Ryder and his pack of rescue pups, also known as The PAW Patrol, are gearing up for a grand comeback—and they’re headed to the big screen mightier, more hilarious and more empowering than ever before. Exclusively in theatres September 29, PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie is an absolute must-see for families with young kids. Imagine everything your child knows and loves about PAW Patrol and take it up a notch with new adventures, new characters, and a big story with an emotional core. It’s the perfect first movie for your preschooler—packed with fresh and familiar characters, vibrant animation and age-appropriate action and humor. But we also love that it’s a fun way to impart valuable wisdom while ending the day with an enthusiastic “best day ever!” squeal (there’s nothing better, right?). 

Here’s what else to know.

The movie is mightier than ever 

With an out-of-this-world plot, fresh characters and brand new voices, the new PAW Patrol movie is mightier than ever. The PAW Patrol crew is known for being heroes, always lending their paws to neighbors in need, but now they’re taking their heroic feats to greater heights—literally! When a meteor strikes Adventure City, the PAW Patrol magically gains incredible powers. They become the supercharged Mighty Pups, equipped with the ability to fly, turn into water, conjure fireballs, morph into magnets, sprint at supersonic speeds, and much more. On top of that, they also have dazzling crystal-powered pup suits (which make for an awesome DIY Halloween costume, btw). 

As the Mighty Movie unfolds, you’ll meet a slew of new faces, including the meteor-obsessed villain, Victoria Vance, voiced by Taraji P. Henson and the Junior Patrollers voiced by Alan Kim, Brice Gonzalez and North West, who add a whole new level of fun to the PAW Patrol we know and love.

And the mightiness doesn’t stop there. PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie also boasts an A-list class of voice actors including the talents of Chris Rock, Marsai Martin, Lil Rey Howery, Christian Convery, and more!

It’s full of moments that will make you giggle 

One of the best things about watching a movie with your little one is sharing laughs, and PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie is full of moments that will make you giggle. One surefire source of amusement throughout the movie is the trio of pint-sized Pomeranian puppies—Mini, Nano and Tot. These adorable furballs comprise the Junior Patrollers, the newest and cutest additions to the PAW Patrol team. Bursting with boundless energy and infectious excitement (I mean, we’re talking about Poms here!), their journey to becoming lean, mean, fluffy little rescue machines leads them to take down the mischievous supervillain Mayor Humdinger and save the day in the most hilarious way imaginable. I wish I could spill all the juicy details about how this particular storyline had me in stitches, but no spoilers here—you’ll just have to catch it on your own!

PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie is also jam-packed with unforgettable cameos including Kristen Bell, James Marsden, Serena Williams and Kim Kardashian who comes back as Dolores, the sassy white poodle.

It’s packed with empowering lessons for all ages 

For having such small paws, the Mighty Pups teach some awfully big lessons. Parents are in for a treat with PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie, as it skillfully weaves in teachings about self-belief, the importance of friendship and teamwork, the simple reality that everyone grows at their own pace, and that no one is too small to make a big difference. 

The family-friendly film doesn’t play favorites—it’s an inspiring story that reaches all kids. Whether your child relates to Ryder as the leader of the PAW Patrol pack or is drawn to pups like Chase, Marshall, Rubble, Rocky, Skye, Liberty and Zuma for their wit, loyalty, and fun energy, little ones of all ages can connect to the crew, proving that no pup is too small—or too big.

With school back in session, a family movie day is the perfect way to spend quality time together and make memories this fall. PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie will deliver an unforgettable experience on a silver screen with hilarious, larger-than-life elements that will leave everyone feeling empowered. So mark your calendars for September 29th, get your tickets, and buckle up for the best day ever!