Spin Master Entertainment, Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies announced today that Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Alessia Cara will perform a new original song for the upcoming animated feature film, PAW Patrol: The Movie. The film that will be released in theaters and on streaming on Paramount+ on August 20, 2021.
The new original song, titled “The Use in Trying,” was written by Alessia Cara and Jon Levine, and produced by Jon Levine. Alessia’s one-of-a-kind voice weaves a beautiful song that captures the sadness and uncertainty during a pinnacle moment in the film. Ultimately, “The Use in Trying” ends with a message that inspires hope.
“I wrote The Use in Trying for a specific scene in the movie, with the understanding that it was a big turning point in the story, emphasizing the importance of courage,” said Cara.
“I wanted to write something that could not only teach kids that they’re not always going to win, but that there’s real value in trying anyways because of the lessons you find on the other side. That’s a sentiment we can all understand, the further into life we go. Navigating life is never easy, but it is always worth the shot.”
The single “The Use in Trying”, will be released on August 10, 2021 and will be available across all platforms. Alessia appears courtesy of Def Jam Recording, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.
As was announced previously, Maroon 5 front man Adam Levine will also perform an original song for the film. Titled “Good Mood,” the new original song was written by Shellback, Savan Kotecha, Oscar Görres and Adam Levine.
PAW Patrol: The Movie is based on the award-winning preschool series produced by Spin Master Entertainment and broadcast by Nickelodeon.
In the movie, the PAW Patrol is on a roll! When their biggest rival, Humdinger, becomes Mayor of nearby Adventure City and starts wreaking havoc, Ryder and everyone’s favorite heroic pups kick into high gear to face the challenge head on.
While one pup must face his past in Adventure City, the team finds help from a new ally, the savvy dachshund Liberty. Together, armed with exciting new gadgets and gear, the PAW Patrol fights to save the citizens of Adventure City!
Joining the PAW Patrol in their thrilling first big screen adventure are members from the original series’ cast along with Iain Armitage, Marsai Martin, Yara Shahidi, Kim Kardashian West, Randall Park, Dax Shepard, with Tyler Perry and Jimmy Kimmel, and introducing Will Brisbin.
The PAW Patrol feature film was directed by animation veteran Cal Brunker (Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature, Escape From Planet Earth) from a script by Brunker, his filmmaking partner Bob Barlen along with Billy Frolick.
Jennifer Dodge, Spin Master Entertainment’s President, produced the film and Ronnen Harary, Spin Master’s Chair and Co-Founder, Adam Beder, Spin Master’s Executive Vice President Strategic Partnership & Franchise Development and Peter Schlessel are the executive producers.
Based on the television series created by Keith Chapman, the film’s story was by Billy Frolick.
The PAW Patrol movie is the first of several feature films in the works by Spin Master Entertainment.