer-Pup" - 43rd Annual Annie Awards". AnnieAwards.org. Retrieved 3 December 2015.
- "TVO Receives 28 Nominations for the 2016 Canadian Screen Awards". TVO.org. Retrieved 31 January 2016.
- "2016 Canadian Screen Awards Nominees Announced". ETCanada.com. Retrieved 31 January 2016.
- PAW Patrol at TVOKids.com
- PAW Patrol at NickJr.com
- PAW Patrol at the Internet Movie Database
- PAW Patrol at TV.com