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PAW PATROL: THE MOVIE

"Precious Police Pups"

Content: -1 Discretion advised for older children.
Production:
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What You Need To Know:

PAW PATROL: THE MOVIE takes the beloved rescue pups of the popular animated TV series from quiet Adventure Bay to daunting Adventure City. The selfish, dog-disliking mayor is changing the city to fit his comforts, not the good of the people he serves. For example, he sets his office on top of the highest tower, which doesn’t bode well because there’s a nasty storm in the air. To top it off, Chase, the police dog and traffic cop, has residual fear of the city. Also, dogs keep disappearing from the streets. Will the Paw Patrol be up to the task?

PAW PATROL: THE MOVIE has a strong moral worldview with light Christian imagery. It celebrates friendship, helping people in need and the idea of adoption. There are two politically correct cross dressing moments. In one, a dog says, “it’s not important how it looks; it’s how it makes you feel,” when a boy puppy accidentally dresses in girl’s clothes. Otherwise, however, PAW PATROL: THE MOVIE is a delightful animated feature of the popular TV program, with plenty of laughs and adventure.

Content:

(BB, PP, C, PC, Ho, VV, M)

Dominant Worldview and Other Worldview Content/Elements:
Strong moral worldview with strong content honoring American first responders and minor Christian imagery celebrates friendship, helping people in need and the idea of adoption, marred by two politically correct cross-dressing moments (a dog says, “It’s not important how it looks; it’s how it makes you feel,” when a boy puppy accidentally gets dressed in girl’s clothes and boy puppy doesn’t shy away from wearing a wig in another scene because he believes it’s his “destiny” that it made its way to him)

Foul Language:
No obscenities or profanities but a mention of feces

Violence:
Moderate amount of animated violence, such as people hang upside down on a roller-coaster-type subway but eventually get rescued, torrential downpour breaks a skyscraper, man throws a shoe at his TV and breaking the screen in the process, the Paw Patrol face danger but always come out unscathed, and a few instances of animals almost getting hit by cars, but they never actually do

Nudity:
Upper male nudity when man appears in boxers twice, naturalistic animal nudity, and woman’s midriff shown

Smoking and/or Drug Use and Abuse:
No smoking or drugs; and,

Miscellaneous Immorality:
Trickery and selfishness on the part of the villains, but ultimately the bad guys don’t win.

More Detail:

In PAW PATROL: THE MOVIE, the Paw Patrol takes their operations from the quiet area of Adventure Bay to daunting Adventure City. There, a selfish, dog-disliking mayor is changing the city to fit his comforts, not the good of the people he serves. Despite two politically correct, cross-dressing moments, PAW PATROL: THE MOVIE has a strong moral worldview with minor Christian imagery and plenty of laughs and fun adventure.

The movie begins with a quaint setting in Adventure Bay. Here, a family of turtles crosses a major road, but one little turtle takes longer than the rest of his family and winds up hiding in his shell when a big transportation truck spins to avoid the little guy. Enter the Paw Patrol, who come to save the day for both the turtle and the truck driver, who’s hanging off the side of a bridge.

After the movie’s title flashes across the screen, viewers see the Paw Patrol team in their headquarters. Ryder, Paw Patrol’s founder and only human leader, states that there’s an opportunity for the team to use their crime fighting efforts in Adventure City, especially since there’s a new mayor who thinks the town is boring and doesn’t like dogs! Chase, the German Shepard police dog and traffic cop of the team, is scared to go to Adventure City, though, because that’s where he was abandoned as a puppy before Ryder found him and took him in as his own.

Once the Paw Patrol gets to Adventure City, there’s plenty to do and fast!

One night a fireworks show goes sideways, literally. Fireworks blast into buildings and threaten the citizens of Adventure City! Another time, the mayor attempts a fancy subway system that winds up malfunctioning and suspending riders in midair. Finally, the biggest threat of them all comes when the mayor sets his office on the top of the highest tower, which doesn’t bode well because there’s a nasty storm in the air.

To add to all the work on the Paw Patrol must accomplish, it appears that dogs all over the tri-state area keep disappearing. Ryder and his Paw Patrol team must tackle a lot of crises at once or risk the safety and security of Adventure City. Will they be up to the task?

PAW PATROL: THE MOVIE is well made with great animation. It makes viewers feel immersed in the world of the story. Also, the musical score sublimely matches with the onscreen action and situations.

PAW PATROL: THE MOVIE has a strong moral worldview with some minor Christian imagery. The movie celebrates friendship, helping people in need and the idea of adoption. There are two politically correct cross-dressing moments. For example, one dog says, “It’s not important how it looks; it’s how it makes you feel” when a boy puppy accidentally gets dressed in girl’s clothes. In another scene, the puppy doesn’t shy away from wearing a wig because he believes it’s his “destiny” that it made its way to him. Otherwise, however, PAW PATROL: THE MOVIE is a delightful animated feature of the popular TV program, with plenty of laughs and adventure.