|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||22–23 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. It 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 21, 2015.
A boy named Ryder leads a pack of dogs known as the "PAW Patrol." They work together on rescue missions to protect the city of Adventure Bay.
|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." Stuff.co.nz reviewer Pattie Pegler also wrote favourably of the series, but stated that some of the characters "seem rather arbitrary, like Rocky the Recycling Pup."
In 2014, the series' theme song was nominated for "Outstanding Original Song – Main Title and Promo" in the 41st Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards. In 2016, 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, winning one of them.
|2014||41st Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards||Outstanding Original Song – Main Title and Promo||Scott Krippayne and Smidi Smith||N/A||Nominated|
|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||Nominated|
|Best Direction in an Animated Program or Series||Jamie Whitney||"Pups Save a Talent Show"||Won|
|2016||Licensing.biz People Awards||Licensee Team of the Year||Spin Master||N/A||Won|