Spin Master has won on April 8 The Golden Screen Award for Feature Film, presented by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television, for its box office hit PAW Patrol: The Movie. The Golden Screen Award recognizes the Canadian film that grossed the highest domestic box office over the time period of Jan 1, 2021 to Feb 24, 2022. The feature animation grossed over $7.5 million in Canadian box office sales and $152 million to date globally.
When setting out to tell a deeper PAW Patrol story we were passionate about working with the best Canadian talent to create our first theatrical. Winning the Golden Screen Award is a powerful tribute to the exceptional team of Canadian writers, voice actors, animators and producers who worked tirelessly to bring PAW Patrol: The Movie to the big screen. Thanks to the Academy for this recognition and to all the kids and families, who enjoyed this film, here in Canada and abroad.”Jennifer Dodge, Spin Master’s President of Entertainment (press released published by Spin Master Corp.)
The teams at Mikros Animation Montreal are also celebrating this wonderful achievement and renew their pride on collaborating to the first feature film of the the PAW Patrol pups. To get to know more about their contributions, check out the series of podcasts
Episode 1 – FROM THE SERIES TO THE FEATURE ANIMATION
In this first video, the team talks about the challenge of bringing the PAW Patrol universe from series to feature animation. They share how they managed to stay true to the world-renowned franchise while meeting the quality for a feature animation, and above all how they gave it their best to ensure that the audience remains captivated by the feature-length story.
Episode 2 – CRAFTING AN EPIC MOVIE FOR FAMILY AUDIENCES
In this video, Mikros Animation artists explain how they crafted and animated Paw Patrol: The Movie for a family audience, and how they found the right balance in integrating all the ingredients for an epic big screen adventure that brings the family-friendly franchise to another level.
Episode 3 – ANIMATING PAW PATROL FOR THE FEATURE FILM
Discover the animation secrets of PAW Patrol: The Movie, as the Mikros Animation team explains how the globally renowned TV show, in feature-length format, gave the animators the opportunity to make the characters “act” through a large array of emotions – giving the audience the opportunity to explore the characters’ personalities more deeply.
Episode 4 – A CHALLENGING PROJECT THAT GOES BEYOND ANIMATION
In this last “paw’dcast”, the team shares insights on the production of PAW Patrol: The Movie – from the excitement when they discovered the first animatics, to working with Spin Master on the associated toy line, to the challenges they faced when the pandemic hit the world, pushing the entire team to work remotely and crafting the entire feature animation from their homes. Beyond the animation, PAW Patrol: The Movie will always remain top of mind for the teams of Mikros Animation Montreal!
PAW Patrol continues to be on a roll with a second feature film, PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie™, greenlit for an exclusive theatrical release, distributed by Elevation Pictures in Canada, on October 13, 2023. To join Mikros Animation team on this new adventure, check out the open positions by clicking here.